If you’re throwing a party that needs some Mexican food, or if you’re just in the mood for some Mexican snacks, you might be inclined to make some Mexican appetizers.
For someone who isn’t used to making Mexican food, some of the recipes might seem complicated. However, there are plenty of very easy recipes for Mexican appetizers.
From dips to fried foods to other types of appetizers, here’s a list of recipes that should delight you with how deliciously easy they are.
17 Easy Mexican Appetizers
1. Red Salsa
When you go to a Mexican restaurant, there’s a good chance you’ll be served red salsa. This delicious dip, often sweet and spicy, is a crowd-pleasing classic.
You’ll find many variations of red salsa, but for something just like what a restaurant would serve, Mexican Food Journal has a recipe that is quick and easy.
2. Pineapple Mango Salsa
For a fruity version of classic salsa, this pineapple- and mango-based salsa will delight you with refreshingly spicy, sweet flavor. This is great as a dip or topping.
One of the best, most simple recipes for pineapple mango salsa is the one by Sweet C’s Designs. This recipe takes just a few ingredients and a few minutes.
3. Salsa Verde
The last salsa on our list is salsa verde, or green salsa. This is a tomatillo-based salsa with a distinctive and usually somewhat tart flavor.
For a quick and easy recipe for salsa verde, look no further than the recipe by Cooking Classy. This recipe is easy to follow and takes about twenty minutes.
4. Queso Cheese Dip
One of the most addictive Mexican snacks is queso cheese dip. It has a smooth, creamy texture and cheesy, spicy flavor that wonderfully complements any entrée.
This dish is usually very simple to make no matter what recipe you follow, but the recipe by Café Delites is simple, easy to follow, and incredibly tasty.
5. Avocado Dip
So many people love avocados that it makes sense to serve an avocado-based dish. Classic avocado dip is a popular appetizer to serve with some fresh tortilla chips.
Pinch of Yum has a recipe for avocado dip that is so easy, it only takes two minutes. It uses only five ingredients, but includes suggestions for additional optional ingredients.
6. Refried Bean Dip
Refried beans are a staple in Mexican food. They can be served as a topping, a side, or a dip. For a great appetizer, a refried bean dip might be just what you need.
Some recipes for refried bean dip are long or complicated, but not this one by Thrifty Frugal Mom. This recipe takes five minutes and four ingredients.
7. Seven-Layer Taco Dip
A layered dip is a great way to have a large variety of flavors in just one dish. A seven-layer taco dip will give you the taste of taco with all the fun of a dip.
Spend With Pennies has a recipe for a seven-layer taco dip that is perfect for parties and events. It takes just fifteen minutes and is surprisingly easy to prepare.
8. Nachos Supreme
Take classic nachos a step further with nachos supreme. These flavorful nachos are packed with all kinds of delicious ingredients and bound to be a hit at any party.
These recipes can get to be a bit complicated, but A Pinch of Healthy has a recipe that is nice and simple. It’s easy to prepare and doesn’t take too long to make.
9. Mini Chicken Quesadillas
Chicken quesadillas are delicious enough to be an entrée, but mini chicken quesadillas give you everything you love about them while leaving room for more.
Mini chicken quesadillas follow basically the same steps as normal chicken quesadillas, but for guidance, Create Yum has a quick and easy recipe that is easy to follow.
10. Jicama Fries
If you haven’t heard of jicama, it’s a root vegetable with a mild flavor that is somewhat sweet and nutty. Just like most other vegetables, it can be made into fries!
It’s very easy to make fries out of jicama, just be sure to season generously. This recipe by A Sweet Pea Chef will walk you through how to season your jicama fries.
11. Jalapeno Poppers
A popular dish for parties is the all-time classic jalapeno poppers. Stuffed jalapenos filled with delicious toppings are sure to have people reaching for more.
As you can imagine, this dish is quite customizable – you have some leeway with the stuffing. To guide your cooking, follow this easy recipe by Isabelle Eats.
12. Chipotle Black Bean Soup
If you’re in the mood for soup, some chipotle black bean soup will make a great Mexican appetizer. It’s nice and spicy with a satisfying texture.
Strength and Sunshine has a great recipe for chipotle black bean soup. It’s an easy recipe that only takes about twenty minutes to make and includes suggestions for toppings.
13. Mexican Grilled Corn
Grilled corn is always delicious, and Mexican grilled corn is no different. Take grilled corn and load it with seasoning, and you’ll have a wonderfully flavorful dish.
There are variations on this dish, but The Cookie Rookie has a recipe that is easy to follow and bursting with flavor, complete with suggestions for toppings.
14. Deep Fried Guacamole
Just when you think guacamole can’t get even better – deep fried guacamole! It’s exactly what it sounds like: bites of guacamole deep fried to a delicious golden brown.
For a simple recipe, you can use the one by Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen. This recipe is easy to follow and doesn’t take very long to make.
15. Homemade Tortilla Chips
Although tortilla chips are great to have with dips, nachos, or in other recipes, they can also be enjoyed on their own, especially when they are freshly made.
You might be surprised at how easy it is to make homemade tortilla chips. This recipe by Gimme Some Oven will help you make delicious chips using just three ingredients.
16. Huevos Diablos
Spanish for “devil eggs”, huevos diablos are a flavorful Mexican version of the deviled eggs with which you are probably familiar. They have a spicy twist that your guests are sure to enjoy.
For a great recipe for huevos diablos, check out this one by Boulder Locavore. It only has a few ingredients and takes just twenty minutes to make.
17. Mexican Coleslaw
This twist on classic coleslaw is wonderfully tangy and crunchy. Mexican coleslaw is great as a topping or when eaten on its own, as an appetizer, side, or entrée.
For a recipe that is easy to follow, you can try this one by Veggies Don’t Bite. It will walk you through the recipe with some helpful notes about the dish.
Whether you’re serving only Mexican food or just want one Mexican dish to go with a diverse meal, any of these appetizers are sure to be a success, no matter what the occasion.
Don’t be afraid to try something new or mix things up with any of these recipes. Have fun experimenting, and you might find your new favorite food.