10 yummy, Mexican-inspired snacks for summer patio parties

Mexican food is all the rage right now. Everyone is going crazy over tacos, burritos and guac, and I’m definitely no exception!

Whether it’s Chipotle, Playa Cabana Cantina or Z Teca, rarely a week goes by that I don’t give in to my cravings and nosh on some Mexican. I’ll admit it — the stuff is insanely addictive! All the spices, creams and flavours make for a delicious, savoury party in your mouth.

While Mexican tends to be high in calories and fat, I think we can all agree that it’s the perfect cuisine for warm summer nights spent hanging out on a patio.

Plus, not all the ingredients are completely sinful! Beans are high in fibre, avocado is full of healthy fats and meat and fish are awesome sources of protein, so you don’t have to feel too bad about your Friday night Mex-fest!

The current trend of fiesta-appropriate fare has given new life to traditional dishes. Adorable re-workings are popping up all over Pinterest and Instagram, and I’m all for it!

Whether it’s a margarita recipe, braised beef tacos or good-old-fashioned guac and tortilla chips, there’s always a creative, innovative way to re-imagine a traditional dish. I’m loving all the mini variations of these favourites — they’re just so undeniably cute!

I’ve gathered some of the yummiest Mexican recipes from around the net. Click through the gallery below to start planning your fabulous fiesta!

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