Mexican Appetizers For Thanksgiving Dinner
Shake up your holiday a little bit by providing some Mexican appetizers for Thanksgiving dinner. Even a traditional celebration like Thanksgiving can benefit from a little variety now and then. Your Thanksgiving guests will thank you for making the spicy pumpkin soup and sweet mango salsa described below!
To make pumpkin soup for Thanksgiving, you will need:
- 2 tbsp. oregano
- 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced
- 4 1/2 cups of chicken stock
- 3 1/2 cups of pumpkin puree
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- 1 pound of Mexican chorizo sausage, cooked and chopped
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1 1/2 tbsp. oil
- 3 small potatoes, diced, with peels removed
- 1/3 cup cilantro, finely minced
- 1/3 cup onions, coarsely chopped
- 2/3 cup of onions, finely chopped
- A large pot
Begin preparing your soup. Savory pumpkin soup with spicy chorizo sausage makes the perfect Mexican appetizer for Thanksgiving Dinner. To start the soup, saute 1/3 cup of coarsely chopped onions and the garlic in the oil over medium heat for two minutes, being careful not to scorch them.
Add the broth, pumpkin puree, cooked chorizo, oregano, cumin and potatoes. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 40 to 50 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender. Remove from heat.
- After the soup has cooled for fifteen minutes, add the cream, stir well and serve this Mexican appetizer immediately. Have your Thanksgiving dinner guests top this Mexican appetizer with minced cilantro and onions.
To make mango salsa, you will need:
- 1 cup minced red onion
- 2 cups of tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped
- 1 cup of minced cilantro
- 2 cups of ripe mango, finely diced
- 2 tsp. garlic powder
- Salt (to taste)
- 1 to 2 serrano chili peppers, seeded and finely chopped
- Tortilla chips
- A large bowl
- A serving bowl
Gather the ingredients for your salsa. Flavorful mango salsa adds just the right blend of flavors to make this Mexican appetizer a favorite at your Thanksgiving dinner. Mix all the mango salsa ingredients, except for the salt and serrano peppers, in a large bowl.
- Add the salt and peppers according to your taste. Refrigerate overnight to allow the flavors to blend.
- Remove the salsa from the refrigerator and place into a serving bowl. Serve this flavorful Mexican appetizer to your Thanksgiving dinner guests with a side of tortilla chips.