Why Mexican Appetizers are so Popular

By: Muna wa Wanjiru

Mexican appetizers are natural flavored, colorful, and fresh, It is always based on seasonal produce. Once you taste one Mexican dish, you will want to keep tasting and trying more recipes as it is really tasty and delicious. If you plan to have a party, then Mexican appetizers can be a good choice.

One reason for which these recipes are so popular is that they are very easy to make and go from kitchen to dinner table in no time at all. Mexican themed party or fiesta goes very well with just any occasion; regardless of it is get together for neighbors or you are celebrating some important occasion.

Most popular Mexican appetizer is quesadillas. In simple way, quesadillas are pan grilled, Mexican tortilla sandwiches. As simple as they are to prepare, the combination of ingredients is limited only to imagination; you can experiment with different cheese and can have various chopped vegetables for filling. For making good quesadilla you need good quality tortilla. For making a quesadillas you will need four tortillas, fillings like pico de gallo, which is a traditional Mexican salsa made up of tomatoes, onion and cilantro. Then guacamole, chopped tomatoes, jalapenos, chopped fresh herbs, guacamole, and sour cream. Place tortilla on cutting board, sprinkle with combination of filling top with second tortilla. Cook over lower heat until cheese melted remove quesadillas from pan once both sides are golden brown. Cut them into pieces and garnish with guacamole and sour cream. You can have some variations with black beans, shrimps and corn.

Many Mexican appetizer recipes also lend themselves well to dips. Popular favorite dips include guacamole, salsa and chile con queso. Seven-layer party dip is popular party dish. In this taco dip, all typical taco ingredients are layered into one dish. This recipe has dip with tortilla chips. Main ingredients of this seven-layer dip are beans, cream cheese, sour cream, salsa, tomato m bell pepper, onions, lettuce leaves, olive and most important of all shredded cheddar cheese. In this appetizer first, lend taco seasoning mix and refried beans, spread this mixture over platter, mix sour cream and cheese spread it over refried beans, top this layer with salsa, then layer of tomato, green bell paper, green onions, and top with cheddar cheese. Use black olives for garnishing. And your seven layer dip is ready.

Apart from these two popular recipes, you can have many different Mexican appetizers. Different types of salsa like salsa Ranchero, salsa with fresh cilantro, super salsa, cheesy salsa, tomatilaa avocado salsa. You can have different dip like hot bean dip, Mexican bean dip, and Yucatan black bean dip. You can different dips with tortilla chips. Other than dip and quesadillas, you can have taco pie Mexican devilled chips, Mexican squares, Mexican meatballs, salsa Mexicana, shrimp gazpacho. Shrimp gazpacho is also very popular Mexican appetizer.

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