Tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tostadas always take center stage but it’s the Cinco de Mayo side dishes that round out the meal. These delicious easy recipes are perfect any time of the year but definitely for any Mexican-themed meal.
Usually the first thing we think of when planning a meal are the main dishes or maybe the dessert. Sure Tres Leches cake is a showstopper but really what’s a meal without the side dishes? They mesh all the delicious flavors together making a complete and satisfying meal.
A Cinco de Mayo celebration is no different! Can you imagine a meal at your favorite Mexican restaurant without the sides? Black beans, pinto beans, refried beans, Mexican rice. They really make the Cinco de Mayo fiesta an event.
Wonder what to serve with enchiladas? We’ve got some delicious ideas! These personal favorites pair great with your favorite Mexican recipes. Mexican sides make the Cinco de Mayo meal.
For all of our favorite Cinco de Mayo recipes (delicious margaritas through Mexican desserts) check out our Cinco de Mayo recipes. This Skinny Mexican Recipes collection from our sister website Make It Skinny Please has even more healthy delicious options.
Is salsa a side dish or an appetizer? We think it can be either or both so we are including it. It’s not uncommon to add a chunky salsa especially to a plate full of your favorite Mexican dishes and mix it all in with the satisfying flavors.