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Wondering what to eat with enchiladas? We've built a list of the very best healthy Mexican side dishes to pair with these cheesy baked roll-ups. Check out some of the best side dish options below!
Why bother with store-bought tortillas when you can wrap your enchiladas in homemade ones instead? All you need is some masa flour, water, and a tortilla press - you'll be making fresh tortillas in a few minutes flat!
Wondering what sides to serve with chicken enchiladas?
Use these tortillas in your enchiladas, and fry some to enjoy with some salsa or guac for a classic Mexican appetizer the whole family will enjoy with the simple recipe below.
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
One of the best sides to go with enchiladas are these refried beans. They're a high-protein option that tastes so much better at home. Combine sauteed veggies with pinto beans, hot sauce, and butter, then process them until almost smooth (we like to leave a few chunky beans in there). Sprinkle some fresh cilantro on top and a squeeze of lime for a fresh, tangy flavor!
Serve with chips, or add these beans right into your enchilada rolls.
This side dish for chicken enchilada is quintessential to Mexican and Latin culture, with black beans, steamed rice, and sweet green peppers topped with fresh lime juice, cilantro, and cumin. Beans and rice are an excellent high-protein, hearty plant-based option for vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters alike.
There's a reason we're all obsessed with avocados - they're rich, they're delicious, and they're full of heart-healthy fats! They also make good side dishes to serve with enchiladas - make some simple homemade guacamole with mashed or pureed avocado, garlic, fresh lime, and salt.
If you're feeling spicy, add some cilantro, chopped tomatoes, and green onion for a chunky guac/fresh salsa combination that tastes good on everything.
Fresh, zippy cabbage slaw cuts the richness of those cheesy enchiladas and offers a few extra servings of tasty veggies. We like to add cabbage, cumin, red onion, carrots, and apple cider vinegar to ours, but the options are endless for these Mexican vegetarian side dishes.
We first tried these thick-cut, sweet grilled onions a few years back, and they were a huge hit. We especially love to pair these good sides for enchiladas for a new spin on taco night.
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
We know exactly what to make with enchiladas - this Spanish rice is actually Mexican-style fried rice with adobo sauce and salsa to give it that classic red hue. Hearty and a little spicy, it's the perfect blend and one of our favorite Mexican side dish recipes.
One of the quintessential Mexican sides and appetizers is chips and salsa. Instead of a cooked red salsa, try making salsa fresca instead!
Chopped ripe tomatoes, garlic, fresh lime, chopped onion, and jalapeno make a classic chunky salsa you can scoop right on top of enchiladas or on the side with some homemade tortilla chips.
What salad goes with enchiladas? Bright, fresh veggies like these blend well to make a refreshing salad to go with enchiladas.
Chop some cucumber, ripe tomatoes, and fresh avocado and mix with red onion, cumin, and a lime dressing to up your fiber and nutrient intake.
Mexican street corn is addictive. No wonder it's a massive hit at those street stands between the rich sour cream sauce, cheese, and spicy chili flavors. Just be sure to keep a few napkins on hand because things are bound to get messy!
Grilled avocado makes one of the most straightforward sides to serve with enchiladas. Heat the BBQ, cut your avocados in half, and grill them with the skin on for a delicious topping or side with your cheesy Mexican roll-ups.
Though we've gone classic with our side dishes, enchiladas are a nearly universal food and can pair well with dishes from all sorts of cuisines!
Try one of our options above, or keep it simple with a fresh green salad or grilled potatoes. You can't go wrong when you're enjoying these cheese-filled delights!
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