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Cinco de Mayo Side Dishes

Looking for Cinco de Mayo side dishes? Get easy to make Cinco de Mayo side dish recipes. Taste of Home has side dishes for Cinco de Mayo including Cinco de Mayo rice sides, corn side dish recipes, and more Cinco de Mayo side dishes.

Spanish Rice with Bacon

Spanish Rice with Bacon

Spanish Rice with Bacon

In Siloam Springs, Arkansas, David Bias adds bacon to this zippy rice dish for a flavorful change of pace. "Being big fans of Mexican food, my family loves this recipe," he shares.

Tangy Bean Soup

Tangy Bean Soup

Tangy Bean Soup

This soup has a great southwestern flavor and is a real winner with my family. I love it because I can have the soup cooking in my crock pot, and when I get home from work, I can quickly make the dumplings and fix dinner in a jiffy.

Black Bean Zucchini Gazpacho

Black Bean Zucchini Gazpacho

Black Bean Zucchini Gazpacho

My family enjoys chilled soups during the hot summer months. I came up with this spicy blend when trying to use up our garden zucchini. It's a hit with friends whenever I serve it, too. —Julie Wilson of Grand Rapids, Ohio
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Lemon-Pepper Rice

Lemon-Pepper Rice

Lemon-Pepper Rice

My quick rice dish gets a zippy twist from lemon-pepper seasoning. It complements chicken and many other types of Mexican dishes quite nicely.—Patty Burk, Nanaimo, British Columbia

Venezuelan Black Beans

Venezuelan Black Beans

Venezuelan Black Beans

"My husband and I are missionaries in Venezuela, South America. I found this recipe in a missionary ladies' cookbook," Casandra Falls says. "This dish is traditionally served with cornmeal pancakes and plantains (cooked bananas)."

Barbecued Baked Beans

Barbecued Baked Beans

Barbecued Baked Beans

To dress up convenient canned pork and beans, our Test Kitchen starts with bottled barbecue sauce, then stirs in brown sugar, vinegar, liquid smoke and spices. These hearty oven-baked beans will perk up your next summer picnic.

Zippy Rice Pilaf

Zippy Rice Pilaf

Zippy Rice Pilaf

"If I need a quick side dish that has flair and flavor, I whip this tasty pilaf in a jiffy on the stovetop," says Elizabeth Perez of Flower Mound, Texas. "The jalapeno pepper, herbs and spices season the rice nicely. It's one of those side dishes that goes well with anything."

Green Chili Rice Casserole

Green Chili Rice Casserole

Green Chili Rice Casserole

"This cheesy bake is wonderful for church potlucks because it goes well with any main course," reports Naomi Newkirk from Sacramento, California. "I often sprinkle a little paprika over the top for color."

Corny Rice

Corny Rice

Corny Rice

When I pick fresh corn, I freeze it right with the shucks on. It stays good all winter.—Mrs. Zannie Rasberry, Zwolle, Louisiana

Zucchini Corn Saute

Zucchini Corn Saute

Zucchini Corn Saute

I enjoy ethnic cooking. So I usually serve this quick side dish with baked chile relenos and diced fresh tomatoes. It's also good with a Moroccan-type meal. —Barbara Lundgren of New Brighton, Minnesota

Southwestern Onion Rings

Southwestern Onion Rings

Southwestern Onion Rings

These light crispy onion rings are sliced thin and spiced just right with garlic powder, cayenne pepper, chili powder and cumin. My family likes them alongside grilled burgers. They're even good as leftovers. -Tamra Kriedeman, Enderlin, North Dakota
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