Are you throwing a taco-themed party but don’t know what else to serve alongside them? This article will give you some great pairing ideas to create the perfect menu.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes to serve with tacos for a party are Mexican rice and refried beans, Corn Salsa, Jicama Slaw, and Avocado Salad. You may also want to consider serving sauces like sour cream, guacamole, or pico de gallo.
Ready to start planning your fiesta? Let’s jump in!
Mexican rice is a flavorful side dish that pairs perfectly with tacos. It has just the right amount of heat with chili powder, cumin, and garlic, while jalapeno delivers that signature kick of spiciness.
The combination of flavors makes it a delicious accompaniment to any meal.
For the best results, use basmati or jasmine rice, which has more flavor than long-grain white rice. For even better results, fry your vegetables before adding them to the Mexican Rice!
Make sure your guests get their protein intake by serving refried beans on the side of their tacos! They are vegan-friendly and add a wonderful earthy flavor and creamy texture when paired with soft corn tortillas.
Plus, this dish is easy enough for anyone to make – all you need is a can of pinto beans (or black for those who prefer it), some olive oil, onion for flavoring, and spices like cumin or garlic powder, which will give it an extra punch.
Corn salsa is one of those adaptations from Mexican cuisine that fuses flavors from different parts of Mexico and then adds its twist from other cultures. This side dish combines fresh tomatoes, corn kernels, jalapenos (or chilies, depending on how hot you like), red onions, cilantro (if preferred), and zesty lime juices recipe its unique flavor profile while remaining classicly Mexican in taste.
It’s perfect when served cold, alongside tacos, chips & dips at parties! And if you want to go all out – top it off with shredded cheese or avocado chunks!
If you love cabbage slaw but would like something slightly different in texture, then try using jicama instead – it has a firmer texture which makes this type of salad perfect when served alongside tacos, as both crunchiness contrasts beautifully against each other for an easy dinner option that can be quickly prepared ahead of time and left in the fridge until needed (some may even include fish/meat/beans too).
Just remember; don’t forget dressing ingredients such as honey mustard sauce plus necessary seasoning such as paprika!
When adding some green to your dinner plate, why not prepare an avocado salad as part of your taco ensemble?
This type of salad works exceptionally well if guests prefer something light yet filling – due to avocados being very high in healthy monounsaturated fats & protein, making them incredibly satisfying meals when eaten alone!
All one needs is chunks of ripe avocados dressed up in oil & lemon juice plus seasonings according to tomato cubes, parsley leaves, and plenty much salt & pepper – creating a delicious yet simple side dish packed full of nutritious ingredients Mexicans love so much.
Homemade guacamole is always welcome at any gathering major gathering – especially when tacos are involved! It’s easy to whip up and requires minimal ingredients – avocados, lime juice, red onion, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add some jalapenos or crushed red pepper flakes to the mix if you’d like more kick.
Guacamole goes well with tacos because they have similar flavor profiles and pair tastefully together! This guacamole recipe will help you make your own homemade spread that everyone will love!
Chips & Salsa
When hosting a fiesta themed-party, the classic trifecta – tacos, chips & salsa cannot be forgotten! You’ll find wide varieties of chips, such as blue tortilla chips or yellow corn chips, that pair nicely with restaurant-style salsa or pico de gallo salsa.
You can make homemade salsa or buy it from the store if you’re pressed for time, but either way, it will make for some delicious finger food eating, which everyone loves doing at parties!
Street Corn Salad
Street corn salad might be one of my favorite sides ever regarding taco night fiestas. I’m talking about husked ears of sweet corn grilled to smoky perfection, then tossed in a creamy mayonnaise-based sauce (optional), and cotija cheese, chiles, cilantro, onions, limes, etc.
Street corn salad takes taco night up a notch if served alongside traditional fan favorites. And don’t forget about all that smoky hotness from chipotle peppers. Yummmmm!! I mean, does it get better than this?
Plus, it’s also super healthy! Try out these 2 yummy street corn recipes and twist them by adding different spices or cheeses per your preference. Enjoy!
No party would be complete without warm melted cheese, aka queso dip. It always guarantees cheesy decadence pleasure when this rich & creamy dip hits the table. Queso dip is usually best paired when made from pure velvet white cheddar cheese but feel free to use other kinds depending on what fits your desired flavors theme in any given area.
Think outside the box when trying new variations, plus experiment accordingly since this type of snacky delight app pairs nicely (and quickly )with both chips & tacos. It’s practically an absolute must-have + crowd pleaser pairing thought simultaneously too !!
Mexican Grilled Vegetable Medley
If you want unbelievable vegan fare options while throwing down, let me present this special veggie recipe: Grilled peanut lime marinated asparagus spears, charred onions, diced mushrooms & bell peppers simmer up beautifully whenever exposed to open flames.
A slightly tipped filling one is too different from many others since this medley grilling technique is convenient and so flavourful, accented with vibrant dark flecks through..toasted peanuts tendeth heaped garnishes finishing off ‘top’ back end carries everything homer plate awards. Indeed, Eatup, anyone ??