Happy Cinco De Mayo! I know today is a day that they don’t really celebrate in Mexico however here in the states it’s a great excuse to eat some tacos and have a Michelada or two. Personally I don’t usually go out of my way to celebrate but I thought it would be fun to put together a Cinco De Mayo inspired Fiesta Board. Living in San Diego I eat a lot of Mexican food and I wanted to include some of my favorites for this epic platter.
If you don’t want to include something feel free to substitute with something else. The point of these boards is to have fun and be creative! This time I had to venture outside the normal confines of the board I use because I just had too many things I wanted to include. PLUS I had some very talented local San Diego ladies contribute some items to my board.
Terri Fry AKA @donetoatee on Instagram creates amazing cookie art! She made these adorable margarita cookies for me and I’m obsessed. They’re almost too cute to eat! You can hire her to create pretty much any type of cookie you can think of and did I mention she teaches classes too? I’m going to be checking out one myself this month so I can learn from the master herself!
Another delicious contribution to my board are these amazing margarita caramels and chili pepper caramel sauce from Nancy Flint the owner and founder of Sugar Mamma Caramels. You can find her tasty treats for sale in many places all over San Diego or you can purchase them online! However if you want the caramel sauce you will have to contact her directly @sugar_mamma62 on Instagram to order. I assure you it’s worth it because this sauce is life!
DIY Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Board
Items Needed For Assembly:
Tortilla Chips (I used 2 different types)
Tostitos Queso Dip
Elotes (Mexican Corn On The Cob)
Mini Street Tacos
Tequila (For Shots!)
Micheladas (My Favorite)
Tips For Assembly:
I usually map out my boards ahead of time so I can get an idea for what will actually fit and what I have time to make. In this case the only thing I had to make myself were the tacos, elotes, guacamole and micheladas. Everything else I purchased from the store.
When adding items to the board I will lay out the bowls first and add the other elements next. This also helps prop up certain items like the tacos so they can be showcased properly!
I’m thrilled that you’re trying one of my recipes for yourself. If you enjoy it please share a picture on Instagram and tag me @natashasfoodadventures so I can see it! XOXO