Whether you are tucking into tacos, conquering a quesadilla, or indulging in enchiladas, take your Mexican meal up a notch with one of our delicious and easy Mexican side dishes to make at home.

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GRAN LUCHITO's BEST

Mexican Sides
RECIPES

These Mexican side dishes are so delicious they might just steal the show from the main event! Here are a few of our most popular Mexican sides recipes. We hope you enjoy them!

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Add Some Flavour to your Mexican Side Dishes with Gran Luchito

With Gran Luchito’s you can take ordinary side dishes and make them taste extraordinary.

Add a dollop of Gran Luchito Chipotle Mayo to sweetcorn for sensationally smoky Mexican street corn.

Our Gran Luchito Cantina Beans are made in Mexico from an authentic recipe, add a spoonful of Chipotle Paste, mash and you have the perfect easy Frijoles 

A sprinkle of Gran Luchito Smoky Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix will make your Mexican Coleslaw taste fantastic

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Flavourful

Mexican Sides
RECIPES

These are our authentic and easy Mexican side dish recipes you will want to make time and time again! Forget bland and boring side dishes, these are packed full of flavour and are perfect for turning your Mexican meal into a fiesta. From classic Mexican side dishes such as Elotes, Mexican Black Beans, and Cowboy Beans to fresh and flavourful salads including our Mexican Salad, Taco Salad, and Mexican Bean Salad, here are our favourite sides.

Guacamole

Homemade Guacamole

A super fresh and easy to make at home guacamole recipe made with mild tomatillos, jalapeños and creamy avocados that tastes delicious - you should try it!... See full recipe

Frijoles

Frijoles Recipe

Our recipe for authentic refried black beans with chipotle, perfect as a Mexican side, a delicious layer in a burrito, wrapped up in warm tortillas or as a dip.... See full recipe

Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

A super flavourful and fresh homemade tomato salsa with chillies, coriander, lime and chipotle that is is easy to make and can be added to just about anything... See full recipe

Ceviche

Ceviche

This prawn ceviche is light, delicious and fresh, and is a great intro to making ceviche at home as it uses cooked prawns. Accompany with Tortilla Chips to scoop up the goodness.... See full recipe

Black Beans and Rice

Black Beans and Rice

Black beans and rice is a combination very popular in Latin American. It has to be one of the best side dishes that you can serve, as it goes with a big variety of main meals.... See full recipe

Lime and Coriander Rice

Lime and Coriander Rice

Lime and coriander make an appearance in most Mexican dishes, as garnish in soups, stews and every taco going! Our Lime and Coriander Rice is therefore the perfect side dish.... See full recipe

Cornbread with Chipotle

Cornbread with Chipotle

Cornbread is often eaten with chilli con carne in the Southern States of the USA and makes for a delicious alternative to rice. Serve it on the side in chunks with your chilli!... See full recipe

Wedge Salad

Wedge Salad

Iceberg salad wedges are served here with a creamy dressing prepared with blue cheese mixed with our Chipotle Paste, then topped with crispy bacon, diced tomatoes and onion. ... See full recipe

Grilled Onions

Grilled Onions

The tasty side dish of Mexican grilled spring onions is an unsung hero of carne asada, but the truth is that this simple side dish is a must in every BBQ in Mexico!... See full recipe

Mexican Coleslaw

Mexican Coleslaw

Crisp, colourful and packed full of chipotle flavour - this Mexican coleslaw recipe is perfect for topping tacos or as a side dish at your next BBQ... See full recipe

Mexican Avocado Recipes

Mexican Salad

A light, fresh chopped Mexican salad filled with crunchy veg, black beans, tortilla chips that is colourful, satisfying and just a tiny bit spicy thanks to the delicious chipotle tahini dressing.... See full recipe

Corn Ribs with Macha Mayo

Corn Ribs with Macha Mayo

Having been inspired by this TikTok trend, how about some chipotle seasoned hot corn ribs dipped into a delicious homemade salsa macha mayo? We've got it covered.... See full recipe

Mexican Black Beans

Mexican Black Beans

Flavourful and brothy black beans garnished simply with finely chopped onion, tomatoes, chillies and/or coriander, a delicious and easy side dish!... See full recipe

Mexican Chipotle Rice

Mexican Rice With Chipotle

Authentic, restaurant style Mexican rice is easier than you think to make at home and goes with just about any Mexican meal, ours has a delicious dollop of Chipotle... See full recipe

Chipotle Crema

Chipotle Crema

Our spicy Chipotle Crema can be drizzled over absolutely everything! Just make a big batch and keep it in the fridge to use throughout the week.... See full recipe

Mexican Green Beans

Mexican Green Beans

Sauté your green beans in a bit of olive oil and some of our Crunchy Salsa Macha for a deliciously spicy side dish, with a lovely light crunch from the ground peanuts.... See full recipe

Cowboy Beans

Cowboy Beans

Mexican Cowboy Beans, or "Frijoles Charros", are an epic Mexican side dish with black beans, smoky chipotle, bacon, chorizo and onion - delicious!... See full recipe

Avocado Crema

Avocado Crema

This yummy, fresh avocado cream sauce is made with ripe avocados and our zesty Habanero and Lime Fajita and Taco Mix, perfect for topping tacos and fajitas. ... See full recipe

Crispy Homemade Chips Finished Dish

Crispy Homemade Chips

These crispy homemade oven chips are basically roast potatoes in the shape of chips and they are delicious! Our recipe is packed with tips to make them extra crispy.... See full recipe

Taco Salad

Taco Salad

All your favourite taco ingredients are combined into one epic bowl. It's all about mixing textures and fresh flavours, and we think it is delicious!... See full recipe

Mexican Roast Potatoes

Mexican Roast Potatoes

Whether you're adventurous with flavour or looking to mix things up, this recipe makes roast potatoes that are crispy outside, fluffy inside and deliciously smoky... See full recipe

Mexican Bean Salad

Mexican Bean Salad

Our Mexican Bean Salad is packed full of fresh, crunchy veggies and black beans with the most delicious chipotle dressing, a perfect side dish for your next BBQ!... See full recipe

Mexican Corn

Mexican Corn (Esquites)

This tasty Mexican corn salad recipe is plucked straight from the streets of Mexico City. We love the sauce made with parmesan, lime juice, Chipotle Mayo and coriander.... See full recipe

Tomatillo Sauce

Tomatillo Sauce

This Tomatillo Sauce recipe is perfect when you can get your hands on fresh tomatillos during the hot summer months. No need to cook anything here, it’s done in no time.... See full recipe

Nacho Cheese Sauce, homemade Mexican sauces

Nacho Cheese Sauce

At last a recipe for nacho cheese sauce prepared with good ingredients! One that's easy to prepare and can be poured over nachos or just as dip with chips!... See full recipe

Macha Mayo

Macha Mayo

Add our delicious Macha Mayo to everything! It simply combines mayonnaise with a good amount of our Crunchy Salsa Macha and a touch of lemon juice, all mixed up together!... See full recipe

Baked Mexican Elotes, Mexican street food

Elotes

One of the very best street snacks you’ll find in Mexico! Our delicious Elotes are smothered in creamy chipotle mayo, lime juice, fresh coriander and crumbly cheese.... See full recipe

Chimichurri

Chimichurri

The addition of Mexican chipotle chillies in this homemade chimichurri makes this Argentinan classic recipe even better. A perfect fresh relish to make during BBQ season!... See full recipe

Chipotle Steak Salad

Chipotle Steak Salad

This is great for a low carb meal with plenty of fresh veg and oodles of flavour. Cucumber, avocado, spring onions & lettuce with a zingy dressing and Gran Luchito chipotle marinated steak.... See full recipe

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Gran Luchito Mexican

Mexican Sides
FAQs

Feeling like you’ve just gotten started on your Mexican sides journey and would like to learn more?! Be sure to check out the Gran Luchito Youtube Channel for loads more Mexican sides content.

What to serve with Mexican food other than beans and rice?

While we love refried beans and Mexican rice, there are a whole bunch of delicious Mexican side dishes to try out! A side of chips, salsa and guacamole always hits the spot. Mexican corn made with a delicious Chipotle Mayo sauce is also delicious. A crunchy, chopped Mexican salad filled with veggies can be a nice contrast to saucy enchiladas.

What Mexican sides do you serve with tacos?

It definitely depends on your taco filling but some of our favourites are Mexican Black Beans, Chips and Guacamole, and a chopped Mexican Salad in addition to the typical refried beans and rice. Be sure to check out our Home of Tacos for all our recommended side dish recipes for tacos!

What sides to serve with enchiladas?

Melty and saucy enchiladas are great paired with a crisp green salad or crunchy Mexican coleslaw. Be sure to visit our Home of Enchiladas to discover our tips, how to and what to serve with enchilada recommendations.