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Cinco de Mayo – Dishes for Your Cinco Celebration

Did someone say FIESTA?!

 

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, so let’s get ready for a fiesta!

 

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Today, here in the U.S. the holiday often means parties featuring delicious Mexican cuisine.

 

For a successful Cinco de Mayo – you want to make sure you have all your party favorites together. course, having Libby’s® Canned Fruits and Vegetables on-hand makes everything easier for quick party planning!

 

Get creative with the menu – try taking favorite Mexican foods and mix them with your own traditions/favorite flavors.  You can also turn the menu into all-vegetable spotlight! 

 

Adding Libby’s® to menu items minimizes time spent dicing, cutting, and prepping so you have more time celebrate.  We have pulled some of our favorite Mexican inspired recipes featuring Libby’s® to give you some ideas for hosting a Cinco de Mayo party.

 

SMOKY SKILLET HOT CORN DIP – a great crowd pleaser to get the fiesta going using Libby® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn Pouch.

 

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SOUTHWESTERN CHICKEN QUESADILLAS – a savory main dish using Libby® Mixed Vegetables.

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EASY APRICOT EMPANADAS – let’s not forget about dessert! Try this sweet take on a traditional empanada recipe using Libby’s® Apricot Halves (In Pear Juice).

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For more recipe ideas and inspiration, check out Libby’s® Recipe Box and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.