Mexican Apetizers
Mexican Appetizers

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.

Mexican chicken wings                                                             Mexican chicken wings

Tableside guacamole

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.

Tableside guacamole                                                                            Tableside guacamole

Pork burritos

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.

Pork burritos                                                                                            Pork burritos

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.

Creamy chicken taquitos                                                                  Creamy chicken taquitos

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.

Beefy taco dip                                                                                       Beefy taco dip

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.

Vegan red pepper spinach quesadillas                                                      Vegan red pepper spinach quesadillas

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.

Chipotle lime corn cobs                                                                       Chipotle lime corn cobs

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.

Chicken tortilla soup                                                                                      Chicken tortilla soup

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.

Creamy pumpkin Mexican soup                                                                Creamy pumpkin Mexican soup

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.

Vegetarian tortilla soup                                                                            Vegetarian tortilla soup

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.

Hibiscus flower enchiladas                                                                    Hibiscus flower enchiladas

Fresh lime margaritas

Are you throwing a party? Make these lime margaritas for 15 minutes that you can try frozen or with strawberries.

Fresh lime margaritas                                                                                       Fresh lime margaritas

Pork taquitos

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.

Pork taquitos                                                                                           Pork taquitos

Salsa rice

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.

Salsa rice                                                                                              Salsa 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.

Smoked salmon quesadillas with creamy chipotle sauce                                      Smoked salmon quesadillas with creamy chipotle sauce

Grilled guacamole

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.

Grilled guacamole                                                                               Grilled guacamole

Are there some other Mexican appetizers we have forgotten to mention? Have you already tried some of these tasty recipes? Share your opinion.


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