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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.

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Cumin Rice Pilaf

Cumin Rice Pilaf

Cumin Rice Pilaf

“Rice doesn’t have to be a boring side dish,” declares Aurora, Colorado’s Janice Mitchell. “Beef consomme and a dash of hot sauce really warm up this recipe for a moist, savory pilaf. It goes well with pork, beef or chicken.”

Patio Pintos

Patio Pintos

Patio Pintos

Any time Mom had the gang over for dinner, she made these pinto beans. Once, she made a batch for my cousin’s birthday, and he ate the entire thing. —Joan Hallford, Fort Worth, Texas

Quick Spanish Rice

Quick Spanish Rice

Quick Spanish Rice

We were always glad to see a big bowl of this festive rice on the table. The carrots, peas and tomatoes make it so pretty. This versatile side dish goes great with any meat or Mexican meal. — Jerri Moror, Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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Salsa Corn Cakes

Salsa Corn Cakes

Salsa Corn Cakes

This recipe is super with fresh or canned corn. I whip up these patties to serve alongside nachos or tacos on hot summer evenings. The salsa is subtle but adds flavor. -Lisa Boettcher, Rosebush, Michigan

Slow-Cooked Beans

Slow-Cooked Beans

Slow-Cooked Beans

This flavorful bean dish adds nice variety to any buffet, because it’s a bit different from traditional baked beans. It’s a snap to prepare, too, since it uses convenient canned beans, barbecue sauce and salsa.—Joy Beck, Cincinnati, Ohio

Southwestern Spuds

Southwestern Spuds

Southwestern Spuds

I came up with this attractive side dish when my best friend unexpectedly stayed for dinner. While my husband grilled pork chops, I perked up potatoes with tasty taco fixings. The results received rave reviews. This recipe is even quicker to fix with leftover baked potatoes. —Penny Dykstra Porterville, California

Spiced Calico Rice

Spiced Calico Rice

Spiced Calico Rice

Looking for an accompaniment to Mexican food or barbecued chicken? This spicy rice fits the bill (the sour cream is handy for cooling your palate!). When I'm cooking, I head for my spice cupboard often - we like our food zesty!

Spicy Beans 'n' Rice

Spicy Beans 'n' Rice

Spicy Beans 'n' Rice

Savory Cajun flavor zips up this quick skillet dish that's loaded with beans, tomatoes, rice and seasonings. "It's delicious served with corn bread muffins," notes Ranae Jones from Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Spicy Corn on the Cob

Spicy Corn on the Cob

Spicy Corn on the Cob

“Being from Louisiana, we like everything hot…even our vegetables,” writes Glenda Ardoin from Hessmer. “This is one of our summer favorites.”

Creamy Jalapeno Corn

Creamy Jalapeno Corn

Creamy Jalapeno Corn

This comforting and creamy corn side dish is appealing to almost everyone. It gets its spicy kick from jalapeno peppers.—Judy Carty, Wichita, Kansas

Peppered Corn

Peppered Corn

Peppered Corn

This peppy side dish is always the first to disappear whenever I take it to a potluck.—Kim Garner, Batesville, Arkansas
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