Appetizer recipes

Check out our appetizer recipes section for simple and tasty starters, appetizers, dips, snacks and much more. In this section you can find simple and easy to make recipes for dips, vinaigrettes and other salad dressings, pickles and much more.

Bean nachos recipe 

Deep fried corn tortilla wedges topped with refried beans, cheese, guacamole and sour cream and served with mild and hot chili sauces. One of the most popular Mexican snacks, great as an appetizer.
Tags: corn tortillas, cheese, refried beans, guacamole, sour cream 

Meatballs with spicy yogurt dipping sauce recipe 

A great appetizer, spicy beef meatballs served with a spicy yogurt dipping sauce.
Tags: ground beef, eggs, mint, yogurt 

Pork dumplings (boiled, steamed or potstickers) recipe 

Dumplings or potstickers are one of the most well known and favorite Chinese dishes. The filling (usually made with pork, chicken, shrimp and vegetables) is wrapped in a round-shaped dough and then boiled, steamed or fried. Dumplings can be served with stir fried cabbage and a dipping sauce made with soy sauce, sesame oil and other ingredients. They are great as an appetizer.
Tags: ground pork, green onions, ginger, bamboo shoots, shitake mushrooms 
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Shrimp arancini recipe 

Italian fried rice and cheese balls filled with a shrimp and cream mixture, great as an appetizer.
Tags: onion, shrimp, cream, parsley, rice 

Refried beans recipe 

Refried beans is a typical Mexican dish. It can be used as a side dish or as a filling in dishes like enchiladas, burritos and more. This recipe uses fresh beans so make sure you soak them the night before. You can of course use canned beans - the taste might not be the same but they will still taste good.
Tags: pinto beans, pork fat, onion, garlic, oregano 

Chipotle salsa recipe 

A great Mexican salsa with tomatillos (small green tomatoes widely used in the Mexican cusine) and chipotle chiles. The tomatillos are first roasted, then mixed with the chipotles, sauteed onion, coriander, vinegar and dried oregano. The salsa makes a great side dish with most Mexican dishes.
Tags: tomatillos, olive oil, red onion, coriander, chipotle chiles 

Pico de gallo recipe 

A fresh tomato, onion and jalapeno based salsa, used as a side dish with many Mexican dishes. This very popular side dish is easy to make and tastes best when fresh.
Tags: tomatoes, garlic, onion, cilantro, jalapenos 

Pickled jalapenos recipe 

Jalapenos are an essential ingredient in the Mexican cuisine. This recipe shows how to make pickled jalapenos. Pickled jalapenos can be used in many Mexican dishes such as nachos, enchiladas, quesadillas and more. The jalapenos can be refrigerated for about a month.
Tags: jalapenos, cauliflower, carrots, onions, peppercorns 

Cheese nachos recipe 

A great Mexican appetizer, cheese nachos are corn tortilla chips topped with cheese and jalapeno chiles.
Tags: corn tortillas, cheese, jalapeno chiles, scalions 

Chile con queso recipe 

A traditional TexMex chili cheese sauce, great as a dip for nachos.

Tags: onion, garlic, green chiles, jalapeno, cheese 

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