Quesadillas are incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed as a substantial meal or as a simple snack. What should you serve with quesadillas? In this blog, we provide you with a selection of side dishes for quesadillas that elevate them into a main course.
Feel free to choose not just one, but two or three to accompany your quesadillas. Moreover, we have carefully paired each side dish with the perfect quesadilla to complement the flavours. Enjoy!
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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 it’s surely not going to last! Also, don’t forget to get some Lightly Salted Tortilla Chips to go along with this, and your quesadillas.
Best Served With: Chicken Quesadilla
2. 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 real Mexican food check out our blog What Is Authentic Mexican Food?
Best Served With: Beef Quesadilla
Mexican coleslaw is the ideal accompaniment to quesadillas for its vibrant flavours and refreshing crunch.
The combination of crisp cabbage, tangy dressing, and bold Mexican spices complements the rich and cheesy quesadillas perfectly. Its versatility allows for customisation, whether enjoyed as a topping or a side dish.
Best Served With: Prawn Quesadilla
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 spicier it is!
Best Served With: Vegetarian Quesadilla
5. 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.
Best Served With: Fajita Quesadilla
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!
Best Served with: Pulled Pork Quesadilla
Street corn nachos are the perfect accompaniment to quesadillas for their delicious combination of flavours, including creamy corn, tangy cheese, and vibrant toppings. The contrasting textures of crispy chips and creamy corn enhance the dining experience. Their visually appealing presentation and communal sharing make them an excellent choice to serve alongside quesadillas.
Best Served with: Easy Quesadilla Recipe Luchito Style
Enchilada Soup pairs perfectly with quesadillas for its bold flavours that complement the rich and cheesy nature of the dish. The warm and comforting soup adds depth to the meal and provides a delightful contrast in textures. This combination offers variety and creates a satisfying dining experience.
Best Served with: Cheese Quesadilla
We love the pairing of some toasty Quesadillas with Chipotle Crema. This creamy and flavourful sauce is made with chipotle peppers, sour cream, and mayonnaise. It has a smoky, slightly spicy flavour that pairs perfectly with the richness of quesadillas. The crema also adds a bit of moisture to the quesadillas, making them more enjoyable to eat.
Best Served with: Sweet Potato Quesadilla
There’s nothing that’s not made better with a side of our black beans and rice!
Best Served with: Mushroom 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!