27 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."

-FancyNancy

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!"

-rachruiz1

Authentic Mexican Salsa

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

-davidahn

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?"

-hbkises

Chiles Rellenos in Tomato Broth

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

-spatchcock

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."

-HeatherFeather

Taco Soup

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

-pollybonilla

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!"

-**Jubes**

Mexican Salad

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

-Eldeevee

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."

-claspers

Refried Beans

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

-Mysterygirl

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!"

-spatchcock

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."

-PanNan

Cilantro Lime Rice

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

-smadie3

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."

-ShortieNJ

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."

-bethiecow

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."

-SageChef

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."

-Cookworm

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."

-KookingKlaire