Burritos, a Mexican and Tex-Mex staple, are made with flour tortillas encasing a savory filling. They are hearty, filling, and super delicious. And when you pair them with the right sides, you can create a well-rounded meal.
On that note, we’ve listed 15 burrito side dishes that range from creamy stuffed jalapeños and warming black bean soup to Mexican street corn and fresh lime and coriander rice. You’ll be spoiled for choice.
These stuffed jalapeños will wake up your tastebuds! The spicy, creamy appetizer features a combination of crunchy bacon, heat-packed jalapeños, and an ultra-cheesy filling. It also has aromatic flavors of garlic and paprika that will get everyone to flock to the table! Serve these fun treats alongside burritos to fill your tummy nicely.
Marinating mild-flavored panela cheese with herbs and spices creates a light, creamy appetizer that you’ll fall in love with! Use dried parsley, garlic, Mexican oregano, mustard seeds, olive oil, paprika, red chile flakes, thyme, and white onion to flavor the cheese. Serve this delicacy alongside meat burritos and a glass of wine for an indulgent meal.
Thick, creamy, and very easy to make, make this black bean soup with black beans and a few simple kitchen staples. It uses fresh lemon or lime juice to add a bright kick to your dish. You can also substitute chili powder for chipotle adobo sauce to give it a hint of smoky flavor.
This pico de gallo is an instant crowd-pleaser! The irresistible Mexican dip is easy-to-make with five ingredients — fresh and citrusy cilantro, juicy red tomatoes, spicy jalapeños, tart lime, and white onion, with salt for seasoning. Let it rest for 15 minutes to allow the flavors to come together before serving.
This spectacular salsa is perfect for serving over some hearty burritos. You can make it in just five minutes with fresh or canned ingredients — whatever you have on hand. You can also control the heat level by modifying the amount of jalapeños or Serranos used and adding a touch of honey to balance the flavors.
Mexican street corn is a popular street food brimming with mind-blowing flavors. It is also commonly used as a side dish with various Mexican dishes. The corn is slathered with a fantastic sauce prepared with cilantro, garlic, lime juice and zest, mayonnaise, and sour cream. It is then sprinkled with chipotle chili powder to give it some tongue-tingling spice.
7. Easy Nachos
Add some crunch to your burrito meal with this mouthwatering nacho recipe. You just need tortilla chips, cheese, and some toppings of your choice. The liquid cheese sauce drizzled on top compliments the crisp nachos wonderfully. The recipe is also very forgiving, so you can use whatever toppings you have on hand to make this side, including corn and ground beef.
Made more burrito filling than needed? Use the extras to make some mean taquitos to go along with your burritos. Just fill up a tortilla with the burrito mixture, fry or bake them to golden-brown perfection, then serve it with guacamole or melted cheese on top. It works as a great appetizer or side for burritos.
This corn cake is fluffy, moist, sweet, and spicy and makes for the perfect accompaniment to hearty burritos. It’s flavored with butter, cream of corn, sour cream, and brown sugar, and you can adjust the heat levels by using fewer jalapeños. Plus, you can prepare it in under an hour!
If you’re looking for a dish that’ll complement the heartiness of burritos, this lime and coriander rice will be the perfect pick! It has a citrusy and tangy flavor that brings a refreshing lightness to the burritos. Serve with a squeeze of lemon for extra tang!
Packed with delicious tropical flavors, this mango jicama slaw packs a powerful crunch punch. To make this light, refreshing side, toss jicama, mangoes, cilantro, and cabbage with a dressing made with fresh mango, garlic, honey, lime juice, olive oil, red pepper, rice vinegar, and sea salt. You can also make extra and store leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Three different types of beans, corn, and peppers come together to create a wonderfully tasty salad. And the dressing used in this three-bean salad takes it to a whole new level. It is light and tangy with just the right hint of sweetness and spice, making it suitable for both kids and adults. You can serve it with slices of jalapeño for a spice kick.
This vibrant chopped salad is bursting with flavor and has lots of good-for-you ingredients that’ll add nutrients to your diet. It also features a lime juice and honey dressing that’ll add a lovely citrusy and subtle sweet taste to the salad. It’s fantastic by itself, but you can also add some tortillas for a nice crunch.
This light and refreshing salad takes some time to prepare (almost 90 minutes!), but it’s definitely worth the wait. It combines quinoa and black beans along with corn and juicy tomatoes and has a tangy dressing to give you exquisite flavors in every mouthful. It tastes divine when served topped with crumbled cotija for a hit of salty flavor.
Protein-rich black beans are a quick and easy dish to serve with burritos. They’re seasoned with fresh lime juice, garlic, and cilantro, although you can also use your favorite seasoning mix to switch it up for your palate. After that, you’ll only have to simmer them until the liquid is reduced, and serve!