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Mexican Appetizers

Looking for Mexican appetizers? Find favorite recipes, including quesadillas, guacamole, salsa, jalapeno poppers and more!

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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
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Sweet & Smoky Salsa

Sweet & Smoky Salsa

Sweet & Smoky Salsa

I love the roasted flavor that grilling gives food, so I decided to make a salsa from grilled vegetables. I think this recipe would also taste great using plum tomatoes. Also, if you can't use wood chip charcoal, you might try adding a little liquid smoke to the salsa while it cooks. —Shelly Bevington, Hermiston, Oregon

Lime Cucumber Salsa

Lime Cucumber Salsa

Lime Cucumber Salsa

This unique salsa tastes terrific with chicken and fish, on top of baked potatoes or eaten as a dip with tortilla chips.—Marcia Kwiecinski, Corregidor, Philippines

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Sopes

Sopes

—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Shrimp Tarts

Shrimp Tarts

Shrimp Tarts

"Here in the Southwest, anything with green chilies is sure to please," notes Terry Thompson of Albuquerque, New Mexico. "And these shrimp-and-cheese appetizers are not exception. You can alter the amount of chilies according to your taste."

Jalapeno Popper & Sausage Dip

Jalapeno Popper & Sausage Dip

Jalapeno Popper & Sausage Dip

My workplace had an appetizer contest, and I won it with my jalapeno and cheese dip. Every time I take it anywhere, folks empty the slow cooker. —Bev Slabik, Dilworth, Minnesota

Fish Taco Bites

Fish Taco Bites

Fish Taco Bites

I think these appetizers are better than full-size fish tacos I’ve had as an entree. Enjoy the creamy salsa drizzle not only on these bites, but also on other Mexican dishes. —Carmell Childs, Ferron, Utah

Vegetable Tortilla Stack

Vegetable Tortilla Stack

Vegetable Tortilla Stack

"These tasty layered tortillas are a hit with my children and grandchildren," reports Irene Muller of Wray, Colorado. "Nutritious vegetables are deliciously disguised in this snack."

Cantina Beer-Cheese Dip

Cantina Beer-Cheese Dip

Cantina Beer-Cheese Dip

Ever since I found a recipe for beer cheese dip, which my husband loves, I've made it many times. Being adventurous, I wanted to make a Mexican-style version for variety. It's perfect for tailgating, even in your living room. —Patricia Harmon, Baden, Pennsylvania

Mixed Fruit Salsa

Mixed Fruit Salsa

Mixed Fruit Salsa

For a unique salsa, Laura Lancour of Milwaukee, Wisconsin tosses frozen berries with fresh peaches and kiwi fruit. "You can use canned peaches instead of fresh," she notes. It's a terrific snack or dessert served with homemade cinnamon tortilla chips.

Santa Fe Cheesecake

Santa Fe Cheesecake

Santa Fe Cheesecake

"All of my favorite Southwestern ingredients are combined in this savory cheesecake. It looks and tastes fantastic!" relates field editor Jean Ecos of Hartland, Wisconsin

Quick and Easy Corn Salsa

Quick and Easy Corn Salsa

Quick and Easy Corn Salsa

Colorful corn salsa is sure to be a hit with family and friends. It’s an easy accompaniment to an outdoor cookout and adds a kick of flavor to whatever’s on the grill.—Shirley A. Glaab, Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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