17 Gluten Free Recipes You Need to Make for Cinco De Mayo 2017

With Cinco de Mayo, celebrations come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors. Some might celebrate Mexico's historical (and unlikely) victory over the French centuries ago. Some - like my family - might celebrate a birthday (my little sister's). And some might just use the holiday as an excuse to eat crunchy loaded nachos for dinner

One thing we can all agree on? Cinco de Mayo is the perfect holiday to enjoy delicious (often Mexican) food with friends and family - and a gluten-free diet shouldn't get in your way.

17 Gluten Free Cinco De Mayo Recipes for a Flavorful Fiesta

To make sure everyone can have a scrumptious fiesta, I reached out to some of the blogosphere's best GF bloggers for their favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes. Here are seventeen gluten free recipes that will be perfecto for Cinco de Mayo! 

1. Crock Pot Enchilada Stack (Vegan option)

If you want to spend Cinco de Mayo hanging out with your family instead of toiling in the kitchen, the crock pot is your secret weapon. Throw your favorite enchilada ingredients into your crock pot in the morning, and be ready to dig in by late afternoon.

17 Gluten Free Cinco De Mayo Recipes for a Flavorful Fiesta

2. Roasted Avocado and Bacon Guacamole - There is Life After Wheat

Avocado + bacon + guac. Do I really need to say anymore? Probably not, but I will anyway - because roasting avocados in the oven is just crazy enough to blow my taste buds away!

17 Gluten Free Cinco De Mayo Recipes for a Flavorful Fiesta

3. Chicken Tacos Al Pastor - The Heritage Cook

Combine spiced chicken, a sweet pineapple salsa and the traditional taco toppings for a fiesta your taste buds won't soon forget. To make this meal extra easy, you can even cook the chicken the day before.

17 Gluten Free Cinco De Mayo Recipes for a Flavorful Fiesta

4. Mexican Spaghetti Squash Hash browns (Paleo and Vegan) - Strength and Sunshine

If you want to start off your Cinco de Mayo with a bang, try this paleo version of hash browns for breakfast. Loaded with peppers and Mexican spices, this spaghetti squash tastes anything but boring or bland!

17 Gluten Free Cinco De Mayo Recipes for a Flavorful Fiesta

5. Grilled Peach Salsa (Vegan) - My Gluten Free Miami

With Spring getting closer, it's the perfect time to Spring-ify your salsa. With tender grilled peaches, crunchy corn, tangy lime juice and plenty of fresh herbs, this recipe is a refreshing twist on the usual dip.

17 Gluten Free Cinco De Mayo Recipes for a Flavorful Fiesta

6. Mexican Carrot Dogs with Chunky Salsa Verde (Vegan) - Strength and Sunshine

Who says you can't be vegan and enjoy some Mexican "hot dogs"? Your carrot is coated in a flavor-packed marinade before grilling, and the veggie-loaded green salsa will be sure to wake up your taste buds.

17 Gluten Free Cinco De Mayo Recipes for a Flavorful Fiesta

7. Tomatillo Salsa Verde (Vegan) - Grain Changer

Want a homemade dip that spice up your appetizers (or your dinner)? Then this recipe is just what you're looking for. Don't worry if you've never cooked with tomatillos, either; this post breaks down what you should know when using them!

17 Gluten Free Cinco De Mayo Recipes for a Flavorful Fiesta8. Jamaican Jerk Chicken Tacos - My Gluten Free Miami

If you want a unique spin on an old favorite, whip up some spicy mayo to go on your chicken tacos! The best part? That's the most "complicated" step in this recipe!

17 Gluten Free Cinco De Mayo Recipes for a Flavorful Fiesta

9. Traditional Tamales (Vegan option) - GF Jules

These tamales are about as close as you can get to the "real" thang while eating a gluten free diet. Simple to make, easy to personalize and even easier to devour!

17 Gluten Free Cinco De Mayo Recipes for a Flavorful Fiesta

10. Loaded Potato Wedge Nachos (Vegan option)

To make nachos a little healthier, use oven-baked potato (or sweet potato) fries as the base. Load them up with ingredients like black beans, roasted vegetables, salsa, and avocado, and dig in! This is an especially delicious use for leftover meats, sauces, vegetables, etc.

17 Gluten Free Cinco De Mayo Recipes for a Flavorful Fiesta


11. Grilled Tenderloin Tacos with Broccoli Chimichurri - Raia's Recipes

A raw jicama taco shell + marinated pork tenderloin + a bright green broccoli chimichurri = a kind of (delicious) taco you've never seen before.

17 Gluten Free Cinco De Mayo Recipes for a Flavorful Fiesta

12. Quick and Easy Shredded Chicken Taco Soup - Fearless Dining

If your weather is looking like Colorado Spring's on Cinco de Mayo (in other words: cold and rainy), soup might be your perfect dinner. This one is simple, veggie-packed and flavorful - what more could you want?

17 Gluten Free Cinco De Mayo Recipes for a Flavorful Fiesta

13. Chocolate Tamales - The Heritage Cook

If you want to shock your dessert-loving diners, give the tamale a chocolate-stuffed twist! Although any chocoholic will love the tamale's chocolate flavor, you can also add extras like jam, nut or berries to the chocolate center.

17 Gluten Free Cinco De Mayo Recipes for a Flavorful Fiesta

14. Mexican Chocolate Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting - Raia's Recipes

What's a better way to end Cinco de Mayo than by eating a chocolate cake with a lil' kick to it? This cake combines cacao and chili powder - plus cinnamon frosting - for a deliciously spicy Mexican flair.

17 Gluten Free Cinco De Mayo Recipes for a Flavorful Fiesta

15. Chocolate Lava Mug Cake (Paleo, Vegan)

Sure, chocolate lava cake might not be a traditional Cinco de Mayo dessert. However, in light of my sister's birthday, I'd be remiss for not mentioning my favorite 5-minute cake recipe.

17 Gluten Free Cinco De Mayo Recipes for a Flavorful Fiesta

16. Churro Puppy Chow (Easily Made Vegan) - Grain Changer

You've never tasted a puppy chow like this...but it's so addictive, you'll want to have it on-hand every day of the year.

17 Gluten Free Cinco De Mayo Recipes for a Flavorful Fiesta


17. Tres Leches Cake (Vegan) - GF Jules

If you thought that making a vegan tres leches cake was impossible, I was right there with you...until I saw this recipe, at least. What's even better? This recipe comes with so many different ingredient options, you'll be sure to end up with a cake that fits your dietary restrictions and fulfills your tres leches cravings!

17 Gluten Free Cinco De Mayo Recipes for a Flavorful Fiesta

Whatever you do to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year, food allergies or celiac disease are no reason to not enjoy a delicious meal with friends and family! Whether you're looking for a healthy breakfast, a unique dinner or a scrumptious dessert, one of these 17 gluten-free Cinco de Mayo recipes should fit the bill.

All I have left to say? Feliz Cinco de Mayo!


What are you doing to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Have you tried any of these recipes before - or which one would you try first? Tell me in the comments below!

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  1. You've rounded up some great recipes for Cinco de Mayo Casey! I love that Mexican food can easily be made gluten-free and it's always so fresh!

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    1. Isn't Mexican food the best?!? Love how easy it can be to adapt to allergies!

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  2. These look awesome!! I definitely just saved at least half of these on pinterest. Thank you so much for rounding these up :) xoxo, Sarah
    lifestartzhere.com

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    1. So glad I could help Sarah! Hope you try some out! :)

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  3. What a light refreshing food. I can see just sipping this recipe on a nice hot summer day.

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  4. Yummy! I feel so hungry right now yet I'm not familiar with some of these foods. Thanks for sharing all the same.

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    1. Hope I can help give you some ideas for satisfying your hunger ;)

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  5. All of the recipes looks so good. I know my mom will like the roasted avocado and bacon guacamole. I would never think in making chocolate tamales. I always made them with pork or chicken but never a dessert. Going to have to try these recipes.

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    1. I hope you try some of these recipes and like them as much as I do, Luci!

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  6. I'm so glad I stumbled upon your post at the beginning of May. Now I have to try your recipes. Delicious!

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    1. I'm glad you found me too! Thanks for reading <3

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  7. I am especially interested in the crockpot recipe as I am a fan of getting dinner going in the morning.

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    1. Crock pot recipes are the best. I love being able to throw things in during the morning and devour them later that day!

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    2. YES! Me too. Plus I have a bit more cooking time in the morning than I do later in the day.

      Your post won the #1 spot in our Foodie Friday Link Party. You were repinned and repinned and repinned some more. There is a lovely featured pin waiting for you. :)

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