If you’ve tried Tacos, you’ll know that the Mexican dish is to die for. Not only is it effortless to prepare, but it’s tasty and different for every plate. You can either try the classic recipe with seasoned meat, onions, and cilantro, or you can add your unique touch, splattering on all the tasty condiments and ingredients you can think of. But if you wish to switch up your dish for a picnic, a dinner, a fuller meal, or a change of look, here are 25 must-try recipes you can serve with Tacos.
25. Mexican Rice
Pair the Mexican Taco with rice from the same region, and you’ll have yourself a delectable Mexican dish for your gathering. YellowBlissRoad’s recipe includes easy-to-find ingredients like garlic, chili powder, and canola oil. Don’t forget to add some Mexican spices to the classic pair dish.
24. Refried Beans
Seeking Good Eats has the best vegan refried beans recipe which you can pair with your veggie Tacos for the perfect afternoon meal. If you like some meat, you can spice up the creamy, flavorful protein dish with some chicken balls or meat fillets.
As famous as the pair might sound, many people forget that this fresh avocado, tomato, onion, and lime juice sauce makes the perfect side dish for Tacos, especially for a picnic. Veggie Chick has the simplest recipe that can get you going.
Salsa and Tacos have always been a bright, delicious pair for a warm afternoon picnic dish. Follow the simple steps in Inspired Taste’s recipe and you can enjoy the saucey, soupy taste of Salsa with your Tacos.
21. Queso Dip
Still on the topic of dips, this melted cheese mix garnished with peppers and spices will make for a mouth-watery side for a batch of freshly prepared Tacos. Try the simple recipe from Buns In My Oven, and enjoy.
If you’re looking for a pair that will make for a healthy snack will on the go (or working), you need to try taking Tacos with Elote. According to Cooking Carnival, all you need are a few ingredients, and this cheesy grilled corn on the cob will be melting on your tastebuds.
Just because there’s cilantro in your Taco doesn’t mean you can whip up some more and make it into rice. In Evolving Table’s recipe, this delicious lime rice will take you 30 minutes or less.
18. Black Bean Salad
Where are the salad lovers? Mix up some black beans, corn, tomatoes, and cilantro, and then toss it all in a vinaigrette, and you’ve got yourself some tasty, crunchy salad to pair with your Tacos. If you want a Mediterranean touch to your salad., try ENWNutrition’s recipe.
If you have a grill at home, then take this chance to BBQ some veggies and serve alongside your grilled meaty tacos. With some ball peppers, onions, zucchini, and other veggies on iFoodReal’s recipe, your Basalmic marinated grilled veggies on a stick are good to go.
16. Chips and Dip
We could have said just chips, but everyone knows Tacos and Chips and best with Dip. Simply Delicious Food shows you how to make a whole platter of different chips and dips to pair with your Tacos.
If you’re thinking about eating healthy, then you can try Kiya Fries’ Tostones recipe. For added nutrition and less cholesterol, try air-frying the fried plantain. While you can pair the two with a drink, a dip is much more tasty.
14. Jicama Slaw
For a refreshing flavor and light crunch to your dinner or weekend meal, try Isabel Eats’ Jicama Slaw recipe. You can either make this as a side dish, or you can save your plate and fill your shell with the delicious grub.
13. Chiles Rellenos
Roasted and stuffed, this creamy, delicious, and slightly crispy poblano peppers is the perfect company for Tacos on a Spanish brunch Sunday. If you’re having friends over, try Thats Deelicious’s recipe for a quick, tasty treat.
Also known as Cactus Leaves Salad in English, this delicious, iconic bowl of cactus salad with tomatoes, onions, and cilantro is what you need if you want a healthy, but tasty salad to munch on with your freshly-prepared Tacos.
11. Avocado Salad
Speaking of salad, Avocado salad is the kind of attractive-looking, delectable, low-car, keto-friendly dish you need to accompany your Taco. The Kitchn’s recipe is garnished with tomatoes, onions, and herbs to make it more appealing.
Whether you slice it thinly or you chop it like Jessica Gavin’s recipe, cucumber salad remains another salad that you should most likely try with Tacos. The tomatoes and lime vinaigrette are just the tangy taste you need.
Toppings have never tasted more delicious with Kathryn's Kitchen Blog recipe. With avocado, cilantro, cucumber, jalapeno, and all the yummy ingredients there is, this fresh seafood cooked in lime juice is the addition you need to make your Tacos perfect for a luxurious gathering.
8. Mango Salsa
Summertime deserves the brightest, yummiest dish you can think of. Luckily, Moon And Spoon And Yum’s Mango Salsa fits that description perfectly. Whip up some Tacos and pair it with a bowl full of sweet and spicy Mango salsa.
7. Taco Soup
What better to serve with Taco than Taco Soup? With Modern Meal Makeover’s recipe, you can serve up your Taco toppings in a bowl. Not only is this weeknight dinner a little more filling, but it’s a different look, too.
This Mexican dish goes well with anything, including Tacos. This nutritional meal by So Much Food Blog takes you only 20 minutes to prepare using delicious Mexican cowboy beans with bacon and spices.
This tangy and herby sauce with parsley, garlic, and vinegar is the best choice if you wish to start your day with a healthy and filling meal. Check out 40 Aprons for an easy guide into this green deliciousness.
4. Sour Cream
As common and easy as sour cream is, not many people remember how great it’ll taste with Tacos. To make your unique sour cream dip at home, try In The Kitchen With Matt’s recipe.
Fries make a tasty side for almost any dish, and Tacos are not exempted. You can either bake them or fry them and if you want a unique look, check out Taste Made’s spiral Potato Fries.
MidWest Foodie Blog takes coleslaw to another level with a smoky chipotle twist. With just 5 minutes in the kitchen, this recipe is the perfect way to add a little more flavor to an ordinary classic Tacos Tuesday.
Among the many other cake recipes, the Tres Leches has its yummy reputation for being the most moist cake ever created. So, if you’re thinking of Tacos for dessert, pair it with Lambert’s Lately simple Tres Leches cake recipe.
That brings us to the end of our Tacos’ tasty list. If you’re in the mood for some sweet and sour dishes, hurry to the kitchen and try out one or all of the recipes to make your Tacos taste a little bit more mouth-watery. Let us know how it went in the comments. Till next time!
26 Sides to Serve With Tacos
- 1 onion chopped (110 g)
- 1 pound shredded chicken 450 g
- 1 15-ounce can kidney beans, drained and rinsed (425 g)
- 4 cups chicken broth 950 ml
- 2 stalks celery chopped (120 g)
- 2 carrots chopped (120 g)
- 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained (425 g)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the celery, carrots, and oregano and cook for 2 minutes more.
- Add the chicken broth and tomatoes, stir very well. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Add the chicken and kidney beans, cook for 10 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper to taste.