When it comes to taco fillings, the limit does not exist—and the same goes for accompaniments. From avocado rice to Mexican street corn dip (yes, it’s a thing), this list has everything you need to host the most epic dinner fiesta in the universe. Read on for 35 sides for tacos that venture beyond store-bought guacamole.

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1. Mango Guacamole

  • Time Commitment: 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: no cook, kid-friendly, <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, vegan
Keep the beach vibes strong year-round with a scoop of mango guacamole alongside your fish tacos.

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2. Avocado Rice

  • Time Commitment: 20 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, <10 ingredients, kid-friendly, crowd-pleaser
Why didn’t we think of this before? This recipe gives Chipotle's cilantro-lime rice a run for its money.

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3. Seven-Layer Dip

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: no cook, crowd-pleaser, beginner-friendly
No dinner fiesta is complete without this killer dish that's got it all, from the refried beans to the scallions.

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4. 15-Minute Gazpacho with Cucumber, Red Pepper and Basil

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: no cook, vegan, <10 ingredients, special occasion-worthy
This cold summer soup is downright refreshing. Garnish your bowl with crunchy tortilla strips and a lime wedge.

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5. Zucchini Rice

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, vegetarian, kid-friendly
You and zoodles go way back. But have you met its rice-inspired cousin?

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6. Light and Tangy Coleslaw

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, <10 ingredients, vegetarian
Enjoy it like a cool, crisp salad alongside your tacos or work them into the tacos themselves. (We're partial to this crispy baked fish number.)

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7. Mexican Street Corn Deviled Eggs

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: vegetarian, special occasion-worthy
This appetizer is arguably the most epic mash-up of all time. It's about time the classic starter got a makeover.

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8. Avocado Black Bean Pasta Salad

  • Time Commitment: 20 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, kid-friendly
Is there anything this magical green fruit can’t do? (No. The answer is no.)

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9. Mexican Caesar Salad

  • Time Commitment: 20 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, no cook, vegetarian, crowd-pleaser
Brace your taste buds for buttery avocado, salty tortilla chips and creamy cotija.

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10. 15-Minute Cucumber-Avocado Blender Soup

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: vegetarian, one bowl, <30 minutes
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).

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11. Mexican Corn and Quinoa Salad

  • Time Commitment: 20 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, <10 ingredients, vegetarian
Two types of cheese? Count us in. Quinoa gives this side a protein boost, and the jalapeño gives it a nice kick.

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12. Easy Mexican Coleslaw

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: make ahead, crowd-pleaser, vegan
Spice up this barbecue staple with a few dashes of hot sauce.

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13. Avocado 'Fries'

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, dairy free, crowd-pleaser
No deep-frying required. Might we suggest using them as the crowning glory on your next burger?

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14. Mexican Street Corn Dip

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: kid-friendly, crowd-pleaser, special occasion-worthy, vegetarian
This is what summer tastes like. It's almost more delicious than the mighty elote itself.

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15. Mexican Posole

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, one pot, special occasion-worthy
You are officially entering the comfort food zone.

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16. Roasted Poblano and Corn Guacamole

  • Time Commitment: 20 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, <10 ingredients, vegan
Between the roasted poblano peppers, charred corn kernels and diced red onion, *this* is the ultimate chunky guac.

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17. Tater Tot Nachos

  • Time Commitment: 50 minutes
  • Why We Love It: kid-friendly, crowd-pleaser, high protein
We love tortilla chips too, but crispy frozen tots can hold their own against spicy chorizo, cheese and sour cream without turning to mush.

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18. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Casserole

  • Time Commitment: 6 hours and 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: slow cooker recipe, one pot, kid-friendly
You can serve it with a bowl of chips for dipping—or use the casserole to fill everyone's taco shells.

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19. Instant Pot Refried Beans

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour and 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, Instant Pot recipe, one pot
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.

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20. Grilled Corn with Spicy Aioli

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: vegetarian, crowd-pleaser, beginner-friendly
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.

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21. Quick Guacamole Quinoa Salad

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: vegetarian, make ahead
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.

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22. Quick and Easy Spicy Coconut Black Bean Soup

  • Time Commitment: 35 minutes
  • Why We Love It: vegetarian, crowd-pleaser, one pot
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.

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23. Grilled Mango Salsa

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, vegan, kid-friendly
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.

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24. Fish Taco Salad

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour
  • Why We Love It: special occasion-worthy, pescatarian, high protein
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.)

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25. Queso Fundido

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, one pan, kid-friendly
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.

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26. Beef Empanadas

  • Time Commitment: 2 hours
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, kid-friendly
Warning: Make these for your kids one Taco Tuesday and you'll have no choice but to make 'em every Tuesday after that, too.

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27. Tortilla Chicken Soup

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, high protein, one pot
Save yourself some time by frying the tortilla strips or cooking and shredding the chicken up to four days in advance.

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28. Smoky Barbecued Corn

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, vegetarian, crowd-pleaser
File this one under Reasons to Never Eat Plain Boiled Corn Again.

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29. Mexican Fruit Cups

  • Time Commitment: 5 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, <10 ingredients, kid-friendly, vegan
Oh, Tajín. The salty, spicy, citrusy seasoning of our sueños. How is it that you taste good on everything?

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30. Sheet Pan Chilaquiles

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: kid-friendly, one pan, beginner-friendly
Think salsa roja-soaked chips, runny eggs, avocado and hot sauce. It's an easy way to serve Sunday brunch for a crowd.

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31. Heirloom Tomato Salad with Cacao and Agave Dressing

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: no cook, special occasion-worthy, <10 ingredients, vegan
Go the extra mile by infusing the cacao nibs into the dressing a few days ahead, so they have time to release their complex flavor.

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32. Spicy Slow Cooker Green Chicken Chili

  • Time Commitment: 6 hours and 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: slow cooker recipe, crowd-pleaser, beginner-friendly
This make-ahead meal only requires 15 minutes of hands-on prep—your Crockpot will take care of the rest.

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33. Hasselback Honey-Glazed Squash with Pistachios and Chiles

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, special occasion-worthy
Use butternut, delicata or honeynut squashes, or even sweet potatoes. The produce section is your oyster.

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34. Horchata 3 Ways

  • Time Commitment: 8 hours and 15 minutes (includes soaking and chilling time)
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, kid-friendly
This old-school agua fresca recipe is well worth the patience. Stick with the classic, or try tropical coconut or matcha horchata instead.

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35. Classic Pico de Gallo

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, <10 ingredients, vegan
This versatile number is only six ingredients away. Scoop it up with chips, use it as burrito filling, layer it on tacos or serve it plain as a side.

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