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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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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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

Ceviche

Ceviche

This prawn ceviche is light, delicious and fresh is a great intro to making ceviche at home as uses cooked prawns. Accompany with Tortilla Chups for scooping up the goodness.... 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

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

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

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Stuffed Poblano Peppers

“Chiles rellenos” are stuffed poblano peppers, covered in a light batter made of egg whites whisked until stiff, then shallow fried and served with a homemade tomato sauce.... See full recipe

Mexican Salad

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... 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

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

BBQ Corn

BBQ Corn

A popular way of eating corn on the cob in Mexico is barbecued! Our BBQ Corn recipe is served with Chipotle Butter, a squeeze of lime juice, and freshly chopped coriander.... 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

Nacho Cheese Sauce

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

Chorizo Salad Recipe

Chorizo Salad

The bold, bright flavour of chorizo shines in this recipe! Layered with roasted potatoes, rocket and sweet corn, this salad stands on its own as a main or a hearty starter.... See full recipe

finished dish authentic cactus salad

Authentic Cactus Salad

Sliced Mexican Green Cactus is a kitchen staple in authentic Mexican cooking and great in salads! You will find it in every kitchen, taqueria and restaurant across Mexico.... See full recipe

Slow Roasted Peppers

Slow Roasted Peppers

These are super tasty and can easily be made vegetarian by leaving out the anchovies. Drizzle with olive oil and add some lovely deep red tomatoes, herbs, capers and coriander!... See full recipe

Baked Mexican Elotes

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

Mexican Stuffed Courgette

This stuffed courgette recipe is vegan and packed with protein thanks to the chickpeas and kidney beans and has a lovely smoky chipotle flavour. Give it a try!... See full recipe

Panzanella

Punchy Panzanella Salad

This is a lovely fresh summer salad perfect for alfresco dining to accompany one of our BBQ dishes or just to have as a light meal by itself. An alfresco side at its best!... See full recipe

Goat‘s Cheese & Tomato Salad

Goats Cheese and Tomato Salad

Get your hands on some beautiful ripe tomatoes and make yourself this awesome goat’s cheese and tomato salad with our Gran Luchito smoky chipotle chilli honey in the dressing. ... See full recipe

Mexican Ratatouille

Mexican Ratatouille

We gave this Ratatouille, a traditional southern French dish, a quick Mexican makeover. Mix in our Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste for great depth of flavour and a distinct mellow heat.... 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, tomato & lettuce with a zingy dressing and Gran Luchito chipotle marinated steak.... See full recipe

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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 filing 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.