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Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

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Throwing a fiesta for Cinco de Mayo? Don’t forget mushrooms! Mushrooms are delicious in Mexican food—pairing perfectly with chiles, fish, meat, cheese and all kinds of vegetables.

Whether you’re a vegetarian or serious meat eater, you’ll enjoy mushrooms’ meaty texture and earthy flavor served up in a variety of traditional—and not so traditional—Mexican dishes. Take a look through our recipe roundup to spice up your festivities!

Meat - Mushroom Potato and Chorizo Tacos Meatless - Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Tacos Meat - Beefy Burritos Meatless - Mushroom Breakfast Burritos Meat - Taco Salad Meatless - Taco Stuffed Baked Potato Meat - Chicken and Mushroom Enchiladas Verdes Meatless - Pepper Burrito “Bowls”

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Mushrooms

Cinco de Mayo Mushroom Feast

Warmer temperatures aren’t the only reason to celebrate in May. Cinco de Mayo offers the opportunity to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride through the glue that binds families cross-culturally – delicious food! Ethnic foods offer plenty of opportunities to mix up ingredients and customize your plate, seamlessly blending mushrooms into the fixings of your fiesta and is a heart healthy and delicious way to celebrate this springtime holiday. Whether your Cinco celebration is meatless or blended with your favorite protein, mushrooms’ meaty texture blend effortlessly into sizzling dishes and a perfectly seasoned mushroom goes a long way in kicking up the flavor of a Mexican meal. This Cinco de Mayo, don’t forget to mix up your party menu with the flavor only mushrooms provide. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite recipes here:

No matter the dish, mushrooms are a perfect partner at your Cinco de Mayo fiesta!

Celebrate May with Mushrooms

Mushroom and Fontina Tartine by What’s Gaby Cooking

In honor of today being School Lunch SUPERHERO Day we wanted to take the opportunity to honor lunch heroes who showcase mushrooms as a superhero ingredient every day. Today’s celebration presents the perfect opportunity to celebrate the achievement of a few school based chefs who recently took top honors in the Flik Independent School Dining-Mushroom Council Recipe Contest. For a list of all the featured recipes, including Truffle Goat Cheese Mushroom Pizza, take a look at their highlighted Pinterest board.

Throughout the month, May brings additional occasions to enjoy with family, friends and – of course- food. From Cinco de Mayo to Mother’s Day, adding mushrooms to your personal  favorite dishes is a delicious and easy way to please every guest.

When Cinco de Mayo arrives this Sunday, tacos might just be what your palate is looking for. As tacos have an endless amount of fillings to choose from, mushrooms are the perfect ingredient to complement a  variety of flavors. Blend finely chopped mushrooms and chorizo together for a hint of spice, or try these hearty Portabella Fajitas with Fontina Queso from “How Sweet It Is” for a meatless meal option that sizzles.

When the kitchen shifts from an exciting fiesta to planning an intimate brunch, fresh mushrooms can still star as a main ingredient. Our featured Mother’s Day Pinterest board is filled with sources of inspiration from eggs to portabella pasta.

Of course, warm spring days can give plenty of reasons to celebrate. Our featured recipe tab is dedicated to providing a mushroom destination for every celebration this season.

What mushroom dishes are you looking forward to serving this spring?

Introduce Your Friends and Family to the Mushroom Taco this Cinco de Mayo

Mushrooms have been an authentic part of Mexican cuisine since the pre-Spanish days. Council Representative, Bart Minor, tells us how he’s converted mushroom haters into mushroom lovers with his mushroom blend tacos – just in time for Cinco de Mayo.

We all have a friend that at one time or another, said they don’t like mushrooms. No matter how many times you inform them of the many nutritional benefits, the flavor enhancing properties, and the fact that they are available year round, you are met with a list of many excuses.

The truth is these friends will come around. How you ask? Serve them mushroom blended tacos on Cinco de Mayo. Mushrooms have been an integral and authentic part of Mexican and other Hispanic cuisines since the pre-Spanish days, commonly used for their meaty texture and versatility. The mushrooms natural meatiness allows it to blend seamlessly with ground meat, while boosting flavor and adding a serving of vegetables.

My mushroom tacos have successfully converted several of my friends to mushroom lovers… well, at least they love the fact they are lower in fat, lower in calories, and less expensive! Make tacos for your friends this Cinco de Mayo and see if you can’t turn this celebration of Mexican culture and cuisine into a healthier, more delicious, and sustainable lifestyle move for you and your family!

Mushroom and Chorizo Tacos by We Are Not Marthas

Mushroom and Chorizo Tacos
Recipe Courtesy of the Mushroom Council and We Are Not Martha

Put a spin on tacos by blending spicy chorizo and hearty mushrooms for a quick and easy flavor-packed dinner.

Yield: 6 tacos
Serving Size: 1 taco

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz. Mexican chorizo, casings removed and crumbled
  • 1/2 C onion, chopped
  • 6 oz. shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced
  • 1 medium potato, cut into small cubes
  • 1 habanero pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 t cumin
  • Whole wheat tortillas, lightly toasted
  • 1/4 C cilantro, finely chopped (for topping) 
  • 2 oz. cotija cheese (for topping) 
  • 1 avocado, diced (for topping)

Directions:

  1. Heat a sauté pan over medium heat and add crumbled chorizo. Cook until mostly heated through (or mostly cooked through if chorizo was uncooked) and then add chopped onion, mushrooms, potatoes, and habanero.
  2. Cook, while stirring, for about 4-5 minutes, until ingredients begin to soften and brown up a bit. Mix cumin in.
  3. Serve chorizo mushroom mixture on a lightly toasted whole wheat tortilla. Top with cilantro, cotija, avocado, or absolutely anything you want.