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.
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.
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 Black Bean and Rice
This simple side dish is fiber rich and the perfect accompaniment for any Mexican cuisine.
Pulled Pork Tacos
Leftover pork with black beans, rice, avocado and cilantro make for an easy Mexican taco bar dinner.
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!
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.
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!
Ancho Chile Pork Chops
These chile rubbed chops are juicy and tender and are so flavorful. They take just minutes to make.
Tropical flavors of cilantro and coconut give this tasty white rice dish it’s subtle flavor. Pair it with anything from the grill.
Chorizo and Chicken Mexican Yellow Rice
This easy dinner is made with flavorful Chorizo sausage and saffron flavored Mexican rice in about 30 minutes.
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.
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.
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.
Jasmine Rice with Plantains & Cilantro
Caramelized plantains tossed with cilantro and jasmine rice add the perfect sweetness to this delicious Mexican side dish.
Peach Pico de Gallo
Chop up your favorite fruit including peaches and sweet tomatoes for this delicious salsa.
Key Lime Yogurt Parfaits
These key lime pie parfaits are rich and creamy and delicious without the guilt.
Be sure to try these Mexican Tapas recipes for your next Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
What to Serve with Margaritas (15 Easy Mexican Recipe)
- 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
- Choose a side dish for your margaritas.
- Shop and gather your recipe ingredients.
- Create a delicious Mexican dish for your Margaritas.
If you make a recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #homeandplate. I’d love to see what you cook!