Enchiladas are one of the tasty dishes of Mexico. This dish is made with a lot of ingredients, such as vegetables, meats, cheese, etc. This is a corn tortilla with lots of fillings and flavors. If you are thinking of what to eat with enchiladas, then go through this article for some ideas.
Even though Enchiladas can be a great meal alone, we should still provide some side support. There are many side dishes, and appetizers, you can serve with enchiladas.
Balance this tasty dish with a lot of flavorful dishes and enjoy it with your loved ones.
This dish is loved a lot in Mexico because of its dynamic flavors with colorful appearance. The thoughts alone can make anyone crave it.
So, now let’s not waste any more time and check out the side dishes we can serve with tasty enchiladas.
Enchiladas are Traditionally a very popular dish in Mexico. We will find this dish in almost every restaurant in Mexico. This is one of the yummiest dishes with a lot of flavors.
The Epic combination of Corn tortillas, meats or veggies, cheese, and sauces is something to crave.
You will get all flavors wrapped in just one single meal.
This dish has also a great history linked with it. This delicious dish was first introduced by Mayans. It was not so great initially and people used to eat it just as an empty rolled tortilla, dipping in a sauce.
The first name of Enchiladas was “Tlaxcalli”. Since then, this simple tortilla started upgrading along with its name, finally getting the name “Enchiladas”. It became the “Traditional Mexican Dish”, because of its long history and yumminess.
1.01. How to make Enchiladas?
Even though this is the Traditional dish of Mexico. To eat this tasty dish, you don’t exactly have to be in Mexico to enjoy this dish. Making Enchiladas is very easy, and you can enjoy them from any part of the country.
The most advantageous thing about this dish is the filling, you can use any filling for this dish. You can even use kinds of seafood like tuna, meats, vegetables, etc.
First and foremost, prepare a corn dough and make it a Tortilla. After this, dip the tortilla in hot oil for a few seconds (8-10). Then take it out and place it in a warming pan, so it remains hot when are filling.
Secondly, Coat the round tortillas in sauces and add the filling of your choice. After you have put your fillings into it, roll it nicely, so that it won’t be able to ooze it. After it’s done, sprinkle some cheese and remaining sauces over it.
When all of this is done, bake it for almost half an hour, and leave it in the oven unless the cheese melts or becomes bubbly. After this, your Enchiladas is ready, and you can enjoy it with your family. The main taste of Enchiladas is all in its filling so, prepare the filling well.
2. What to Eat with Enchiladas
Balance this great traditional Mexican food with some other side dishes. You can prepare many side dishes to serve with Enchiladas and it can be both veg and non-veg.
Just invest a little amount of time and you will be getting a great pair of dishes.
Enchiladas is indeed tasty on its own but make it tastier by pairing it with some of the side dishes. Just choose whatever dish you would like to prepare to serve alongside Enchiladas and enjoy.
Let’s begin the list with this easy-to-make dish. This one can act as a dip or side dish. We can prepare this one without much effort and it also doesn’t take a lot of ingredients.
The origin of this one is also Mexico, and this is a light side dish that pairs well with Enchiladas. Just take some fresh Avocados and mash them with a spoon. Put other ingredients like Tomatoes, onions, Cilantro, Garlic, Lime juice, and salt in it and mix.
Guacamole is literally a very tasty and healthy dish, and it doesn’t even consume a lot of time. So, don’t hesitate to serve this dish alongside your Enchiladas.
2.02. Sweet Potato Salad
Accompany your savory Enchiladas with a little bit of sweetness. For this light and Healthy salad, all you need is to roast some sweet potatoes. Also, add some chopped Avocado, Spinach, Onions, and cranberries for that extra crunchy bite.
The main part here is dressing, for dressing, use some extra virgin oil, salt, feta cheese, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, and honey. Last, sprinkle some fresh Parsley over it and enjoy.
This Salad will be a great accompaniment and will pair well with Enchiladas. Neutralizing the taste with their amazing flavors respectively.
2.03. Shrimp Cocktail
This one is a cold, refreshing, and crunchy cocktail to serve with Enchiladas. This is one of the delicious and mouthwatering dishes to serve with Enchiladas. This is a perfect dish to be served in summer as you don’t need to cook anything and will get a cold and refreshing dish.
For this, all you need is cold shrimp, Avocado, onion, cucumber, jalapeno, and tomatoes. If you want more flavors then you can add something more. Put this all inside a broth made of Clamato juice and ketchup and enjoy.
You can refrigerate it for a while just keep ice beneath it and enjoy this chilling cocktail with lots of crunchiness. This one alone is so good and when this gets accompanied with Enchiladas. Then, the blast of flavors is unstoppable. So, you must try this one.
2.04. Enchilada Rice
Enchilada Rice with Enchiladas, What an awesome pair. This rice is a perfect side you can serve with Enchiladas. And this can be a pure veg “Mexican Dish” with a variety of flavors.
For this dish, all you need is long-grain rice, olive oil, salt, black beans, tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, garlic, and savory tomato sauce.
Furthermore, for garnishing, use “cheese, cumin, pepper, fresh cilantro, and chili powder”. If you want that extra taste and crunch you can even add Avocadoes. Just imagine the taste your taste buds are going to feel because of the presence of different ingredients in one meal.
And this is not all alone, it’s just a side we can serve with other flavorful Enchiladas tortillas. The pair of Enchiladas Tortilla and Rice is going to slay us with its rich flavors.
2.05. Corn Salad
Another light side dish you can serve with Enchiladas is Corn Salad. If you want it to give you that sweet kind of flavor, then you can skip all the spicy ingredients. But, if you want that spiciness in it, then it’s all open to spicy ingredients as well.
For this salad, you need to have some fresh kernel of corn with some bell pepper, and Jalapeno. Then add some Mayonnaise, peanuts, fresh chives, cilantro leaves, and cheese.
Then, sprinkle some salt, pepper, lemon zest, chili powder, etc. For some extra spice, you can add chili paste or chili sauce.
This is going to be a very light and refreshing side to serve with savory Enchiladas.
Nachos can be a great crunchy and light dish to serve with Enchiladas. You can add some chopped tomatoes, chilies, onions, and parsley to it.
We can even serve these Nachos alone with just some seasoning like chili powder, salt, and pepper over it. These tortilla chips are going to be very crunchy, and you can enjoy them with your Enchiladas.
You have the choice of frying or baking it. This is going to stay crunchy with a light texture. So, don’t miss this great duo of crispy and crunchy tortillas with Enchiladas.
2.07. Potato Wedges
Another easy yet tasty side to prepare for Enchiladas is Potato Wedges. You can Air fry it or bake it until it’s golden brown. This has the perfect balance of crispiness and softness. The main ingredient of this one is Potato and is perfect for vegetarians.
Mix some rice flour (for extra crunch), fresh herbs, black pepper, and garlic in a bowl. Cut the potatoes in the form of wedges and put them inside the bowl of other ingredients. Coat it very well and fry it until it’s golden brown.
Then your Potato wedges are ready to serve. Enjoy your crunchy plus soft Potato Wedges with your tasty, flavorful Enchiladas.
2.08. Black Beans with Rice
This one is another healthy and stomach-filling side dish, you can have with Enchiladas. This is a side dish mainly for pure vegetarians and is very delicious with fewer ingredients.
For this one, you just need to cook garlic and onion in olive oil. Prepare some white rice and black beans along with vegetable broth or chicken broth for non-veg people.
And that’s it, boil this together and when it’s ready. Season it with spices like cumin, Pepper, and some fresh Parsley. You can also serve some lemon slices with it.
This is going to be a meal that’s going to be extremely healthy with a great taste and will fill your stomach. With Enchiladas, this Rice and black beans are going to do wonders for your taste buds. This is going to be a great balanced meal to enjoy.
Coleslaw is another light and easy side to serve with Enchiladas. This one is also pure veg, a healthy side dish that balances well with savory Enchiladas.
For this one, shred some fresh cabbage, carrot, and onion and mix it in Dijon Mustard or Mayonnaise. Also, add some spring onions and season it with pepper and salt.
This one is going to be very nutritional and will give you many health benefits, with a great crunchy and juicy bite.
This is going to be a great side that will balance the taste of Enchiladas. It’s going to be a great duo to enjoy in Summer.
2.10. Pico De Gallo
Pico De Gallo is a healthy salad and salsa kind of dish, made with some fresh ingredients. But, the difference between the two is, Salsa is a bit juicier than Pico De Gallo.
Just chop some Tomatoes and onion in a cubical form. And add Jalapeno for that spicy kick. Mix all this and season it with salt and Coriander. You can also pour some olive oil and squeeze lime juice over it.
This is going to be a great, healthy side dish you can serve with any means, especially Enchiladas. This is going to balance out the flavors very well.
2.11. Watermelon Salad
This Watermelon Salad is a juicy and sweet side dish to serve with Enchiladas. This is going to be healthy and a very balancing side to serve with Savory Enchiladas.
Cut the Watermelon in a cubical form and season it very well with salt, pepper, chili powder, and fresh cilantro.
Also, add some cotija cheese for a bit of saltiness and creaminess. The juice texture of Watermelon with the variety of flavors of seasonings is going to taste great.
This one may not be authentic or Traditional side to serve but still, it’s very tasty with sweet and salty elements. And the savory flavor of Enchiladas is also going to be a great match. Overall, this is going to be a great duo to serve together.
2.12. Avocado Salad
This one is another healthy, juicy, fresh fruit salad you can have with Enchiladas. This is another side dish that works great in balancing the meal. Just one thought of it is enough to make me crave it.
All you need for this juicy, crunchy salad is Cucumbers and Avocado. Chop it in a cubical form and season it. Seasoning it is the main thing to do here. Pour some olive oil and garnish it with some nuts, spring onions, Coriander, etc.
For the seasoning part, make use of rice vinegar, salt, red pepper flakes, and hot sauce. For extra flavor squeeze lime juice on it and your salad is all ready to be eaten.
It’s going to give you that crunchy, juicy, soft bite and you will enjoy it with Enchiladas. This one is also going to be a great balance of two different flavor meals.
2.13. Mexican Chorizo
This Mexican Chorizo is a highly seasoned sausage. For this Mexican Chorizo, you need sausage of Ground pork, and it must be fresh.
Now comes the seasoning part where you need some Paprika, Garlic powder, Ancho powder, Guajillo powder, cumin, red wine vinegar, and fresh coriander with some salt and pepper.
This is going to pair well with Enchiladas and will also balance the flavors.
Elote is a Mexican street corn and is just grilled corn on the cob with a lot of flavorful seasonings. This sweet and salty, smoky Elote is going to pair with Enchiladas without any doubt.
Just coat some Mayonnaise all over it after grilling and season it with salt, chili powder, and fresh lime juice.
Also, grate some Cotija cheese and cilantro and coat it with it. Serve this tasty Mexican street corn with Enchiladas and enjoy the blast of flavors.
It’s going to taste heavenly with different kinds of flavors, all in one. When this Elote blends with savory Enchiladas in your mouth, then your taste buds are going to have fun a lot. Enjoy this yummy Mexican street corn with your family.
2.15. Coconut Lime Rice
For this meal, you need Basmati Rice, coconut oil, butter, coconut, lemon, chicken broth, or any vegetable broth, salt, and black pepper according to your taste. First put coconut oil and butter, after that add rice and coconut flakes then cook it.
Afterward, squeeze lime juice and add coconut milk and the broth you have prepared in it. Then leave it to cook again. It’s very simple, just like a simple rice but with the addition of coconut.
That’s it, now you can serve it with your Enchiladas and enjoy your tasty and healthy meal.
3. Final Note
So, these were all the amazing and delicious side dishes you could serve with Enchiladas. They taste great on their own and when they ally with the Enchiladas no other dish can beat them. This yummy Mexican Traditional dish is worth every effort.
You can experiment with so many ingredients and enjoy this great meal. You are going to love every flavor present in it. It offers us plenty of side dishes to eat with.
Doesn’t matter if it is light or heavy, there are several options you can choose from. So, make sure to try the dishes mentioned above and enjoy them with your savory and juicy Enchiladas.
It’s going to be worth every effort, and you are going to enjoy it. Mexican dishes are great and so are Enchiladas. So, enhance its deliciousness more by preparing all these tasty side dishes as per your favorites. Try it with rice or salad, it’s indeed going to taste great. So, enjoy your Enchiladas with these healthy dishes and balance the taste, with however you prefer.
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