What to serve with quesadillas? That is the million dollar question!
Everyone loves a good quesadilla and deciding what to eat with quesadillas shouldn’t be hard or time-consuming. There are so many kinds of quesadillas, from chicken quesadillas to beef, pork and cheese. They truly are a versatile and delicious Mexican cuisine.
Whether you pull out your tortilla press to make quesadillas completely from scratch, or you buy your tortillas at the store, they are always delicious and ideal for snacks, family dinners or parties.
While quesadillas are delicious on their own, you may want something a little extra to serve alongside your quesadillas to make a complete meal. Luckily, there are lots of easy side dishes that go well with quesadillas. We have found the best sides that pair perfectly with quesadillas and we know that you’ll love every one of them.
- What Goes with Quesadillas: Top 10 Tastiest Side Dishes
What Goes with Quesadillas: Top 10 Tastiest Side Dishes
There are many side dishes that go well with quesadillas. When choosing which quesadilla sides to make, consider what kind of quesadillas you are serving. If you are making a side dish for chicken quesadillas, you may want to try a recipe that has a Mexican flair to spice things up.
If you are preparing tomato basil quesadillas, you can prepare a side dish that is a little less traditional and a little more summery. Match your side dish to bring out the flavors in the quesadilla.
Below are 10 easy side dishes to go with quesadillas. So get out your spice rack, grab your favorite tortillas and keep those side dish pointers in mind. Deciding what to serve with quesadillas doesn’t have to be hard! So let us know which recipes are your favorite in the comments below.
1. Cilantro Lime Rice
While this recipe only has a few ingredients, the flavor is out of this world. The fresh cilantro and fresh squeezed lime juice make this rice the perfect side dish to serve with any kind of quesadilla. Save some fresh cilantro to sprinkle on top of the rice after it cooks, giving it a beautiful and tasty garnish! You can find this super easy rice recipe here at Simple Green Moms.
2. Homemade Fresh Tomato Salsa
Salsa is a classic side dish that goes well with almost any Mexican inspired quesadillas but pairs exceptionally well with any chicken quesadilla sides you’re thinking of making. You can serve this salsa right on top of your quesadilla, use it as a dip or just have a nice bowl of fresh salsa to enjoy alongside your meal. Add a few more jalapenos to the recipe if you want to really heat up your salsa! This quick recipe from Little Broken is full of delicious, simple ingredients that will compliment your quesadilla perfectly.
3. Best Ever Guacamole
Any Mexican meal just isn’t complete without a fantastic guacamole. Not only is guacamole an authentic Mexican favorite for many, it pairs perfectly as a side dish for quesadillas. You can spread guacamole over your quesadillas, sandwich it inside or serve it as a side dish, paired with some crunchy tortilla chips. This easy recipe from Downshiftology uses all fresh ingredients like lime juice, tomatoes, cilantro and jalapenos to make the perfect guac. You are going to love this one!
4. Fresh Corn Salsa
This corn salsa recipe from Cookie + Kate is a total side dish winner. It is loaded with fresh flavors like lime juice, jalapeno and cilantro. These flavors are also classic Mexican so they will go great with your quesadillas. While the recipe suggests adding chopped avocado, we like to keep it simple and skip it, focusing more on the flavors of the corn. This side dish is especially great in the summer when you can find local, fresh corn at almost every farm stand!
5. Black Bean Salad
Black bean salad is another perfect mix of tasty, fresh ingredients that will go well with almost any kind of quesadillas. The mix is a perfect blend of powerful flavors and the recipe from Once Upon a Chef will have you craving more. We have tried this recipe with pinto beans and it works great as well. So feel free to switch up your black beans with something else to suit your personal tastes!
6. Chicken Tortilla Soup
Soup is a great accompaniment to quesadillas, especially in the colder months when a hot bowl of soup is something we all crave. Tortilla soup is a classic Mexican dish that finds its way on to almost every Mexican restaurant menu. This recipe from Spend With Pennies is a classic version, crafted just like a real Abuela would! The best part is that it only costs a few dollars to make a nice big batch.
7. Albondigas Soup
If you have never heard of albondigas soup, get ready to have a new favorite dish! This meatball soup is packed with flavor and a great choice if you’re looking for what to eat with quesadillas. In addition to homemade meatballs, the zucchini, potatoes and tomatoes make this soup extra filling while cumin, oregano and cilantro bring the soup to life. You will love a bowl of this albondigas soup from Dinner at the Zoo– it pairs wonderfully with quesadillas!
8. Chili Cheese Dip
If you want a quick and easy side dish to pair with your quesadillas, chili cheese dip is what you should choose. We love this one recipe from Lil Luna which uses 4 simple ingredients to whip up an amazing dip. Grab some tortilla chips to serve with the dip or just dip your quesadillas right into the warm, melty cheese- either method will have you looking forward to your next quesadilla night!
9. Easy Baked Bacon Jalapeno Poppers
We love a good spicy jalapeno popper and this baked version one from Foodtasia is fantastic. Cream cheese, bacon, cheese and spices are all mixed together and stuffed into a hot jalapeno then sprinkles with bread crumbs and baked. Jalapeno poppers are especially great as finger food, just like quesadillas!
10. Easy Shrimp Ceviche with Avocado
Ceviche is an amazing, no cook side dish that is wonderful alongside any seafood inspired quesadillas. The lemon and lime juice “cook” the shrimp so there is no need to turn on your oven at all! You will love the bright taste of this easy shrimp ceviche-the seasonings in this recipe from the Kitchn are just perfect!
So there’s no more reason to figure out on your own what goes good with quesadillas. There are so many tasty and easy options on our list that you’ll never get bored. Whether you’re making beef, pork, shrimp or chicken quesadilla sides, there is something on this list for you. We really hope you try one of these delicious side dishes the next time you’re thinking of what to serve with quesadillas.