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Grab a chip and start to dip: Creamy guacamole, fiery salsa, and cheesy queso are crowd-pleasing favorites for Cinco de Mayo. Set out some tortilla chips (or crudites for a healthier crunch) and guests will be gathered around in no time.
This quick guacamole can easily be customized –– add garlic for extra punch or jalapenos for more heat.
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Sweet corn and juicy tomatoes topped with a splash of red-wine vinegar make this colorful salsa a tasty twist on traditional flavors.
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Scoop up some fresh flavor: Diced onions and tomatoes, fresh lime juice, and cilantro make this suprisingly simple salsa super tasty –– no cooking required.
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Give your fiesta some fruity flair with this tropical salsa. It gets its heat from minced jalapeno, and a little bit of sweet from honey and pineapple.
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The blistered skins of roasted garlic, tomato, onion, and jalapeno give this salsa its fleckced appearance –– and a deep, full-bodied flavor.
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Guacamole gets an upgrade: Chunks of shrimp, scallions, and Mexican oregano make for a flavorful, chunky dip.
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What's better than bubbly, hot cheese dip? Dipping cooked chorizo into said cheese dip. Give queso the fondue treatment for an appetizer worth celebrating.
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Hearty chunks of mango add sweetness and texture to this chunky salsa, while habanero adds serious heat.
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Why choose one salsa when you could have both? This recipe works equally well with juicy plum tomatoes or more acidic green tomatillos.
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One-up seven-layer dip with an additional layer of festive flavor.
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