Before paleo, Cinco de Mayo was a damn fine excuse to knock back a bunch of margaritas and eat my way through baskets of tortilla chips like a locust with something to prove.
Sigh. There’s no more of that.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t commemorate the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France during the Franco-Mexican War (YAY, history!) with crazy-good food. It just means we have to celebrate the Battle of Puebla with appropriately paleo crazy-good food.
Really, you could just crack open an avocado, grab a spoon, and call it good. But if you want something a little more involved, here are some favorites from my recipe archive, plus a few bonus recipes from some of my paleo pals. You have plenty of time to hit the store tonight or tomorrow, so you can whip up something with the right amount of vavoom for Cinco de Mayo on Saturday. Viva México!
(And holy crap. OMG. F*ck yeah! Congratulations to my favorite paleo foodie Nom Nom Paleo for her kickass win the 2012 Saveur Food Blog Awards. She totally deserves the honor and accolades. YAY!)
Machacado and Eggs
Eggs scrambled with dried beef, tomatoes, jalapenos, and a hint of chili powder
Meat crust, creamy avocado, tangy salsa… who needs cheese?!
Stoveop Pork Carnitas
Fall-apart tender. Might replace bacon as your favorite use of pig.
Tropical Chopped Salad
Creamy, cool, and luscious with avocado, red pepper, shrimp, and mango
Fiesta Tuna Salad
Liven up lunch!
Coarse salt and a little paprika mean big, bold flavors
More From Paleo Friends
You might also like these recipes from my other favorite paleo foodies.
The Food Lover’s Kitchen Cinco de Mayo Menu
… includes salsa, guacamole, steak fajitas, tacos with jicama shells, and taco salad
And if you want a gluten-free, grain-free treat…
Paleo Parents’ Mexican Chocolate and Vanilla Bean Whoopie Pies
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