Chicken Tacos To Shrimp Ceviche: 6 Tempting Mexican Appetisers
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Summer is probably the best time to have a nice party at home. The weather is nicer and it's easier for people to travel as it is sunny outside. One is also not bound to only eat a certain type of food during the summer as opposed to the winter. Most often, the hardest part about throwing a party or inviting a group of people for a celebration at home is deciding the menu. A person has to strike an equilibrium between being healthy and tasty. 

Talking about health and taste, one cuisine that instantly strikes the mind is Mexican. People in Mexico heavily rely on natural produce and dairy products for their food. Just like Indian cuisine, Mexican cuisine is an amalgamation of various flavours that give it a multilayered taste and texture. Here are some of the top Mexican appetisers that one can plan to make at home for a summer celebration.

* Chicken Fajita Quesadilla 

Quesadillas or light yet extremely fulfilling appetisers, are perfect for parties when the host doesn't want to make multiple appetisers but a single thing that is extremely remarkable. This heavenly quesadilla is made in a fajita style by adding a lot of sautéed onions, chilli peppers, and spicy chicken blocks that are seasoned with tangy tomato sauce. All of these things are properly stacked in a quesadilla shell and cooked on the pan until the quesadilla shell becomes brown.

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* Chicken Tacos

This is a fried version of chicken tacos that is crunchy and certainly not the healthiest thing that one can have. But this tastes good only because of the different textures and ingredients that are used to make the snack. Instead of deep-frying, a person can also bake these tacos. These tacos are made by stuffing chicken, zucchini, black pepper, chilli, pepper, jack, and cumin. One can also add some tomato puree for extra moisture and taste.

* Chicken Pinwheels

Chicken pinwheels are popular party snacks that are generally made in the Italian style by using cheese and ham. But the Mexican-style chicken pinwheel is a lip-smacking recipe that is made by using chicken breast, avocados, cheese, tomatoes, and taco seasoning, all of which are wrapped in tortillas and then cooked on a pan.

These are then cut into bite-size wraps and served to the guests. If a person is taking already-cooked chicken breast, then it is only going to take 10 minutes to make this recipe. This is a last-minute saviour for people who are preparing everything just before the party is about to begin. This can be served with some Greek yoghurt or sour cream on the side.

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* Shrimp Ceviche

Shrimp ceviche sounds like a very complicated dish to make but it's quite easy, especially when it is made by using shrimp and not any other type of meat. To make this, one has to mix vegetables like carrots, bell peppers, and onions with jalapeños, lime juice, shrimp, chilli, pepper, salt, black pepper, and some baby corn in a big bowl. This can be served on the side with some crackers or chips as a dip. It is extremely fresh and light and it can also be consumed as a salad with pasta or garlic bread.

* Spicy Pineapple Salsa

Mexican food is all about exotic and over-the-top appetisers that are a product of different types of flavours bought together to make an irresistible dish. Spicy pineapple salsa is the best way to start a party, as it can be served with different types of bread, chips and other snacks. This fruity salsa is made by using lime juice, bell peppers, onions, pineapple, tomatoes, cilantro, and some Mexican herbs like cumin, oregano, and garlic. The best way to serve this salsa is to put it in a hollow.

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* Sheet Pan Black Bean Nachos

A list of Mexican appetisers is incomplete without a dish that has nachos. Nachos are truly an identification mark of Mexican cuisine, and there is nothing better than serving the guests crunchy and cheesy appetisers to start the party. Nachos require a very short amount of time to be baked and prepared.

One has to simply arrange nachos on a tray and layer them with cheese, black beans, corn, chicken and jalapeños. One can also use some pizza or pasta sauce as one of the many layers. This has to be baked in the microwave for a couple of minutes for the cheese to melt properly and served fresh to the guests.