By Layne Lieberman | May 5, 2015
Cinco de Mayo, which is Spanish for the “fifth of May” is celebrated in the U.S. and Mexico on 5 May to commemorate the Mexican army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Unfortunately, the French eventually overran the Mexicans in subsequent battles, but the Mexican victory at Puebla was a significant morale boost to the Mexican army and also helped slow the French army’s advance towards Mexico City. Cinco de Mayo should not to be mistaken as Mexico’s Independence Day, which is celebrated on September 16th to commemorate independence from Spain on September 16, 1810.
In celebration of Mexico and Mexican cuisine, try this yummy gluten-free vegetarian burrito recipe made with tofu, black beans, salad greens, salsa and corn tortillas. To add even more delicious-ness, add 1-cup of diced avocado to the mixed baby greens.
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