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What To Serve With Burritos?

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What to serve with burritos? Not much! This is because they are so filling, and most of the sides to go with burritos would be stuffed inside the burrito itself anyway! Having said that, in this article, we will highlight a few side dishes for burritos that would make lovely accompaniments.

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If you’re currently sorting through your pantry leftovers and pondering what to serve alongside your burritos, look no further! We’re delighted to provide you with over 10 delectable options of salsas, salads, and side dishes to complement this delightful dish.

In this culinary tapestry, we find
a feast of flavours, one of a kind. Burritos and their companions, a perfect array, a celebration of tastes that brighten our day. So read on for delicious treats.

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How To Make Burritos

Picture a beautifully wrapped treat, brimming with layers of tantalizing flavours. Before we go ahead with the selection of pairings, let’s help you recap how to make your own Burritos at home.

It begins with selecting a tortilla, next, a variety of ingredients are added, such as seasoned meat or beans, rice, cheese, and vegetables. The ingredients are then wrapped tightly inside the tortilla, creating a convenient handheld meal. Burritos can be customised to personal preferences and offer a versatile option for a satisfying and flavorful meal.

1. Mexican Bean Salad

Add some freshness, colour and crunch on the side of your Burrito with this delicious Mexican Bean Salad.

Best Served With: Chicken Burrito

Mexican Bean Salad

2. Mexican Corn (Esquites)

This is a delicious street corn recipe! A truly authentic Mexican street food dish, that would also go well as one of the options to serve with burritos. The secret to this Mexican corn recipe is a dollop of our Chipotle Mayo. It brings it to a whole new level and adds that irresistible dimension of smoky flavour. If corn is your thing, be sure to try our Baked Mexican Elotes recipe which has similar flavours, except that it’s on the cob.

Best Served With: Tortilla Wrap Hack Luchito Style

Mexican Corn (Esquites)

3. Mexican Salad

Our Mexican salad is a perfect side to eat with burritos in the Spring or Summer. In addition, it’s a beautiful salad to look at, very colourful, and full of healthy goodness. Combine fresh salad leaves with carrots, radishes, spring onions, feta, avocado and our black Cantina Beans. Add to that a bit of crunch with our Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips and some chipotle dressing! This results in a fun texture with tons of flavour.

Best Served With: Spicy Jackfruit Burrito

Mexican Salad

4. Mexican Coleslaw

Is there anything a side of delicious Mexican coleslaw can’t improve? Add a generous amount of this crisp cabbage Mexican slaw recipe to your plate, along with your burrito, and you’re on to a winner.  Much more flavourful than traditional coleslaw, it’s taken up a notch with a spicy dressing made with our Chipotle Mayo and zingy lime.

Best Served With: Black Bean Burrito

Mexican Coleslaw

5. Lime and Coriander Rice

This rice dish with lime and coriander is bursting with freshness and signature Mexican flavour with our Chipotle Lime Paste. We not only love adding some to inside our burritos but also on the side.

Best Served With: Vegan Burrito

Chipotle Lime Paste

6. Mexican Rice With Chipotle

This authentic Mexican rice recipe had to be added to this post on what to serve with burritos. It’s a great one to add to a lot of Mexican recipes, has a wonderful flavour and just adds some more pizzazz to your burritos! The Mexican rice is filled with carrots, peas, coriander and a cheeky teaspoon of our Chipotle Paste. This blends in the smoky flavour of chipotle chillies and caramelised onion. For more on what is real Mexican food check out our blog What Is Authentic Mexican Food?

Best Served With: Chilli Con Carne Burrito

Mexican Rice with Chipotle

7. Pico De Gallo

Serve our pico de gallo recipe along with your burritos. It’s one of the easiest and freshest salsas there is and you can serve it with or on just about anything. We have combined fresh tomatoes, raw onion, chilli, lime juice, coriander and our Smoky Chipotle Fajita and Taco Mix to make this very simple dish. The more chilli you add, the spicier it is!

Best Served With: Chicken Burrito

Pico De Gallo

8. Guacamole and Chips

Is a Mexican meal even complete without some freshly made guacamole and some Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips?! Our homemade guacamole recipe couldn’t be easier with the fresh flavour coming from a dollop of our Tomatillo Salsa. As far as what to serve with burritos goes, this is a no-brainer.

Best Served With: Any of our Burrito Recipes

Homemade Guacamole

9. Mexican Black Beans

Mexican black beans are a classic to serve with burritos. Our lovely Cantina Beans (authentic black beans with their juices) are waiting for you to warm up and dollop inside your burritos, or just have them on the side. If it’s the latter, you can garnish them with some finely chopped onion, tomatoes, chillies, coriander, some scoops of avocado and dollops of creme fraiche! Delicious!

Best Served With: Breakfast Burrito

Mexican Black Beans

10. Nachos

If you are going large, then this chicken nachos recipe is the best dish to serve with burritos and perfect for sharing (if you’re willing to!). It’s always nice to have something to nibble at on the side! This recipe smothers our Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips in our Homemade Guacamole, Chipotle Salsa, sour cream and cheddar cheese. Super easy to make, and the results have you wanting to make this again and again. Bored of chicken? Take a look at our Nachos Recipes for more inspiration.

Best Served With: Pulled Pork Burrito Bowl

Mexican Party Food

11. Black Beans and Rice

Beans as well as rice are typical burrito ingredients, so why not combine them into a delicious recipe in itself? Pack some of this recipe into your burritos, and you have a very nutritious and hearty burrito. Our Cantina Beans are used as well as some Smoky Chipotle Fajita and Taco Mix to add some Mexican flavour.

Best Served With: Chicken Burrito

Black Beans and Rice

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