We already talked about Mexican food (you can read more about it here), but their cuisine is quite vast, so there is room for more recipes. If you ever find yourself in Mexico, you will want to try the entire menu. This is why we have compiled a list of Mexican appetizers which are as good if not even better than some of the main courses. Take this journey through gourmand heaven with us. Bon Appetit!
Mexican chicken wings
The chicken wings may be a traditional American meal, but if you serve them alongside a special jalapeno cilantro dip, you will get a dish from Mexico.
What you need to make this guacamole special is some freshly squeezed orange juice. Making this recipe is relatively easy – all you need to do is use one avocado per person and add remaining ingredients accordingly.
If you want an effortless meal, pork burritos are a perfect choice. The slow cooker will do most of the job and once the pork is tender, use avocado, sour cream and cilantro to top it. It is simple, but your guests will love it.
Creamy chicken taquitos
For this appetizer, you only need fresh ingredients such as red bell pepper, cilantro, lime juice, and garlic. You can either use chicken or refried beans, depending on your preferences.
Beefy taco dip
There is a large number of taco dip recipes, and all of them will do the job. You will need a bunch of ingredients such as cream cheese, sour cheese, mayo, beef, shredded cheddar, etc. It is a combination of several other dips that will blow your mind.
Vegan red pepper spinach quesadillas
This appetizer is perfect for vegans, but even the ones who eat meat and dairy products, the vegan red pepper spinach quesadillas will be something hard to say “No” to. The great thing about this meal is that is can be served as breakfast as well.
Chipotle lime corn cobs
You can do a lot of things with traditional Mexican street corn. Just change a few ingredients, and you get a different flavor, and for this one, you will need Parmesan instead of Asiago cheese and chipotle pepper for a spicy flavor.
Chicken tortilla soup
If you want to try a traditional Mexican soup, you will need canned chicken broth, tomatoes, corn and black beans. Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese, chopped cilantro, diced avocado and crushed tortilla chips or sour cream. Also, squeeze some lime as well for richer flavor.
Creamy pumpkin Mexican soup
Somewhat different soup is the creamy pumpkin Mexican soup which combines the smooth pumpkin puree with cashew milk and adds smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, and chili powder.
Vegetarian tortilla soup
Adding creamy avocado to your soup to contrast crispy tortilla chips which are baked golden brown is top notch. This soup also requires lime and jalapeno.
Hibiscus flower enchiladas
This meal is something different, and yet it depicts the Mexican cuisine. You will need chewy dried hibiscus flowers which are combined with shredded carrots and jicama for these inventive and slightly unusual enchiladas. Add a tomato, chipotle sauce as well as purple cabbage and Cotija cheese, and you will get a tasty dish to tickle your senses.
Fresh lime margaritas
Are you throwing a party? Make these lime margaritas for 15 minutes that you can try frozen or with strawberries.
Don’t go to the store to buy the frozen taquitos when you can make a better version at home. They are a perfect appetizer, and you can adjust the seasoning to your taste.
Salsa rice is quite easy to make. Just boil water and chunky salsa, then add rice and top it with cheese. It is a perfect side dish and much tastier than the regular rice.
Smoked salmon quesadillas with creamy chipotle sauce
A good chicken quesadilla is everyone’s favorite, but replace chicken with smoked salmon and tickle the taste buds of your guests.
Grilling avocados may not be so common, but once you grill them, you will realize that they are a true delight. If you have a grill-and-smoker combo in your home like a model featured here, then you’re off to a great taste experience. The smoky flavor will stay in your mouth for a while, and you will love it.
Are there some other Mexican appetizers we have forgotten to mention? Have you already tried some of these tasty recipes? Share your opinion.