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Mexican Rice

Homemade restaurant style Mexican Rice is quick and easy to make at home! This simple recipe is healthy, vegetarian and gluten free!

Mexican rice in orange bowl with cilantro and limes

I originally created this Mexican Rice recipe for my Mom. She requested it to go with Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers and Deconstructed Mexican Street Corn. Those are her two favorite recipes on the blog!

If you don’t know my Mom yet, allow me to introduce you. Her name is Muffet, yes like the one that sat on the tuffet! She’s always been a huge supporter of the blog.

She traveled with me on my cookbook tour. She flies from Oklahoma to San Diego to assist me on big shoot days. And most recently she took over my e-mail newsletter.

That’s right, sign up at the bottom of this post to receive e-mails from my Mom! Each e-mail includes a new recipe and a word from Momma Bond. She also throws in a picture of me as a kid, our family or our adventures together!

If you were talking to Momma Bond right now, she would tell you that she loves this recipe for three reasons. It’s easy to make, light on the spice and deliciously flavorful!

If you love Mexican restaurants rice, you’re going to love this recipe!

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Mexican Meatloaf

Mexican Meatloaf puts a spicy twist on a classic favorite with jalapenos, chili powder & cayenne pepper. This recipe is so delicious & easy to make!

Mexican meatloaf topped with tomato paste, sliced on a white plate with fresh cilantro

While I didn’t grow up loving meatloaf, it’s now one of my favorites! This Mexican Meatloaf was the first meatloaf recipe I ever made back in 2012.

Since then, I’ve created this seriously scrumptious Buffalo Cheesy Meatloaf, the best ever Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf and a Heart Shaped Meatloaf. Because what says “I love you” more than a delicious loaf of meat? 😉

Once I realized that you could kick up a traditional meatloaf with tons of flavor and spice, I was totally down with the classic dish!

I love this Mexican Meatloaf for so many reasons. First, I love Mexican food, so adding Mexican flavors to any dish makes it a win in my book! It’s also loaded with veggies!

For the parents out there, you’re going to love how many veggies are hidden in this meatloaf. Most meatloaf recipes contain two pounds of ground meat. This recipe contains one pound of ground beef and one pound of veggies. Ground turkey can also be used in place of the ground beef for a lower calorie option.

This meatloaf is delicious leftover and you can even turn it into a scrumptious Meatloaf Hash for breakfast! It’s also easy to make gluten free and vegetarian. Check out the recipe notes below to learn how!

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Mexican Potatoes

Cheesy mashed potatoes are combined with peppers, chilies & spices. This delicious & easy recipe for Mexican Potatoes is the perfect side dish for your next fiesta!

Bowl of mashed potatoes topped with queso fresco, cilantro and green onions

I love potatoes, Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Chipotle Chili Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Crispy Cast Iron Potatoes. No matter how you serve them, potatoes are one of my favorite veggies!

While making a Mexican Meatloaf to celebrate my Dad’s birthday in 2012, I decided that I needed the perfect potato recipe to accompany the meatloaf.

I was inspired by one of my favorite Oklahoma Mexican food restaurants, Ted’s Escondido, to make these Mexican Potatoes. On their menu, they’re called “Pappas Mexicanos” and they’re described as a delicious combination of potatoes, cream, onions and spices.

I knew that they would be the perfect side dish for the Mexican Meatloaf. So I created my own version at home!

These Mexican Potatoes have been a staple at my house ever since! I still love serving them with the meatloaf, but they’re also the perfect side dish for a number of Mexican recipes.

Serve Slow Cooked Beef Barbacoa over these mashed potatoes for a seriously scrumptious meal! Or serve them as a side on Taco Tuesday. They’re great with Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tacos or Vegan Grilled Veggie Tacos!

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Pico De Gallo

This easy, authentic recipe for homemade Pico De Gallo is healthy, vegan, gluten free & whole30 compliant. It’s delicious on grilled chicken, tacos & nachos!

Pico de gallo in white bowl on marble serving tray, with fresh cilantro and limes in the background

After growing up in Oklahoma, then moving to San Diego, my cooking has a heavy influence of Tex Mex and Mexican food.

I always love to mix up fresh Restaurant Style Tomato Salsa, Roasted Poblano Corn Salsa & Pico De Gallo to top my favorite Mexican recipes.

Pico de gallo is made with 6 simple ingredients for a fresh and easy side dish that pairs perfectly with any Mexican recipe!

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Crock Pot Chicken Nachos

The best Chicken Nachos are loaded up with shredded chicken, tomatoes, chilies, beans & spices all cooked together in an easy crockpot recipe!

Chicken Nachos on sheet pan topped with jalapenos, red onions, tomatoes and cheese, on red and white striped towel

Nachos are my jam! They combine crispy tortilla chips, with delicious toppings and lots of cheese, what’s not to love?!

Nachos are the perfect appetizer to share with all of your friends on game day, but can also be made for a Mexican Fiesta dinner during the week.

I’ve become known for my supremely loaded nachos at parties. It all started with these Ultimate Pulled Pork Nachos. I then made the Ultimate Low Carb Nachos on mini peppers instead of tortilla chips for all of my friends looking for a healthier nacho option.

Today I present Crockpot Chicken Nachos. Another totally loaded nacho recipe, made with scrumptious, slow cooked nacho chicken!

The chicken couldn’t be easier to make in a crock pot. It only takes 5 minutes ahead of time to prep, then the slow cooker does the rest of the work!

Read the full recipe here!

Grilled Chorizo Stuffed Bell Peppers

Flavorful chorizo, crisp corn, black beans, juicy tomatoes and delicious chilies are added to these Grilled Stuffed Bell Peppers, for one scrumptious, gluten free meal!

Grilled Stuffed Bell Peppers filled with Chorizo, Cotija Cheese and Cilantro

Today’s post is sponsored by my friends at Mighty Spark!

Stuffed Peppers are one of my go-to gluten free meals, whether they’re filled with Buffalo Chicken, Spicy Eggplant, Italian Ground Turkey and Mushrooms or Chorizo, Corn and Black Beans, I love how easy they are to make and toss in the oven, slow cooker or on the grill!

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Grilled Romaine Chopped Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

Grilled romaine topped with fresh, juicy tomatoes, black beans, grilled corn and peppers, creamy avocado, crispy tortillas and a delicious honey lime dressing creates the most flavorful chopped salad, that’s also vegetarian & gluten free!

Vegetarian Grilled Romaine Chopped Salad topped with Tomatoes, Corn, Black Beans and Avocado

If it’s wrong to put all of the things on a salad, then I don’t want to be right! I seriously can’t get enough of these seriously topped salads, like this Spinach Kale Salad topped with dates, quinoa, pistachios and roasted butternut squash, this Spinach Arugula Salad topped with strawberries, crispy goat cheese, avocados and almonds,  this Cobb Salad topped with Cajun Turkey, tomatoes, pepper jack cheese, onions and avocado, or this Israeli Couscous Salad topped with avocado, cilantro, pomegranate seeds and goat cheese.

See, I was totally serious about all of the things on top of my salads! And this Grilled Romaine Salad is no exception to the rule, it’s actually the most topped salad of them all, piled high with juicy tomatoes, grilled corn, crispy tortilla strips, creamy goat cheese, fresh avocado, protein rich black beans and roasted bell peppers and jalapenos.

While I’ve served this salad as a side dish with Beef Barbacoa Tacos, Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers and Cheesy Avocado and Corn Enchiladas, this salad can definitely be a meal on it’s own!

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Grilled Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita

Grilled jalapeno simple syrup adds a kick of smokiness & spice to this incredibly refreshing watermelon margarita recipe, perfect for enjoying on a warm summer day!

Watermelon Margarita with Grilled Lemon and Jalapeno

It’s officially summer y’all, which means it’s time to sip refreshing cocktails by the pool! Some of my summer go-to cocktails are Frozen Coconut MojitosLemon Berry Prosecco Sangria, Frozen Mango Margaritas and now this Grilled Jalapeno Watermelon Margarita!

Now I know what you’re thinking, grilled jalapenos… in a cocktail? But yes, so much yes! Grilling the jalapenos, then boiling them in sugar water to make a Jalapeno Simple Syrup adds smokey, spicy and sweet flavors to any cocktail. When it’s paired with summer’s most refreshing fruit, watermelon, the combination of flavors is amazing!

Read the full recipe here!

Breakfast Taquitos

Breakfast Taquitos are the perfect easy breakfast recipe, made with chorizo, or soyrizo for vegetarians, scrambled eggs & pepper jack cheese!

Breakfast Taquitos are the perfect easy breakfast recipe, made with chorizo, or soyrizo for vegetarians, scrambled eggs & pepper jack cheese!

Cinco De Mayo is just a few days away and what better way to start the celebration than with your first meal of the day!

Breakfast Taquitos are so easy to make! You can even prepare them the night before, then bake them up in the morning, making the start to your day so simple!

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Buffalo Shrimp Tacos

Buffalo Shrimp Tacos are an easy meal, made in just 15 minutes! The shrimp is sauteed or grilled, instead of fried, for a healthy spin on shrimp tacos!

Buffalo Shrimp Tacos are an easy weeknight meal, made in just 15 minutes! They're also perfect for celebrating Taco Tuesday or Cinco De Mayo!

I’m always down for tacos, shrimp and anything with buffalo sauce, so needless to say, these buffalo shrimp tacos are my jam!

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Frozen Mango Margarita

Mango, fresh squeezed orange and lime juice, tequila and triple sec are combined in this deliciously light & refreshing Frozen Mango Margarita Recipe!

Mango, fresh squeezed orange and lime juice, tequila and triple sec are combined in this deliciously light & refreshing Frozen Mango Margarita Recipe!

On Friday, I hosted my last segment on CW6 San Diego. Unfortunately the station closed after over 60 years on the air. For the last four years, I’ve hosted dozens and dozens of segments on CW6 and loved every one of them!

Hosting a segment on their last day on air meant the world to me and I couldn’t think of a better way to send them off than with a deliciously refreshing Mango Margarita!

Over the years, we’ve drank mimosas, Moscow mules and martinis together on the show, so I only found it fitting that our last segment together would include a cocktail!

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Make Your Own Margarita Bar

There’s nothing more fun than a make your own Margarita Bar! Create one with ease for your next party or event and impress all of your guests!

There's nothing more fun than a make your own Margarita Bar! Create one with ease for your next party or event and impress all of your guests!

Earlier this week I shared a post for how to Make Your Own Taco Bar, but it felt incomplete. Why, you ask? Because we all know you can’t have a tasty taco, without washing it down with a delicious margarita, thus I created the “Make Your Own Margarita Bar”!

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Blackberry Jalapeno Guacamole

Fresh blackberries & jalapenos are combined in this simple & delicious guacamole recipe that’s perfect for dipping up all summer long or serving on tacos!

Blackberry Jalapeno Guacamole Recipe

Oh hey there, it’s Whitney here, checking in from 40,000 feet in the air! Yay for Southwest In Flight WiFi!

I’m currently en route to Oklahoma to see my family and celebrate my future sister-in-laws bridal shower!

If you like fried chicken, steaks and cowboy hats, be sure to tune into my Instagram page for all of the fun Oklahoma pics!

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Ceviche Taco Bowls

A delicious mahi mahi ceviche recipe fills these easy to make taco bowls for the perfect appetizer or Cinco De Mayo party snack!

Ceviche Taco Cups Recipe

Cinco De Mayo is just around the corner and I’m so excited because it’s one of my favorite foodie holidays!

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Chili Lime Rice & Shrimp Taco Salad

Mexican rice & chili lime shrimp kick up the flavor in this restaurant style taco salad recipe, that’s so easy to make at home!

Chili Lime Shrimp & Rice Taco Salad Recipe

Last weekend my Dad snapchatted me a picture of himself making my Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers and Mexican Rice, with the recipes from my blog pulled up in the background.

I know what you’re thinking, yes, my Dad is on Snapchat, and yes, my Mom is on Snapchat, and yes, they’re 60 years old!

This is the direct influence of having a daughter that’s a social media enthusiast and professional food blogger. Every time my parents come to visit, I give them tutorials on the latest social media channel. They get on it and suddenly I’m getting snaps from food truck festivals, football games and road trips with Snapchat filters. The moral of this story is, my parents are not normal parents, they’re cool parents! (Mean Girls reference, anyone?!)

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Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Cumin Chicken Tacos

This recipe for Slow Cooker Chipotle Lime Cumin Chicken Tacos is so easy to make, it’s gluten free and perfect for Taco Tuesday!

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Cumin Chicken Tacos Recipe

Today’s post is sponsored by Litehouse Foods!

Last weekend I joined my friends at Litehouse Foods to serve up tacos & cocktails at their booth at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim.

I had so much fun meeting their team, trying new products and sharing this super simple taco recipe with the thousands of attendees at the expo!

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Watermelon Jalapeño Mojito

This Jalapeño Watermelon Mojito Recipe is light and refreshing with a slight kick of spice, made delicious as a cocktail or as a mocktail!

Watermelon Jalapeno Mojito Recipe

It’s Thursday, which means that it’s almost the weekend!

And since 4th of July falls on a Saturday this year, most people have Friday off, which means it’s basically Friday! Time to make yourself a mojito! 😉

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Chorizo Tostadas with Watermelon Serrano Salsa

Chorizo Tostadas are topped with fresh, homemade Watermelon Serrano Salsa, Queso Fresco and Creamy Avocado Sauce for a deliciously easy recipe!

Chorizo Tostadas with Watermelon Serrano Salsa

Now that summer has officially arrived, I’ve been seriously craving light, refreshing dishes, and watermelon keeps coming to mind!

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Jicama Crab Tacos

These light and refreshing crab tacos are healthy and gluten free, making them the perfect appetizer for summer BBQs and pool parties!

Jicama Crab Tacos Recipe

When I think about going on vacation, I think about sitting outside somewhere warm, preferably near sand and water, with a cold, refreshing beverage in my hand and light, delicious food to eat!

When I think about a staycation, I think about that cold, refreshing beverage and light, delicious food – but enjoying them while sitting on my balcony on a random Friday night or Sunday afternoon!

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Pomegranate Mint Margarita

This Pomegranate Mint Margarita Recipe is a delicious combination of light, tart & refreshing, it’s perfect for Taco Tuesday, Cinco De Mayo or summer BBQ’s!

Pomegranate Mint Margarita Recipe

A week from today is Cinco De Mayo. It’s one of my favorite holidays to celebrate, because well… tacos and margaritas, yes please!

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Roasted Jalapeño Honey Carne Asada Sliders

Roasted jalapeños & honey make a delicious marinade in this simple recipe for Carne Asada Sliders, topped with spicy cheddar cheese & guacamole!

Roasted Jalapeño Honey Carne Asada Sliders Recipe

I’m so excited to share this scrumptious new recipe while also introducing sweet & spicy Jalapeño Rolls, the newest product from my friends at King’s Hawaiian!

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Slow Cooked Tacos Al Pastor

This Tacos Al Pastor recipe combines chili spice rubbed pork tenderloin, slow cooked in a pineapple chili sauce for a simple, delicious taco recipe.

Slow Cooked Tacos Al Pastor Recipe

Tacos, one of my three favorite food groups! The others being cheese and pizza, of course! 😉

Tacos Al Pastor, one of my brothers favorite tacos, and a recipe that he’s been requesting on the blog for a while now!

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Cilantro Lime Pesto Risotto

Cilantro lime pesto adds a flavorful twist to this vegetarian & gluten free Mexican style pesto risotto recipe! It’s great as a side dish with chicken, fish or veggies!

Cilantro Lime Pesto Risotto Recipe

Yesterday I introduced this risotto recipe when I shared the recipe for Cilantro Lime Pesto featured in this dish.

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Cilantro Lime Pesto

This cilantro pesto recipe is vegan, gluten free & paleo, perfect for adding to risotto or pasta, or for topping tacos, grilled chicken, steak or pork.

Cilantro Lime Pesto Recipe

A couple of weeks back I checked out San Diego restaurant, Venga Venga for the first time.

I was so impressed with this authentic Mexican restaurant, found just north of the Mexico border in southern San Diego. (Unfortunately it has since closed!)

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Pulled Pork Tamale Casserole

Layers of corn masa, chipotle honey pulled pork, roasted poblano peppers & spicy cheddar cheese make up this delicious gluten free tamale casserole recipe.

Pulled Pork Tamale Casserole Recipe

Let me start this post by stating two facts:

  1. Tamales are really delicious.
  2. Tamales take a long time to make.

Given these two facts, I decided to combine my love of tamales with my love of simplifying recipes and make this totally scrumptious Pulled Pork Tamale Casserole!

All the deliciousness of a tamale without having to wrap up each individual tamale!

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Creamy Sriracha Beef Enchiladas

This beef enchiladas recipe combines spicy ground beef with creamy Sriracha sauce & lots of cheese for a delicious recipe that’s quick and easy to make!

Creamy Sriracha Beef Enchilada Recipe

It’s been an entire week since my last new recipe post on the blog! Why the long wait for a delicious new recipe you ask?! Because I took my first trip to New Orleans last week with two of my best friends!

If you follow me on Instagram you got to see all of the alligator holding (yup, that happened!) beignet eating, St Patricks Day glitter throwing, tutu wearing fun! I even created a Food Bloggers Guide to New Orleans with some of my favorite spots to eat, drink and shop in the city!

I loved the city and the food, and was so inspired to come home and create my own spins on beignets, shrimp and grits and jambalaya!

While this enchilada recipe was not inspired by my trip to New Orleans, it is a recipe I’ve been planning for a while now and I couldn’t wait to get home from my trip to whip it up!

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Mexican Chicken Salad Tacos

This fresh and flavorful Mexican Chicken Salad recipe is perfect wrapped up in a tortilla for a new twist on tacos. It’s also a great chicken salad to serve at Summer BBQ’s!

Mexican Chicken Salad Tacos

Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone! I hope you’re having a great day celebrating with tacos, sombreros and maybe some margaritas! 😉

I started my Cinco De Mayo bright and early grilling  corn on my balcony at 6 AM while preparing for my appearance on San Diego 6 News.

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Crispy Avocado Vegetarian Tacos

Crispy baked avocados, black beans and corn salsa are combined in this scrumptious recipe for gluten free, vegetarian tacos!

Crispy Avocado Vegetarian Tacos

Today’s post is sponsored by Nature’s Path.

What a fantastic Thursday, a new delicious recipe on the blog, a new partnership announcement, OKC Thunder playoff basketball and it’s almost Cinco De Mayo weekend!

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Roasted Poblano Corn Salsa

Roasted poblano peppers, grilled corn & spices are combined in this simple, delicious, vegan and gluten free corn salsa recipe.

Roasted Poblano Corn Salsa

Remember that time I made a simple salsa to put on top of a taco and the salsa ended up being totally amazing?

Well, you probably don’t, because that time was yesterday and you’re just hearing about it for the first time, but after this post you totally will!

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Mexican Manicotti

Vegetarian Mexican Manicotti is filled with black beans, cheese and spices, then topped with a tomato sauce for a delicious & easy recipe!

Mexican Manicotti Recipe

All I am thinking about right now is the fact that I wish I hadn’t eaten this entire dish by myself in a matter of 24 hours.

Needless to say, it was delicious and I want more!

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5 Minute Homemade Salsa

Fresh vegetables, herbs and spices are combined in this homemade salsa recipe that is vegetarian, gluten free and only takes 5 minutes to make!

5 Minute Homemade Salsa

I’m kind of obsessed with making everything from scratch, taco seasoning, marinara sauce, salad dressings, and the list goes on.

I’m not crazy though, I totally understand that most people don’t have the time to make every element of a meal from scratch!

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Quinoa Crusted Mexican Chicken

Chicken parmesan gets a Mexican makeover in this gluten free recipe for quinoa crusted Mexican chicken covered in pepper jack cheese & fresh salsa!

Quinoa Crusted Mexican Chicken

My second most favorite thing about being a food blogger is recipe development. First is eating… obviously! 😉 Read the full post here!

Avocado Honeydew Melon Margarita

This avocado honeydew melon margarita is creamy, fresh and a unique twist on a classic cocktail, perfect for Cinco De Mayo or any Mexican Fiesta!

Avocado Melon Margarita

This Avocado Honeydew Melon Margarita might be the most interesting margarita you’ll ever drink!

Avocado Margarita

Creamy avocado is combined with fresh honeydew melon for a super refreshing twist to a classic margarita!

While I was weary  of putting avocado in my margarita at first, I soon jumped on the bandwagon after trying this deliciously creamy treat, so why not jump on it with me and try something new this weekend?

I promise that you will not be disappointed!

Avocado Honeydew Melon Margarita Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup honeydew melon (chopped)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 lime (juiced)
  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • 1 oz water

Puree the melon and avocado together in a blender.

Avocado Honeydew Melon Puree

Add the puree to a shaker with the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, agave nectar and water.

Avocado Honeydew Margarita

Shake and strain into glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Avocado Honeydew Melon Margarita

Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone! Hope you have a delicious day tomorrow and don’t forget to check out our “Cinco De Mayo” board on Pinterest for tons of scrumptious food and drink recipes for the holiday!

Remember to check out our other delicious margarita recipes like Blackberry Jalapeño and Serrano Chili Mango!

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Avocado Honeydew Melon Margarita

This avocado honeydew melon margarita is creamy, fresh and a unique twist on a classic cocktail, perfect for Cinco De Mayo or any Mexican Fiesta!

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 margarita (app 14 oz)
Calories 507 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup honeydew melon chopped
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • 1 oz water

Instructions

  1. Puree the melon and avocado together in a blender.

  2. Add the puree to a shaker with the tequila, triple sec, lime juice, agave nectar and water.

  3. Shake with ice and strain into a glass.

  4. Garnish with a lime wedge.

Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

This Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita recipe is light and refreshing, making it the perfect poolside cocktail for warm summer months!

Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita Recipe

It’s day 3 of “Margarita-A-Day” until Cinco De Mayo!

Cucumber Margarita

And todays margarita is so light and refreshing that it almost tastes healthy!

This cucumber jalapeno margarita is super fresh with a little kick, making it the perfect poolside cocktail for the warm summer months.

Serve it with a side of Grilled Pineapple Tomatillo Guacamole for a happy union of two very delicious things!

Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sliced cucumber
  • 1/2 jalapeño, sliced and seeded
  • 1/2 lime (juiced)
  • 2 oz tequila reposado
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup ice

Add the cucumber and jalapeño to a shaker, then muddle.

Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

Muddled Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

Add the lime juice, tequila, triple sec, agave nectar and ice, then shake well.

Pour into glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Cucumber Margarita Recipe

This margarita would be delicious at a fiesta with Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers and Deconstructed Mexican Street Corn!

Fresh Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita

Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita Recipe
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Cucumber Jalapeno Margaritas

This Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita recipe is light and refreshing, making it the perfect poolside cocktail for warm summer months!

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 margarita (app 6 oz)
Calories 322 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup cucumber sliced
  • 1/2 jalapeño sliced and seeded
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 2 oz tequila reposado
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Add the cucumber and jalapeño to a shaker, then muddle.

  2. Add the lime juice, tequila, triple sec, agave nectar and ice, then shake well.

  3. Pour into glass and garnish with a lime wedge.

Serrano Chili Mango Margarita

This Serrano Chili Mango Margarita recipe is sweet, spicy, light and refreshing, perfect for warm summer days, BBQ’s or your next fiesta!

Mango Chili Margarita Recipe

It’s day two of “margarita-a-day” until Cinco De Mayo and I’d like to introduce you to my friend, the Serrano Chili Mango Margarita!

Mango Margarita Recipe

Just like yesterday when we combined blackberries and jalapeños, today we’re combining another fruit with another pepper for a sweet and spicy, refreshing cocktail!

Mango Serrano Chili Margarita Ingredients

Serrano Chili Mango Margarita Ingredients

  • 1/2 mango (diced)
  • 1 serrano chili (seeded and diced)
  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup ice

Serrano Chili Mango Margarita Instructions

Muddle the mango and serrano chili in a shaker.

Muddled Mango and Serrano Chilies

Add the tequila, triple sec, agave nectar and ice to the shaker.

Shake well then pour into a salt rimmed glass and garnish with a lime.

Mango Margarita

Sip this cocktail on the patio in the middle of summer to cool down and relax! I promise that you won’t be able to have just one! 😉

Mango Serrano Chili Margarita

This is also the perfect drink to serve with Chips, Guacamole and Chipotle Lime Chicken Fajita Skewers at a Mexican BBQ or dinner party!

Serrano Mango Margarita Recipe

Don’t forget to check out all of my margaritas and favorite Cinco De Mayo recipes on Pinterest!

Mango Chili Margarita Recipe
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Serrano Chili mango Margarita

This Serrano Chili Mango Margarita recipe is sweet, spicy, light and refreshing, perfect for warm summer days, BBQ's or your next fiesta!

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 margarita (app 6 oz)
Calories 357 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 1/2 mango diced
  • 1 serrano chili seeded and diced
  • 2 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Muddle the mango and serrano chili in a shaker.
  2. Add the tequila, triple sec, agave nectar and ice to the shaker.
  3. Shake well then strain and pour into a salt rimmed glass and garnish with a lime.

Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita

This Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita uses only fresh ingredients, no mixes or sugar, for the perfect sweet and spicy fresh margarita!

Fresh Blackberry Margarita

Get your sombreros and shot glasses ready, it’s just 5 days until Cinco De Drinko Mayo!

Blackberry Jalapeño Margaritas

What better way to celebrate the holiday than with a fresh, flavorful margarita!  That’s why I’m giving you a new margarita recipe every day until Cinco De Mayo!

Fresh Blackberry Margarita

Today’s margarita is sweet, spicy and vibrant in color, great for celebrating with a delicious bowl of chips and blackberry jalapeno guacamole!

Blackberry Jalapeño Margarita Ingredients

Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita Ingredients

  • 4-5 blackberries
  • 1/2 jalapeño (de-seeded and sliced)
  • 1/2 lime (juiced)
  • 3 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup ice

Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita Instructions

Muddle the blackberries and jalapeños in the bottom of a shaker.

Fresh Jalapeño Blackberry Margarita

Muddled Jalapeño Blackberry Margarita

Add the ice, tequila, lime juice and agave nectar.

Fresh Blackberry Jalapeño Margarita

Shake well, then strain and pour into a glass and garnish with a blackberry and jalapeño slice.

Fresh Blackberry Jalapeño Margarita

Blackberry Jalapeño Margarita

Sit back, relax and enjoy!

Fresh Blackberry Margarita
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Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita

This Blackberry Jalapeno Margarita uses only fresh ingredients, no mixes or sugar, for the perfect sweet and spicy fresh margarita!

Course Drinks
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 margarita (app 6 oz)
Calories 299 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 4-5 blackberries
  • 1/2 jalapeño sliced and seeded
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 3 oz silver tequila
  • 1 oz agave nectar
  • 1/2 cup ice

Instructions

  1. Muddle the blackberries and jalapeños in the bottom of a shaker.

  2. Add the ice, tequila, lime juice and agave nectar.

  3. Shake well, then strain and pour into a glass, garnish with a blackberry and jalapeño slice.

Chili Lime Garlic Grilled Shrimp

Grilled shrimp is marinated in a delicious, slightly spicy, chili lime garlic marinade, then cooked on the grill, or in a cast iron skillet, for an easy, healthy gluten free recipe!

Chili Lime Garlic Grilled Shrimp

Yay!!  My first dinner post!! So unfortunately my roomie Nick is moving back to Boston on Tuesday, but fortunately that gave us a great excuse to plan a little going-away dinner for him this weekend that involved surf-and-turf!

Now if you would have asked me 5 years ago what surf-and-turf was I would have probably said some sort of exercise but after venturing in to the seafood world about 3 years ago… yes New Years Day 2009 was my first time to eat anything out of the water IN MY LIFE!

No salmon, no shrimp, no lobster, not even my favorite, crab, until this fateful day in 2009! I don’t know how I lived before crab legs, lobster rolls and one of my favorite  things I’ve ever made, Chili Lime Garlic Grilled Shrimp!

Chili Lime Garlic Grilled Shrimp

Now there’s still that fishy (get it, fishy, haha) story out there that my parents always try to tell me about how I ate fish sticks from Hardee’s when I was about 9 years old because I thought they were chicken strips, but all the same, for the purpose of this post we’ll say my first fish experience was in 2009 (besides I don’t know if you can consider fish sticks from Hardee’s really fish!)

Back to the dinner! As soon as the boys (my two roommates) decided on surf-and-turf for dinner I knew I had to make these grilled shrimp.  I made them once before on Father’s Day this year and they were to-die-for!

Garlic Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 15-20 large shrimp (peeled & deveined)

Place all of the above ingredients, except the shrimp, in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.

Garlic Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Place in the refrigerator to marinate for 15 minutes.

Grill the shrimp for app. 3 minutes on each side.

Garlic Chili Lime Grilled Shrimp Recipe

They can also be grilled indoors in a cast iron skillet.

Chili Lime Garlic Grilled Shrimp Recipe

Now these little shrimpies are ready to come off the grill and get in my belly!

Chili Lime Garlic Grilled Shrimp

I finished off the meal by throwing in the leftover creamy orzo from Wednesdays lunch with some crispy veggies and some grilled corn on the cob and we had a serious feast going on!

Fast forward almost 4 years later to April 2015, and I made this Cilantro Lime Pesto Risotto, then topped it with this shrimp, so delicious!

Cilantro Lime Pesto Risotto with Chili Lime Shrimp

Chili Lime Garlic Grilled Shrimp on plate with Fresh Cilantro and Limes
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Chili Lime Garlic Grilled Shrimp

Grilled shrimp is marinated in a delicious, slightly spicy, chili lime garlic marinade, then cooked on the grill, or in a cast iron skillet, for an easy, healthy gluten free recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Marinating Time 15 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 69 kcal
Author Whitney Bond

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce tamari for gluten free
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 15-20 large shrimp peeled & deveined

Instructions

  1. Whisk the garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, chili powder, lime juice, red pepper flakes and olive oil together in a medium mixing bowl.

  2. Add the shrimp and toss to coat.
  3. Place in the refrigerator and marinate for 15 minutes.
  4. Grill the shrimp for 3 minutes per side.

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Recipe Notes

Gluten Free Option: Substitute gluten-free soy sauce to make this recipe gluten-free.