Tuesday, May 3, 2011

10 South of the Border Side Dishes

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We're only days away from Cinco de Mayo... are you planning on celebrating? Whether or not you celebrate this year, Mexican cuisine is one of our country's popular cuisines. It's easy to come up with a few Mexican inspired main dishes, but what about those supporting sides? Rice and beans seem to be the traditional sides, but is there anything else or other ways to prepare these classics? Here are 10 South of the Border Side Dishes that just might work with your favorite Mexican main dishes...

Mixed Vegetable Salad with Lime Dressing
This recipe from Chef Rich Bayless is easy & so refreshing!

 Jalapeno Ranch Dressing
A great ranch dressing with a bit of kick!...

 Chipotle Corn Salad
This creamy corn salad packs in a bit of heat...

 Dorito Taco Salad
Doritos puts this taco salad over the top...

 Black Bean & Corn Salad
Colorful & delicious, it's a light salad perfect for a Tex-Mex meal...

 Semi-Homemade Refried Beans
Another recipe from Chef Rick Bayless, this has a touch of bacon mixed in...

 Mexican Yellow Rice
An tasty alternative to the usual tomato based Mexican rice...

 Chorizo Mexican Rice
Fried rice takes a Southwestern spin with chorizo!...

 Mexican Rice
A classic, tried & true recipe my family loves...

Roasted Chipotle Acorn Squash
Here's a delicious way to serve up squash with Mexican flair...

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