An enchilada is a corn or flour tortilla; rolled around the fillings of different kinds of meat, veggies, or a combination of both. It’s mostly covered with a cheesy, spicy, or savory sauce. Enchiladas originally belong to Mexican cuisine. So that decides the bases of its sideline too. Most of the top sidelines that enhance the taste and presence of enchiladas at your dinner table could come from the Mexican cookbook. However, today we will be discussing what to serve with enchiladas. So, stay tuned while we share some of the best sidelines that can enhance your enchiladas experience.

Sidelines For Enchiladas

Here are some of my favorite side dishes that go so well with these little Mexican yummies. I hope some of these ideas will poop in your mind next time you want to have them at your dinner table.

Coleslaw with a Mexican Touch

Finely chopped veggies always complement the main course dish, and if the main dish is cheesy, it will provide that extra freshness to your meal that satisfies your taste buds.

The Mexican version of coleslaw is different from regular coleslaw as it contains a unique touch of sour flavor. Most I prefer to use apple cider vinegar to bring that sourness in the coleslaw, but you can always choose the acidic version to your taste.

Radish and Cucumber Salad

If you prefer a healthy sideline with your enchiladas, this radish and cucumber salad will surely satisfy your need; finely grated radish and finely diced cucumber with a pinch of black pepper is a perfect blend of freshness and healthy sideline.

Guacamole Salad

Guacamole and enchiladas have that iconic pairing that pleases everyone. The best part of having guacamole as your sideline is enjoying both the healthy and flavourful version of a side dish.

If you want to bite the freshness of avocado, onion, and tomatoes with the crunch of tortilla chips, then this salad is a perfect choice for you.

Mexican Street Corn (Elote)

Elote is grilled corn that emerged in mayonnaise, sour cream, chili powder sauce and sprinkled with cheese. It’s a popular street snack in Mexico, so it’s often called Mexican street corn. To have a perfect elote, serve it with cilantro and tangy lime; that crunchy corn against the messy and creamy sauce is pretty much to die for.

Rice and Black Beans

The classic sideline to serve with enchiladas is a hearty combination of black beans with rice; well, you can use seasoned rice or plain boiled rice with some sweet corn, finely diced onions, and tangy lime squeeze that adds a spark of freshness to this classic side dish. Cheesy and spicy enchiladas with a bowl of rice and beans will confirm a soulful experience for you and your family.

Salsa and Chips

Most popular, in-demand, and everyone’s favorite chips with a salsa dip, what else would you need if this sides your enchiladas? The best part about this sideline is you do not have to work an extra mile to have it, and you can always use the store-bought salsa sauce along with your favorite chips, and voila! You are all set to enjoy the roller coaster of amazing flavors packed in a single Mexican meal.

Frijoles Refritos or Refried Beans

You may have the perception by the name refried beans that it may be a fattening sideline, but refried beans is a loose translation of frijoles refritos that means beans that are well fried, not fried twice.

It’s a simple side that serves perfectly with enchiladas and with fajitas too.

Must-Try Recipes

Here are some more side dishes that you may like to try, just to give something more than usual to your family for a meal.


These were some of the best and my favorite sides to serve with homemade enchiladas, and I can assure you with any one of these sides, your enchiladas will become the star of the night!