All Mexican Side Dish

  • Cilantro Lime Rice
    30 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegan
    BEST cilantro lime rice, no kidding! Better than Chipotle's. Easy to make. Perfect with Mexican and Asian food, great in burritos.
  • Quesadilla
    10 min
    Vegetarian
    Classic Mexican and Tex Mex cheese quesadilla! Toasted flour tortilla with melted cheese inside.
  • Our best guacamole, served with chips
    10 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
    The best guacamole keeps it simple: just ripe avocados, salt, a squeeze of lime, onions, chiles, cilantro, and some chopped tomato. Serve it as a dip at your next party or spoon it on top of tacos for an easy dinner upgrade.
  • Mexican Street Corn topped with crema and cilantro on a plate
    20 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    Mexican street corn is a staple of summer and it's easy to make at home! Top char-grilled corn on the cob with a tangy, creamy sauce, sprinkle with crumbled cheese and dive in. Make this for your next backyard cook-out!
  • Spanish Rice
    35 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    My mother's signature Spanish rice recipe, a delicious accompaniment to steak, chicken, and Mexican entrees such as tacos or enchiladas
  • Refried Beans Recipe in Bowl
    45 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    Here's how to make traditional Mexican refried beans, just like a restaurant's but even BETTER! Serve them as a side dish for any Mexican meal, turn them into a dip, or use them in burritos and quesadillas.
  • Refried Black Beans
    4 hrs, 10 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Black beans, cooked and then fried and mashed with onion, garlic, chili, and cilantro. So good!!
  • Mexican Green Rice
    1 hr
    The BEST rice to go with Mexican food? This Mexican Green Rice! A cilantro rice pilaf cooked in chicken stock with poblano chiles, parsley, cilantro, onion, and garlic. Also called Arroz verde.
  • Black Bean Burrito Bowl
    30 min
    Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Burrito Bowl! With black beans, rice, avocados, salsa, red cabbage, and lime.
  • 30 min
    Low Carb, Vegetarian
    Rajas con Crema are flame roasted poblano chiles, cut into strips and cooked with onions, Mexican cream, and Monterey Jack cheese. Delicious!
  • Nopalitos with Tomatoes and Onions
    20 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Nopalitos, chopped prickly pear cactus paddles sautéed with onions, garlic, jalapeno, and tomatoes.
  • Chayote with Tomato and Green Chiles
    45 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    Julienned chayotes cooked with roasted tomatoes, onions, green chiles and cilantro.
  • Corn Salsa
    20 min
    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Learn how to make corn salsa better than Chipotle! It's easy to make and totally addictive.
  • Sopa Seca de Fideo Angel Hair Nests
    30 min
    Delicious Sopa seca de fideo, nests of angel hair pasta, first browned then cooked in broth with tomatoes and onions. The noodles absorb all the broth! This is a great side dish to serve with any meal.
  • Pineapple Salsa with Jicama
    1 hr, 15 min
    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Tangy tropical Pineapple Salsa with jicama, pineapple, red bell pepper, cilantro, and fresh ginger root.
  • Pressure Cooker Refried Beans in a white bowl with lime wedges and sliced jalepenos nearby. The instant pot is in the background.
    9 hrs, 20 min
    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free
    Use the Instant Pot to make creamy, rustic refried beans. They taste far better than canned beans and cost less! Our favorite version uses a little bit of bacon fat, but any fat will do.