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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 Squash Medley

Spanish Squash Medley

Spanish Squash Medley

This fresh-tasting side dish of summer squash and zucchini goes well with chicken, pork or steak. But it's so colorful and flavorful that it might steal the spotlight from your entree.

Corn 'n' Squash Quesadillas

Corn 'n' Squash Quesadillas

Corn 'n' Squash Quesadillas

Grilled vegetables give these quesadillas their distinctive flair, while cumin and jalapeno peppers add a little zip. Field editor Mildred Sherrer of Bay City, Texas shared the recipe.

Home-Style Refried Beans

Home-Style Refried Beans

Home-Style Refried Beans

Lime juice, cumin and cayenne pepper make these beans so tasty, particularly when compared to the canned variety. I like to dress them up with reduced-fat cheese and salsa. —Myra Innes of Auburn, Kansas
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Cumin Rice with Avocado

Cumin  Rice with Avocado

Cumin Rice with Avocado

Cumin, picante sauce and avocado do a terrific job of jazzing up rice in this versatile side dish.—Margaret Wagner Allen, Abingdon, Virginia

Vegetarian Spanish Rice

Vegetarian Spanish Rice

Vegetarian Spanish Rice

This rice recipe has been in our family for years. It's handy when you're in a hurry for a side dish to complement almost any main dish, not just Tex-Mex fare. —Sharon Donat of Kalispell, Montana

El Paso Bean Soup

El Paso Bean Soup

El Paso Bean Soup

We have so few bad-weather days in New Mexico that we like to celebrate cold rainy one with bowls of hot soup. My family likes this ham and bean variety alongside green chili corn muffins. —Beverly Peacock of Santa Teresa, New Mexico

Baked Beans with Ham

Baked Beans with Ham

Baked Beans with Ham

“My husband and I both love ham and beans, and this combination makes a delightful side dish that I prepare often,” relates Gloria Warczak of Cedarburg, Wisconsin.”

Three-Pepper Corn Pudding

Three-Pepper Corn Pudding

Three-Pepper Corn Pudding

A trio of peppers livens up this comforting side dish. "I've had this recipe for many years," says Virginia Anthony, Jacksonville, Florida. "I lightened it up from the original by using reduced-fat sour cream and milk, plus some egg substitute. It tastes just as good...but it's much better for us!"

Chili-Seasoned Potato Wedges

Chili-Seasoned Potato Wedges

Chili-Seasoned Potato Wedges

When I tried out these roasted potato wedges on my family, it was love at first taste. Since I generally have the onion soup mix and seasonings on hand, the recipe couldn't be easier. Spice amounts can be altered to your liking.

Baked Bean

Baked Bean

Baked Bean

Two types of beans, jalapeno pepper and a little liquid smoke help these beans steal the show at potlucks and other get-togethers. "Whether served with a summer barbecue or winter ham dinner, this recipe makes an ideal side dish," promises Erin Anderson of Far Hills, New Jersey.

Lemony Herbed Rice

Lemony Herbed Rice

Lemony Herbed Rice

I substituted reduced-sodium chicken broth for the rich chicken stock that was originally called for in this recipe. It's a great side dish to serve with grilled fish or chicken for a tasty low-fat meal. —Connie Rank-Smith of Sherwood, Wisconsin
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