Mexican Appetizers

Good not only for Cinco de Mayo celebrations, these easy Mexican appetizers are full of authentic south-of-the-border flavor. From guacamole to quesadillas to jalapeno poppers, guests will say "Ole!" to these easy Mexican appetizers.

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Chicken Quesadillas

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A deli-roasted chicken is a handy main ingredient to have for quick dinner ideas. This dish really needs no recipe. Simply shred the chicken and tuck it into tortillas, along with cheese and other favorite fillings.

Total: 25 mins

Gazpacho Salsa

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When you use fresh ingredients from your garden, this snack dip will really pop with flavor.

Basil Guacamole

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Prepared in less than 30 minutes, basil gives this crunchy Mexican-inspired dip a fresh, balanced flavor.

Total: 25 mins

Chorizo and Cheese Quesadillas

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These super fast quesadillas can be grilled and used as an appetizer or main dish.

Salsa Bread

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Bottled salsa in the dough makes this bread a fun appetizer or a good side for chili.

Spicy Mustard Stir-Fry Bites

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Make the filling for these mini chicken or beef fajita appetizers in the slow cooker, then assemble at party time.

Nutty Olive Quesadillas

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The mozzarella and feta cheeses melt in your mouth in these quick-to-fix quesadillas.

Total: 20 mins

Macho Nachos

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Balance the hot bean-and-cheese-topped chips with cool salsa, guacamole, and sour cream for a party appetizer that is always in demand.

Chili Powder Chicken with Cilantro Cream

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On a heat scale of 1 to 10, these chicken strips are an 8. If your palate prefers something cooler, dip them in the herbed sour cream before taking a bite.

Black Bean Nachos

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For game time appetizers or snacking anytime, these nachos are a top choice.

Brie Pecan Quesadillas

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A filling of rich, velvety Brie and crisp pecans gives a sophisticated note to quesadillas.

Total: 15 mins

Tex-Mex Taco Pizza

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Served either as a main dish or hearty appetizer, this Southwest-style pizza appeals to all ages.

Too-Easy Guacamole

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Why is this too easy? You use a plastic bag with a zipper closure as the mixing bowl (and also for airtight storage).

Empanaditas

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These Mexican turnovers are beloved treats. Traditionally, they were made at Christmas and filled with dried fruits preserved from the fall harvest.

Tri-Pepper Nachos

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Your family will love the bright colors in this updated nacho snack. Add even more color by using spinach or tomato flour tortillas.

Total: 25 mins

Veggie-Stuffed Quesadillas

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This makes a great low calorie, low fat snack for a crowd.

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