Looking for some tasty side dishes to serve with burritos? Below you’ll find some foods that complement and showcase the main dish!
When it comes to choosing what to serve with burritos or a burrito casserole, the first thing you need to do is determine the tests of the people at the table. You can go with classic Mexican flavors or opt for fusion cuisine. While I may prefer more traditional sides like rice, beans, and guacamole, you might prefer something else.
I’ve compiled a list of a variety of foods to choose from, along with links to the recipes. All of these dishes are wonderful, so pick the ones that you think will complement and enhance the taste of burritos you’re serving.
Best Tasty Side Dishes to Serve with Burritos
We love Mexican food, so you’ll see a lot of Tex Mex and Mexican-inspired dishes below. But you’ll also see other dishes that simply add flavor, color, and variety to the meal.
Crispy, golden, and bursting with flavor, homemade tortilla chips made from corn tortillas are a delightful snack that’s easy to make. You can pick these up at almost any grocery store Perfectly seasoned and freshly air fried, they elevate any dip or salsa to perfection.
Classic guacamole is a timeless favorite—a zesty blend of ripe avocados, zesty lime, cilantro, and diced tomatoes. If you like guacamole, you’ll love this easy recipe. This popular choice of sides is perfect for dipping or topping your favorite dishes and a fiesta in every bite!
Homemade fresh salsa is a flavor-packed, vibrant condiment that elevates any meal with burritos. Crafted with lots of tomatoes and seasonings, it delivers a spicy flavor that’s the perfect blend of freshness and zing.
Regular flour tortillas are delicious, but some people are sensitive to gluten. If you’re making dinner for someone who has to be gluten-free, these almond flour tortillas are perfect. And you just might discover that you like them more than the traditional tortillas. They’re also low carb and keto-friendly!
You’ll love this fiesta of flavors with a 3-Layer Mexican dip. This delicious appetizer features creamy refried beans, zesty salsa, and more. Perfect for sharing at any gathering!
Do you ever wonder how Mexican restaurants make their refried beans so delicious? Try this amazing recipe from Julia’s Simply Southern, and you’ll be able to make them at home.
7. Black Beans
Black beans, a versatile and easy dish, are a nutritional powerhouse packed with fiber, protein, and nutrients. Their earthy flavor and dark hue make them a staple in your favorite Mexican-inspired meals
Honey roasted sweet potatoes are a delectable side dish, featuring tender sweet potato chunks caramelized to perfection with a drizzle of honey and other flavors, creating a harmonious blend of sweet and savory deliciousness.
Also known as elote, this Mexican street corn recipe from Serious Eats adds more authenticity to your meal. Enjoy this grilled corn on the cob slathered with creamy mayo, cheese, chili, and lime for a flavorful, tangy delight.
Capture the zesty essence of Taco Bell’s iconic Baja sauce with this copycat recipe. Drizzle it on your burritos, tacos, or chips for a burst of tangy, creamy flavor that’s oh-so-delicious.
11. Queso Dip
Dip your corn chips into this delicious queso dip from Isabel Eats. Easy to make, delicious, and loaded with lots of creaminess from the melted cheese, you’ll love every single bite. It’s also good for drizzling over your favorite Tex-Mex dishes.
12. Chili Con Carne
Serve this delicious chili con carne and set out some bowls. Some people like to eat burritos with their hands, while other enjoy adding a scoop of chili and eating it with a fork. Or they might prefer them separate. This chili con carne has just the right amount of flavor to make it a standalone dish or a topping!
13. Tex Mex Salad
Elevate your taste experience with this Tex-Mex salad recipe. Crisp lettuce, savory beans, zesty salsa, a little corn, and your favorite Mexican-inspired seasonings unite in a fiesta of flavors that’s a healthy delight. It’s an easy side dish with simple ingredients that offer a little bit lighter side to the meal.
14. Taco Soup
Taco soup is a hearty, Tex-Mex-inspired dish bursting with flavor. Packed with all the goodness you expect from south-of-the-border food, it’s a one-pot wonder that’s perfect for satisfying your cravings for a spicy, comforting bowl of goodness. You can make this in an Instant Pot or slow cooker for great results. Top it with cheese, sour cream, and tortilla strips for a truly satisfying meal.
15. Roasted Tomatoes
Roasted tomatoes, kissed by the oven’s heat, transform into a savory delicacy. Their sweet, caramelized essence pairs beautifully with a variety of dishes, including burritos, infusing every bite with a burst of intense flavor.
Jalapeño corn muffins are a spicy twist on a classic southern favorite. These moist, golden treats are infused with the fiery kick of jalapeño peppers, creating a delicious blend of sweet and heat. They’re perfect to serve with any Mexican-inspired meal.
17. Creamy Coleslaw
Add a creamy twist to your burrito experience with this delectable coleslaw. The crisp, tangy slaw perfectly complements the savory flavors of your burritos, creating a mouthwatering fusion of tastes and textures.
Catalina Taco Salad is a delightful fusion of fresh greens, seasoned ground beef, vibrant veggies, and zesty Catalina dressing. This Southwestern-inspired dish offers a symphony of flavors and textures in every bite.
Enjoy a delightful fruit and yogurt parfait, a harmonious blend of creamy yogurt and vibrant, fresh fruits. Layers of wholesome goodness create a tantalizing treat, offering a burst of flavors and refreshing coolness to balance any Tex Mex meal.
Although these are called Mexican wedding cookies, you can serve them any time you want. This delicious recipe from Back to My Southern Roots will add smiles to all of the faces at the table as they enjoy the last course of their Tex Mex meal.
Lemon Lush Pie is a zesty delight that tantalizes the taste buds with its tangy lemon custard filling, nestled in a buttery graham cracker crust. Topped with billowy whipped cream, it’s a heavenly dessert that’s both refreshing and decadently delicious.
When you want an easy but amazingly impressive dessert, make a brownie and fruit pizza. This delectable dessert combines rich, fudgy brownie crust with a colorful array of fresh, juicy fruits for a sweet and satisfying treat that’s perfect for any occasion.
23. Sugar Cookies
These delicious cookies are made without baking powder or baking soda, so they have a unique texture—chewy in the middle and crispy around the edges. They’re the perfect sweet treat to offer after any meal.
More Sides and Condiments to Serve on the Side
Any time you serve Mexican cuisine, it’s not a bad idea to offer a variety of condiments on the side. This is a great way to personalize their own food to suit their taste. I like to have a variety of condiments in bowls with spoons.
Here are some condiments and additional sides to offer for extra flavor:
- Chili powder or other blend of Mexican spices
- Olive oil
- Hot sauce
- White rice
- Brown rice
- Diced red onion
- Chopped green onions
- Fresh cilantro
- Lemon juice
- Fresh lime juice
- Green chilies
- Chopped bell peppers
- Black pepper
- Cayenne pepper
- Adobo sauce
- Greek yogurt
- Cream cheese
- Sour cream
- Fresh tomatoes, sliced or diced
- Enchilada sauce
- Feta cheese
- Shredded Monterey jack cheese
Perfect Side Dishes to Serve with Burritos
Whether you choose one great side dish or several, you’ll take your burrito dinner to next level goodness. Add a delicious sauce or two, and everyone will think it’s the best Tex Mex meal ever!