If you are looking for some delicious Mexican side dishes, here is a list of 40+ Mexican side dishes for you to explore and try in this Mexican fiesta. These Mexican sides are incredibly delicious yet easy recipes.
Mexican cuisine is renowned for its vibrant flavors, bold spices, and diverse culinary traditions. Starting from tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, etc, Mexican main courses are popular across the globe. However, the rich Mexican cuisine also includes an array of delicious side dishes as well.
Mexican Food And Flavor
Mexican food is a delicious cuisine popular for its bold and vibrant flavors. It offers a wide variety of dishes that are bursting with taste and excitement.
From tangy salsas and creamy guacamole to spicy chili peppers and aromatic herbs, Mexican flavors are always satisfying.
This cuisine combines ingredients like tomatoes, onions, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice to create a symphony of tastes. It also has many flavorful blends of spices. If you love Mexican flavor, here are my vegan Mexican recipes to try.
Mexican Side dishes
Here is a list of delicious Mexican side dishes to accompany the entrees. I have divided them into three parts.
- Beans, Corn, & Rice
- Sauces and dips
- Salsa and salads
Beans, Corn & Rice
Mexican Street Corn Casserole
Mexican Street Corn Casserole has all the flavors of Mexican street corn, just off the cob! A one-pan side dish that is sure to be a hit with everyone!
Mexican Corn Ribs
It's your favorite Mexican street corn on the cob, but cut into much less messy, grabbable, fun, Mexican Corn Ribs! Grilled and spiced then topped with cotija cheese and fresh cilantro, these vegetarian and gluten-free corn "riblets" are the perfect way to use that fresh summer corn
Blackened corn is an easy 15-minute and 3 ingredients side dish made by simply tossing corn in blackened seasoning and lightly charring. The flavor is sweet and warm, bringing a fresh twist to corn. This recipe is perfect for dinner, picnics, potlucks, and barbeques. It is also perfect with tacos on top of burritos, bowls, and salads.
Mexican Rice Vegan
This vegan Mexican rice is a perfect side dish. It's easy to make both ways in the instant pot or on the stovetop.
Mexican Black Beans
These Vegan Mexican Black Beans are just like the ones you love from Mexican restaurants but homemade! With a short list of budget-friendly pantry ingredients and 40 minutes, you can achieve gourmet flavors and the perfect creamy texture. Use them as a protein-packed addition to burrito bowls, tacos, nachos, and more!
Instant Pot Pinto Beans
You can cook the pinto beans on the stovetop or in an instant pot too. However, in the instant pot, cooking beans is so easy and quick. Plus, add your favorite seasonings to beans or blend and make refried beans. You can also add rice to the beans and cook in the instant pot.
Refried Black Beans
These vegan, dairy-free refined beans are healthier than the average refined beans and low in sodium. They take only minutes to make and go great with all things Mexican!
Instant pot Spanish Rice
Spanish rice is a flavorful rice loaded with Mexican flavors. It's one of the easiest recipes to make even for beginners. Add this to your menu for a quick side.
Instant Pot Refried Beans
If you enjoy the taste of refried beans, ditch the canned version and learn how to make these Instant Pot Refried Beans with ease. The recipe is simple to follow and will leave you with delicious beans!
Cilantro Lime Rice
Cilantro lime rice is an easy Mexican-inspired side dish. You can make them on the stovetop or in an Instant Pot easily. This is loaded with freshness of cilantro herbs and zesty lime juice. More than anything, this is a perfect combination to add to any meal.
Mexican Air Fryer Corn On The Cob
VeganThis Mexican Air Fryer Corn On the Cob, made with pantry staples, is juicy and cooked to tender charred perfection in just 10 minutes. Campfire and grill version added too.
Coconut Lime Rice
This vegan cilantro lime rice is bursting with flavor and will transport your taste buds to a tropical paradise. This zesty and aromatic dish is a true explosion of flavor, combining the nutty and sweet taste of coconut milk with the tangy and citrusy kick of fresh lime juice.
Sauces & Dips - Mexican Side Dishes
Authentic Guacamole Recipe
The best Authentic Guacamole Recipe! Fresh and delicious, only 6 whole food ingredients, this easy guacamole is naturally gluten-free, vegan, keto, and paleo! Cool and creamy mashed avocado with just the right amount of traditional Mexican flavors and spice!
Cilantro Lime Sauce
Avocado Cilantro Sauce
Avocado cilantro sauce is a creamy and healthy condiment to serve with any of the Mexican meals. This is a great salad dressing too.
Roasted Poblano Sauce
This Roasted Poblano Sauce is vegan and super flavorful! The perfect condiment for any Mexican-inspired meal.
This Quick Vegan Queso is easy to make and so delicious! Perfect as a dip or to drizzle on top of Mexican-inspired dishes.
Mexican chamoy dip
This easy Mexican chamoy dip makes for a super versatile side with any of your favorites- from Tostilocos to enchiladas to even ice cream! What’s best is the fact that you can actually batch-make this and store it for later too!
Salsa / Salads - Mexican Side Dishes
Pico de Gallo
This classic pico de Gallo is an authentic Mexican dish. This is great as a side dish as well as one of the best toppings you can add to your tacos, etc.
This mango salsa is my summer favorite. And no doubt this is gonna be your favorite way to eat mangoes. Above all what makes this delish is its flavor plus the texture that comes from the sweet peppers and onions.
This is a perfect blend of flavors. And to add to this the creamy avocado dressing makes this even taste better.
Corn Mango Salsa
You’ll love this fresh corn mango salsa. It’s the perfect combination of sweet mango, tangy lime, fresh cilantro, and fresh corn all tossed in one bowl for easy clean up making this one of our favorite recipes.
Black Bean Avocado Salad
This Black Bean Avocado Salad is a quick and easy recipe that tastes amazing! Using easy-to-find ingredients and ripe avocados, this is a sure winner for any crowd!
Mexican Pasta Salad
The easiest Gluten-Free Mexican Pasta Salad recipe ever! It's just 7 ingredients, vegan, allergy-free, and takes just 10 minutes! Whether you're feeding a crowd at a summer potluck, cookout, or bbq, or you just need a super quick and healthy lunch or dinner, this Mexican macaroni salad is a must! Easy to meal prep and make ahead.
Fresh peach salsa with red pepper, jalapeño, red onion, tomatoes, cilantro, and fresh lime juice. A sweet and savory salsa is perfect to pair with chips or any appetizers.
Roasted Chili Corn Salsa
This Roasted Chili Corn Salsa recipe is super easy to make. It's fresh, sweet, smoky, and just a little bit spicy. A delicious side dish or topping for tacos.
Mango Avocado Salsa
This refreshing and vibrant Mango Avocado salsa is the perfect side dish to go with any Mexican dish. Packed with flavors and textures and an easy no-cook recipe.
Air Fryer Tostada
If you have been looking for a quick and easy recipe to shake things up at dinner time? These air fryer tostadas are versatile and delicious. They can also be made to suit a gluten-free or vegan diet.
Here are a few of the popular Mexican side dishes you can try with your Mexican food.
Mexican Side Dishes
- 1 tbsp olive oil as per recipe
- vegetables as per recipe
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- Follow the detailed instructions of each recipe.