Cinco de Mayo is a meaningful holiday for so many Mexican citizens and Mexican Americans, a time to celebrate their heritage and history with food and festivities. Holidays are a great opportunity to celebrate other cultures and explore new flavors, as well as gather with friends. This year, we’re rounding up some of our favorite - and easy! - recipes featuring our Mexican Adobo Spice Blend that you can whip up for your Cinco de Mayo bash, and keep on-hand for easy weeknight dinners all-year.
Adobo is a flavor profile found in many Mexican dishes, its name coming from the Spanish word “adobar” which means “to marinate.” Rumi Spice Mexican Adobo blend combines onion, garlic, black pepper, Mexican oregano, cayenne and our signature Rumi Spice black cumin. The result is a unique, slightly spicy and versatile blend that you can use to rub or marinate proteins, season stews and braises, and sprinkle over fruits and veggies for a complex punch of flavor.
Check out some of our favorite recipes that celebrate this unique Mexican spice blend, just in time for Cinco de Mayo!
The Instant Pot is our favorite week-night lifesaver! Big flavors don’t always need hours of stirring and watching. For instant set-it-and-forget-it flavor, we love to rub or marinate our favorite proteins (this recipe uses pork loin, perfect for feeding a crowd), pop them in the Instant Pot, and get back to our day. In just 45 minutes, you’ll have juicy, flavorful pork. The cherry on top? You’ll only need three ingredients! Add sliced pork as the base to your tacos, or serve with rice and your favorite beans.
Step aside, Chipotle Burrito Bowls - this chicken, veggie and rice dish levels up your favorite fast food meal with the addition of veggies like zucchini and bell peppers. You can prep the whole thing in one skillet, saving you from washing dishes while your guests chow down. Make this simple and flavorful recipe for an easy meal-prepped lunch, a lazy weeknight family dinner, and yes, even a crowd pleaser at your Cinco de Mayo celebration.
As the weather warms up, we love to chop up a classic salad - refreshing, crispy, flavorful and easy. The secret? We’ve added Rumi Spice Mexican Adobo blend to the dressing AND the crunchy tortilla topping for an added boost of flavor. This salad comes together in three easy parts that you can make ahead or toss together the day-of.
Whether you’re celebrating with friends, or taking some time to reflect and celebrate by yourself, we know you’ll love nourishing your body and fueling your tastebuds with these Adobo-inspired recipes! Don’t forget to post a pic of your Cinco de Mayo recipe creations and tag us on Instagram @rumi_spice