25 Healthy Mexican Side Dishes

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When you contemplate Mexican cuisine, what images spring to your mind?

Do you think of tortillas and salsas and chimichangas?

Well, I bet a few of those dishes make it onto this list of mexican side dishes!

These dishes aren’t just tasty – they’re a fun and vibrant part of any Mexican feast.

If you want to add a little Latin flair to your home cooking, look no further than these delicious mexican side dishes.

They’re bright, fresh, and so good that everyone will ask for seconds.

There are so many options on this list that it’s impossible to choose just one.

So read on and try out some new flavors!

You might just find your new favorite dish on this list of mexican side dishes.

Let’s get started with the ones I know you’ll love the most.

1. Mexican Cabbage Slaw

This is a full-flavored slaw that’s perfect for tacos, burritos, or just about anything else.

It’s tangy and sweet with a slightly spicy kick from the jalapeno.

Cucumbers add a nice crunch and lime adds a zesty flavor to round it out.

2. Mexican Street Corn Casserole

If you love Corn Flakes, then this Mexican street corn casserole is for you!

Sweet and savory corn, tender ground beef, and creamy cheese make every bite just as delicious as it sounds.

This recipe also includes chili powder to amp up the heat.

It’s a spicy addition that produces a bright flavor that will make your taste buds jump.

This dish is famous in northern Mexico and South America.

It’s so popular because of the excellent texture and flavors that come together in one pot.

3. Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

This soup is reminiscent of Mexican chicken noodle soup.

That’s because it uses the same base, ground beef and tortilla strips.

The only difference between this and Mexican chicken noodle soup is the addition of corn and green onion.

Also, this recipe is vegan-friendly, but you can use regular cream cheese if you like.

It’s flavorful and full of protein.

It’s perfect for a cold night in or a busy day.

4. Mexican Cornbread

If you’re a fan of cornbread as it is, this recipe looks like the perfect way to make it at home.

You’ll use jiffy mix instead of the store-bought kind and will add an extra egg for texture.

Between the warm spices, melted cheese, and homemade Mexican seasoning blend, this is one sweet and savory treat.

5. Roasted Mexican Zucchini

I can’t get enough of this roasted Mexican zucchini.

It’s crazy easy to make, loaded with nutrients and a lemony flavor that leaves you wanting more.

The simple combination of zucchini, onion, garlic, and chili powder create a flavorful dish that is perfect for any mealtime.

It’s also a fantastic side because the vibrant colors really pop on the plate when served with other ingredients.

6. Easy Black Beans And Rice

This recipe is one of the best you’ll ever come across.

It’s easy, tasty, and has such a healthy twist.

Black beans are loaded with protein, so you can bet they make all the difference in this dish.

I love the addition of avocado, which adds an extra dose of fat and texture to this dish.

The sweet potatoes provide even more moisture, which makes it ideal for these kinds of dishes.

If you want to bulk up this rice bowl a little bit more, add some added veggies like bell peppers or onions.

7. Mexican Street Corn Salad

This isn’t your average salad!

It’s like a Mexican taco, but with more crunch and less filler.

Instead of potatoes and beans, you’ll use corn kernels, lime juice, cilantro, jalapenos, red onions, and tomatoes.

The dressing is made mainly from the remaining sour cream.

It gives this salad enough body to make it feel like a complete meal.

If you want something bright and fresh for your next backyard bash or taco Tuesday, give this recipe a try.

You won’t be disappointed.

8. Baked Mexican Potatoes

These baked Mexican potatoes are a must-try if you’re looking for something easy, delicious, and healthy.

You’ll use canned tomatoes to make these just as simple as can be.

Just add them to the same basic recipe, seasonings, and toppings as regular baked potatoes.

Since they’re low in calories and carbs (just 4 net per serving), I think you’ll enjoy this dish even more than the others on this list.

9. Authentic Mexican Rice

This authentic Mexican rice is just as delicious as the real deal!

It’s made with long-grain white rice and beans, which adds a rich nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with the tomato sauce.

Don’t worry; you can use what you have in your refrigerator.

It won’t be any different than the homemade version.

Serve this hearty Mexican dish over brown rice or quinoa for an easy and nutritious meal.

10. Sweet And Spicy Mexican Roasted Sweet Potatoes

If you’re looking for something sweet, spicy, and healthy to serve as an appetizer or side dish, these roasted sweet potatoes are just the thing.

You’ll roast them in the oven until they start to get tender and then add some cilantro, lime juice, and plenty of spice.

They have a lovely citrusy flavor that pairs well with anything from chicken tacos to Mexican fajitas.

And if you want more heat, try popping a couple of jalapenos in there before serving.

11. Mexican Potatoes

These Mexican-style potatoes are sweet, buttery, and absolutely scrumptious.

They’re also pretty easy to make and quite tasty.

You’ll use yellow onion, green chiles, tomatoes, cilantro, lime juice, salt, pepper, and olive oil for the most intense flavor.

Thinly sliced bacon is a delightful addition as well.

The whole thing takes less than an hour to prepare and cook.

It’s so good that even non-Mexican foods will appreciate it.

12. Easy Mexican Coleslaw

Coleslaw is one of those things that I always have to make from scratch.

It isn’t the easiest dish, and I can never remember how it’s supposed to look.

But this simple recipe lets you enjoy homemade coleslaw without having to worry about all that.

It’s chock-full of carrots, cabbage, cilantro, lime juice, and nutty pepitas for a wonderful finishing touch.

Shredded cheese is optional but recommended if you want to add more flavor.

If you serve it at your next BBQ, be sure to make a big batch so everyone can dig in.

13. Queso (Mexican Cheese Dip)

When you’re craving a dip, this queso recipe has you covered!

It’s creamy and cheesy, but it’s also delicious as a side dish.

There are no added ingredients in this recipe.

The only thing that needs to be done is cutting the cheddar cheese into dice.

I like to use sharp cheddar for this because it has such a strong flavor.

But any sharp cheese will do.

That said, the flavors are so good that you can use whatever cheese you have on hand!

14. Mexican Chicken Sheet Pan Nachos

If you’re in the mood for nachos but don’t want to eat all the carbs, this recipe is just what you need.

It only takes a few minutes to whip up, and it can be easily modified to suit your taste.

The best part about these nachos is that they look and taste like nachos.

They take less than an hour to make, and they have so much flavor.

They’re also perfect for feeding a crowd at a party or game night.

15. Mexican Stuffed Peppers

These stuffed peppers may not be the best option for Thanksgiving, but they are a fun and delicious way to get your fill of Mexican food.

For this recipe, the peppers are filled with ground beef, tomatoes, cheese, and spices.

It’s simple but it packs a punch!

You can also add in some extra veggies if you like.

That would make a great side dish for any Mexican meal.

16. Creamy Mexican Corn Soup

Creamy Mexican corn soup is a staple in my house when we need something warm and comforting.

It’s pretty much the perfect comfort food.

It’s filled with chicken, onions, bell peppers, lime juice, cumin, jalapeños, and more.

It has all the classic flavors of corn soup without the guilt!


17. Mexican Chicken Caesar Salad

This salad is a perfect way to get your greens in.

The romaine lettuce and cheese blend is tossed with a fresh, zesty Mexican dressing.

Toss it all together and you’ll have an excellent meal in under 30 minutes.

I like this salad served cold, but I also love the soft warmness of it on the inside after being set out for a while.

Enjoy this dish over some crusty bread or with your favorite sandwich for lunch or dinner!

18. Mexican Sweet Corn Cake (Chi-Chi’s Copycat Recipe)

You can never go wrong with a good corn cake.

Corn isn’t just for cooking!

This sweet and tender recipe is inspired by Mexican chicharrones, which are like small fried pork rinds.

Ditch the store-bought premade mix and make this homemade version instead.

You won’t regret it!

The key to a perfect corn cake is to have the batter slightly undercooked.

However, don’t over-bake it or else it will be tough and dry.

19. Mexican Sweet Potato Skins – Vegan

I’m a massive fan of sweet potato skins and love to make them at least once every few weeks.

These vegan sweet potato skins are so scrumptious, you won’t even miss the meat.

They have such great texture, too!

You can make them with regular potatoes if you prefer, but they taste best when using sweet potatoes.

20. Authentic Mexican Red Pozole

If you’re looking for an authentic Mexican dish, then look no further than this red pozole recipe!

Nothing beats the warm and welcoming flavors of a good bowl of pozole.

It’s hearty, filling, and bursting with flavor.

This dish is made with chicken broth, hominy, and spices.

It’s perfect for those who love meaty flavors but don’t want to use pork.

So what are you waiting for ? Give this classic Mexican soup a try!

21. Mexican Potato Salad – Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

What’s not to love about this sensational potato salad?

You’ll start with sliced potatoes, which you cook in the microwave for just a few minutes until they’re tender and still slightly firm.

Then, you toss them with juicy strawberries and creamy avocado mixture.

Anything else would be too much.

It’s sweet and tangy, nutty and clean — something for everyone!

22. Avocado Black Bean Mexican Salad

If you’ve never had an avocado and black bean dip before, then this recipe is for you.

This dip is perfect for tacos or as a side to your favorite Mexican dishes.

I mean, who can resist avocado mixed with black beans ?

All it takes is making a dressing that includes cilantro, lime juice, and fresh cotija cheese.

If you want to make it even more Mexican-y, top it with some more chili peppers.

23. Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Mexican cauliflower rice is a slightly sweet, savory dish that’s perfect for sharing.

It features lots of juicy tomatoes, chile pepper, and cheese.

This recipe is easy to make and very customizable.

So if you want more or less heat, just change the ingredients.

For example, add some jalapenos to spice it up!

And don’t forget the guacamole! It goes so well with this healthy vegetable dish.

24. Authenic Mexican Flour Tortillas

Once you try these, you’ll be hooked.

It’s the perfect blend of Mexican spices, but it’s still effortless to make.

The sauce is a blend of chili powder, cumin, and paprika that will enhance every bite.

Plus, each tortilla has its own unique texture and flavor.

These are not your average flour tortillas.

They have a wonderful crisp outer layer and tender interior!

25. Fresh Mango Salsa

Every time I make this salsa, it’s the first thing people want to know what I’m having for dinner.

It’s fresh and tangy, with a hint of spice.

Plus, it’s healthy and keto-friendly!

If you like your salsa on the sweeter side, add some cilantro right before serving.

Otherwise, it’ll be great with a dollop of sour cream or avocado slices.

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25 Healthy Mexican Side Dishes

Well, I bet a few of those dishes make it onto this list of mexican side dishes! These dishes aren’t just tasty – they’re a fun and vibrant part of any Mexican feast.
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