Whether you're hosting a Latin-inspired theme party for all your friends, complete with a piñata and a mariachi band, or simply putting together a small fiesta for your family to spice things up at dinner time, Mexican bean dips and salsas are must-haves.
So make a pitcher of margaritas and get the party started with these tasty Mexican dips and salsas.
Don't Forget the Guac
What's a fiesta without chips and guac? This delicious black bean guacamole dip, made with tomatoes, avocados, cilantro and tender black beans, pairs great with a side of chips, veggies or crackers. Or, for a heartier appetizer, serve taquitos or mini tacos.
Layer It Up
A classic 7-layer dip is always a crowd-pleaser. Made with refried beans, taco seasoning, guacamole, sour cream, chunky salsa, lettuce, tomato and cheddar cheese and topped with black olives and green onions, this Mexican dip recipe has it all. Give it a little something extra with this black bean salsa in the salsa layer.
Got a sweet tooth? Sweeten up your salsa with some fresh mango, pineapple or strawberries. This black bean and pineapple salsa, made with black beans, pineapple chunks, chopped jalapenos and fresh cilantro, offers the perfect balance of spicy and sweet.
Serve your dips tapas bar style in mini glasses to add a bit of Spanish flare and offer your guests small portions of different flavors to sample. And don't forget to end the party with a delicious Mexican Flan or Tres Leches Cake.
Que la pases bien! (Have a good time!)