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A Last-Minute, No-Recipe Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

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Here at Food52, we love recipes—but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.

Today: Your favorite south of the border foods for your favorite fiesta, no recipe required.

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We know you don't need an excuse to have a Taco Tuesday party, or any excuse, really, to rustle up your favorite south of the border foods. But it is midweek (and there is work tomorrow), so why pore over recipe after recipe when time could be better spent consuming your favorite cocktail or stuffing your face with guacamole?

Luckily, some of your favorite Cinco de Mayo foods can be made by instinct, without any recipes to clog your brainspace. So don your favorite sombrero and turn up the mariachi music—your Cinco de Mayo party just got a whole lot easier.

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Lemonade

 

Salsa

 

Guacamole

 

Nachos

 

Fridge Pickles

 

Slaw

 

Burritos

 

Ice Pops

 

Sangria

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