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10 recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Here are 10 recipes from Stir It Up! bloggers inspired by Mexican flavors to help you bring a little fiesta to your table.

2. Tijuana coconut treat

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    Raw coconut with lime juice, cayenne pepper, and salt make a tasty snack for a hot day.
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By Kendra Nordin, Kitchen Report

A discovery on a Tijuana, Mexico, street: coconut straws. They were expertly carved, sweet and crunchy with a hint of citrus and heat. We asked the vendors how they seasoned the coconut. The answer was three simple ingredients: lime juice, chili pepper, and salt.

1 coconut, cut into strips or pieces (whatever you can manage)
 

Juice plus zest of one lime

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 pinches kosher salt

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and serve in a small glass, or refrigerate and serve chilled.

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