What to Serve With Enchiladas- 33 Wonderful Recipes to Try!

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Quick Answer: What to serve with Enchiladas?

Enchiladas go great with many sides. Most of them are Mexican slaw, black bean rice, Spanish rice, chopped salads, cucumber avocado salad, a variety of grilled vegetables such as corn, avocado, zucchini, watermelon. They also pair well with salsa, bean dip, and a few salads like jicama mango salad, sweet potato salad, jicama apple salad, and many more, which I will further discuss.

This is the ultimate list of what you can serve with your homemade enchiladas at the next family gathering.

In this article, I will discuss the various dishes which pair very well with this particular Mexican delicacy.

These recipes and dishes have been tried and tested by me.

It isn’t just my experience as to what dishes go well with enchiladas, but I have consulted many other bloggers and food experts.

Without any further adieu, let’s dive into the recipes!

1. Mexican Slaw

Calories Per 100g: 84 kcal
Time taken: 10 mins

This salad is tangy, crunchy, creamy, and healthy all at the same time.

Mexican slaw is essentially Coleslaw salad, and it is an easy one that can be used in entrees as slides and can be eaten as a main dish.

To add a Mexican twist to it, you just have to add some onions and cilantro and lemon for a fresh taste.

You can add some red peppers and some veggie broth, if preferred as well.

You can follow this simple recipe:

2. Black Beans and Rice

Calories Per 100g: 193 kcal
Time taken: 20 mins

These black beans go great with tacos as they are perfectly balanced and have just the right amount of flavor in them.

If you are a fan of the spice, feel free to add some paprika to the dish to get an extra zing.

This is a fairly simple, healthy, and tasty dish, so I’m sure it will become a household dinner table staple!

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

3. Guacamole

Calories Per 100g: 261 kcal
Time taken:10 mins

This is a pretty popular salad, rightfully so because it is extremely easy to make too.

All that you need is a few pitted, mashed, and peeled avocados, and to go with that, a few chopped onions, garlic, cilantro and lime, and chopped tomatoes as well.

This is a famous salad because it is a very tasty and easy dish to make.

This is a classic Mexican staple and is sure to leave your taste buds wanting more!

You can follow this simple recipe:

4. Spanish Rice

Calories Per 100g: 150 kcal
Time taken:10 mins

Spanish rice is one among the many popular Mexican dishes that can be served as an entree or as a main dish.

This pairs great with enchiladas as this brings a certain freshness to the table due to the presence of birth onion, garlic, and the chopped tomatoes.

This is a fairly simple dish and takes almost very little prep to none at all and is sure to become one of your favorites.

The plus side is that this works with almost any cuisine too!

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

5. Salsa Fresca/Pico de Galo

Calories Per 100g: 26 kcal
Time taken:10 mins

Salsa Fresca is a fresh, refreshing dip that goes great with enchiladas.

It is inherently Mexican and has a certain flavor to it which makes it very hard to substitute.

In case you need to add some spice, you can also add some jalapenos, chili or even paprika.

Since it is easy to make and healthy too, it will soon become number one on your favorite dish list.

You can follow this simple recipe:

6. Chopped Salad

Calories Per 100g: 535 kcal
Time taken: 20 mins

A veggie-packed chopped salad is one of the healthiest ones out there and may I add the tastiest too?

This is a largely Mexican dish and superbly complements the enchiladas you’ll be serving.

To make this salad, you’ll need a few greens, anything except spinach though.

To make the vinaigrette, you will need olive oil, some dijon mustard, some honey, along with some salt, pepper, and oregano for seasoning.

This salad will definitely leave people asking for more and is sure to become a staple in your homes.

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

7. Cucumber Avocado Salad

Calories Per 100g: 169 kcal
Time taken:10 mins

This is a very healthy salad that pairs very well with enchiladas as it offers a certain freshness that is otherwise lacking.

Cucumbers and avocados are a deadly combination because cucumbers provide the crunch and avocados add a certain creamy texture, which is delicious.

This is a healthy dish which goes with almost every meal, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner.

It can be eaten as a snack too, and goes great with most Mexican dishes.

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

8. Corn on Cob

Calories Per 100g: 220 kcal
Time taken: 25 mins

Roasted sweet corn or corn on the cob is one of the staple sides of almost any dish, especially Mexican.

The sweetness and the starch in the corn pair magnificently with the flavor and texture of the enchiladas, especially when doused with butter.

Some prefer to grill the cob too, but that’s a completely personal choice, and it offers a more earthy, umami-filled flavor.

You can follow this simple recipe:

9. Refried Bean Dip

Calories Per 100g: 197 kcal
Time taken: 25 mins

This refried bean dip is rich, creamy, and goes great with the enchiladas you are planning to serve.

All that you need to have this amazing dish is a can of refried beans if you are not too enthusiastic about making them at home.

All that you have got to do is add cream cheese, sour cream and some taco seasoning with a few processed kinds of cheese.

This dip goes great with enchiladas and any Mexican dish to be honest.

It is a great source of protein and is tasty as well, so it is sure to become a household favorite!

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

10. Grill Avocado

Calories Per 100g: 220 kcal
Time taken: 15 mins

Avocados have a certain flavor that gives a woodsy and earthy taste to them.

This dish is easily prepared; all you’ve got to do is flavor them with salt, pepper, garlic, lemon juice and pop them in the oven until they have become nice and roasted.

A few prefer to pan roast them as well, but the trick is to let them sit in the oven as it gives a nice charred, roasted feel.

You can follow this simple recipe:

11. Chips and Salsa

Calories Per 100g: 25 kcal
Time taken: 10 mins

It is very often that many get confused between salsa and pico de gallo.

Salsa and pico de gallo might be similar, but this simple dish needs the use of a food processor to get that restaurant salsa feel.

All you need are some diced tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, chilli, onion and garlic and blend it all up with seasonings like salt, honey and cilantro.

Also, you can serve salsa with chips, and that makes a great combo to go with enchiladas.

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

12. Mexican Corn Pudding

Calories Per 100g: 216 kcal
Time taken: 90 mins

This sweet dish pairs wonderfully with enchiladas, or any dish for that matter, as it offers a certain sweetness and texture which remains unmatched.

This is an inherently Mexican dish and is sure to leave you asking for more.

This has a cultural significance because corn is a major crop in Mexico and is sure to become a household staple real soon!

You can follow this simple recipe:

13. Jicama Mango Slaw

Calories Per 100g: 147 kcal
Time taken: 25 mins

This is a great dish and is very easy to make, and goes very well with the homemade enchiladas that you will be serving.

It is fresh, tasty, and refreshing with the correct amount of spice, making this salad all the more special.

This dish stands out because the mangoes have to be cut in a certain way, and it is healthy, easy to make and delicious too!

I can assure you that this is sure to become a favorite in your house.

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

14. Sweet Potato Salad

Calories Per 100g: 123 kcal
Time taken: 30 mins

Salads have time and again proven that they are a particularly versatile dish, they pair great with almost every food ever.

This tasty sweet potato salad is no different.

It is a very simple dish to make, takes just about 30 mins and will surely be a staple at almost all your mealtimes.

The best part is that it goes superbly with almost all cuisines and is definitely a very healthy option.

You can follow this simple recipe:

15. Bell Pepper Salad

Calories Per 100g: 194 kcal
Time taken: 25 mins

This salad has been classified as a predominantly Mexican dish mainly due to the flavors in it.

This bell pepper salad is healthy, tasty, and sure to reappear on your dining table almost every weekend- it is that good!

The dressing is relatively simple.

It consists of red wine vinegar, olive oil, kosher salt and pepper to taste. It is very easy to make and is nutritious too, and is sure to become a staple in your dinners!

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

16. Pineapple Salsa

Calories Per 100g: 48 kcal
Time taken: 20 mins

Pineapple salsa is a fresh, refreshing dip that goes great with enchiladas.

It is inherently Mexican and has a certain flavor to it which makes it very hard to substitute.

This is fairly easy to make.

If you need to add some spice, you can also add some jalapenos, chilli or even paprika.

Since it is easy to make, and healthy too, it will soon become number one on your favorite dish list.

You can follow this simple recipe:

17. Charro Beans

Calories Per 100g: 619 kcal
Time taken: 120 mins

Charro bean soup is inherently and truly Mexican.

They go great with enchiladas and provide a wholesome Mexican dining experience.

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

18. Saffron Rice

Calories Per 100g: 154 kcal
Time taken: 25 mins

This rice dish goes great with enchiladas as they are perfectly balanced and have just the right amount of flavor in them.

You can follow this simple recipe:

19. Cilantro Lime Rice

Calories Per 100g: 95 kcal
Time taken: 35 mins

This rice dish goes great with enchiladas as they are perfectly balanced and have just the right amount of flavor in them.

This is a fairly simple, healthy and tasty dish, so I’m sure that it will definitely become a household dinner table staple!

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

20. Mexican Pickled Carrots

Calories Per 100g: 50 kcal
Time taken: 30 mins

Pickled Mexican carrots are a magnificent side that go unbelievably well with enchiladas.

The underlying flavor of carrots is really enhanced in this dish and on the whole, compliments the meal well.

You can follow this simple recipe:

21. Apple Jicama Slaw

Calories Per 100g: 103 kcal
Time taken: 15 mins

This is a great dish and is very easy to make, and goes very well with the homemade enchiladas that you will be serving.

It is fresh, tasty, and refreshing with the correct amount of spice, making this salad all the more special.

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

22. Cucumber Radish Salad

Calories Per 100g: 99 kcal
Time taken:10 mins

A cucumber radish salad is a very elegant side which goes great with enchiladas as it only further brings out the flavor in the dish.

You can follow this simple recipe:

23. Southwestern Quinoa Salad

Calories Per 100g: 319 kcal
Time taken: 30 mins

A southwestern quinoa salad is one of the healthiest ones out there, and may I add the tastiest too?

It is very colorful and visually appealing, especially when tossed about and let to sit for a while.

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

24. Taco Salad

Calories Per 100g: 558 kcal
Time taken: 25 mins

This is a wonderful Mexican dish which goes absolutely great with the enchiladas and is rather easy to make too.

You can follow this simple recipe:

25. Mexican Cornbread

Calories Per 100g: 383 kcal
Time taken:40 mins

This dish goes great with almost any Mexican dish and more importantly, enchiladas.

This is sure to become a great starter at your parties and will definitely make people come back asking for more.

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

26. Garlic Vegetable Saute

Calories Per 100g: 103 kcal
Time taken:30 mins

This goes great with enchiladas and will be sure to keep your guests wanting more.

If you don’t have an oven, you can always pan/ skillet roast them to get the flavor right.

You can follow this simple recipe:

27. Grilled Zucchini

Calories Per 100g: 48 kcal
Time taken: 25 mins

Zucchini has a certain flavor that gives a woodsy and earthy taste to them.

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

28. Grilled Watermelon

Calories Per 100g: 68 kcal
Time taken: 19 mins

Watermelon has a certain flavor that gives a woodsy and earthy taste to them, apart from making it sweet as well.

You can follow this simple recipe:

29. Cilantro Salsa

Calories Per 100g: 31 kcal
Time taken:40 mins

Cilantro Salsa is a fresh, refreshing dip that goes great with enchiladas.

It is inherently Mexican and has a certain flavor to it which makes it very hard to substitute.

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

30. Sauteed Vegetables

Calories Per 100g: 190 kcal
Time taken: 30 mins

This is a very healthy side that pairs very well with enchiladas.

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

31. Black Bean Soup

Calories Per 100g: 342 kcal
Time taken:55 mins

Black bean soup is inherently and truly Mexican.

Black beans go great with any type of grilled meat, tacos and especially, enchiladas and will surely leave you wanting more!

You can follow this simple recipe:

32. Chicken Salad

Calories Per 100g: 438 kcal
Time taken: 25 mins

This salad is tangy, crunchy, creamy, and healthy all at the same time.

This is rich, creamy and tasty and is also a very healthy, yet sophisticated salad which is sure to make your guests want more!

Here’s a simple recipe you can follow:

33. Arugula Salad

Calories Per 100g: 223 kcal
Time taken: 10 mins

Arugula salad is a very simple balanced salad that goes well with almost every dish.

This is unbelievably easy and will soon become a refreshing salad that will accompany all your slides in your family dinners.

You can follow this simple recipe:

What rice to serve with enchiladas?

You can serve a variety of Mexican rice dishes which include Spanish rice and black beans rice.

These are the most preferred dishes.

What salad goes with enchiladas?

Enchiladas go great with tossed salads, Mexican coleslaw, chicken salad and so on.
Salads make great sides because they are versatile and complement almost any cuisine.

FAQs

Should enchiladas be crispy?

Yes, enchiladas are intended to be crispy, but sometimes it doesn’t exactly work out that way due to small errors in cooking. It can definitely be perfected with practice.

Bottom Line

I genuinely hope that you enjoyed this article on sides that go well with enchiladas.

Please do try out all the sides as most of them can be easily made at home and are rather healthy too.

Some might seem a little daunting and overwhelming for first time cooks, but it gets easier as you go. If you have other interesting recipes that will pair well with enchiladas, let us know!

Please do share this article with your friends and family so that they enjoy these recipes too. If you do have any queries or recipes, feel free to drop a text below. Happy cooking!

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About Barbara Foster

Barbara is a traveler who has traveled to more than 25 countries. She loves the variety of food she gets to experience on her trips and maintains detailed journals of her travels which she plans to publish as a book someday. She loves to bake. Her favorite cuisines are Italian, French, and Mexican.

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