Is your taco night missing something? Make it a full-on feast with a zesty salsa recipe or some cheesy nachos. Our collection of Mexican appetizers and sides -- including fluffy Mexican rice and guacamole -- is ready to complete your fiesta.
No matter the color, your Mexican rice side dish is a cinch to make. Here's a quick overview.
You won’t find any plain-Jane lettuce here: This easy salad recipe is brimming with watermelon, avocados, and tomatillos, and flavored with tangy lime-and-jalapeno vinaigrette. Fresh cilantro and mint add an exciting herbal touch.
Hearty black bean salsa gets a garden-fresh twist from chopped cucumbers and green onions. Ready in 20 minutes, this salsa recipe is an easy way to top off chicken tacos.
Guacamole is a no-brainer for starting your Mexican meal or adding a creamy touch to tacos and fajitas. This recipe features shelled peas and sliced jalapenos, which add fresh and fiery bites to traditional guacamole.
With only five ingredients, making your own refried beans is easier than you think, and the results are totally worth it. The hearty garlic-flavored Mexican staple is great as a side or burrito filler.
With just 15 minutes of hands-on time, you can have a gorgeous and healthy Mexican side that's full of South-of-the-Border flavor. A dusting of Mexican cinnamon and a sprinkle of jalapenos and queso fresco turn tender sweet potatoes into a flavor-packed side.
Tender seared scallops and juicy mangoes combine for a Mexican appetizer that’s part drink, part snack. Dunked in a pineapple and tequila blend, the skewers make a refreshing party starter.
If you love Mexican food, you know it's all about the sauce. Follow our video to make authentic salsa roja that's great on grilled meat, chicken, or fish.
Studded with juicy tomatillos and avocado, our jalapeno-spiced salsa verde recipe blends with fluffy long grain rice and fresh cilantro to take Mexican rice to new heights. Short on time? You can purchase salsa verde from the store to cut down on prep time.
Filled with a spicy jalapeno cream cheese and dipped in a zesty chile-peach sauce, these poppers are just plain irresistible. The crisp wonton wrappers give this fun Mexican appetizer an Asian twist.
Sikil Pak is a traditional Mexican dip made with nutty roasted pumpkin seeds. With its creamy texture and fresh chive-and-orange-infused flavor, it’s a fun alternative to salsa or guacamole.
After one bite of this zesty nacho recipe, you’ll know: It’s party time. Piled high with juicy shrimp, fresh heirloom tomatoes, and a drizzle of tequila, you might never make it to the main course.
Pickled in a tangy blend of orange, lime, and grapefruit juice, these onions make a refreshing side for heavier Mexican dishes like enchiladas or grilled meats.
This creamy Mexican side features a comforting blend of sweet corn kernels, shredded Chihuahua cheese, and quick-cooking polenta. Serve it with grilled steak or shrimp skewers for a hearty, fiesta-ready meal.