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What To Serve With Quesadillas?

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Quesadillas are extremely versatile and can be made as a proper meal, or just as a little snack. What to serve with quesadillas? In this blog, we give you some ideas of side dishes for quesadillas that make them more of a main course, so feel free to add not one, but 2 or 3 along with them if you like. In addition, along with each side dish, we’ve paired the perfect quesadilla to go with it. Enjoy!

Estimated reading time: 12 minutes

1. Guacamole

First on our list of what to serve with quesadillas is Guacamole! It has to be a favourite pairing with quesadillas (or anything for that matter!). Our homemade guacamole recipe is made extra special with a dollop or two of our Tomatillo Salsa. Make double as its surely not going to last! Also, don’t forget to get some Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips to go along with this, and your quesadillas.

Homemade Guacamole

Best Served With: Chicken Quesadilla

2. Chicken Tacos

We love the pairing of some toasty Quesadillas with delicious Tacos for Mexican nights in. These Chicken Tacos are full of fresh flavour from the Pico de Gallo and Guacamole toppings which can also be used as dips for your Quesadilla of choice.

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Best Served With: Easy Quesadilla Luchito Style

3. Mexican Bean Salad

Here’s a fresh take on a side dish for Quesadillas that’s bursting with colour and crunchy veggies with the addition of our Cantina Beans for some heartiness.

Mexican Bean Salad

Best Served With: Sweet Potato Quesadillas

4. Black Beans and Rice

There’s nothing that’s not made better with a side of our black beans and rice! A side dish that’s super easy with the addition of our slowly simmered Cantina Beans and delicious with the smoky flavour from Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix.

Black Beans and Rice

Best Served With: Mushroom Quesadillas

5. Mexican Rice

This authentic Mexican rice recipe is a classic and also had to be added to this post on what to serve with quesadillas. 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 quesadillas! 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 info on what is real Mexican food check out our blog What Is Authentic Mexican Food?

Mexican Rice With Chipotle

Best Served With: Beef Quesadilla

6. Pico De Gallo

Serve our pico de gallo recipe along with your quesadillas. 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!

Pico de Gallo

Best Served With: Vegetarian Quesadilla

7. Mexican Corn

This is a delicious street corn (esquites) recipe! A truly authentic Mexican street food dish, that goes well as one of the options to serve with quesadillas. 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.

Mexican Corn (Esquites)

Best Served With: Fajita Quesadilla

8. Loaded Nachos

Nachos loaded with toppings are a perfect pairing with Quesadillas for a shareable fun feast. For our Loaded Nachos recipes we start with Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips and layer on the toppings taking Nachos to the next level.

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Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips

Best Served With: Fajita Quesadilla

8. Cowboy Beans

Cowboy Beans or “Frijoles Charros” consist of black beans made even more delicious with the addition of chorizo, pork or sausage. Garnished with diced tomatoes and coriander for some freshness. We can’t resist whipping up a pot of these and serving them with every Mexican main!

Cowboy Beans

Best Served With: Cheese Quesadilla

9. Mexican Black Beans

Mexican black beans are a classic to serve with any quesadillas. Our lovely Cantina Beans (authentic black beans with their juices) are waiting for you to warm up and have alongside your quesadillas, 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!

Mexican Black Beans

Best Served With: Pulled Pork Quesadilla

10. Sopes

Sopes are a popular Mexican street food consisting of corn flour or masa harina which is the same dough that is used to make corn tortillas. It is formed into a cup, lightly fried and then filled. They make a great addition to Quesadillas.


Best Served With: Chorizo Quesadilla

What to serve with quesadillas? Problem solved.

We’ve also got loads more Mexican side dishes that would work perfectly with quesadillas. Please keep us posted on your recipe fun in the comments section below!

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