Easy Mexican Bites Recipe (Perfect Party Food)

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Delicious and Easy Mexican Bites

These little Mexican bites are full of flavor and there’s no cooking required to make them! They’re a great healthy appetizer for a party or just an awesome snack you can make quickly at home.

Just layer black beans, salsa, the cream cheese mixture, and green onions into some Tostitos Scoops! Pretty easy. They come together quickly too if you recruit some extra hands to help you assemble them. Be prepared that they might disappear even more quickly than it took to make them though.

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Tips for the Best Mexican Bites

For the best flavor, choose a salsa that you like. I used Pace Chunky Mild Salsa and we love the Tostitos Multigrain Scoops. The cream cheese mixture is the real kicker though. A perfect combination of seasonings, creaminess, and flavor. It is a big part of what makes these Mexican bites so yummy.

mexican bites sour cream cream cheese mixture (mexican party food)

The Perfect Mexican Party Food

I brought these to a party and they were a hit, but I should’ve doubled the amount! They were gone in a snap and with rave reviews.

The serving platter that I used is about 16 inches by 11.5 inches, just to give you an idea. Every so often, especially around the holidays, Costco has some great deals on serving platters and things like that. Here are some serving platters on Amazon.

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Recipe adapted slightly from America’s Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook.

Easy Mexican Bites Recipe (Perfect Party Food)

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Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Yield: 1 lb | Serves: 10-15


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • about 50 Tostitos Tortilla Scoops
  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed
  • 3/4 cup chunky salsa
  • 2 green onions, minced


  1. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese, sour cream, garlic, oregano, and chili powder.
  2. Place scoops on a serving platter and fill with the beans, distributing evenly.
  3. Then add the salsa and top with a small dollop of the cream cheese mixture.
  4. Evenly sprinkle the green onions over the tops.
  5. Serve.

Recipe Adapted From: America's Test Kitchen Quick Family Cookbook

Ingredients: Beans, Cheese, Chili powder, Cream Cheese, Garlic, Onion, Oregano, Salsa, Sour Cream, Tortilla Chips
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, New Year's Eve, Summer, Super Bowl Party, Egg Free, Meatless
Categories: Finger Food and Dips, Mexican, No Bake

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