Despite the fact that nachos are delicious, making Mexican appetizers should mean more than simply getting these savory chips creations ready to go.
Make some Mexican Shrimp Cocktail instead. Its combination of fresh seafood, plum tomatoes, and jalapeños, mixed in with fresh herbs, is the perfect dip for Mexican-inspired flavors. For something simple, but no less savory, some Cast-Iron Salsa, with charred onions, garlic, and peppers will create a dish you can't imagine could be so sweet. For simplicity on a skewer, but flavor that is off the charts, sear some Mexican-Grilled Shrimp with Smoky Sweet Sauce. With a few simple additions, you can even turn this into a meal. Or, for Southern flavors south of the border, make a batch of Sweet Potato and Chorizo Sausage Bites.
They make mixing peppery and sugary simple, and the result is the perfect blend of sweet heat. If you prefer a twist on the traditional, make some Grilled Mexican Corn Salad: you won't be able to slather the butter on in quite the same way, but it will taste just as good. So grab those tortilla chips, but dip them in some of the dishes that make Mexican-inspired appetizers something to devour.