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23 Tasty Side Dishes and Sauces to Serve with Burritos

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.

2 burritos on a plate with cilantro garnish

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.

1. Homemade Tortilla Chips

plate of tortilla chips

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.

2. Classic Guacamole

bowl of classic guacamole

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!

3. Homemade Salsa

homemade salsa with chips

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.

4. Almond Flour Tortilla

almond flour tortilla in a pan

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!

5. 3-Layer Mexican Dip

Bowl of 3-layer dip with beans, sour cream, salsa, cheese, and olives

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!

6. Refried Beans

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 and rice

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

8. Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes

honey roasted sweet potatoes on a plate

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.

9. Mexican Street Corn

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.

10. Baja Sauce (Copycat Taco Bell Recipe)

bowl of baja sauce

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

Chili con carne with sour cream and shredded cheese on top

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

tex mex salad on a bed of mixed greens

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 in a bowl

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 on toast

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.

16. Jalapeno Corn Muffins

jalapeno corn muffins with butter

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

Bowl of 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.

18. Catalina Taco Salad

catalina taco salad topped with cheese

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.

19. Fruit and Yogurt Parfait

Fruit, yogurt, and granola in a parfait dish

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.

20. Mexican Wedding Cookies

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.

21. Zesty Lemon Lush Pie

slice of lemon lush pie on a plate in front of the rest of the pie

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.

22. Brownie and Fruit Dessert Pizza

slice of brownie and fruit dessert pizza

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

pan of 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

2 filled burritos on a cutting board

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!

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