Wondering What To Serve With Carne Asada? We gotcha covered with this extensive Carne Asada side dish list! It will come in handy come Cinco de Mayo time!
Here are 15 delectable side dishes that will perfectly complement all carne asada recipes and make your fiesta unforgettable.
Carne Asada Recipes
All our 5-star rated San Diego-Style carne asada recipes, utilizing our popular Carne Asada Seasoning, will pair well with any of the below carne asada side dish ideas.
Carne Asada Marinade (Read The Reviews From SD Locals!)
Carne Asada Tacos
Carne Asada Platter
Carne Asada Fries
Carne Asada Nachos
Carne Asada Quesadilla
Carne Asada Sides
Rice makes a classic side dish for any Mexican plate. These rice recipes are flavorful and are easy to make while grilling the carne asada meat.
A staple in Mexican cuisine Arroz Rojo is flavorful, easy to make and is loaded with classic Mexican ingredients: tomato, onion and garlic.
Cilantro Lime Rice
This cilantro lime recipe can be made on the stove top or in a rice cooker in just 35 minutes. Minimal ingredients are required to make.
Arroz Verde - Mexican Green Rice - Spinach Rice Pilaf
This fluffy rice pilaf is perfect with carne asada. Packed with fresh spinach, it makes a healthy side dish that’s vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.
Along with rice, bean recipes tend to be the go-to when making Mexican grub.
Refried Bean Dip
Creamy refried bean dips makes an excellent side kick to any Carne Asada dish! This recipe is loaded with creamy beans, flavorful toppings and tons of taco flavor
Instant Pot Refried Beans
Cut down on making creamy refried beans by using the Instant Pot. This is a no-soak refried beans recipe!
Whip up a batch of Frijoles Charra, a.k.a. Charro Beans, a flavorful broth-based Mexican bean recipe loaded with creamy pinto beans, bacon, tomatoes, peppers and spice.
Chips and Dip
Everyone has room for a little chips and dip in their life. Here are our favorite homemade chips and dip options!
Air Fryer Tortilla Chips
Once you make homemade tortilla chips in the air fryer you won’t want to make them any other way. The air fryer leaves you with extra crispy chips made with only 3 ingredients and 10 minutes!
4 Ingredient Guacamole Recipe
4-ingredient Guacamole. Once you make guacamole with these 4 ingredients, you’ll never make it any other way.
Take your salsa game to the next level by smoking the vegetables before blending. The infusion of smoke flavor will impress your guests.
Soups always make a great side dish! They’re light enough to not fill you up but loaded enough to help fill ya up!
Caldo de Queso
Soup always makes a great side dish! This soup is loaded with potatoes, salty queso fresco, and healthy vegetables.
Sopa de Fideo (Mexican Noodle Soup)
Sopa De Fideo is a light and flavorful Mexican chicken noodle soup. It’s perfect for lunch or as a light dinner paired with a fresh garden salad and crusty bread.
Looking for a light option as a side dish for carne asada? Here are a few of our favorite salad recipes.
Elote Corn Salad (Mexican Roasted Corn)
Inspired by Mexican roasted corn, this elote corn salad has a bright and creamy flavor that is always a crowd pleaser. Can be served chilled or at room temperature.
Mango Avocado Chili Lime Salad
This Mango Avocado Chili Lime Salad is sweet with a little heat! Freshly squeezed lime juice, chili powder and sea salt season juicy mango and creamy avocado in a healthy salad.
Mexican Chopped Salad with Chipotle Dressing
This fresh and flavorful Mexican chopped salad is paired with a chipotle dressing for a super delicious and satisfying dish
A few of our favorites we can’t stop making and eating!
Easy Mexican Deviled Eggs
These Mexican Deviled Eggs are quick and easy to make with just a few common ingredients. Everyone will love these spicy deviled eggs!
With these delicious side dishes for carne asada you no longer have to ask “what to serve with carne asada?”. You’ll have the perfect accompaniments to create a mouthwatering feast.
Whether you’re hosting a cookout, a family gathering, or just enjoying a meal at home, these tasty sides are sure to impress
For even more inspiration, check out all our Mexican recipes.
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