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What To Serve With Enchiladas?

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Wondering what to serve with enchiladas as a side dish for that all-important showstopper meal? Here we’ve rallied together some of our delicious sides that would go perfectly with enchiladas. Any leftovers can be kept in the fridge and eaten the next day!

1. Mexican Green Beans

If you like spice, our Crunchy Salsa Macha is so deliciously spicy, with a lovely light crunch from the ground peanuts. All you do is sauté your green beans in a bit of olive oil and add the salsa macha, let it all come together, and simply season with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper. Divine!

Best Served With: Beef Enchiladas

Mexican Green Beans

2. Corn Ribs with Macha Mayo

So easy to prepare, use a sharp knife to cut the corn, and then all you need to do is to season the corn ribs with Gran Luchito Smoky Chipotle Fajita and Taco Mix and a bit of olive oil! Bake them and watch the ends curl and the edges crisp up and get tasty charred edges.

Best Served With: Chorizo Enchiladas with Winter Veg

What To Serve With Enchiladas
Smoky Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix

3. Mexican Bean Salad

Here’s a lovely fresh salad recipe that goes really well with enchiladas. Using our black Cantina Beans and lots of colourful veggies, we mix it all up with a dressing made from our Chipotle Paste mixed with Chipotle Mayo and some olive oil, lime, a bit of honey and a touch of salt.

Best Served With: Vegan Enchiladas

Mexican Bean Salad

4. BBQ Corn

Serve your corn on the cob Luchito Style! Prepare it with a good amount of Chipotle Butter prepared with our Chipotle Paste, a squeeze of lime juice, freshly chopped coriander and a sprinkle of Gran Luchito Smoky Chipotle Fajita and Taco Mix on top. Make sure to keep the chipotle butter nearby just in case you need to add some more.

Best Served With: Pulled Pork Enchiladas

What To Serve With Enchiladas
Chipotle Paste

5. Black Beans and Rice

A simple black beans and rice dish with enchiladas stands the test of time! Our Cantina Beans are perfect for this, and add some Gran Luchito Smoky Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix when you fry your onion and garlic. This blend of spices and chilli will bring a delicious taste to your Mexican rice and beans once it’s cooked.

Best Served With: Turkey Enchiladas

Black Beans and Rice

6. Lime and Coriander Rice

This zesty and fragrant rice is another great accompaniment to enchiladas. Coriander pairs excellently with Mexican food and adding our Chipotle Lime Paste makes it super delicious, with a light chipotle flavour and added lime twang!

Best Served With: Green Chicken Enchiladas

What To Serve With Enchiladas
Chipotle Lime Paste

7. Chips and Salsa

vious choice! Of course we’d say Chips and Salsa! Our Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips go with almost everything and are a welcome little crunch to add as an enchiladas side dish. Although they stand well alone, they’re even better dipped in one of our five salsas: super smoky Chipotle Salsa, zingy and tangy mild Tomatillo Salsa, hearty chipotle Black Bean Salsa with garlic and lime, fire-roasted Red Pepper Salsa, or last but not least our fresh and fruity Hot Habanero Mango Salsa. Take your pick! Or have some fun taste testing a few.

Best Served With: Chicken Enchiladas

What To Serve With Enchiladas
Gran Luchito Salsas

8. Pico de Gallo

Serve our pico de gallo recipe along with your enchiladas. 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 spicer it is!

Best Served With: Vegetarian Enchiladas

Pico De Gallo

9. 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 enchiladas, 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: Beef Enchiladas

Mexican Coleslaw

10. Mexican Black Beans

Mexican black beans are a classic to serve with enchiladas. Our lovely Cantina Beans (authentic black beans with their juices) are waiting for you to warm up and have alongside your enchiladas, 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: Chorizo Enchiladas & Winter Veg

Mexican Black Beans

11. Mexican Corn (Esquites)

This is a delicious street corn recipe! A truly authentic Mexican street food dish, that would be one of the best side dishes to serve with enchiladas. 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: Green Chicken Enchiladas

Mexican Corn (Esquites)

12. Mexican Rice

This authentic Mexican rice recipe had to be added to this post on what to serve with enchiladas. 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 enchiladas! 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: Vegetarian Enchiladas

Mexican Rice With Chipotle

13. Mexican Salad

What salad goes with enchiladas? Our Mexican salad is a perfect side dish to eat with enchiladas 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: Enchilada Lasagne With Beef Short Ribs

Mexican Salad

14. Taco Salad

Look no further if you’re looking for healthy Mexican side dishes. Likewise, if you are trying to eat a bit lighter but still have meals that feel satisfying and fill you up some hungry loved ones, then this is one of the best side dishes to serve with enchiladas.

Take a look at our beautiful Taco Salad!

Best Served With: Green Chicken Enchiladas

What To Serve With Enchiladas
Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips

Hopefully that’s helped you decide on what to serve with enchiladas besides rice! For more on Mexican enchiladas, please see:

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