Do you know what Cinco De Mayo celebrates? If you said Mexican Independence you’d have to wait till September 16. Cinco De Mayo actually celebrates the Mexican army’s surprising victory over France in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. But if this Cinco De Mayo trivia doesn’t dazzle your loved ones, we’re sure that these healthy Mexican-inspired dishes will! So if you’re looking for an excuse to spice up your dinner plate with Mexican food and margaritas, Cinco De Mayo seems like a good one. Throw a Mexican fiesta at home with our favorite Mexican inspired recipes using Soom!
Lucky for us, May 5 falls on a Tuesday this year! So double the fiesta with a Taco Tuesday celebration this Cinco De Mayo. These Crispy Fish Tacos are lightly-battered and pan-fried to perfection! The crispy, flaky white fish pairs perfectly with a flavorful creamy tahini avocado crema. Instead of the traditional coleslaw side, this lime red cabbage slaw brings a zesty crunch and brightens the entire dish. Stuffed in a charred or warmed tortilla, this bursting-with-Mexican-flavors fish taco will dazzle your dinner table.
If we could encapsulate summer into hummus, it would be this Charred Jalapeno and Corn Hummus from Dishing out Health. She describes this hummus as “imbued with the sweet and smoky heat of charred jalapeños, toasty richness of tahini, and zing of lime juice, this hummus is summer perfection. The corn and feta topper add pops of sweetness and salty tang, plus some textural interplay”. (We couldn’t say it any better ourselves.) Serve this at any summer bash, or skip sharing because you’re going to want this all for yourself.
Chilaquiles is a simple, yet flavorful Cinco De Mayo brunch treat! The quick saucy base combines juicy crushed tomatoes, smoky chipotles, and a “fiesta” of Mexican spices, which coats crunchy tortilla chips layered in between bubbling golden shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. Top the base with perfectly fried eggs and then finish it with a heavy drizzle of tahini chipotle lime crema, consisting of a smoky adobo chipotle flavor that is perfectly balanced with creamy tahini and hints of lime. Complete this Mexican brunch with a handful of chopped red onions, cilantro, and an extra drizzle of tahini avocado crema.
This Jalapeno Green Tahini Sauce is quick and easy to whip up. The fresh and delicious sauce packs bright lime juice flavors with kicking jalapeno and a buttery-smooth tahini balance. This sauce will become a summer kitchen essential that you’ll want to drizzle on salads or your favorite proteins!
Whip up this delicious and simple plant-based appetizer that only calls for 8 ingredients. Cubes of tender roasted sweet potatoes are infused with chili powder and cumin and then coated in this 5-minute creamy spicy sauce. The addicting drizzle is thick and creamy from the tahini and bursting with Mexican spices and a hint of tangy lime. Finally, maple syrup adds an unexpected sweetness that enhances the fiery spices for an irresistible sauce.
Bring the classic Mexican mole blend of spice and chocolate to your dinner table with Chocolate Soom. The complex blend of hot spices and nutty chocolate tahini sweetness is the perfect finish for enchiladas and tamales or served over roasted protein. You can whip this delectable sauce up in only fifteen minutes, though it tastes like it has been simmering all day long.
Cilantro is an essential ingredient in Mexican cooking. Did you know it’s referred to as Mexican parsley? Let the pungent flavors of this herb inspire your light springtime lunch or dinner side salad with this cilantro tahini dressing. Cilantro brightens the dish with a refreshing herb flavor. When combined with creamy tahini the result is a light yet flavorful sauce that completes this simple plant-based, protein-packed chopped salad.
Add a tahini twist to a classic Mexican guacamole with this creamy tahini dip. Like a mix between hummus and guacamole, this Avocado Tahini Dip is a dreamy combination of two of the creamiest ingredients in your pantry. Tangy garlic, pops of citrus, Soom Tahini, and cumin come together to form a dip that brings together the best of both Middle Eastern and Mexican worlds! We can assure you the dip will disappear before you can count to cinco!
Complete your tacos, salads, or bowls with a Spicy Chipotle Tahini Sauce that is super simple and creamy with just the right amount of zing! With just a few delicious ingredients this spicy sauce is ready to go. Tahini is the key to achieving a delectable creaminess (without any dairy), making this sauce vegan-friendly! With the spice of chipotle, the texture of tahini, and a burst of lime this sauce is a must-have for any Mexican inspired dish.
Pronounced fiesta-hini, this vegan taco dip is super delicious and creamy. The cumin and nutritional yeast hues are vivid and flavorful, making this a fantastic dip for veggies, chicken, or corn chips, like Tostitos or Fritos!
- Add 1/3 cup Soom Tahini, 3/4 cup medium salsa, 1/2 cup water (add more for thinner consistency), 6 tbsp nutritional yeast, 1 tbsp cumin, and 1/2 tsp kosher salt to a blender and blend until creamy. Taste and add additional salt or flavors, if preferred.
- Pour the mixture into a small pot and place over a low heat.
- Cook for about 5 minutes or until it thickens, whisking occasionally.
- Take off place and pour into a bowl.
- Let cool for 5 minutes in the fridge to slightly thicken.
What is Cinco De Mayo without a margarita (or two)? These Healthy Scratch Margaritas maintain the classic lime and tequila combination, with a little extra natural sweetness using date syrup.
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