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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!

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Holiday Salsa

Holiday Salsa

Holiday Salsa

When we offer this cream-cheesy salsa of fresh cranberries, cilantro and a little jalapeno kick, everyone hovers around the serving dish until it’s scraped clean. —Shelly Pattison, Lubbock, Texas

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

Cranberry Feta Pinwheels

These pretty pinwheels will disappear so fast, it will make you head spin! "The dried cranberries and chopped green onions make these perfect for a Christmas buffet," suggests Joyce Benninger from Owen Sound, Ontario

Hot Crab Dip

Hot Crab Dip

Hot Crab Dip

I have six children and one grandchild, work full-time, and coach soccer and football. So I appreciate recipes like this one that are easy to assemble. The rich, creamy dip is a fun appetizer for holiday gatherings. —Teri Rasey, Cadillac, Michigan
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Quick Taco Dip

Quick Taco Dip

Quick Taco Dip

This quick taco dip from Rhonda Biancardi of Blaine, Minnesota is a definite family favorite. In fact, she says, “This recipe has been made more times than I can count! It just looks very colorful to a table, and it never lasts long.

Avocado Shrimp Salsa

Avocado Shrimp Salsa

Avocado Shrimp Salsa

I love to make this recipe. Sometimes I eat it all by itself, but it's excellent with tortilla chips, too! You'll enjoy it either way! —Maria Riviotta-Simmons, San Tan Valley, Arizona

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 black bean and corn salsa is a hit with my wife and our four kids, and when we entertain friends and fellow coaches. —Mike Bass, Alvin, Texas

Grilled Chipotle Shrimp

Grilled Chipotle Shrimp

Grilled Chipotle Shrimp

I created this recipe for a Cinco de Mayo party, and it was a hit! It’s so easy, yet has a serious wow factor. The creamy dipping sauce mellows out the shrimp’s heat perfectly. —Mandy Rivers, Lexington, South Carolina

Cheddar Shrimp Nachos

Cheddar Shrimp Nachos

Cheddar Shrimp Nachos

“These fun finger foods in tortilla chip scoops are just the thing for cold-weather get-togethers,” says Lisa Feld, a field editor from Grafton, Wisconsin.

Chunky Tomato Salsa

Chunky Tomato Salsa

Chunky Tomato Salsa

Our college-age daughter, two of her friends and a nephew ate a quart of this salsa with chips in one sitting. They loved it so much that they each took a quart home with them. So be sure to make lots! —Carol Carpenter, Jansen, Nebraska

Jalapeno Pepper Appetizers

Jalapeno Pepper Appetizers

Jalapeno Pepper Appetizers

These appetizers are so easy to make and they taste so good. I have to warn you that eating them is habit-forming!

Southwestern Onion Rings

Southwestern Onion Rings

Southwestern Onion Rings

These light crispy onion rings are sliced thin and spiced just right with garlic powder, cayenne pepper, chili powder and cumin. My family likes them alongside grilled burgers. They're even good as leftovers. -Tamra Kriedeman, Enderlin, North Dakota
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