Not sure what to serve with enchiladas? I’ve got you! I’ve gathering 10 easy and delicious side dishes that pair perfectly with enchiladas, as well as fajitas, burritos and tacos. From fresh salads, to flavorful sauces, you’ll find plenty of quick & easy ideas here!
About these Easy Enchilada Side Recipes
Hearty enchiladas are some of my favorite recipes to make for family dinners or entertaining (especially my green chili chicken enchiladas), and while enchiladas are a great one-pan meal, I personally love to pair them with a hearty and vibrant side to round out the meal.
I’ve rounded up 10 of the very best side dishes that pair perfectly with your enchilada meal – with everything from refreshing salads, to sauces to serve on top of enchiladas or a green salad, dips for chips, and flavorful rice dishes.
The best part is that these dishes are super easy to make and require minimal ingredients, so you can throw them together while your enchilada is in the oven. And bonus! All of these side dishes also pair well with fajitas and tacos too.
This Easy 4-Ingredient Guacamole is so simple and tastes amazing. It's the perfect party appetizer or everyday condiment; use it as a dip, a topping, or just straight out of the bowl. Everything is better with guacamole!
Ingredients: avocado, lime juice, garlic, and salt.
Inspired by Chipotle, this fresh tomato salsa recipe combines just a few simple ingredients for a quick appetizer or sauce that’s perfect for dipping or topping tacos or burrito bowls. It comes together in a matter of minutes in just one bowl, so it’s easy enough for a weeknight!
Ingredients: tomatoes, red onion, cilanto, jalapeno, lime juice, lemon juice and salt.
Ready in 15 minutes, this zesty and fresh Mexican slaw is the perfect accompaniment to enchiladas, chilis, or any Tex Mex meal. It’s a versatile veggie side dish featuring crunchy cabbage, smokey and sweet honey chipotle dressing, and zingy lime that’s fast and easy.
Vibrant, tangy, and easy to whiz together in a blender or food processor, this cilantro lime sauce is perfect with fish, shrimp, fish tacos, as a chicken marinade or super flavorful shredded chicken. Plus it’s easy enough to whip up any night of the week!
This Black Bean Salad with Corn recipe combines cherry tomatoes, chopped bell peppers, red onion and cilantro with an easy, healthy cumin lime dressing. Perfect for a light vegetarian dinner, colorful side dish or make-ahead lunch!
This creamy purple cabbage slaw is made with thinly sliced red and green cabbage, carrots, and with a creamy and healthy dressing. It comes together in 15 minutes, making it the perfect quick and easy side dish for any meal!
Ingredients: red and green cabbage, carrots, mayonnaise (traditional, vegan mayo or Greek yogurt), honey (optional), lime juice, and salt.
Chunky Salsa & More Sides to Serve with Enchiladas
Prep: 15 minutesmins
Total: 15 minutesmins
Inspired by Chipotle, this fresh tomato salsa recipe combines just a few simple ingredients for a quick appetizer or sauce that’s perfect for dipping or topping tacos or burrito bowls. It comes together in a matter of minutes in just one bowl, so it’s easy enough for a weeknight! Plus 10 easy sides to serve with enchiladas.
Combine all the ingredients in a medium bowl, stirring until well combined. Serve immediately or allow to marinate at room temperature for 1-2 hours for the flavors to combine.
Makes 8 ¼ cup servings.Nutrition information calculated using Roma tomatoes, cilantro and jalapenos.If you’re sensitive to spicy things, you can remove some (or all) of the seeds from the jalapeno or omit it altogether.If you like a spicier salsa, be sure to leave the seeds in or even add more jalapeno.If you don’t like the taste of cilantro, feel free to leave it out.