Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s victory over the French during the Battle of Puebla in 1862 — though in the United States, it has largely translated to  a day that celebrates Mexican culture (and beer).

Here are a few recipes from our Recipe Finder to help plan a Cinco de Mayo-inspired meal.

Potato, Scallion and Chorizo Crispy Tacos with Cooked Salsa Verde


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Tacos With Spicy, Smoky Lentils


Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post; tableware from Crate and Barrel

Cauliflower Tacos With Chipotle Slaw


Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post; tableware from Crate and Barrel

Lamb Picadillo Tacos


Photo by Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post; tableware from Crate and Barrel

Steak Tacos With a Jamaica-Jalapeno Syrup


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Guacamole Salsa


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Smoky Green Apple Salsa Verde

Photo by Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post
Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post; tableware from Crate and Barrel

Roasted Chickpea and Broccoli Burritos


Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post; tableware from Crate and Barrel

 Tostadas With Chorizo, Tangy Guacamole and Fresh Cheese


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