Top 3 Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes with BEST Margarita Shrimp Recipe

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Celebrate Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes with Recipes with Margaritas!

Celebrate this fun day with my easy Cinco de Mayo recipes and recipes with margaritas! Who doesn’t like to sip on a margarita but what about margarita food recipes? How about tequila shrimp recipes? I love southwestern food and my healthy Cinco de Mayo recipes like my Margarita Shrimp recipe make quite the quick dinner on my healthy food blog! Of course, my sweet tooth says I must tell you about my margarita dessert, my fabulous Margarita Cake also from my cookbook Too Hot in the Kitchen with lime and a cake mix.  Truly, this is one of the best Cinco de Mayo recipes! This simple healthy recipe you will find yourself making all the time for a light refreshing dessert, especially for a summer dessert.  In fact, check out all my easy summer recipes.

Easy Margarita Cake – One of My Favorite Recipes with Margaritas!
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Wherever I make this Margarita cake from Too Hot in the Kitchen,  people rave about the subtle lime margarita flavor in a light refreshing cake. But, I have lots of recipes with margaritas and I am not talking about the drink!

My Margarita Shrimp recipe will top your Cinco de Mayo appetizers or dinner choices. So, today I want to share all my favorite healthy easy recipes with a margarita flair. Add these easy Cinco de Mayo recipes to your menus year round.


 trim&TERRIFIC Too Hot in the Kitchen: Secrets to Sizzle at Any Age – 200 Simple and Sassy Recipes

Too Hot in the Kitchen includes some amazing recipes that are easy to prepare and even more delicious to eat. This is the best women’s health cookbook.  All the recipes include nutritional information and the cookbook chapters include Table For Two to Lovin’ No Oven.  All pack healthy easy recipes! People that have this book say it is their favorite!

 Here’s some sample more fun information about the cookbook! The book includes women quotes and coffee pairing. The Margarita recipes are the best!


Top 3 Healthy Easy Cinco de Mayo Recipes -Recipes with Margaritas Rule!

Three favorites come to mind, all different but all have margarita in their title and taste from my cookbook, Too Hot in the Kitchen:  Secrets to Sizzle at Any Age (a fun cookbook great for mom, sister, friend or you filled with easy, trendy recipes)! Best of all these are healthy Cinco de Mayo recipes!! My Margarita Shrimp recipe can be used as an appetizer or an entree and wow are the flavors fantastic.  And, nothing is better than my easy Margarita Cake from Too Hot in the Kitchen. Sweet and salty, light and refreshing,and  starts with a white cake mix flavored with non-alcoholic margarita mix and lime, on a pretzel crust makes quite an “ole!”


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Tequila Shrimp Recipes Make Quick Shrimp Dinners

You’ll love this healthy Cinco de Mayo recipe for my Margarita Shrimp recipe! All the margarita makings in this recipe will put you in the mood and the fiesta of flavors will insure fun. Tequila shrimp recipes are versatile and flavorful.  Serve as an appetizer with avocado slices or make it for an easy shrimp dinner. Orange juice may be substituted for orange liqueur.

Margarita Shrimp recipe from Too Hot in the Kitchen 

Makes 4 servings

4 tablespoons orange liqueur, divided
3 tablespoons lime juice, divided
2 tablespoons tequila
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2 pounds medium-large peeled shrimp
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
3/4 cup fat-free chicken broth
Finely chopped cilantro, garnish

1. Combine 1 tablespoon orange liqueur, 1 tablespoon lime juice, tequila, 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, jalapeno pepper, salt and cilantro in resealable plastic bag; add shrimp. Refrigerate 1 hour.
2. In large nonstick skillet, add shrimp, discarding marinade and cook until shrimp are done, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from pan.
3.  In same pan, add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and add flour, stirring for one minute. Gradually add chicken broth, stirring, and bring to boil, cooking until thickened.
4.  Stir in remaining 3 tablespoons orange liqueur and 2 tablespoons lime juice. Heat and return shrimp to pan. Serve. Sprinkle with cilantro, if desired.

Nutritional information per serving:  Calories 271 Calories from fat 28% Fat 7g Saturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 252mg Sodium 364mg Carbohydrate 10g Dietary Fiber 0g Sugars 6g Protein 28g Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 4 lean meat

Recipes with Margaritas For Your Skin

Last, yes, a margarita can be good for your skin with my Margarita Salt Body Buffer from Too Hot in the Kitchen.  Lime and tequila are natural antiseptics so help detoxify skin and improve tone and texture. Good for hands — felt so soft afterwards.  So, don’t settle for just a margarita drink, when you can have my healthy and delicious easy Cinco de Mayo recipes all with margarita in them!



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Margarita Salt Body Buffer from Too Hot in the Kitchen

Tequila shrimp recipes are not my only recipes with tequila! How about homemade skincare recipes with tequila.  Lime and tequila are natural antiseptics so help detoxify skin and easy Cinco de Mayo recipes-margarita scrub for recipes with margaritasimprove tone and texture. Good for hands — felt so soft afterwards. I promise this really works and also makes a fun gift. This book even includes a Coconut Protein Hair Treatment!

Makes 1 1/2 cups (1/4 cup per body)

1 cup fine sea salt
Juice of one lime
2 ounces olive oil
3/4 ounces white tequila

1. In bowl, mix together sea salt, olive oil, lime, and white tequila. In the shower, rub mixture onto damp skin in gentle circular motion. If salt feels too gritty, add more olive oil.

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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