20 Dip Recipes For Cinco de Mayo And Beyond — Because No Chip Should Walk Alone

Somehow the year has zoomed by again (sorry, wasn't New Years like, yesterday?), and Cinco de Mayo is nearly upon us. Who doesn't like a day where margaritas and chips top the to-do list? Forget the fact that time is flashing before your eyes, and focus instead on the imminent arrival of summer with one of these amazing Cinco de Mayo dip recipes. Salsa, pico de gallo, guacamole... the gang is all here.

Of course it would be fine if you just picked up a six pack and some store bought salsa, but I know you're better than that. That bag of tortilla chips deserves more, and so do you. These 20 dip recipes run the gamut from quick, fresh pico de gallo and unexpected guacamoles to cheesy, melty pots of amazingness that you will not be able to turn down. The hardest part will be choosing which to include on your own Cinco de Mayo menu.

Image: Joy The Baker

Carmelized Pineapple, Bacon, And Goat Cheese Guacamole

This loaded guacamole is everything you never knew you needed.

Image & Recipe: How Sweet It Is

Avocado Peach Salsa

Best enjoyed poolside with a very cold beer.

Image & Recipe: Good Life Eats

Queso Fundito

This is what nachos want to be when they grow up.

Image & Recipe: Brown Eyed Baker

Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Dip

You can turn enchiladas into a chip dip, and you totally should.

Image & Recipe: How Sweet It Is

Spicy Tomatillo Salsa

Why should red salsa get all the love? On chips, tacos, or even eggs, this tomatillo salsa makes everything better.

Image & Recipe: The Crepes Of Wrath

Annie's Salsa

I’m not sure who Annie is, but she knows what’s up. This loaded, fresh salsa-salad is just as pretty as it is tasty.

Image & Recipe: Natasha’s Kitchen

Spicy Beer Queso With Chorizo And Black Beans

You read that right. BEER. QUESO.

Image & Recipe: How Sweet It Is

Curried Nachos With Mango Salsa

Curried lamb, mango salsa, cucumber yogurt, and feta make these nachos totally unconventional — and totally superb.

Image & Recipe: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

Mango And Cilantro Guacamole

Yes, fresh mango is just what your guacamole’s been missing.

Image & Recipe: A Cozy Kitchen

Black Bean Hummus

There’s never a bad time for hummus, and this black bean version has been Cinco de Mayo-fied with black beans, cilantro, cumin, and a little heat.

Image & Recipe: Good Life Eats

Shrimp Avocado Salsa Recipe

Adding shrimp to this super fresh, bright, avocado salsa means you can tide yourself over until the main course.

Image & Recipe: Natasha’s Kitchen

Black Bean Salsa

This black bean salsa is loaded with fresh veggies, so you can pile it on chip after chip (after chip), guilt-free.

Image & Recipe: Brown Eyed Baker

Grilled Corn, Peach, And Basil Salsa

Basically summer in a bowl.

Image & Recipe: How Sweet It Is

Cheesy Fontina, Chorizo, And Caramelized Onion Artichoke Dip

This festive artichoke dip is anything but traditional with hot chiles, chorizo, and cilantro. Just look at that cheese, though.

Image & Recipe: Half Baked Harveset

Spicy Shrimp Ceviche With Cucumbers And Burnt Peanuts

This Peruvian-style ceviche combines jalapeño, ginger, lime, cilantro, and burnt peanuts for an unexpected (and totally amazing) flavor. Just add a margarita.

Image & Recipe: A Cozy Kitchen

Easy Restaurant-Style Salsa

Is any appetizer more addictive than restaurant-style chips and salsa?

Image & Recipe: Good Life Eats

Mexican Seven Layer Dip

Beans, guacamole, salsa, cheese, and a host of other goodies make this the all-in-one meal of dips. Covers pretty much all the food groups, right?

Image & Recipe: Jelly Toast

Salsa Fresca

Everyone should know how to make the perfect salsa fresca. It’s basically the salad of the dip world.

Image & Recipe: The Kitchn

Ridiculously Easy Classic Fiesta Guacamole

It’s actually a law that you cannot celebrate Cinco de Mayo without guacamole.

Image & Recipe: Half Baked Harvest

Roasted Tomato And Hatch Chile Salsa

Roasting the ingredients for this salsa results in a deep, complex flavor that puts that store-bought stuff to shame.

Image & Recipe: Joy The Baker