What to Serve with Margaritas (15 Easy Mexican Recipes)

What to Serve with Margaritas (15 Easy Mexican Recipes)

I love a great margarita. 

There’s nothing I love more than sipping on a classic lime margarita on the rocks rimmed with sea salt during the hot summer days. 

Margarita on a table with a wheel of lime on the glass

What’s even better?

Enjoying that cold margarita during Cinco de Mayo or taco Tuesdays. 

Whether you go out for Mexican food or stay home there are plenty of delicious ways to pair a margarita with something delicious and tasty. 

Move over tortilla chips!

I’ve come up with 15 of the best recipes you can make at home for dinner or for a neighborhood party. 

But first, back to this classic drink – homemade margaritas!

I luckily acquired this classic margarita recipe from an authentic restaurant in my hometown.

We’ve been going there for a long time and with good reason.

They have one of the best margarita recipes I’ve ever had. 

I love all kinds of margaritas – spicy margaritas, fruity margaritas, frozen margaritas. You name it!

But you can’t go wrong with a good ole traditional margarita!

This simple margarita recipe features classic margarita ingredients like fresh lime juice, a salt rim, Blanco tequila, powdered sugar and an orange liqueur like Grand Marnier over Triple Sec. 

Margaritas with lime wheels on a table.

Another favorite margarita recipe of mine is made using Elderflower liqueur in place of a simple syrup. 

Mix up a large pitcher of either recipe to serve with plenty of great food-pairing options. Check out these flavorful dishes. 

Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Breast

This margarita chicken is marinated in the complementary flavors of garlic, cilantro and lime before being grilled to perfection. 

Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Breast
Celebrate Cinco the Mayo with a pitcher of margaritas and cilantro lime marinated grilled chicken for dinner.
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Cilantro Lime Black Bean and Rice

This simple side dish is fiber rich and the perfect accompaniment for any Mexican cuisine. 

Easy Cilantro Lime Black Bean and Rice Recipe
Jazz up plain jasmine rice with black beans by adding fresh squeezed lime juice and chopped cilantro. It’s an easy side dish that takes 20 minutes.
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Pulled Pork Tacos

Leftover pork with black beans, rice, avocado and cilantro make for an easy Mexican taco bar dinner.

Pulled Pork Tacos (Pork Carnitas)
Taco night is a regular dinner in my house and these pulled pork tacos aka pork carnitas are a family favorite.
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Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms

These are no ordinary mushrooms.  They are stuffed with spicy Mexican sausage and cheese for a tasty appetizer perfect before dinner. Your taste buds will thank you!

Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms
Add a little Mexican zing to your next batch of stuffed mushroom with the spicy flavor of fresh chorizo sausage and nutty Manchego cheese.  This melt in your mouth appetizer is perfect for your Cinco de Mayo party. 
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Pineapple Pico de Gallo

Sweet, syrupy chunks of pineapple make up this chunky salsa. It’s delicious served over fresh fish, chicken or with your favorite tortilla chip.

Pineapple Pico de Gallo (Easy Salsa Recipe)
Enjoy the sweet flavors of the tropics with this homemade delicious Pineapple Pico de Gallo. Eat it with chips, on tacos or spoon it over your favorite grilled seafood or chicken.
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A bowl of pineapple salsa

Shrimp Kabobs with Mint and Honey

A drizzle of local honey and fresh mint brings out the tropical flavors of this shrimp dish. And it’s kid approved!

Shrimp Kabobs with Mint and Honey
Bring the flavors of the Caribbean islands to your table with these tasty grilled mint and honey pineapple shrimp skewers.
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Ancho Chile Pork Chops

These chile rubbed chops are juicy and tender and are so flavorful. They take just minutes to make.

Ancho Chile Pork Chops
Juicy and tender ancho chile pork chops are rubbed in a spicy chile powder and seared on the stove top before being finished in the oven. All in under 30 minute.
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Coconut Rice

Tropical flavors of cilantro and coconut give this tasty white rice dish it’s subtle flavor. Pair it with anything from the grill.

Coconut Rice
Add a tropical flair to your next rice dish by adding in shredded coconut, fresh lime juice and fragrant cilantro. I promise my cilantro lime coconut rice is a winner. 
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Chorizo and Chicken Mexican Yellow Rice

This easy dinner is made with flavorful Chorizo sausage and saffron flavored Mexican rice in about 30 minutes.

Easy Chorizo and Chicken Mexican Yellow Rice
This 30 minute recipe features spicy chorizo sausage, tender chicken and vegetables infused in saffron flavored rice.
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Pico de Gallo – Salsa Fresca

Tortilla chips paired with sweet tomatoes and the freshest chopped vegetables with a squeeze of lime juice. It’s a delicious pairing with your favorite cocktail.

Pico de Gallo – Salsa Fresca
Homegrown tomatoes, sweet corn kernels, black beans, avocado, cilantro and lime juice is all you need to make the freshest salsa. This pico de gallo – salsa fresca – taste great with chips and on all your favorite Mexican dishes.
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Beef Burrito Bowls

This burrito bowl uses leftover brisket but could easily be made with your favorite chicken or pork dinner. Add avocado, a rice side and your favorite Mexican flavors.

Beef Burrito Bowls
Take taco night to a new level and  serve up these easy and healthy beef burrito bowls for dinner.
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Plantain Ice Cream Sundae

Similar to banana, this tropical fruit is delicious rolled in coconut sugar and then caramelized and served with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. 

Plantain Ice Cream Sundae
Turn an ordinary banana split into a dessert you could only get at a gourmet restaurant.
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A caramelized plantain ice cream sundae

Jasmine Rice with Plantains & Cilantro

Caramelized plantains tossed with cilantro and jasmine rice add the perfect sweetness to this delicious Mexican side dish. 

Jasmine Rice with Plantains & Cilantro
What could be better than potassium-rich plantains sautéed to a caramel-like deliciousness and tossed with sweet jasmine rice and fresh cilantro.
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Peach Pico de Gallo

Chop up your favorite fruit including peaches and sweet tomatoes for this delicious salsa.

Peach Pico de Gallo
Bring authentic Mexican flavors to your table this evening with this delicious Peach Pico de Gallo. 
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Key Lime Yogurt Parfaits

These key lime pie parfaits are rich and creamy and delicious without the guilt.

Key Lime Yogurt Parfaits
Enjoy this Key lime yogurt recipe with granola and fresh fruit for a quick breakfast or healthy dessert option when you’re craving something sweet. 
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Key lime yogurt parfait with granola.

Be sure to try these Mexican Tapas recipes for your next Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

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Margarita on a table with a wheel of lime on the glass

What to Serve with Margaritas (15 Easy Mexican Recipe)

Ali Randall
Choose from 15 easy Mexican recipes to serve along side those delicious Margaritas.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican

Ingredients
  

  • Cilantro Lime Grilled Chicken Breast
  • Cilantro Lime Black Bean and Rice
  • Pulled Pork Tacos
  • Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Pineapple Pico de Gallo
  • Shrimp Kabobs with Mint and Honey
  • Ancho Chile Pork Chops
  • Coconut Rice
  • Chorizo and Chicken Mexican Yellow Rice
  • Pico de Gallo – Salsa Fresca
  • Beef Burrito Bowls
  • Plantain Ice Cream Sundae
  • Jasmine Rice with Plantains & Cilantro
  • Peach Pico de Gallo
  • Key Lime Yogurt Parfaits

Instructions
 

  • Choose a side dish for your margaritas.
  • Shop and gather your recipe ingredients.
  • Create a delicious Mexican dish for your Margaritas.
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