If you are trying to figure out what to serve and eat with quesadillas for lunch or dinner, this list is exactly what you are looking for. Quesadillas are a traditional Mexican appetizer, lunch, or dinner that is quick to make and enjoyed by kids and adults. The melted cheese that sometimes accompanies diced or shredded meats or vegetarian fillings grilled between a flour tortilla goes great with some quick and easy recipes. All of these suggested sides work great for all your Mexican food meals.
The best sides to serve with quesadillas are all right here. Many fellow food bloggers have shared some of their best side dish recipes that go well with just about any homemade quesadilla recipe. If you want traditional Mexican sides, salads, drinks, and even desserts, we have you covered with so many choices on what to eat.
What to Serve with Quesadillas
This is a tasty list of what sides to eat with cheesy quesadillas or mulitas. These recipes are also great to serve with tacos, enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas, carne asada, and any of your favorite Mexican entrees. There is a variety of side dish options that include low-carb, vegetarian, gluten-free, healthy, and dairy-free.
To help you decide what to serve with quesadillas, I have broken down the list into some subcategories. So based on what course you are looking for these recipes all are perfect to serve with quesadillas including appetizers, drinks, side dishes, and even dessert. There are tequila cocktails, healthy salads, salsas, vegetables, and Mexican dessert recipes. This list includes the best of what to make and serve with quesadillas
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All of these recipes can be found on the website and are what to eat with quesadillas the next time you make them at home. These are my favorites and some are loved by the whole family.
Spicy Jalapeno Basil Moscow Mule
A refreshing and spicy twist on a Moscow Mule that includes jalapenos and basil. A wonderful vodka cocktail that is an easy recipe and a crowd-pleaser.
Start off dinner with a cocktail or appetizer the next time you have quesadillas or any other Mexican entree at home. Enjoy a margarita, salsa, and more with these recipes that are the best to get things started.
Frozen Blood Orange Margaritas
The gorgeous reddish-orange color of this citrus margarita is stunning. Enjoy this tequila and blood orange frozen cocktail the next time you enjoy some Mexican food.
Whiskey and the sweet tartiness of pineapple juice pair up beautifully in this unique twist on the classic Old-Fashioned cocktail. So grab your cocktail shaker, a few ingredients, and pour a yummy one into a glass and enjoy.
Roasting the ingredients for this salsa brings out so much smoky flavor that you will never want to make any other salsa recipe. It is a wonder appetizer with chips or topping for your favorite Mexican dishes.
This list of sides to serve with Mexican food includes some of the best authentic and new recipe ideas. If you want standards like garlic shrimp or pinto beans, two amazing recipes are listed below. Plus for a new twist on what to serve with quesadillas, try out a bowl of unique avocado salad or Mexican street corn. No matter which recipe you choose, they all taste amazing and go well with any grilled tortilla with cheese.
Easy Pinto Beans
A Mexican meal is complete when you have a bean side dish and these easy pinto beans are wonderful compliment for all quesadillas. In just 30 minutes these bold flavorful pinto beans are ready to enjoy.
This simple garlic shrimp recipe is easy to make and has so much rich flavor. The garlic, butter, white wine, red pepper, and lemon sauce pairs perfectly with the shrimp for a protein-packed side dish with your favorite quesadillas.
This healthy colorful vegetable salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, and red onion is a wonderful side for all kinds of Mexican dishes. The homemade balsamic dressing adds a layer of zing for a lot of flavor with just a few ingredients.
This category of ideas to serve with quesadillas includes quick, easy, and healthy recipes. They are all on the lighter side and include vegetables and other quality whole ingredients. These Mexican recipes include gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and low-carb ideas. Try a new skinny margarita, pasta salad, or hearty veggies to complete your next quesadilla lunch or supper.
Skinny Spicy Margarita
This jalapeno margarita on the rocks is so fantastic, no one will know it is a lower-calorie version of the classic. It is sweet, spicy, and refreshing.
A Mexican meal isn’t complete until you have dessert. Both of these wonderful desserts would be great to complete your lunch or dinner with quesadillas. Whether you want cookies or a cheesecake, these dessert recipes are great to make.
Mini Margarita Cheesecakes
These sweet little cheesecakes are almost too cute to eat. The lime, tequila, and triple sec flavors come together in this cheesecake recipe for the perfect ending to any Mexican meal.
More Mexican Appetizer, Drink, Side Dish, & Desserts
For more Mexican recipe options, check out these other posts that include more tasty choices. All of these are wonderful to serve for your next dinner, party, or gathering when you want unique or authentic traditional Mexican flavors.
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What to Serve With Quesadillas
If you are trying to figure out what goes well with quesadillas this list is exactly what you are looking for. If you wantcocktails, appetizers, salsa, rice, healthy salads, or dessert this list has the best recipes for side dishes to eat with Mexican entrees.
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