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Cinco de Mayo Appetizers

Looking for tasty tidbits for your celebration? We've got apps for that! Take a peek at recipes including nachos, dips, salsa and jalapeno dishes and more!

Crab Asparagus Quesadillas

Crab Asparagus Quesadillas

Crab Asparagus Quesadillas

This decadent combination features fresh asparagus and crabmeat with Mexican flare. “These make eye-fetching appetizers and can even be served as the main course,” relates Curtis Gunnarson of Sycamore, Illinois.

Chicken Enchilada Dip

Chicken Enchilada Dip

Chicken Enchilada Dip

A friend brought this appetizer to our house for a dinner party. Everyone loved the zesty chicken and cheese dip so much that no one was hungry for supper. My friend graciously shared the recipe, and I’ve served it many times, always with rave reviews. –Leah Davis, Morrow, Ohio

Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

Rachelle Rodwell of New York, New York sends these delightful salmon and arugula bites that are easy to double and a snap to prepare. They make for a perfect no-mess finger food everyone will enjoy.
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Crispy Caribbean Veggie Wraps

Crispy Caribbean Veggie Wraps

Crispy Caribbean Veggie Wraps

“Filled with a sweet potato mixture, these delicious wraps are great for vegetarians and they’re relatively high in fiber, too,” raves Mary Beth Harris-Murphree of Tyler, Texas. Served with salsa, they’re sure to disappear from appetizer trays fast.

Low-Fat Taco Dip

Low-Fat Taco Dip

Low-Fat Taco Dip

Serve this at your next party and guests won’t have a clue that it’s low fat! “This recipe is a great appetizer, but I also serve it as a main dish on especially busy nights,” writes Traci Hoffman of Jamestown, Indiana.

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro Sauce

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro Sauce

Grilled Shrimp with Cilantro Sauce

Make this zippy, change-of-pace recipe from our Test Kitchen for a lip-smacking cilantro sauce that really dresses up grilled shrimp.

Tangy Black Bean Salsa

Tangy Black Bean Salsa

Tangy Black Bean Salsa

Ann Yarber of Goldsby, Oklahoma describes her salsa as “healthy for you and full of flavor.” The colorful medley also offers an appealing tang and crunch.

Cheesy Black Bean Quesadillas

Cheesy Black Bean Quesadillas

Cheesy Black Bean Quesadillas

“These savory bean and vegetable quesadillas are great for those who love Mexican flavors but can’t handle too much heat,” Cherylyn Radford explains from Fox Creek, Alberta. “I like to serve slices with salsa and fat-free sour cream.”

Salsa Chorizo Pizzas

Salsa Chorizo Pizzas

Salsa Chorizo Pizzas

Grilled pizza is a snap when starting with frozen bread dough. This version with a Mexican twist features a fresh homemade salsa and chorizo, a highly seasoned, coarsely ground pork sausage.

Corn 'n' Black Bean Salsa

Corn 'n' Black Bean Salsa

Corn 'n' Black Bean Salsa

I'm a high school football coach who also likes to cook and garden. This salsa is a hit with my wife and our four kids, and when we entertain friends and fellow coaches. —Mike Bass, Alvin, Texas

Southwest Chicken Fajita Pizza

Southwest Chicken Fajita Pizza

Southwest Chicken Fajita Pizza

Pizza takes a southwest turn in this version. I made this recipe on the first date—an evening of cooking at my apartment—with my husband, Gary.—Tricia Longo, Spencer, Massachusetts
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