12 Side Dishes to Serve with Tacos

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Every taco night needs sides and we’ve got a wonderful round up of 12 of our favorite salsas, dips, and salad side dishes to serve with tacos to spice up any meal.

We have a regular standing Taco Tuesday (doesn’t everyone??). Every time it comes around, I get super excited. You’d think after a while it’d wear off, but there’s just something special about tacos.

Taco Side Dishes

So when we put together a round up of some of our favorite tacos to spice up your Taco Tuesday with new ideas, we couldn’t forget the sides! In this list, you’ll find 11 great sides that go well with tacos.

This is a compilation of recipes from fellow food bloggers. Click the link under the photo to see the full recipe on the original website.

Wondering what to serve with tacos? Start your drooling below.

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Side Dishes to Serve With Tacos

Classic Mexican Street Corn (Elote)
A classic Mexican street food, this corn on the cob is charred on the grill, then slathered in mayo, and topped with tangy Cotija cheese, chili powder and cilantro. 
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mexican street corn
Mexican-Inspired Brussels Sprouts
These Mexican-Inspired Brussels Sprouts are caramelized on the edges and coated with a spicy Mexican-inspired seasoning.
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Mexican brussels sprouts
Cilantro Lime Rice
Cilantro Lime Rice is so flavorful and delicious, you’ll want to serve it with all of your meals. It’s the perfect side dish for any Mexican-inspired meal.
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Cilantro Lime Rice
Bacon, Jalapeño, and Corn Salad
This easy-to-make bacon, jalapeño and corn salad is a great side dish, but it can also be served as a party appetizer or dip.
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combined ingredients for corn, bacon and jalapeno salad
Mexican Red Rice
Mexican Red Rice is an essential side dish for Mexican cuisine that's made with a combination of onions, garlic, tomato sauce, and cilantro.
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Mexican red rice
Easy Refried Beans
This quick and easy recipe is perfect for busy weeknight meals or whenever you want a healthy, meatless side dish for your favorite Mexican or Tex-Mex entrees.
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refried beans
Easy Guacamole Recipe
Packed with good monounsaturated fats and fiber, this easy guacamole recipe makes a healthy and irresistible snack.
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simple homemade guacamole
Classic Pico de Gallo
Pico de Gallo is the perfect topping for any Mexican dish because of its fresh, vibrant acidity.
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pico de gallo
Spicy Mexican Rice with Tomatoes and Sweet Peppers
This One-pot spicy Mexican rice is easy to make with pantry ingredients. It is a delicious side dish for a wide range of Mexican meals and real comfort food.
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Mexican rice
Creamy Apple Jicama Slaw
This creamy apple jicama slaw is super fresh and crunchy! Its sweet and tangy flavours make it a delicious side or topping for tacos.
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Apple jicama slaw
Black Bean Dip
These easy black beans are the best for taco night! Simple + flavorful, serve them up as a black bean dip, on nachos, and in tacos, quesadillas, enchiladas.
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black beans in a bowl
Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce
This homemade nacho cheese sauce recipe is absolutely delicious, full of flavour and easy to make with a few simple real food ingredients.
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Nacho cheese sauce
Chipotle Corn Salsa (10 Minute Copycat Recipe!)
The best ever Copycat Chipotle Corn Salsa recipe that you can make in just a few minutes with a handful of ingredients. Make it for your next get together!
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Chipotle corn salsa

Before You Go

Since you made it to the end of this article, you might be interested in some of our other taco inspired recipes. Here are a few more articles we think you might enjoy.


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8 thoughts on “12 Side Dishes to Serve with Tacos

  1. Stephanie says:

    Tacos are a favorite meal here, but I never know what to make with them besides some chips and salsa. We will be trying out some of these next time!

  2. Lata Lala says:

    The post is awesome about taco night sides with 11 of salsas, dips, salads, and accompaniments to spice it up
    Need to make them soon.

  3. John Kukold says:

    I love to cook and your tips are very helpful, would love to link to your site

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