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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!

Witch's Caviar

Witch's Caviar

Witch's Caviar

I like to serve thsi dip with triangle-shaped tortillas because they look like pointy witch hats. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Chicken Taco Cups

Chicken Taco Cups

Chicken Taco Cups

For holiday parties and summer picnics, try these stuffed wonton cups with a Southwest-style chicken filling. You can freeze them, too. Just reheat after thawing. —Lee Ann Lowe, Gray, Maine

Bases Loaded Nachos

Bases Loaded Nachos

Bases Loaded Nachos

Bases Loaded Nachos are always a big hit. These crisp bites are great to munch, offering popular Southwest flavor.
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Onion Sausage Quesadillas

Onion Sausage Quesadillas

Onion Sausage Quesadillas

My husband and I created this recipe after we realized you could add anything to caramelized onions and it would taste great. These are easy to whip up, and the filling can be made ahead of time.—Lisa Harrington, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Chunky Bloody Mary Salsa

Chunky Bloody Mary Salsa

Chunky Bloody Mary Salsa

Lemon and lime juices lend a citrus tang to this simple salsa, while horseradish gives it a little kick. Jess Apfe of Berkeley, California sent in the recipe for this colorful condiment.

Bean Quesadillas

Bean Quesadillas

Bean Quesadillas

"My husband and I created this recipe to use up vegetables from our garden; now we make it monthly," relates Susan Dippel of Macomb, Michigan. "You can use any vegetables you have on hand and adjust the seasonings to your liking. Serve it as a main dish or an appetizer."

Hot Crab Pinwheels

Hot Crab Pinwheels

Hot Crab Pinwheels

"I got the recipe for these crabmeat bites from a friend. What amazed me most is that my husband, who hates seafood, couldn't stop eating them," shares Kitti Boesel of Woodbridge, Virginia.

Family-Favorite Taco Dip

Family-Favorite Taco Dip

Family-Favorite Taco Dip

I’ve tasted many different dips, but this creamy, colorful one is my favorite. —LAURIE ELLSWORTH, TULLY, NEW YORK

Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Salsa

Pineapple Salsa

This mouthwatering salsa shared by Suzi LaPar of Wahiawa, Hawaii features fresh pineapple and a handful of seasonings. Serve it with tortilla chips or atop grilled chicken or fish for a jazzed-up meal.—Suzi LaPar, Wahiawa, Hawaii

Chili Ham Cups

Chili Ham Cups

Chili Ham Cups

I like to entertain a lot and have used this recipe on several occasions as an appetizer. I also like how it is easy to switch around the ingredients to give it a different flavor.—Laura Metzger, York, Pennsylvania

Chorizo Cheese Dip

Chorizo Cheese Dip

Chorizo Cheese Dip

Guests will wipe the bowl clean when you set out this spicy cheese dip from our Test Kitchen. Serve it with tortilla chips or even vegetable dippers.
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