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    The 15 BEST Sides for Tacos

    What goes with tacos? We’re glad you asked!

    Tacos are one of our favorite meals, but as much as we all love them, some great accompaniments can really accentuate the flavors.

    That’s why we’ve compiled this list of great Sides for Tacos from GypsyPlate and around the internet.

    From classics like refried beans and pico de gallo, to some unique parings you may not have thought of, you have so many options.

    Go through all of these great recipes, so you’ll always know what to serve with tacos!

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    What to Serve with Tacos:

    1. Pico de Gallo

    Easy, fresh and delicious. This Pico de Gallo whips up in 10 minutes and is great with chips as an appetizer, or as a condiment to many of your favorite Mexican dishes.

    Try this fresh pico next time you have a get together.

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    2. Refried Black Beans

    Homemade Refried Black Beans are not only healthier than canned, but indescribably rich. Despite its simple ingredients, this recipe packs a big creamy flavor with a perfect smooth texture.

    This dish also gets ready in just 10 minutes.

    Get the Recipe @ simplywhisked

    3. Mexican Street Corn Salad with Avocado

    This Mexican street corn salad is a great way to get the classic flavors of elote served salad-style.

    It’s creamy, cheesy, and filled with corn, red onions, cilantro, mayonnaise, fresh avocados, and more.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    4. Mexican Rice

    This authentic Mexican Rice recipe is so easy to make and is the perfect side dish for your tacos.

    It has the perfect texture and is very rich in flavor. This rice is so delicious that its pairing options are endless.

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    5. Mango Salsa

    You gotta try mango salsa in the summer time when you see some juicy, ripe mangoes. All you doing is chopping and mixing a few ingredients. Life can’t get easier than that… right?

    Great for get togethers and potlucks alongside plenty of tortilla chips. Or use it as topping for tacos or over baked chicken or fish like our baked salmon with mango salsa.

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    6. Surf and Turf Nachos

    Put a fun spin on a classic restaurant favorite. These Surf and Turf Nachos are topped with juicy tender steak and flavorful shrimp and they whip up quick and easy.

    These super delicious nachos make a perfect appetizer for game night or family get-togethers, which everyone will enjoy.

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    7. Ceviche

    Ceviche – This shrimp ceviche is a fresh, delicious appetizer that will win everyone’s heart in no time.

    It takes minutes to whip this up, and you can serve it at your next get together along with chips or over crispy tostadas.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    8. Queso Fundido with Chorizo

    Looking for some fun cheese dip for your next get together? Take your regular cheese dip up a notch with this Queso Fundido!!

    It gets so much flavor from Mexican beer, jalapenos and cilantro. Top it with spicy chorizo and see all the people go ga-ga over this new sensation.

    Get the Recipe @ yellowblissroad

    9. Guasacaca

    Guasacaca! Meet guacamole’s tangier, herbier cousin. Venezuelans love this avocado based condiment and now you can too!

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    10. Salsa Taquera (Chili de Árbol Salsa)

    If you like HOT, this classic Salsa Taquera is for you. Fiery árbol chilis and a few other simple ingredients blend together for the ultimate taco experience!

    This one is what you would encounter in authentic Mexican Taquerias along with their different assortments of tacos.

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    11. Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice

    Take your rice to a whole new level with this Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice. Just sauté your rice in butter for a couple of minutes before cooking it and then add the lime juice and cilantro at the end.

    And that’s it, your flavorful rice is ready to devour!

    Get the Recipe @ skinnytaste

    12. Tequila Sunrise Orange Mocktail

    This glass does shout out summer… and summer vibes. You can make this yum and colorful mocktail with only 4 ingredients. It has orange and peach flavors working together beautifully.

    Get the Recipe @ whiskitrealgud

    13. Keto Cauliflower Spanish Rice

    The perfect compliment to your Mexican dishes. This Cauliflower Spanish Rice is full flavor and super easy to make!

    Such a great and healthy alternative to rice, and one that is packed with nutrients. It only takes 5 minutes of prep time and 5 minutes to cook.

    Get the Recipe @ homemadeinterest

    14. Salsa Verde

    Homemade Salsa Verde is so much better than what you get in a bottle, and is so versatile!

    This green salsa recipe is so easy to make, it is so flavorful and it makes a delicious topping or ingredient for your favorite Mexican dishes. You can also serve it with chips for a perfect party appetizer or dinner side dish.

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    15. Flan

    We are ending this fabulous list of taco sides with everyone’s favorite Spanish dessert… Flan!! This rich and creamy custard style dessert comes topped with delicious caramel sauce. Every single bite will make you want for one more piece.

    Make this sweet thing happen following step by step instructions in the post. Enjoy…

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    So there you go, twenty great sides for ribs. Which one will you try first?

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    What to Serve with Tacos (15 Great Sides)

    This list of Sides for Tacos includes all of your favorites like pico de gallo and refried beans, as well as some new ideas to try. We love this mango salsa:


    • 4 mangoes, chopped
    • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
    • 3 small tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 small red onion, chopped
    • 1/2 cup loosely packed cilantro chopped
    • 1 jalepenõ, finely chopped
    • Salt to taste
    • Pepper to taste
    • Lime juice to taste


      1. Add first five ingredients to large bowl, toss. Add jalepenõs, salt, pepper and lime juice taste. Taste and adjust.
      2. That's it.

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