For those of you who have had the pleasure of chowing down on a good burrito, you’ll know that it’s truly one of the tastiest Mexican dishes out there.
Burritos are a great dish for whipping up when you don’t have much time on your hands, and you want something quick and delicious.
Sometimes, however, it can get a little bit boring serving your burritos with rice or fries, and you might want to look for some fun side dishes to jazz things up.
If this sounds like something that you’d be interested in, then you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve compiled a list of what we believe to be some of the very best side dishes out there for burritos.
To find out more, simply keep reading below, as we take a closer look.
1. Mexican Rice
So, why not jump straight in with a twist on this classic side dish? Mexican rice is one of those sides we all know and love, and we think that we’ve found the perfect recipe. This one is so full of flavor, and tastes just like one you might get in a tex mex restaurant.
It doesn’t require that many ingredients either, and you probably already have most of the items in this recipe lying around in your cupboard. Packed to the brim with tangy tomatoes and plenty of spice, this rice dish is a real dream come true.
2. Jicama Slaw
If you’re looking for something that’s a little bit different to serve up with your burritos, then we’d recommend that you take a look at this tasty slaw recipe, which we can pretty much guarantee you’ll have never tasted previously.
It’s made using super fresh ingredients, and involves grating up some potatoes and pears. It has a deliciously savory taste with a sweet edge that we absolutely adore.
It’s also really low in calories, so if you’re looking for something a little bit on the healthier side, this one is fantastic.
3. Instant Pot Nachos
Now, we all know and love this tasty side dish, but sometimes we can’t be bothered to assemble our own nachos. This recipe, however, makes the whole process super easy, as it just involves throwing everything together in an instant pot.
All you need to do is add in the ingredients, and allow the instant pot to do all the work for you. These ones in particular are super tasty as they’ve been layered with tender pieces of braising steak.
They’re also topped with lots and lots of ooey gooey cheese that simply clings to the nachos when you pick one up. This one is a great luxury side dish to accompany your burritos.
4. Cheesy Cauliflower Mexican Rice
If you’re a lover of cauliflower cheese, then we think that we’ve found the perfect recipe for you. This tasty dish involves the use of cauliflower rice, a super popular side for those following a ketogenic diet.
As well as this, it’s loaded to the brim with ooey gooey cheese, that absolutely melts in your mouth. This one tastes just like the cauliflower cheese that we all know and love, but with a Mexican twist.
It has lots of nice additional ingredients added to the mix too, such as black olives, tangy tomatoes, and spicy jalapenos. This dish is a great one to whip up if you want something other than regular old Mexican rice.
5. Mexican Street Corn
For those of you out there who have had the pleasure of trying Mexican sweet corn previously, you’ll know it’s one of the tastiest side dishes out there. It combines chargrilled sweet corn with lots of fresco cheese, spices, and a sour cream mayo.
This recipe shows you how to recreate this street food classic in the comfort of your own home. It’s super easy to whip up, and your family will be amazed at how similar it tastes to the real deal.
This one’s also great as a slightly lighter side dish to accompany your bulky burritos.
6. Classic Salsa
Now, we’ve all tried our hand at making some homemade salsa before, but it’s true that this is one of the hardest dips to get right, even though it’s so simple.
The trick that this recipe provides for making the most delicious salsa possible, is to choose cherry tomatoes as the key ingredient. They provide a sweeter and tangier taste than the larger versions.
In addition to this, the ingredients are all roasted beforehand, so that they’re super tasty and intensified to the max. This one is great for dipping your burritos in, and is sure to become a staple in your household.
7. Black Bean Soup
If you’re looking for a side dish that’s a little bit on the heartier side, then we’d recommend that you take a look at this black bean soup recipe.
This one is great for when the weather gets colder outside, and you’re looking for something super comforting and indulgent to warm you up.
This black bean soup is so very tasty, and has the thickest and creamiest texture imaginable. You’ll need a few different ingredients in order to make this one, including black beans, carrots, celery, bacon, onions, and Mexican spices.
The good news is that this one can be prepared the evening before, so if you don’t have much time on your hands, you can always save yourself the trouble for the next day.
For those of you out there who have never had the pleasure of trying a Mexican based soup before, then you’re in for a real treat with this side dish.
8. Mexican Corn Salad
If you’re looking for a super fresh, summer-ready Mexican side dish, then we think that we’ve found the perfect one for you. This one’s great for when the weather is hot outside, and you need something to cool you off.
Packed with plenty of fresh corn, creamy feta cheese, Mexican spices, and lots of citrusy notes, you’re sure to fall in love with this recipe.
This is also a great one to make in large batches, so if you have guests coming over, this one can be made in bulk. It’s also so versatile that it can go with a number of different dishes, so you can serve it with something completely different the following evening.
9. Avocado Tomato Salad
We’d recommend whipping up this side dish if you really don’t have much time on your hands, but you want something fresh and crispy to act as a contrast for your burritos. In this case, we’d recommend that you take a look at this avocado tomato salad recipe.
It’s got a few added spices too, such as cumin, as well as a drizzle of lime juice, which really helps to give this salad an added kick. Depending on what you have lying around in your refrigerator, you can swap around some of the ingredients and really get creative with it.
10. Homemade Tortillas
Although this one isn’t necessarily a side dish, we thought that some of you reading this article might be interested in making these super tasty homemade tortillas for your burritos.
They taste so much better than the store bought variety, and although they take a little longer to prepare, they’re absolutely worth it.
If you’ve never made homemade tortillas before, then don’t worry, because this recipe makes it super easy by breaking everything down into informative and manageable pieces.
They achieve that perfectly dense yet soft texture that we all know and adore. We honestly think that once you’ve made these once, you won’t be able to return to your regular store bought variety.
11. Seasoned Home Fries
Many of us will whip up some french fries to accompany our burritos, but sometimes it can be fun to get a little bit more creative.
This recipe takes your regular old french fries, and makes them a whole lot more interesting by adding some hearty species and additional ingredients to the mix.
These fries have paprika, chives, and garlic, to name a few, added to them. They’re super flavorful, but the best thing about them is the texture. They achieve that perfect texture of being super soft and fluffy on the inside, but super crisp on the outside.
These are really easy to make, and are simply whipped up in the pan. Incredibly aromatic and flavorful, you’re going to love these tasty little morsels.
12. Taco Salad Jar
If you’re looking for a side dish for your burritos that’s super aesthetically pleasing, then we think that we’ve found the perfect one for you. In order to make this side dish, all you’re going to require are a few small mason jars.
All you have to do is assemble the ingredients within the jar, stacking them on top of each other one by one. The result is a super visually appealing and tasty side dish that will have your guests feeling impressed.
We think that this is also a very light and easy side dish to whip up if you’re planning on having your burritos for lunch.
13. Refried Bean Dip
Refried bean dip is one that we’ve all tried and adored at one point or another, but we probably haven’t attempted making ourselves. It’s actually a relatively hassle free dip to make, and achieves that perfectly creamy and gooey texture that we adore in dips.
When it comes to this classic side, we think that we’ve managed to find the best recipe on the whole of the internet. It’s super thick, rich, and deliciously indulgent.
One of the best things about this side dish is the tangy cheddar cheese that’s loaded on top. It’s melted to perfection, and you’ll have lots of fun dipping your burrito into this gooey dip.
Top everything off with some fresh salad items, as well as some tangy feta cheese, and you’ve got yourself the perfect side dish.
14. Chicken Tortilla Soup
If you’re on the hunt for another Mexican soup recipe, but one that’s not quite as heavy on the stomach, then we’ve found one that we’d like to recommend. If you want a light, fresh Mexican soup, then why not try whipping up this chicken tortilla one?
It’s essentially made like regular chicken soup, which is the ultimate comfort food, but with some additional Mexican spices and ingredients added to the mixture.
It’s got lots of tortilla strips packed inside, as well as some cilantro, avocado, and lime. You really can’t go wrong with this tasty side dish.
Be prepared for a super cozy dinner that’s perfect for warming up after a long day.
15. Frijoles Borrachos
If you’ve never heard of frijoles borrachos before, then we’re here to tell you that you’re in for a real treat. This side dish is one of the tastiest on our entire list, and involves a hearty combination of beer, beans, and bacon.
If you’re not already sold, then you might be after we tell you that this one’s left to simmer for a whole hour before serving.
This means that it creates the thickest, most flavorful gravy in existence, and is super duper indulgent. In order to get the perfect texture, we’d recommend that you use canned pinto beans instead of dried, as this helps to thicken the texture of the dish even further.
The whole family is bound to adore this deliciously hearty side dish, and it might just become a weekly staple in your household.
16. Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers
This one would work really well as either a side dish for your burritos, or you could simply serve this one up as an appetizer if you have guests arriving.
It’s one of the simplest and easiest side dishes on our entire list, and just involves wrapping up some jalapeno peppers in some salty, fried bacon.
Oh yeah, and we forgot to tell you. They’re also loaded to the brim with tangy cheese before being placed in the oven, so they get super gooey and creamy too.
If you want a side dish that’s quick, easy, and delicious, then this is the one for you.
17. Best Guacamole
Guacamole is a side dish that each of us have prepared at some point in our lives, but it never seems to taste as good as the one you receive in an authentic Mexican restaurant.
If this is something that you’ve found over the years, then we’d recommend that you take a look at this recipe which shows you how to make an authentic guacamole dip.
You’re sure to learn a thing or two with this recipe, and we hope that it becomes a staple in your Mexican family food nights. Super eathy, creamy, and mild, this guacamole is everything you could possibly want from a dip.
18. Keto Taquitos
If you’re somebody who’s been flirting with the idea of a keto diet, why not try whipping up a keto-friendly side dish to see what you think?
This taquitos inspired dish has one of the best replacements that we’ve ever seen, and instead of using regular corn based tacos, it employs cheese as its casing instead.
This one shows you how you can actually create a taco shell for your side dish by just using some cheese. The result is that it gets super tangy and crispy, and is one of the most flavorful dishes on our list.
These ones make a great accompaniment for your carb based burrito, and can be served as little appetizers if you have guests arriving. They also taste amazing when they’re dipped in sour cream and guacamole, so we’d recommend having these at hand too.
19. Homemade Churros
Although not necessarily considered a side dish, you’re going to find a dessert or two on here that we think is delicious enough to qualify as being part of our list. This one is oh so tasty, and tastes so much better than store bought churros.
If you’ve never tried making these tasty little morsels before, then it will take some practice, and most of it’s just getting the temperature right.
This recipe is super helpful, and is great for guiding you throughout the entire process. After your churros have cooked properly, they’re then loaded to the brim with lots of warming spices and sugar.
Once you’ve made these once, you’ll feel much more confident the next time, and will be whipping them up in a flash in no time.
20. Mangonada Sorbet
We all know that Mexican dishes can sometimes leave our mouths burning, and make us feel as though we’re craving something cool and refreshing to soothe our tongues.
If you’re on the hunt for a delicious dessert based recipe that does just that, then we think that we’ve found the perfect one.
This mangonada sorbet is honestly one of the most refreshing desserts on the entire planet, and is especially good for preparing when the weather is getting super hot outside. It has a super unique taste which is actually a combination of both sweet and savory.
It’s made of chillies and pickled fruit that give this dish a super unique flavor.
Believe it or not, this Mexican sorbet is often put on savory items such as corn, so if you’d rather have it as a side dish for your burritos rather than as a dessert, it’s perfectly acceptable to do so. We think that you’re really going to be intrigued by the unique flavors presented by this dish.
21. RumChata Cheesecake
For those of you out there who haven’t had the pleasure of trying a RumChata cheesecake before, then we’re here to tell you that you’re in for a real treat.
When you find most dessert based recipes, they usually only require a few tablespoons of alcohol. This one, however, asks for an incredibly generous pour.
The result is that the cheesecake dish is packed to the brim with delicious rum based flavors, which is balanced perfectly with the sweetness and the creaminess of the dish.
This dessert takes a little longer to assemble than others on our list, but we promise that it’s totally worth it, as this one is baked to absolute perfection.
22. Tres Leches Cake
Many of you reading this list will have already heard of tres leches cake, as it’s one of the most famous Mexican desserts out there. We can tell you right away that this isn’t hard to see why, as this cake is one of the lightest and tastiest we’ve ever seen.
This dessert is made using three different types of milk in total, and has a super light and airy sponge that is contrasted perfectly with the dense, whipped cream packed on top.
If you’re looking for a super light dessert to serve after your burritos, then we’d recommend that you try making this one.
23. Jalapeno Corn Cake
If you’re looking for a super dense and hearty side dish to serve with your burritos, then we’d recommend that you take a look at this jalapeno corn cake recipe.
It’s essentially made in the same way as you would construct cornbread, but has a little bit more of a kick, as it has jalapenos added into the mix.
It’s super spicy, fluffy, dense, and moist, all at the same time. Because it’s been made using real corn, it tastes gorgeously hearty and fresh. The smell alone of this recipe will leave your mouth watering.
If you want to make this side dish even tastier, then we’d recommend that you add some tangy cheddar cheese to the mix too.
24. Mexican Quinoa Salad
If you’ve been watching your weight recently, and are looking to shed a few extra pounds, then we’d recommend that you take a look at this super tasty and easy to make quinoa salad.
It had black beans, corn, and tomatoes added in, which really help to liven up this dish with some added color.
It’s super tasty and satisfying, and the best thing about this one is that it’s really versatile too. So, if you’re looking for a side dish to prepare that would work well as a lunch for the next day too, we’d recommend whipping up this one.
In addition, this one’s great for preparing when you’re feeling a little bit lazy, as you can literally put it together in the morning within just a few minutes, so that it’s ready to go during dinnertime.
25. Baked Sweet Potato Fries
If you feel like you’d like to whip something other than your regular old fries up for dinner this evening, then we’d recommend that you take a look at this baked sweet potato fry recipe.
It has lots and lots of delicious flavors, and they’re cooked a few times in order to make them as crispy as possible.
These one’s work really well with some sour cream or barbecue sauce, and they’re also great for eating as a dessert after your meal, purely because they’re so darn sweet.
We really love this recipe, and we think it’s nice to step away from the same old side over and over again.
26. Fresh Corn Salsa
Looking for a little bit of a twist on a classic dish? If this is the case, then we think that we’ve found a recipe that you might enjoy with this fresh corn salsa.
This one has all of the classic flavors you know and adore from a salsa based dip, but it’s made super chunky by adding in some corn pieces.
Fantastic for when you’re feeling hungry, and you want something with a little bit more of a crunch to chow down on. If you’re also looking for something super easy to make, this one only requires a total of 6 different ingredients, which is super appealing.
27. Sopapilla Cheesecake
If you’ve never heard of or tried sopapilla cheesecake before, then we’re here to tell you that you’re in for a real treat with this dish. Sopapilla cheesecake is a classic Mexican dessert that uses a deep fried dough at its base.
Following on from this, it has a super smooth and creamy cheesecake center, topped off with puff pastry. This one tastes essentially like a combination of a delicious cheesecake and a sponge cake all in one. You’re absolutely guaranteed to love this dish.
This one would pair really well with a dollop of vanilla ice cream, and a crumbling caramel cookie on the top.
28. Mexican Oven Baked Zucchini
If you’re looking for a super healthy, oven roasted based dish, then we’d recommend that you take a look at this zucchini recipe. It’s one of the healthiest, but also the tastiest side dishes on our list, and is fantastic if you want to increase your vegetable intake for the day.
It’s also super easy too, all you need to do is roughly chop up some zucchini chunks, then place them on a baking tray with lots and lots of olive oil drizzled on top. After this, you can add in some Mexican spices to liven things up.
The good thing about this recipe is that it says there is no set amount of spice that you should add to your dish, you can add more or less depending on what you feel like.
We’d also recommend that you put a little bit of cotija on the dish to finish things off nicely. This one also makes some really great leftovers too, so you can reheat and enjoy the following day for lunch.
29. Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips
If you’ve never had the pleasure of trying homemade tortilla chips before, then let us tell you that you’re in for a real treat with this recipe. Store bought tortillas are great, but unless you’ve tried one of these chips hot out of the oven, you haven’t lived!
If you’ve shied away from making your own tortilla chips previously because you think they’ll be too complicated, this simply isn’t the case. Although it’s a bit more hassle than picking a bag up from the grocery store, they’re worth the extra time that you put in.
30. Margarita Pie
If somebody were to ask us what classic drink we associated with Mexico, then we’d absolutely say margarita. But, what if you could transform this super flavorful and delicious beverage into a tasty dessert. Well, this recipe shows you just how to do that.
All you need in order to make this easy dessert, is some cool whip, some triple sec, some lime juice, and tequila. The rest you’ll probably already have lying around in your pantry.
This dish is so flavorful and tangy, and works as the perfect refreshment for when your tongue is all burnt out from eating too much Mexican food.
If we were to compare this dish to anything else, we’d say that it essentially tastes just like a frozen margarita, but much, much creamier.
31. RumChata Cupcakes
So, you’ve heard of rumchata cheesecake before, but what about rumchata cupcakes? If you’ve never indulged in these tasty little treats before, then you’re going to adore this simple recipe.
In order to make these, you’re going to need some Wisconsin dairy cream to make them as indulgent as possible.
As well as this, you’ll also require some Mexican spice, and plenty (we do mean plenty), of carribean rum. This dessert is packed to the brim with flavor, and contains cream both in this inside and the outside of the cupcake for ultimate indulgence.
32. Churro Pancakes
Churros have such a unique and tasty flavor that more and more people are opting to use them for different desserts too.
Nowadays, you can pretty much find churro flavored everything, and it’s not hard to see why. But, we think that we’ve come across one of the tastiest churro inspired desserts on the whole of the internet.
These churro based pancakes are not only delicious, but they’re also super easy to make too. They’re coated with lots and lots of cinnamon, as well as a good layer of brown sugar too. We’d recommend finishing these tasty little treats off with a drizzling of chocolate sauce too.
Whip these babies up within minutes of finishing your Mexican burrito meal.
33. Jalapeno Popper Bites
If you’re looking for a tasty side dish that works well both as a starter and an appetizer too, then let us introduce you to these tasty little jalapeno poppers. They’re so devious, and are easy to whip up when you don’t have much time to mess around in the kitchen.
They’ve got a really good crunch, as well as having a moist inner texture that we adore.
You can add anything inside these little morsels, and can have fun experimenting with these by adding ingredients such as bacon and cream cheese. It’s really up to you what you’d like to add inside, and you can have fun coming up with different combinations.
One of the best things about these is that they’re super bubbly and crisp when they’re pulled out of the oven, and you’ll be absolutely dying to dig in.
34. Churro Apple Pies
If you’re on the hunt for another churro based recipe that you can whip up as a tasty dessert, then we’d like to introduce you to these delicious mini churro apple pies.
These are packed to the brim with warming spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg, making this the perfect dessert to whup up during the fall season.
This one is made using ready to roll puff pastry, so is also super easy to whip up in a flash. We’d recommend making these using muffin tins, which create the perfect portion size for these delicious mini pies.
35. Mexican Fruit Cups
If you’re looking for something super fresh and easy to work as a side for your burritos, then we’d recommend taking a look at these Mexican fruit cups.
They’re super easy to make, and just involve chopping up some different varieties of melon, as well as pineapple and cucumber for a bit of added crunch and texture.
You can top these off with some lime juice, as well as a couple of spices just to give it that Mexican twist.
To sum up, there are so many different side dishes out there to choose from, that you’ll never be stuck with what to make. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or savory, there’s a dish out there for you.
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