It’s National Margarita Day!! Time to break out of your taco shell and celebrate the holiday with something other than the same ol’ taco party. If you’re wanting to do something a little different this year, look no further than right here. With these three easy to make, yet tasty alternate dishes that pair perfectly with margaritas, your fiesta is sure to impress anyone who wants to party.
1. Cajun Popcorn with Lime
The perfect snack to kick off your festivities, this Cajun popcorn with lime recipe is easy to make while still being flavorful and delicious. Start by mixing melted butter and lime juice in one bowl and Cajun seasoning and grated parmesan cheese in another. Pour your butter and lime juice over the popcorn first and then add the cheese and seasoning, making sure to gently toss it all together. This recipe is perfect with a margarita due to its seasoning and you’ll have plenty of time to blend a few up, since this dish is quick and easy to make. It’s great to put out when having friends over or simply enjoy alone (with your margarita, of course) while watching Netflix.
2. Grilled Mexican Corn with Crema
Bring the deliciousness of a Mexican street vendor to your own kitchen by making grilled Mexican corn with crema. Start by grilling the corn directly on the grill over the hot coals until the kernels just begin to char. Combine Mexican crema, garlic salt, cilantro, and chili powder together in a bowl to make the mouthwatering creamy sauce that is then slathered over the corn to create a dish so delectable. I promise you, the tacos won’t be missed at all.
3. Tequila Lime Chicken Wings
After snacking on some popcorn and grilled corn, why not finish off the night with these tequila lime chicken wings. The lime and tequila in the wing sauce make the perfect companion to any margarita because the similar flavors compliment each other well. Check out Guy Fieri’s recipe or Martha Stewart’s (if you would rather use drumsticks), both of which will have you wondering why you ever limited yourself to just Mexican food on this festive day.
Happy National Margarita Day! Cheers!