Cinco de Mayo is almost here, and that means one thing. No, not margaritas. OK yes, it means margaritas. But mostly it means it's time to fiesta! And the best part of every fiesta is the smorgasbord of delicious foods, am I right? If you're not celebrating Cinco de Mayo by tapping into the nearest bag of tortilla chips, you're not doing it right. Rather than relying on a jar of store bought salsa for this year's festivities, take this opportunity to branch out and search for a few Cinco de Mayo dip recipes that are innovative, exciting, delicious, and one of a kind.
Just because you're following a recipe doesn't mean it's going to be time consuming. Plenty of the following recipes are quick and easy, and require little to no preparation at all. For those of you who like to go all out for the holiday, there are a few more intricate recipes on the list as well. From cheesy, to corny, to vegan, to bacon-laden, these recipes have it all. One thing all of the recipes have in common? They're all delicious, and they're all perfect for your Cinco de Mayo fiesta. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some queso that needs my attention.
1. Queso Fundido With Chorizo
Looking for something warm and creamy to satisfy your tastebuds this Cinco de Mayo? Try this queso fundido with chorizo from A Cozy Kitchen, and you'll wish you'd made two batches instead of one.
2. Spicy Black Bean Dip
This spicy black bean dip from Big Girls Small Kitchen is so easy it's criminal. No cooking needed — just a food processor and a handful of ingredients.
3. Avocado Dip
I know what you're thinking, avocado dip? Isn't that just guacamole? Not this recipe. With pineapple, Sriracha, boiled egg, Budget Bytes presents an avocado dip that's not quite guacamole, but'll have everyone begging you for the recipe.
4. Cheesy Chili Dip
Looking for a cheesy dip with a kick? Look no further. This cheesy chili dip from Averie Cooks is going to knock your socks off — and it only takes five minutes to make.
5. Bacon Corn Dip
With a ton of vegetables and a sprinkling of bacon for the top, this bacon corn dip by Damn Delicious will have you reaching for a spoon rather than a chip.
6. Jalapeño Bacon Dip
This jalapeño bacon dip from Domestic Fits is delicious, and doesn't have to be super spicy. Simply adjust the level of spice by paying attention to how many seeds you keep in the ingredients.
7. Avocado Hummus
A Cozy Kitchen's avocado hummus is the perfect blend between guacamole and hummus, a light and delicious dip that nobody will be able to get enough of.
8. Seven Layer Dip
I think it's law that every party needs to have a seven layer dip present, even if it's a party of one and you wind up eating the entire pan yourself. This classic recipe from Budget Bytes will do the trick.
9. Double Melted Cheese And Red Pepper Dip
Averie Cooks does not disappoint with this double melted cheese and red pepper dip, which is perfect with bread, veggies, chips, and any vehicle that can bring cheese into your mouth.
10. Pico De Gallo
Not only does this pico de gallo from Foodie Crush make a perfect dip, it's great on tacos, nachos, and everything in between. Make a big batch and put it on literally everything.
11. Chipotle Tequila Cheese Fondue
Who doesn't love a dip with a little bit of booze in it? This chipotle tequila cheese fondue adds a splash of mezcal for a boozy kick.
12. White Bean Dip
Perfect for crackers, chips, pita, vegetables, and just about anything else you can think of, this recipe from Budget Bytes for white bean dip is simple and delicious, and will have you reaching for the cannellinis over and over again.
13. White Cheddar Garlic Sriracha Dip
Creamy, garlicky, spicy, heavenly. That sums up this white cheddar garlic Sriracha dip from Domestic Fits.
14. 2-Ingredient Queso Dip
This recipe from Gimme Some Oven is a literal 2-ingredient queso dip, and everyone's going to be begging you for the recipe. Keep it a deep, dark secret, and you'll have a secretly easy party pleaser forever.
15. Slow Cooker Corn And Jalapeño Dip
When I hear the words slow cooker, it's music to my ears. Imagine my delight when I came across this epic slow cooker corn and jalapeño dip from Damn Delicious. Sweet, spicy, and creamy — this dish is everything you could've dreamed of!