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Complete your next dinner with one of these delicious Mexican Side Dishes. From beans to salads, add one from this collection of recipes to make an ordinary meal extraordinary.
Most of the Mexican side dishes that you find here are authentic Mexican recipes.
There are a few instant pot Mexican recipes that are authentic but prepared differently. If you overlook the instant pot, then I can safely say they are all authentic Mexican side dishes.
Frijoles de la Olla
Next time you’re thinking of cooking pinto beans, or Frijoles de la Olla, try out this easy recipe.
It is the perfect side dish for your Mexican food favorites.
Arroz Mexicano is a traditional recipe, making it the ideal accompaniment to Mexican main dishes.
Ensalada de Coditos
Ensalada de Coditos is an easy Mexican appetizer or side dish that is great for parties or potlucks.
It comes together in minutes and is enjoyed by all.
The thrill of the grill. Cebollitas Asadas is a classic side dish that is at every Mexican BBQ.
A must-have with carne asada.
Ensalada de Nopales
Ensalada de Nopales is a cold cactus salad dressed in a tangy vinaigrette. It makes the best side dish to any of your favorite dishes, and it’s 100% vegan.
Jicama Corn Salad
Jicama Corn Salad is an easy and light side dish.
This Mexican recipe is perfect next to fish or chicken. Recipe by Piña en la Cocina.
Cebollas en Escabeche
Cebollas en Escabeche, or Mexican Pickled Red Onions, is a classic in Mexican cuisine.
A delicious topping that brings a lot of flavor to your favorite food.
These Nopales Asados are an easy side dish that everyone can eat. Not only that, but when grilled, the cactus pick up a yummy, smokey flavor that is delicious!
Serve as is, or put it into a salad. It’s sure to be a hit at your next backyard cookout.
Arroz Blanco, or Mexican White Rice, is an easy-to-make side dish that is perfect for any Mexican food.
For my fellow moms, this is a great recipe to sneak in some veggies. Wink. Wink.
Instant Pot Pinto Beans
Beans and rice and everything spice. That’s what Mexican food is made of. By making these Instant Pot Pinto Beans NO SOAK, you save time without sacrificing taste.
Who doesn’t love that!
Homemade Refried Beans, or Frijoles Refritos, are one of the easiest Mexican foods to make.
Vegetarian and yummy, they make the perfect side dish for any meal.
Mexican Street Corn
This Mexican Street Corn recipe is a favorite. Covered with mayonnaise, lime juice, cheese, and cilantro.
Incredibly delicious in every bite.
Papas con Rajas
Papas con Rajas, or Potatoes and Poblano Chiles, is a savory Mexican side dish. Serve it with eggs for breakfast or perfect as a light dinner.
It also makes a great option for Meatless Mondays.
Calabacitas con Elote
Of all the Mexican side dishes, I hope you try this one!
Calabacitas con Elote y Rajas de Chile Poblano, or Creamy Zucchini Corn and Poblano Chile, is a quick and tasty recipe for those nights you don’t feel like cooking.
Serve with flour tortillas and enjoy!
Charro Beans is a yummy recipe from Northern Mexico.
As a side dish or as a meal, you can’t go wrong with this dish.
Fideo Seco is a traditional Mexican recipe made of noodles and cooked in a tomato sauce. Mildly spicy and ready in minutes.
This dish makes a great side dish or yummy light lunch.
Chiles Toreados are easy-to-make and bring spice and flavor to any dish. Made with serrano peppers or jalapeños. They are usually found at Mexican taco stands everywhere.
Add this to your meal to make it extra real.
Cumin Lime Coleslaw
Add flavor and freshness with this Sweet Life Bake’s Cumin Lime Coleslaw recipe.
It’s yummy in every way.
Rajas con Crema
This one is listed under Mexican side dishes that make you drool!
Rajas con Crema, or Roasted Poblanos in Cream Sauce, is a yummy Mexican recipe that is not too spicy and 100% tasty.
It’s cheesy deliciousness in every bite.
Frijoles Puercos (or Piggy Beans) is an EASY side dish or appetizer that’s ready in minutes. The recipe includes cheese, chorizo, and more.. what’s not to love?!
Pickled Jalapenos are more of a condiment. They are tangy, spicy, and add tons of flavor to any meal.