Cinco de Mayo (and Warm Weather) Recipes

I wanted to do a post on the Cinco de Mayo-ish recipes I have on the blog. Except I realized that I didn't have a lot of them. Instead, I'm going to share with you some of my favorite southwestern and summer recipes! Enjoy :)

Cinco de Mayo-ish

red beans and quinoa

Black Bean Quinoa Salad with Cilantro and Lime (v/gf)

Refreshing and healthy

Black Bean Tacos with Spicy Peach Salsa (v)

Completely customizable and tasty

Mole-Style Red Beans and Cilantro-Green Chile Quinoa (v/gf)

I love this dish. It's spicy and super flavorful

Refried Bean and Portobello Mushroom Quesadilla (v/gf)

This is a standard meal for me. It sounds a bit simple, but I find it filling and satisfying!

Snackity Snacks and Breakfast Goodies

Vegan Cornbread

Chickpea and Avocado Spread (v/gf)

I love this spread. I put it on basically everything. It's very refreshing

Fresh Summer Fruit Salad (v/gf)

This is completely customizable to preference or what is in season. I love to have some kind of fruit salad in the fridge at all times!

White Bean Pesto Hummus (gf)

Super easy and very tasty. Try it with chickpeas too!

Vegan Cornbread (v)

This is the BEST cornbread I've ever made and it just so happens to be VEGAN too. Try it with chili or at a barbecue--I'm sure everyone will enjoy it.

Crazy Caramel Corn

Crunchy, sweet, and customizable!

Chocolate Chip and Strawberry Pancakes

This is the perfect Sunday breakfast. Or Wednesday if you need a pick me up.

Whole-Wheat Blueberry and Lemon Pancakes

Blueberries and lemon. C'mon, there really aren't combos much better than this!

Dessert-y Things

Flu-Fighter Cookies

Creamy Orange Bars

I love these bars. They are super creamy and tart. Since oranges aren't really in season any more, try lemons!

Peach Crumble Bars

Make these! You will not regret it. Sweet, in season peaches pair perfectly with the buttery crust. Your mind will be blown, promise!

Graham Cracker Torte

This unusual torte is perfect for a summer party!

Summer Strawberry-Peach Cake

Peaches and strawberries are the stars in this sweet cake. This is another seasonal favorite!

Chocolate-Almond-Pretzel-Potato Chip-Confetti Cookies

These cookies are a crunchy, sweet, surprise. You should bring them to your next potluck.

Chocolate Truffle Pie

Peanut Butter Pretzel Granola Bars with Chocolate Chips

AMAZING granola bars. Take them with you on your next summer hike!

Flu-Fighter Cookies (Chocolate Cranberry Nut Cookies)

These cookies are some of my favorite. Plus, they are loaded with tasty "flu-fighting" ingredients!

Ice-Box Key Lime Pie

Cool and creamy, this key lime pie is so wonderful on a hot summer day. It's wonderfully tart, but also sweet.

Chocolate Truffle Pie

Do you love chocolate? Make this pie. It's light (in texture, not calories haha), creamy, and rich in flavor


Chopped Salad

Fresh Summer Chopped Salad

This salad takes advantage of some of summers most delicious veggies and fruits.

Garden-Fresh Chicken and Rice

Quick and delicious!

Pasta Puttanesca

This pasta is loaded with fresh veggies. You can use whatever you have at home and it will surely be delicious

Shish Kabobs (gf)

This is one of my favorite ways to have chicken. Lemon, garlic, and olive oil are the stars!

Shish Kabobs

Grilled Salmon with Lemon-Basil Pesto

Super quick and flavorful, you'll want this on your dinner menu soon

Farfalle Pasta Salad with Cannellini Beans (v)

This pasta salad is a healthy and flavorful side dish. It's perfect for a potluck dinner

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad (v/gf)

This is another favorite salad. It's cool, filling, and loaded with flavor.

Quinoa and White Bean Burgers

These are my favorite bean burgers. They remind me a lot of falafel.

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