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28 Mexican Side Dishes for Cinco de Mayo

Are your enchiladas lonely? Do your fajitas feel forsaken? Whether for a Cinco de Mayo fiesta or your next Taco Tuesday, these top-notch accompaniments will give your main something to mingle with.

Authentic Mexican Guacamole

"This guacamole dip was outrageous. I will never buy pre-made guacamole again. This recipe was easy to make and downright delicious."


Red Chili Sauce

"This sauce was very easy to make. It goes perfectly with Karen's tamale recipe, which is also great!"

-Charlotte J

Mexican Corn Salad

"Really light and refreshing, perfect side to burritos or burgers."

-Diana J.

Mexican Enchilada Sauce

"I have made this multiple times and don't even consider buying the canned version anymore!"


Authentic Mexican Salsa

"My wife and I have tried many great salsa recipes, but this is our favorite salsa recipe to date."


Chicken Tortilla Soup

"My family gets so excited when they see me buying the ingredients for this! Easy, quick, healthy... what more could you ask for?"


Chiles Rellenos in Tomato Broth

"These are incredible. Very impressive. I learned a thing or two about peeling poblanos, and everything turned out fine."


Molé Sauce

"This sauce is to die for! I made it with about a tablespoon of cocoa powder instead of the chocolate and I cooked chicken breast in it. Served with rice and peas it is a beautiful meal. I will definitely make it again."

-Bauline Baker

Mexican Cornbread

"This was the most delicious cornbread I have ever eaten. All of the extra ingredients—the chilies, the cheese, the creamed corn—all gave this cornbread something special to take my taste buds over the top."


Taco Soup

"Really easy and good. This was a very nice alternative to chili."


Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas

"These are wonderful tortillas. The dough is not to hard to work with, which is a nice change for gluten-free dough. Tasty and doesn't crumble. I'll definitely be making these again!"


Mexican Salad

"This was a wonderful accompaniment to oven-fried chicken chimichangas. It was fresh tasting and everyone enjoyed it."


Mexican Rice

"Bring the cows up and open the barn doors, 'cause this recipe is gonna zap you right into delicious, dreamy, "give-me-the-dang-spoon-now" kinda trance."

-Andi of Longmeadow Farm

Elote (Mexican Corn on the Cob)

"I remember having elote as a child growing up in Texas, but couldn't ever remember how to make it. This recipe is perfect."


Refried Beans

"Everybody at my fiesta was commenting on these beans, they are great! "


Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Roasted garlic adds so much complexity and a haunting sweetness that plays off tangy tomatillos.

Homemade Guacamole

"Fabulous base for guacomole! I added a little mayonnaise, a couple dashes of cumin and about a tablespoon of minced garlic. A keeper for sure!"

-Marsha D.

Flour Tortillas

"Best tortillas ever! The texture and taste were so much better than the store-bought ones."

-Lucky Clover

Homemade Tortilla Chips

"These are great! I dusted them with some jalapeno-flavored seasoning before I put them in the oven. They came out tasting like tequila-lime tortilla chips!"


Three Bean Salad

"Excellent version of this classic recipe. It had the perfect mix of sweet and sour tang, and just the right amount of dressing for the beans."


Cilantro Lime Rice

"I love Chipotle's cilantro lime rice and this was pretty much identical in taste. Great recipe!"


Quinoa Black Bean Salad

"This is such an awesome, healthy side dish. I love it as an alternative to the usual potato or pasta salads."


Low-Fat Black Bean And Corn Salad

"I make this as a side dish whenever I make enchiladas or tacos and we always enjoy it. It's light and refreshing and very easy to make!"

-Little Bee

Black Bean Soup

"This was exactly what I was looking for in a black bean soup. Easy, fast, and delicious! I topped it off with sliced avocado and served with some southern skillet cornbread."


Healthy Bean Soup With Kale

"This was our first time eating kale, and what a wonderful introduction it was. Even our more selective eaters loved it."


Conchas (Mexican Sweet-Topped Buns)

"These were easy to make and tasted perfect! My grandparents gave me a bag of conchas on their return from a trip to Mexico when I was a child, and these took me right back to that moment."


Tomato & Avocado Salad

"This was a very nice salad with great flavor. A touch of cilantro would make an excellent addition to the dish."

-Chef Gary in Mesquite, TX

Belizean Style Habanero Hot Sauce

"So flavorful and spicy! I didn't have fresh fruit, so I used a small can of mixed fruit and their sugary juices, and it added such a nice sweetness."