Mexican side dishes recipes with 400 or fewer calories

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Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

Sergio Hernandez
Jan 2009
Advanced
10 votes
15972 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
2412 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
2000 views
Arroz A La Mexicana

Arroz A La Mexicana

Brett Ede
Jul 2010
Professional
1 vote
598 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
1079 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
788 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
760 views
Potato Seasoning

Potato Seasoning

Sprinkle on baked potato with butter or can be used to season mashed potatoes.

Bob Towlson
Feb 2011
Advanced
1 vote
780 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
716 views
Spanish Rice

Spanish Rice

sally
May 2013
Intermediate
1 vote
519 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
541 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
92 views
Black Bean & Quinoa Salad with Shrimp

Black Bean & Quinoa Salad with Shrimp

This recipe is so fresh tasting with lime, cilantro & peppers! Makes a lot so it's great for potlucks. It takes…

Jen Nelson
Nov 2010
Intermediate
1 vote
360 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
623 views
Taco Sauce #2

Taco Sauce #2

This is inexpensive to make, stays in the fridge for weeks, and is a nice, basic sauce to drizzle on tacos or over tortilla dishes for decoration,…

myra byanka
Mar 2012
Professional
1 vote
339 views