Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching, and these easy appetizers are totally perfect for the Spring Holiday! Today we’re talking about 14 Easy Cinco de Mayo Appetizers That Are Fiesta Ready!
You can’t celebrate any fun holiday without good food, drinks, and party decor especially Cinco de Mayo.
It’s fun and festive and a day every guac, marg and taco lover is thrilled that its right around the corner! These quick and easy appetizers are not only delicious but will help you embrace this festive day while entertaining your family and friends.
You can choose from Mexican street corn salad, scallop ceviche, white queso dip, and even churros served with a warm chocolate espresso dipping sauce. No matter what you decide to make, you’ll love any of these easy Cinco de Mayo appetizers!
Let’s Get Cooking!
1. Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas Tacos
Found from Cafe Delites
First of all, it’s not Cinco de Mayo without tacos, and these carnitas tacos are insanely delicious! This carnitas recipe is easy to make because you’ll cook the pork in a slow cooker. The pork is juicy and tasty. These street taco appetizers are served with onions and cilantro. Get the recipe at Cafe Delites
2. Super Simple Guacamole
Found from Will Cook for Smiles
It’s not Cinco de Mayo without guacamole! This creamy guacamole is beyond easy and really flavorful. It’s made with tomatoes, red onions, and jalapenos. But don’t forget to add lots of lime juice, fresh cilantro and spices like cumin and chili powder! Get the recipe at Will Cook for Smiles
3. Cilantro Lime Roasted Shrimp with Tomatillo Sauce
Found from Joyful Healthy Eats
These roasted shrimp are an easy appetizer that you can quickly make before your guests arrive. The shrimp are quickly marinated in a spicy cilantro lime sauce then it’s roasted for 10 minutes. Serve with a homemade tomatillo sauce that’s a little smoky and spicy. Get the recipe at Joyful Healthy Eats
4. Pulled Chicken Chilaquiles
Found from A Family Feast
Chilaquiles is like next level nachos that are not only baked with cheese but are also drenched in a smoky, spicy sauce. Then once it comes out of the oven, the chips are topped with red onions, queso fresco, pulled chicken and fresh cilantro. Serve this up with cold beers or refreshing margaritas and enjoy! Get the recipe at A Family Feast
5. Scallop Ceviche
Found from Food Donelight
Ceviche is a wonderful light and refreshing appetizer that’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo or a hot summer day. This scallop ceviche is made with fresh sea scallops, onion, jalapeno, avocado and lots of citrus. The lime and orange juice lightly “cooks” the scallops. It’s best served cold with tortilla chips or plantain chips! Get the recipe at Food Donelight
6. Mexican Street Corn Salad with Avocado
Found from As Easy As Apple Pie
This Mexican corn salad has everything you crave it’s sweet, salty, savory and a little tangy too! The fresh corn is roasted then its cut off the cob and mixed with avocado, cilantro, red onion, Cotija cheese, and spicy jalapeño. You can enjoy it on its own or serve with grilled steaks or tacos. Get the recipe at As Easy As Apple Pie
7. Cheesy Avocado Quesadillas
Found from Damn Delicious
If you don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen, then these cheesy avocado quesadillas are the best way to go! The avocado is creamy and goes perfectly with the crisp tortilla and spicy ground beef. The best part about this recipe is that it’s cooked in the oven so there’s little to no mess and you’re not standing over the stove. Get the recipe at Damn Delicious
8. Mexican Torta
Found from Easy Cheesy Vegetarian
This Mexican torta is a hearty sandwich that you’ll crave on Cinco de Mayo. This torta starts with a crisp ciabatta roll, then it’s layered with refried beans, cheddar cheese, lettuce, guacamole, and salsa. It’s a simple appetizer that is so satisfying you want to have this with all those margaritas and beers you’ll be drinking! Get the recipe at Easy Cheesy Vegetarian
9. Honey Lime Chicken Wings
Found from Isabel Eats
These finger licking wings are insanely good. The honey lime sauce poured on top of the wings is everything. This baked chicken wings recipe creates delicious crispy wings without using extra flours or coatings! Get the recipe at Isabel Eats
10. Easy Restaurant Style White Queso
Found from The Cookie Rookie
Queso dip is stuff that dreams are made of. It’s creamy and of course cheesy and best served with lots of chips. This is the type of appetizer that everyone will devour because it’s that good. The bubbly cheese is topped with jalapenos, tomatoes, and cilantro. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can top the queso off with spicy ground beef that melts into the delicious cheese dip! Best thing ever! Get the recipe at The Cookie Rookie
11. Skinny Mexican Pizza
Found from Snixy Kitchen
This Mexican pizza is not only delicious but a little healthy too. The pizza is made with tortillas, black beans, spices, olives, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, skim milk cheese, and a homemade avocado sauce. This Mexican pizza is crispy and really satisfying. Get the recipe at Snixy Kitchen
12. Green Chicken Enchiladas
Found from Tasting Table
These green salsa Verdes are crispy, cheesy and stuffed with pulled chicken. The tortillas are fried and then quickly drenched in the green salsa Verdes before stuffed and rolled. This creates the ultimate crispy, chewy texture we are looking for. It’s simply delicious! Get the recipe at Tasting Table
13. Cheesy Jalapeno Poppers
Found from Sweet and Savory By Shinee
Jalapeno poppers are definitely a crowd favorite. It’s all the right combination of spicy, cheesy and smoky. If you don’t want too much spice make sure to remove all the seed from the jalapeno and choose a cheese like mozzarella that will help mute the spiciness! Get the recipe at Sweet and Savory By Shinee
14. Churros with Chocolate and Espresso Sauce
Found from Drizzle and Dip
There’s nothing wrong with dessert as an appetizer. These crispy churros are piping hot and insanely delicious especially when you dip them into the silky smooth chocolate espresso sauce! The cinnamon sugar perfectly coats the fried dough. Trust me this is an appetizer everyone is going to love this Cinco de Mayo! Get the recipe at Drizzle and Dip
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- Strawberry Margarita Cake Recipe for Cinco de Mayo (tutorial)
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- How to Decorate Your First Cake (free course)
Cinco de Mayo is known for tacos, beer, and big pitchers of margaritas. These easy appetizers embrace the festive holiday and will keep you and your guests satisfied!
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
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