Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Posted by Donna-Marie Pye on

May 5th is also known as Cinco de Mayo. It is not Mexican Independence Day (as some believe). Rather, it commemorates the victory of the Mexican military over France in 1862, and in fact, it’s not widely celebrated in Mexico.

But in North American, Cinco de Mayo has morphed into a heritage and cultural celebration of Mexico. We have taught many Mexican classes over the years as well as posting recipes with a Mexican twist. Donna-Marie visited central Mexico in 2022 and experienced some of the best cuisine she had ever tasted. So, what better way to celebrate this beautiful culture than revisiting some of our favourite Mexican recipes as well as giving you a link to former Relish instructor Sandra Valvassori's Tres Leche Cake. If you've never tried this dessert, I encourage you to give it a go. This beloved Latin celebration cake is a lightly, fluffy sponge cake soaked in three types of milk and topped with swirls of whipped cream and berries. It's ideal for serving at your next dinner party, Mother's Day brunch or Cinco de Mayo. 💃💃

 Sandra Valvassori's Tres Leche Cake

 Other Relish Recipes Perfect for Cinco de Mayo

Spicy Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies

Turkey Pozole

Oaxaca Bowl

Pickled Jalapenos (for topping any taco, fajita or Mexican savoury dish)

The "Skinny" Mojito

Mexican Chopped Salad with Chipotle Pepitas

Easy Weeknight Tacos

Easy Mexican Chicken Lasagna (GF)

Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce & Herbed Grilled Potatoes

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