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19 Mexican Appetizers

Looking for Mexican appetizers? These 19 Mexican appetizers come together quickly for a delicious start to any potluck or party – and are perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

Looking for Mexican appetizers? These 19 Mexican appetizers come together quickly for a delicious start to any potluck or party - and are perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo.


I love Mexican food and with Cinco de Mayo coming up quickly I thought it would be a great time to showcase some fabulous Mexican inspired appetizers from some of my favourite bloggers.  I can’t wait to try some of these out myself  – those BBQ Chicken & Pineapple Quesadillas from Simply Stacie are definitely calling my name!

What I love about these recipes is the inclusion of so many fresh ingredients. 

More delicious Mexican inspired dishes…

If you are looking for other Mexican inspired dishes be sure to check out one of my reader-favourite recipes – Mexican Macaroni Salad.


19 Mexican Appetizers


A tasty appetizer with a kick! Impress your guests with this simple recipe.

Mexican Meatballs | Simply Stacie

Easy to make appetizers with Mexican flavoured chicken. Serve cold and garnish with cilantro for a great starter for a party or dinner.

15 Minute Mexican Chicken Appetizers | Family Food and Travel



It’s a spicy guacamole recipe using roasted jalapeños for the best guacamole seasonings. Plus a little trick to make this a non-browning guacamole.

Perfect Guacamole | My Turn for US


It’s creamy and satisfying, yet kicky and fun … an all-around crowd pleaser!

Mexican Fiesta Black Bean Hummus | Two Healthy Kitchens


Chips and salsa is always a popular appetizer or snack. How about surprising your party guests with a tasty dragon fruit salsa?

Dragon Fruit Salsa | Fearless Dining


Everyone loves these cheesy taquitos! They’re filled with chicken, cream cheese, salsa, and spinach and are great as appetizers or even a main dish.

Cream Cheese and Chicken Taquitos | Lil’ Luna


A lightened 7-layer dip recipe that still tastes great.

Light and Fresh 7-Layer Mexican Dip  | Baby to Boomer


This one is made with jalapeno peppers and serrano peppers so it’s a little on the spicy side!

Pico de Gallo | Simply Stacie


This recipe for the World’s best guacamole is made from a traditional Mexican recipe using the freshest ingredients.

World’s Best Guacamole  | Family Food and Travel


This chunky avocado salsa is a little creamy with pops of sweet crunchy corn.

Chunky Avocado Salsa | Leave No Leftovers


With just five ingredients, these Fiesta Pinwheels are the perfect game day appetizer! 

Fiesta Pinwheels | Kitchen Meets Girl


Homemade Queso made without processed cheese.

Queso con Carne (without Velveeta!) | Life with Captain Fussybuckets


Avocado Cilantro Sauce | Saving Every Day (*edit 06/12/2020 – recipe has been removed)


These BBQ Chicken and Pineapple Quesadillas feature tender chicken smothered in bbq sauce, paired with fresh and sweet pineapple along with loads of cheese cooked together for a crunchy quesadilla packed full of vibrant flavors.

BBQ Chicken & Pineapple Quesadillas | Simply Stacie


Big chunks of shrimp mixed with pico de gallo and cocktail sauce and layered with avocado with lots of fresh lime juice.

Mexican Shrimp Cocktail | Valerie’s Kitchen


A bright, crisp four-pepper salsa with black beans and fresh cilantro. Quick, easy and awesome with chips!

Rainbow Pepper Salsa | Two Healthy Kitchens


Cowboy Caviar can be enjoyed as a salad,a  dip, or even as a dressing on top of a green salad. It can also act like another version of a salsa for tacos!

Cowboy Caviar | Thrifty NW Mom


These cute mini salad bowls are so fun to make, and even more fun to gobble up!

Mini Taco Salad Cups | Damn Delicious


It’s meaty, creamy and tastes amazing on top of a tortilla chips. This queso dip is seriously addicting!

Chicken Queso Dip | Simply Stacie

Lynda Cook

Monday 18th of April 2016

These all look great, I love dragon fruit but never ever thought of making a salsa with it!!

Debbie Bashford

Sunday 17th of April 2016

these sound so good!

Laurie P

Saturday 16th of April 2016

All this goodness.....I want to try making it all!

Nena Sinclair

Saturday 16th of April 2016

I love Mexican food, so I'll be trying out several of these recipes!

Elizabeth Matthiesen

Friday 15th of April 2016

A very nice selection of recipes to choose from, thanks for collecting all of these :-)