Taco night is a rarity in my house. For some reason, I just can't wrap my head around getting all the ingredients prepared and laying everything out for easy assembly. Fortunately, I found a way to get my fill of taco night flavors in a fast and easy (and healthy!) salad form.
My recipes tend to be inspired by beautiful produce, and when I got my hands on some stunning purple radishes, I knew they would be a crisp and refreshing component of this salad. Jalapeño, garlic, and cumin bring a lot of flavor to ground beef, and it takes just minutes to come together.
For this simple recipe, keep reading.
Over the years, US Presidents have been celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the White House with music, dancing, food, and other cultural festivities that recognize the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in which the Mexican army beat the odds and defeated the French. Yesterday would have been Obama's "cinco" celebration, but the president nixed the partying this year, instead releasing an official statement honoring Cinco de Mayo following his trip to Mexico and Costa Rica last week. It read in part:
On Cinco de Mayo we celebrate the contributions and heritage of Mexican Americans and we recognize the strong cultural, familial, and economic ties that bind the United States and Mexico. . . . Cinco de Mayo reminds us that America's diversity is America's strength. Today, as we celebrate the contributions and history of Mexican Americans and Hispanics in America, let us celebrate the larger story of America and our unique immigrant heritage.
This change of plans could possibly be due to the sequester that has resulted in other White House events getting cut such as the Jewish American Heritage Month celebration. It's too bad culturally significant soirees at the White House are being canceled, as there have been some funny and sweet moments at these celebrations over the years. So in honor of yesterday's holiday, let's take a look back at how our recent presidents and first wives have celebrated Cinco de Mayo.
It's Cinco de Mayo, and we're celebrating with a look back at the stars who love vacationing in Mexico. Rihanna got into the spirit with a beer during a past trip and Jennifer Aniston has been known to soak up the rays South of the Border. Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore took a dip during a recent visit to Tulum and Britney Spears has smiled for the cameras on her own getaway.
Click through to see all the hot photos, and happy Cinco de Mayo!
It's no secret that we're big fans of Mexican and Mexican-inspired food. So when Cinco de Mayo rolls around each year, we inevitably get really excited (and hungry). Over the years, we've managed to whip up a whole bunch of flavorful dishes and drinks, from tacos to tequila-infused cocktails, all of which would be festive and delicious for your Cinco de Mayo celebration this Sunday. Click through and prepare to hear your stomach growl. ¡Buen Provecho!
Today is Cinco de Mayo, so get out your maracas and margaritas to celebrate! The Mexican holiday recognizes when the Mexican Army defeated the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 — a major win considering Mexico was the underdog, outnumbered 6,040 to 4,500 against France (who hadn't lost in 50 years). If you're looking for a way to celebrate Mexican culture this weekend, it doesn't matter what your relationship status is on the holiday. Have a fiesta-filled evening with our tips for celebrating Cinco de Mayo with friends, lovers, and family.
Single and Looking
Go stag, or grab your best wing-lady and get yourself to the most popular local taco spot. Sit at the bar for maximum mingling while you enjoy margaritas, chips, and salsa. Bonus points if there's a mariachi band and traditional folk dancing!
In a Relationship
Have a romantic night in and cook up some delicious Mexican dishes, complete with homemade margaritas. You won't have to fight the crowds, and you could even entertain yourselves with other people's relationship drama by watching some telenovelas!
Hanging With the Girls
If you're looking to spend some quality time with your gal pals, you don't want to be shouting at each other in a packed Mexican restaurant. Instead, get the gang together and check out a local Cinco de Mayo parade. Don't forget your flags!
Married and Need a Date Night
Desperately need to get out of the house and just do something? Don your most dramatic, sparkly dress, and hit the Latin dance floor with your hubby! Research restaurants and bars that have free salsa or tango lessons ahead of time, and unleash your inner dancing queen.
Getting Over a Breakup
Have a party at your house, so you're surrounding by supportive friends and — if the alcohol induces an emotional breakdown — you don't have to take a late-night cab alone. For added fun, tape a pic of your ex on a piñata, and do some therapeutic bashing. And you never know if your friends will bring along some single cuties to help cure you from your breakup blues.
Piñatas? Check. Photo props? Check, and done. That's what your to-do list will look like after you download these useful apps for all your Cinco de Mayo celebrations. They'll help you get the party started whether you throw a gathering at home or head out to a nearby bar. Ready, set, download — and let the fiesta begin!
No maracas? No problem. We sought out the most festive fabrics and colors to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in style — and without committing to costume. Instead, embrace the holiday with a vibrant palette, Mexican-inspired embroidery, and a bevvy of bold prints. Whether you're kicking back with a margarita or amping up your celebration with a full-blown fiesta, we've got you covered with a selection of easy maxi dresses, printed blouses, and brightly hued shorts. The best part? These pieces will serve you well into Summer. Click on to find just the thing for any of your Cinco de Mayo fiestas.
Chips, salsa, and guac are great for Cinco de Mayo, but if you're looking for something extrarefreshing to complete your party spread,then turn to frutas con chile y limón. This Mexican pushcart favorite, made with just fruit, chili powder, lime, and salt, is a perfect way to bring street eats to your table. Start with your favorite assortment of produce (anything from sliced mangoes to cucumber crescents), and then serve it as they do on the street, only with an elevated twist. Watch our video to learn how to make this healthy snack party-perfect.
Whether you're hosting a festive Cinco de Mayo party or have mellower plans, including frosty bottles of Mexican beer is an easy, refreshing, and perfectly on-theme way to round out your South-of-the-border spread. From light and crisp (read: compulsively drinkable) to thicker-bodied malty brews, there's a cerveza for nearly any taste. Here are three of our go-tos.
Our day-drinking pick, Tecate is exceptionally light and easy to drink. Though critics may call it watery, we think it's utterly refreshing and a solid choice if balmy temperatures are in your forecast this Cinco de Mayo. For extra freshness, try it with a squeeze of lime, or, if spicy is more your style, doctor a can up michelada-style.