Mexican side dishes recipes with 400 or fewer calories

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Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

Sergio Hernandez
Jan 2009
Advanced
10 votes
16663 views
Salsa Ranchera

Salsa Ranchera

Salsa is the ketchup of Mexico, but much more tasty, varied and appealing. Salsa Ranchera is served all over Mexico, adding a zesty flavor to meats,…

Kathleen is Cooking in Mexico
Nov 2010
Professional
2 votes
889 views
The Best Mexican Rice

The Best Mexican Rice

I made this for a Cinco de Mayo party and it was just like the rice you get in a Mexican restaurant. Light, fluffy, and perfect for your next…

MarthaW
May 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
2819 views
Ron's Afterburner Mexican Hot Sauce

Ron's Afterburner Mexican Hot Sauce

This is my version of Pico Pica, available on the west- coast but very limited in the mid-west. Goes great on…

Ronald R. Flinders
Dec 2010
Intermediate
1 vote
744 views
Mango Chipotle Sauce/Glaze

Mango Chipotle Sauce/Glaze

This is a good sauce/glaze for almost anything. It is easy to make and stores refrigerated well for several days or if air tight much longer. I…

Bob Vincent
Aug 2013
Intermediate
3 votes
1263 views
Homemade Refried Beans

Homemade Refried Beans

I'm ashamed to say that though I LOVE refried beans, this is the first time I've ever made them myself. It's just so easy to buy them in a can, or…

John Spottiswood
May 2012
Advanced
7 votes
2214 views
Arroz A La Mexicana

Arroz A La Mexicana

Brett Ede
Jul 2010
Professional
1 vote
667 views
Mexican Rice (healthy)

Mexican Rice (healthy)

A healthy Mexican rice; because even when you are dieting, Mexican food should still be an option

Erin S
Jan 2013
Intermediate
1 vote
573 views
Mexican Rice Pilaf

Mexican Rice Pilaf

Generally, Mexican cooks make this rice with fresh tomatoes, but ever the corner-cutter, I use petite diced, drained.

myra byanka
Mar 2013
Professional
1 vote
647 views
Vegan Mexican Crock Pot Beans

Vegan Mexican Crock Pot Beans

Easy and good as a side dish. One can use less liquid for less soupy beans. Leftovers are tasty blended into a bean dip for Tortilla Chips.…

Phyllis Smith
Mar 2012
Intermediate
1 vote
310 views
Mexican Charra Beans

Mexican Charra Beans

Very flavorful beans, slightly soupy. Frequently served as a side dish with a Mexican meal in many restaurants along the border.

Marlin Rinehart
Feb 2010
Intermediate
3 votes
803 views
Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice

sally
May 2013
Intermediate
1 vote
620 views
Mexican Style Green Sweet Peas

Mexican Style Green Sweet Peas

This is a delicious way of cooking fresh peas, and makes an excellent accompaniment to any meal. The flavor comes from the vegetables themselves,…

Robyn Savoie
Dec 2013
Advanced
1 vote
831 views
Fresh Pintos

Fresh Pintos

My grandmother Manuela taught me how to make these. She used to serve them in her restaurant in Mexico. A simple recipe which can be served as a…

Groomsie
Dec 2010
Advanced
2 votes
849 views
Stove Top Spanish Rice

Stove Top Spanish Rice

This is a quick an easy rice dish that can be made in minutes. This dish can be served with tacos or other Mexican dishes. You could add…

Patsy Thompson
Jul 2014
Intermediate
1 vote
209 views