Tacos, with their savory fillings are undeniably delicious. But what makes a taco night from good to great are the tantalizing side dishes that perfectly complement the flavors. Whether you lean towards classic salsas, crisp coleslaw, or charred vegetables, finding the perfect sides enhances your taco night experience.

Salsa Roja Mexicana

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A spicy, bright, and delicious Mexican salsa roja made with only 4 ingredients! Perfect to pair with your favorite meals or eat as appetizer with tortilla chips. Get the recipe: Salsa Roja Mexicana.

Mexican Salsa Verde

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The Salsa Verde recipe is a delicious Mexican green sauce prepared with tomatillo, green chilies, and cilantro, it has a bright green color and a slightly acidic, herb-ish flavor. Get the recipe: Mexican Salsa Verde.

Frijoles de la Olla

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Frijoles de la olla is a staple recipe in Mexican cuisine. They are easy to make and uses just a few pantry ingredients. Cooked beans are a great addition to salads, pasta, and stews, or can be used for many Mexican traditional recipes. Get the recipe: Frijoles de la Olla.

Mexican Black Beans

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Make Mexican black beans from scratch with our easy step-by-step recipe. Cooked beans are perfect on their own with some toppings or as an ingredient for many other Mexican dishes. Get the recipe: Mexican Black Beans.

Mexican Red Rice

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Mexican red rice is a favorite among everyone. It is so delicious, fluffy, and perfect to serve as a side for many dishes. This super easy recipe is authentic, traditional, and fool-proof! Get the recipe: Mexican Red Rice.

Ensalada de Coditos

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Ensalada de coditos is a delicious Mexican macaroni salad made with simple yet flavorsome ingredients, this salad is also very versatile and can be adapted to ingredients you have in your kitchen pantry. Get the recipe: Ensalada de Coditos.

Chiles Toreados

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Chiles toreados are a delicious and simple side dish made with jalapeños and serranos chiles sautéed in a pan with onions. Use as a side for any dish you want to add a spicy kick! Get the recipe: Chiles Toreados.

Cebollitas Asadas

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These cebollitas asadas (grilled Mexican green onions) are the perfect side for carne asada or tacos. The recipe is very easy to make and requires only 4 ingredients! Get the recipe: Cebollitas Asadas.

Salsa Bandera

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Salsa bandera, aka pico de gallo is an easy and budget friendly recipe. Is made in just a few minutes using fresh vegetables. Get the recipe: Salsa Bandera.

Mango Pico de Gallo

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Mango pico de gallo is a delicious, vibrant, fresh, and zesty Mexican salsa rich in flavors and textures. It is very easy to make and uses fresh ingredients, making it the perfect appetizer! Get the recipe: Mango Pico de Gallo.

From Classic to Creative Tacos

Tacos de adobada on a plate with sides.
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Try these tasty recipes—from classic tacos to delicious grilled salmon tacos that are easy to make but full of flavor! Go to From Classic to Creative Tacos.

Maricruz Avalos Flores is a Mexican cook and photographer living in Italy where she shares authentic Mexican & Italian recipes that can be easily made at home using easy-to-find ingredients.

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