30 Sides for Tacos to Serve on Taco Tuesday (or Any Day, Really)
We’d never set a limit on taco fillings. So why not pile on all the tasty sides, too? From avocado rice to Mexican street corn dip (yes, it’s a thing), we have everything you need for the most epic fiesta in the universe. Here, 30 sides for tacos beyond store-bought guacamole.
3. Seven-Layer Dip
No dinner fiesta is complete without this killer dish that's got it all, from the refried beans to the scallions.
4. 15-Minute Gazpacho with Cucumber, Red Pepper and Basil
This cold summer soup is downright refreshing. Garnish your bowl with crunchy tortilla strips and a lime wedge.
7. Mexican Street Corn Deviled Eggs
This appetizer is arguably the most epic mash-up of all time. Did we mention they'll only take you 40 minutes to whip up?
9. Mexican Caesar Salad
Get ready for creamy avocado, salty tortilla chips and zesty cotija.
10. 15-Minute Cucumber-Avocado Blender Soup
Low on work, high on flavor. Feel free to skip the cheesy baguette if you're serving it with tacos (or, ya know...don't.)
11. Mexican Corn and Quinoa Salad
Two types of cheese? Count us in.
12. Easy Mexican Coleslaw
Spice up this barbecue staple with a few dashes of hot sauce.
13. Avocado 'Fries'
No deep-frying required. Might we suggest using them as the crowning glory on your next burger?
14. Mexican Street Corn Dip
This is what summer tastes like. It's almost more delicious than the mighty elote itself.
16. Roasted Poblano and Corn Guacamole
Between the roasted poblano peppers, charred corn kernels and diced red onion, *this* is the ultimate chunky guac.
17. Tater Tot Nachos
We love tortilla chips too, but crispy frozen tots can hold their own against spicy chorizo, cheese and sour cream without turning to mush.
18. Slow-Cooker Chicken Enchilada Casserole
You can serve it with a bowl of chips for dipping—or use the casserole to fill everyone's taco shells.
19. Instant Pot Refried Beans
Cooking beans from scratch can be an all-day affair. But with your handy pressure cooker, it'll take you less than two hours. It's a Taco Tuesday miracle.
20. Grilled Corn with Spicy Aioli
A white-hot grill or grill plate > a pot of boiling water. Go the extra mile by sprinkling the corn with queso fresco crumbles, cilantro and lime juice before serving.
21. Quick Guacamole Quinoa Salad
Want to take the cooking time down from 30 minutes to ten? Start with leftover cooked quinoa, so all you have to do is combine it with the beans and produce.
22. Quick and Easy Spicy Coconut Black Bean Soup
The best part about this recipe (besides the fact that it starts with canned black beans)? It calls for the soup to be whirred in a blender for a smoother, creamier consistency.
23. Grilled Mango Salsa
Not only is this sweet-and-spicy side prime for dipping chips into, it also tastes divine atop grilled fish. Try it with red snapper or salmon.
24. Fish Taco Salad
Sautéed tilapia with citrusy slaw, pico de gallo, avocado and crushed tortilla chips is our kind of salad. (Feel free to break up the fish and have the kids fill their taco shells straight from the salad plate.)
25. Queso Fundido
A bubbling skillet of cheese and chorizo? We had a dream about this once. Pro tip: Look for Mexican chorizo, which is uncooked and ground, rather than Spanish, which is dried and cured.
26. Beef Empanadas
Warning: Make these for your kids one Taco Tuesday and you'll have no choice but to make 'em every Tuesday after that, too.
27. Tortilla Chicken Soup
Save yourself some time by frying the tortilla strips or cooking and shredding the chicken up to four days in advance.
28. Smoky Barbecued Corn
File this one under Reasons to Never Eat Plain Boiled Corn Again.
30. Horchata 3 Ways
This old-school agua fresca recipe is well worth the patience. Stick with the classic, try tropical coconut or kick your day off with matcha horchata.