Zesty Chipotle Hummus
Ready in just 15 minutes, this party staple is the perfect make-ahead dish. It holds up well in the fridge overnight. Plus, if guests arrive early, you’re prepared!
The key to a flawless Cinco de Mayo fiesta is in the prep, and our three-step plan of attack will help you avoid the “procrastination shuffle” so you can be free to be the life of the party AND the picture-perfect host, too!
Keep in mind, when planning a fiesta, timing is everything. Divvy up cooking into three parts — the night before, the morning of, and the after work. This planning technique leads to the ultimate goal… less stress AND less mess. We’ve created a five-recipe menu for you… so feel free to use all five or just a few — the choice is yours!
For appetizers, we’ve got our Zesty Chipotle Hummus and Vegetarian Taquitos. Our entrée calls for a classic Beef Enchilada with Chef La Pref’s signature jicama slaw; and we end the night with a super simple homemade dessert — our Cream of Coconut Ice Cream. Here’s how we suggest you prepare these tasty treats:
Zesty Chipotle Hummus, Cream of Coconut Ice Cream, Beef Enchiladas with Jicama Slaw
Chipotle Chicken Tinga Tostadas
This creamy dream requires ONLY TWO INGREDIENTS! It may have a daunting total cook time… but don’t worry, the freezer takes over most of the work — you’re only needed for a short 25 minutes! Oh, and before we forget, here’s a pro tip for you: take the ice cream out of the freezer 45 minutes before serving so it’s nice and soft!
We’d never suggest serving a dish that’s less than fresh, but you can get a head start on the jicama slaw. Dice all your veggies beforehand, then prep the beef and tortillas an hour before your guests arrive. Then, just throw the enchiladas in the oven! You can even prep the beef the night before… we won’t tell!
Ever had a good, soggy taquito? No? We didn’t think so! That’s why this dish is best left for last. Take a little extra time to crisp the tortillas and your guests will thank you! Pro tip: skip the Spanish rice for a quicker turnaround time. Besides… it’s a Cinco de Mayo fiesta and finger food will be king!