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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!

Confetti Cheese Salsa

Confetti Cheese Salsa

Confetti Cheese Salsa

"This creamy cheese dip is so quick and easy that it can be served in any season," writes Deidra Engle form Aledo, Illinois. "But it's always a big hit at Fourth of July picnics. I never have to worry about covering the dish on the picnic table because the mixture disappears in no time."

Chunky Avocado Salad

Chunky Avocado Salad

Chunky Avocado Salad

In Phoenix, Arizona, Jamie Jeffers combines tomatoes, onion and jalapeno with cilantro and avocado for a chunky salsa that is great with crunchy tortilla chips. TIP: "Sometimes I use a few fresh green chilies instead of the jalapeno pepper, and scoop the mixture over a green salad for a healthy and zesty dressing," Jamie says.

Enchilada Meatballs

Enchilada Meatballs

Enchilada Meatballs

Before I retired, these tasty little treats were popular during snack time at work. They're a good way to use up leftover corn bread. —Mearl Harris, West Plains, Missouri
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Gingered Mango Salsa

Gingered Mango Salsa

Gingered Mango Salsa

Zesty cilantro and ginger meet cool mint in this change-of-pace salsa. "We love it over grilled chicken, fish and pork," says Barb Fore of McAllen, Texas. "Try substituting the mango with papaya."

Refried Bean Nachos

Refried Bean Nachos

Refried Bean Nachos

Cumin and cayenne pepper jazz up homemade chips in these no-fuss nachos from the Light & Tasty Test Kitchen. Topped with beans, cheese, tomato, green onions and salsa, the nachos make a satisfying snack or light meal.

Chili Beef Quesadillas

Chili Beef Quesadillas

Chili Beef Quesadillas

Served in whole wheat tortillas, these scrumptious beef and veggie quesadillas pack a healthy dose of fiber. They’re spicy enough to suit my husband, but mild enough to please our 2-year-old son. Robyn Larabee - Lucknow, Ontario

Taco Pinwheels Appetizers

Taco Pinwheels Appetizers

Taco Pinwheels Appetizers

The colorful tomatoes, lettuce and chilies make these bite-size snacks a perfect addition to a holiday buffet. —Beverly Matthews, Pasco, Washington

Chicken Poppers

Chicken Poppers

Chicken Poppers

Wrapped in bacon, these cute chicken bites can be served with your favorite dipping sauce. "I made up this recipe using a few food items that were on hand," explains Charlene Crump from Montgomery, Alabama. "It was an immediate hit!"

Yummy Guacamole

Yummy Guacamole

Yummy Guacamole

“I’ve been making this for years and my family has always loved it.“ TIP: You can substitute lime juice if lemon isn’t on hand.

Deluxe Nachos

Deluxe Nachos

Deluxe Nachos

Packed with fresh-veggie goodness and topped with sour cream, Jennifer Parham’s thrifty, delicious nachos delight family and friends in Browns Summit, North Carolina.

Bacon Nachos

Bacon Nachos

Bacon Nachos

These crispy nachos have always been a big hit in our house. Topped with kid-friendly ingredients like ground beef and cheddar cheese, they're sure to be requested by your children. And older kids enjoy that they can microwave them themselves. -Ruth Ann Bott, Lake Wales, Florida
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