If you are wondering what to serve with enchiladas, look no further! There are several delicious Mexican recipes to serve as side dishes or compliments.
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What I love most about enchiladas is that you can assemble them ahead of time. Then, just pour the sauce – red chile sauce, salsa verde sauce, a cream sauce – and DONE!
Plus, they are easy on the pocketbook, yummy, and make a great homemade meal any day of the week.
I make enchiladas for my whole family all the time. Chicken, beef, shrimp … yum! I’m a purest, meaning I believe they should be made with corn tortillas. However, the ones made with flour tortillas are equally delicious.
Today, I’m sharing with you the best sides and compliments to serve with enchiladas regardless of the filling or the sauce. These are all popular Mexican food recipes that have been tried and tested by readers.
Next time you’re having an enchilada dinner, try one of these recipes and tell me about it in the comments below. They are sure to create an unforgettable and tasty main course.
Mexican rice (Arroz Mexicano) is a classic Mexican side dish. The rice comes out tasty, fluffy, and flavorful. No need to wait. It’s ready in under 30 minutes. Note: this is sometimes referred to as “Spanish rice.”
Pinto beans, or Frijoles de la Olla, are SO easy to make. It is the yummiest and one of the most traditional Mexican side dishes.
Ensalada de Nopales (or Cactus Salad) is a vegan-friendly, refreshing, and versatile side dish. It’s a staple in Mexico that pairs well with just about anything!
Pico de Gallo is an easy and delicious side. Made with all fresh ingredients. As a topping or serve with tortilla chips for an incredibly tasty appetizer.
For a complete meal, try this recipe! Ensalada de Coditos is a Mexican Elbow Pasta Salad that’s a party favorite. Pasta dressed in a creamy sauce. It makes a great side dish to any recipe.
Frijoles Puercos is a cheesy side dish that’s loaded with flavor. The chorizo and creamy pinto beans take this side to the next level.
Elotes Mexicanos (Mexican Corn) will blow your taste buds away. Layered with mayonnaise, cotija cheese and chile powder, and then, drizzled with lime. It’s something worth sinking your teeth into.
When you’re wondering what to serve with your homemade enchiladas, consider this one. Nopales Asados (or Grilled Cactus) are a healthy side dish that are smokey in flavor, vegan friendly, and ready in minutes.
Arroz Blanco, or Mexican White Rice, is one of the tastiest Mexican dishes that is perfect for your dinner table. Made with simple ingredients and has great flavors.
The best side dishes are the easiest, like this one – Refried Beans. They are creamy, tasty, and cheap too. Minimal prep is required. No wonder they are a favorite in the Mexican cuisine.
Papas con Rajas is a great combination of flavors. Tender potatoes mixed with roasted poblano peppers and topped with cheese. What’s not to love about that!
Pickled Jalapenos are spicy, tangy, and bursting with deliciousness. Even just one slice brings extra flavor and heat to Mexican meals.
Mexican Pickled Red Onions (or Cebolla en Escabeche) are really easy to prepare and make a tasty topping. Pickled in lemon juice or white distilled vinegar gives them a long shelf life. FYI, you can also do this white onion.
Papas a la Mexicana are tasty Mexican-style potatoes. Made with the colors of the Mexican flag – jalapeno, onion, and tomatoes. Tender potatoes with tons of flavor.
Chiles Toreados are spicy jalapenos or serranos that are cooked until their skins blistered. They are then seasoned and add heat and flavor to the main dish. Usually grilled but you can do them on the stove too.
Mexican Enchilada Recipes
Hope you try all of these amazing side dishes and compliments. If you do, leave me a comment below. Provecho!
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