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Cinco de Mayo Appetizers

F&W's recipes for Cinco de Mayo appetizers include easy
roasted fresh chile salsa, healthy shrimp-stuffed peppers
and chunky guacamole. Plus, terrific starters from star chefs
like Rick Bayless' simple tequila-spiked cheesy dip and
Jose Garces' warm piquillo and crab tapa.

Easy Recipes for Cinco de Mayo Appetizers

  • Corn Queso Fundido

    F&W's Justin Chapple uses frozen sweet corn from Gill's Farm in Hurley, New York, to create this cheesy, slightly spicy dip.

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    Corn Queso Fundido
  • Crab Quesadillas with Pickled Jalapeños

    These amazing snacks take just 10 minutes to prepare.

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    Crab Quesadillas with Pickled Jalapeños
  • Sangrita Soup

    Combining fresh tomato juice and orange juice, this cold soup was inspired by sangrita—the zippy Mexican drink typically served at bars as a tequila chaser.

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    Sangrita Soup
  • Two-Minute Guacamole

    This guacamole is true to its name: it takes less than two minutes to make. It may also disappear in two minutes.

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    Two-Minute Guacamole
  • Quick Chicken-and-Cheese Tamales

    Grace Parisi mixes store-bought rotisserie chicken and cheddar cheese into a quick dough, then she wraps the tamales in plastic before steaming them.

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    Quick Chicken-and-Cheese Tamales
  • Tortilla Soup

    From south of the border comes this spicy and hearty soup ladled over crisp tortilla strips and grated cheddar.

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    Tortilla Soup
  • Mexican Pizza

    Made with chili-spiced black-bean puree, tomatoes, olives, shredded lettuce and low-fat Jack cheese on a whole-wheat crust, this healthy appetizer also gets a little low-fat sour cream on top.

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    Mexican Pizza
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