20 Mexican Side Dishes You'll Make Again And Again

Rice, beans, and beyond.

Mexican Corn Salad - Delish.com
Ethan Calabrese

Whether you're making chicken, beef, or seafood for your main course, these sides got you. From the staples—guac, salsa, beans—to more filling additions like rice and elote, you'll be obsessed with these delicious Mexican side dishes. For more Mexican-inspired meals, check out these fun Cinco de Mayo party recipes.

avocado tomato salad
Parker Freiebach
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Avocado Tomato Salad

Yes, you'll want this and guac on your table.

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mexican rice
Parker Feierbach
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Easy Mexican Rice

This easy recipe for Mexican rice is so full of flavor and better than any we've had from a Tex-Mex restaurant. Make some to go with your chicken enchiladas or tamale pie, and call it a night!

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Parker Feierbach
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Refried Bean Dip

The cheesy layer on top is truly everything.

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Parker Feierbach
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Elote: Mexican Street Corn

Elote (aka Mexican Street Corn) is an unbelievably popular antojito (little craving or street food) that you can find all over Mexico and the US. It's often served on a stick, though you could skip the skewer and make it right on the grill.

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bacon avocado fries
Parker Feierbach
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Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers

In the oven, the cheese gets hot and melty and the peppers mellow slightly. The combination is PERFECT. Here are a few tips to help you execute:

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cheesy fiesta rice
Jonathan Boulton
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Cheesy Mexican Cauli Rice

This is an amazing foray into caufli rice for anyone who is unacquainted.

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Park Feierbach
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Salsa Verde

Salsa verde might be one of the best condiments on earth.

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mexican corn salad
Ethan Calabrese
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Mexican Corn Salad

Mexican street-style corn meets corn salad in the best way.

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Street Corn Enchiladas - Delish.com
Chelsea Lupkin
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Street Corn Enchiladas

What a fantastic mash-up!

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guacamole
Parker Feierbach
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Best Guacamole

Classic guacamole is hard to beat.

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black bean soup vertical
Ethan Calabrese
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Black Bean Soup

A warm and spicy black bean soup.

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classic salsa
Parker Feierbach
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Best Homemade Salsa

Just necessary, obviously.

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crock pot posole
Ethan Calabrese
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Crock-Pot Chicken Posole

So good, you might just make it the main course.

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Charlie Gillette
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Shrimpo de Gallo

This healthy dip is definitely bikini friendly.

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black bean dip
Parker Feierbach
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Black Bean Dip

Kinda wanna eat it with chips, kinda want to smother it all over chicken.

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Parker Feierbach
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Homemade Tortillas

The glue that holds your whole meal together.

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup — Delish.com
Parker Feierbach
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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Don't skip out on the tortilla chips!

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Parker Feierbach
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Grilled Corn

Breaking out the grill? Don't skip out on the corn!

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Brandon Bales
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Keto Taquitos

Nothing wrong with some extra cheese!

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cilantro lime rice
Jonathan Boulton
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Cilantro Lime Rice

Like Chipotle without the line!

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