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History of Cinco de Mayo

Facts about Cinco de Mayo

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Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow, Friday May 5th. Bring on the guacamole, chips, tacos…tequila.  I thought I would share a couple of Cinco de Mayo recipes from La Tortilla Factory.

But, first let me clear up a few facts about Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo is not the celebration of Mexico’s Independence. It is actually a celebration of the Mexican army’s victory over France at the 1862 Battle of Puebla.

500 French soldiers died and less than 100 Mexicans were killed. This was a great symbolic victory for Mexico. ( unfortunately the French won the next year and occupied the region for 5 years)

Cinco de Mayo is mainly celebrated in Puebla where the 1862 battle took place. There is a colorful parade and they reenact the war dressed as French and Mexican soldiers before breaking out in song and dance.

The actual celebration for Mexico’s Independence from Spanish colonial government in on September 16th.

Here is just a fun fact…Americans eat 81 million pounds of avocados on Cinco de Mayo!!

Cinco de Mayo Recipe

Have fun creating these amazing recipes….

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Grilled Vegetable Tostada: Baked corn tortillas are a delicious and healthy way to showcase colorful grilled veggies.
Click here for the printable recipe: http://www.latortillafactory.com/recipe/grilled-vegetable-tostadas-with-guacamole/

 

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Simple Grilled Fish Tacos:
Click here for the printable recipe: http://www.latortillafactory.com/recipe/simple-grilled-fish-tacos/

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Low-carb Option: Quinoa and Roasted Vegetable and Black Bean Quesadilla: Sweet potato, scallions, and red pepper get flash roasted and mixed with quinoa, black beans and a cumin-lime dressing for a healthy, hearty quesadilla filling.

Click here for the printable recipe: http://www.latortillafactory.com/recipe/quinoa/

 

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The Legend of the Margarita

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The Legend of the Margarita

So one of the legends around how the margarita was invented started with a Bartender and a woman (of course!)

The bartender was in love with a beautiful singer named Margarita. She would perform regular at the bartender’s bar. She loved tequila!

So the bartender created a drink for her with a slice of lime as green as her dress. It was made with the finest tequila the bartender had at his bar. The salt on the rim of the glass represented a halo for her angelic presence.

So the next time you create your perfect margarita think of this story….Maybe there is an inspirational “Margarita” in your life!!!…

 

Margarita Recipe Tip:

Remember the best margaritas tend to have two parts tequila, balanced with one part each of sour and sweet ingredients.

The Crafty Chica has some great Margarita recipes too!!!

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