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Everyone will love these Mexican appetizers! Pick from authentic and fusion-style recipes starring the best zesty, zingy flavors.

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When it comes to entertaining, there’s nothing better than Mexican cuisine! The bold, zesty flavors of this culinary tradition are renowned around the world. Looking for party ideas? Try these great Mexican appetizers! This list includes both traditional Mexican recipes, Tex Mex favorites, and fusion-style spins featuring Mexican-style flavors. There are a few recipes from this website, and selections from some of our favorite Mexican food blogs: Isabel Orozco-Moore of Isabel Eats and Alejandra Graf of Brown Sugar and Vanilla.

And now…20 great Mexican appetizers!

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Mexican Corn Dip

20 Tasty Mexican Appetizers

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x


This Mexican street corn dip recipe is inspired by the irresistible flavors of street corn: lime, chili, cilantro and crumbled cheese!


  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon each garlic powder and cumin
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 3 cans corn kernels, drained (or 4 ½ cups cooked corn or grilled corn*)
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 red pepper, finely diced
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped
  • 7 ounce can diced green chiles
  • 1 cup crumbled Cotija cheese or feta cheese


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, Greek yogurt, lime juice, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, and kosher salt.
  2. Prepare the corn, green onions, red pepper and cilantro as noted above. Mix together the drained corn, chopped vegetables, green chiles, cheese, and dressing. If desired, top with a sprinkle more cheese crumbles. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.


*This should require about 5 cobs corn, depending on their size.

  • Category: Dip
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican inspired
  • Diet: Vegetarian

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Judy Trent says:

    Forget to put 5 Stars!
    Please add to my review!

  2. Judy Trent says:

    Love the variety of easy Mexican recipes online at!
    Thank you and best of luck with your cookbook!
    Best wishes with your future cooking adventures!

  3. savannah says:

    this is the best food i have ever had