Wondering what to serve with enchiladas? We have you covered!
Enchiladas are a classic dish that’s easy to make and absolutely delicious! Packed with flavor, these flavorful Mexican dishes can be an excellent entrée for anyone cook looking to serve something special.
If you’ve decided to whip up enchiladas for your next meal but are uncertain of what sides or accompaniments would pair well with them, then worry not.
Here is our list of sides for enchiladas so you can put together a satisfying feast that everyone will love.
What to Serve with Enchiladas
1. Refried Beans
Take your Mexican night up a notch with this easy Refried Beans recipe! They are sooo much better than the canned stuff.
With just a few simple ingredients, and minimal effort, you can have restaurant quality refried beans to serve alongside your tacos, or any of your favorite Mexican dishes.
Make a batch tonight, and be amazed by the flavors…
2. Cilantro Lime Rice
Once you try this Cilantro Lime Rice, you’ll never go back to plain old white. Just a simple addition of a few ingredients, and a few extra moments of effort are all it takes to transform your rice.
Inspired by the rice at the popular restaurant, Chipotle, it is the ideal easy side dish for so many of your favorite Mexican mains, as well as a variety of other dishes.
3. Pico de Gallo
Let me introduce this cousin of your regular salsa… Pico de Gallo! It’s the same salsa family, just fresher, chunkier and quicker!
No cooking involved just chop and toss together this munchiness that you are gonna love making again and again.
It’s a great appetizer for the Big Game or any party, as well as a crucial condiment for Mexican chows.
4. Elote Salad
This Mexican Street Corn Salad is going to be the new star at all of your cookouts and potlucks.
When everyone else shows up with yet another pasta or potato salad, the crowd will gather around these amazing flavors that come from just a few simple ingredients.
Give this easy salad a try and see why Mexican street corn is taking the world by storm…
5. Frijoles Negroes
These Latin Black Beans, or Frijoles Negros, are the ultimate side dish you need if you want to master Cuban cooking.
They’re a staple, along with rice, with all of their famously flavorful main dishes. But don’t worry, these black beans are so easy.
Just a few pantry staples is all you need to get this Caribbean classic on the table…
6. Salsa Verde
Ready for a fresh new salsa to spice up your kitchen? This Salsa Verde, or tomatillo sauce, is the super simple and super versatile sauce you need!
This is the one you’ll want to slather all over your tacos, burritos, enchiladas and even burgers. Plus, you can use it as a base for some awesome dishes, like chile verde.
So grab a handful of tomatillos from the market, and welcome this great salsa into your home!
7. Arroz con Gandules
This Arroz con Gandules recipe may be my new favorite rice dish! Tender rice with pigeon peas, generously flavored with salted pork, sofrito, tomato sauce and some great Latin seasonings.
If you’re a big fan of big flavor, this Latin rice is a must!
8. Mango Salsa
A giant bowl of Mango Salsa is at the heart of any get together.
Sweet bites of mangoes along with crunchy bits of peppers and tomatoes all get mixed in with lime, along with just a tad bit of heat from jalapeños.
You have one winner party appetizer on hand.
Indulge in the velvety texture and vibrant flavors of the Venezuelan Guasacaca. It’s an herbier cousin to guacamole.
This exquisite delight is not only perfect for dipping, dressing, and spreading, but also a culinary masterpiece that knows no bounds.
These famously twice-fried green plantain discs are crunchy crisp on the outside with a softer inside.
All you need is a sprinkling of sea salt on top and stack a heap of them along with some dipping sauce for unlimited snacking. Great party appetizer contender!!
But then again, these tostones are your starchy side when you go all out for a Latin meal night.
11. Habichuelas Guisadas
Habichuelas Guisadas is an amazingly tasty Latin bean dish. It uses the magic combination of sofrito + sazon + adobo to take humble beans to new heights.
They’re a popular side dish, but can be eaten as a main for an easy weeknight dinner.
Once you try your beans this way, you may never eat them any other way again…
12. Salsa Taquera
Do you like your salsa hot? This one is flaming Hot!! I mean on a scale of 1-5, this is definitely 5+ 🔥🔥🔥
Yet it’s not the kind of heat that will knock you out hard, as that heat is intermingled with tart and salty and even garlicky notes.
So there you go, plenty of side dish options the next time you have enchiladas. Which one will you try first?
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- 2 cups water
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup basmati or jasmine rice
- 1.5 Tbsp lime juice
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
- Bring water and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan.
- Stir in rice. Reduce heat to medium low, cover, and cook 20 minutes.
- While rice is cooking, mix oil, lime juice and cilantro in a small bowl.
- Once rice has finished cooking, remove from heat and fluff with a fork. Allow to cool for a couple of minutes, then toss in cilantro lime mixture.
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