Some people will take any excuse just to throw a party. Have a grass skirt? Throw a Hawaiian luau. Like to wear sombreros? Whip up a fresh batch of guacamole and host a Cinco de Mayo party.
If you are in a festive mood to celebrate this weekend, here are a few Mexican- and Southwest-inspired recipe ideas from the Stir It Up! recipe files.
This is a lighter version of a favorite dish and no one will know the difference.
A shrimp taco with a grape tomato, radish, and spring onion salsa made bright with a squeeze of lime.
Tilapia fish tacos pan seared and seasoned with chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper, and lime juice are topped with cilantro, tomatoes, and green onions for a healthy, flavorful meal.
Mexican steak tacos with rajas, a traditional Mexican topping made from strips of roasted chiles.
Easy to assemble and delicious.
Great for sharing and just as tasty as leftovers.
Try this Southern dish as an unusual side for a Mexican meal.
A tasty soup with chipotle peppers to add flavor, heat, and smoke.
A soup flavored with chili powder, cumin, and cinnamon.
Tender chunks of chicken in a spicy dressing, tossed with sweet corn kernels, black beans, and red bell pepper
Seasoned with mayonnaise, chili powder, crumbled cheese, and lime juice.
A summer salad with vibrant colors and fresh flavors.
Mexican chocolate cake flavored with cinnamon, pepper, and topped with coffee cream.
Kentucky Derby bars with chocolate, pecans, cinnamon and a hint of cayenne pepper over a graham cracker crust.
A classic dessert for any celebration.