31 Must-Try Sides to Serve with Shrimp Tacos

Sides to Serve With Shrimp Tacos

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If you ask me, I would say that Shrimp Tacos are amazing as they are. The crisp savory shrimp along with sliced avocados and some lime sauce, make them mouthwatering and heavenly. But if the menu is for a potluck party or some celebration, one or two side dishes are a must. So what do we have to go for Shrimp Tacos?

We have listed Fresh Mango Salsa, Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites), Black Bean and Corn Salad, Zesty Cilantro Lime Rice, and 26 more sides you can try with Shrimp Tacos or Taco Salad Bowl. So, let us set the table!

Salads

Mexican Street Corn Salad (using gluten-free ingredients)

Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites)

Don’t want to fire up the grill? No problem. There is a lot more than the regular corn-on-the-cob that you can make. Add all this corn to a salad bowl, and prepare a Mexican-style salad to serve with Shrimp Taco.

This salad is popular because of its creamy dressing, which includes low-fat, low-calorie mayo, cheese sauce, lime, garlic, and hot sauce. This brings out the flavor of charred corn. But be sure that it is spicy, and if you like mild flavors, you might need to rely on shrimp tacos only.

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Mexican Black Bean Salad with Corn and Avocado

Black Bean and Corn Salad

The best thing about Black Beans is that they are an excellent alternative to animal protein. So if you are on a vegan plus a low-cal diet, this is just the recipe.

The salad is colorful, highly nourishing, and has a zesty flavor which makes the entire meal tastier. The lime and garlic dressing coats all the ingredients and introduces bold flavors.

You can enjoy the salad as it is or serve it with Shrimp Tacos, Prawn Tempura, Meatballs, or Baked Chicken.

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Mango Avocado Salad (3)

Mango Avocado Salad

Mango Avocado Salad is simply a refreshing and delicious salad. You can also make it like salsa by adding cayenne or paprika powder.

Aside from Mango and avocado, you can also add cucumbers, and cherry tomatoes to this salad. Lime juice gives a refreshing taste and introduces a zesty tang to it.

The salad goes well as a side for Chicken wings, as a butter chicken side. It is also a perfect option to dig in those tortilla chips.

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Fruit Salad

Fresh Fruit Salad with Lime and Mint

A Fruit Salad should always be there on the menu. This is because it not only makes the meal complete but also introduces crunch, texture, and flavor to the meals.

With Shrimp Tacos, we need this sweet, tangy, refreshing Fruit Salad. It is mostly loaded with mangoes, avocados, apples, bananas, and pomegranates. Tang the flavor up with lime juice, orange juice honey, and some fresh mint leaves.

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Avocado Corn Salad

Avocado and Corn Salad

No fruit is nutritionally more adequate than Avocados, and it make a perfect side dish or salad for every meal. Corn adds a delightful crunch and flavor to the salad while making it fulfilling.

Since Shrimp Tacos are a bit salty, the sweet and tangy Avocado and Corn Salad make a perfect combination. Add a few cherry tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, and romaine lettuce for a colorful appearance and crunch.

This salad is a perfect fit for a summer afternoon when you don’t feel like cooking, or for an outdoor picnic, summer camp activity, or informal get-together.

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad

Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad

While sweet potatoes have good carbs, Black Beans are loaded with protein and fiber and together they make an ideal salad for weight loss diets.

To enhance the flavor of sweet potatoes, simply roast them before adding to the salads. This also makes them even more tender. Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad is a perfect make-ahead meal for any occasion.

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Vegan Quinoa Salad

Mexican Quinoa Salad

Quinoa is increasingly popular because of its high nutritional value and exceptional taste. It makes a delicious and healthy salad along with some black beans, bell peppers, avocadoes, onions, and tomatoes.

Make quinoa moire flavorful by cooking it in a vegetable broth. Don’t forget to cool it down before adding other vegetables to maintain their crunch.

This Mexican Quinoa Salad is a perfect side to serve on potluck parties or just a regular outdoor picnic.

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Tex-Mex Pasta Salad

Tex-Mex Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad but with a twist! The Tex-Mex Pasta Salad is full of your favorite ingredients. Corn, Black beans, bell peppers, and beans all mixed up in a salsa and sour cream dressing. So next time you are making your favorite hot dogs or paninis, be sure to pair it up with this hearty salad.

It is also complete within itself to take to potluck gatherings, office get-togethers, and outdoor camping trips. You can also make it ahead of time and refrigerate for later use.

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Quinoa, Corn, and Avocado Salad

Quinoa, Corn, and Avocado Salad

Some unexpected guests on a Taco Tuesday? No problem! Simply use the leftover quinoa in your refrigerator, add some avocados and corn and a nice crunchy salad is ready.

If you love Avocado, try these Avocado Salad and Mango Avocado Salad ideas, and if you love Quinoa, you can try these Quinoa Salad and Quinoa Arugula Salad ideas..

Since it is a gluten-free, vegan, and healthy meal, you do not have to worry about the caloric load. Just pour in some lime juice to introduce a mild tang and zest to the salad. The salad gets ready within a few minutes without any cooking required and no mess occurs.

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Spicy Mexican Coleslaw

The basics of coleslaw might be the same, but here is why the Spicy Mexican Coleslaw is different. It has hot sauce in its dressing. This makes the flavor pop up and gives a spicy touch to the regular, creamy coleslaw.

Try making it with red cabbage, carrots, and black beans for a more tasty and hearty side. The crunch of this coleslaw goes quite well with the Shrimp Tacos.

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Rice and Bean Dishes

Cilantro Lime Jasmine Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

Jasmin Rice is not only aromatic but creates beautiful flavor along with lime and cilantro. This is why we included this rice side dish in the list, as it includes a good source of carbs.

If you have some skillet dishes on your menu as well, Zesty Cilantro Lime Rice is a must-have. Cilantro in the rice adds a colorful boost to the dinner table while lime introduces the tang.

If you are not making it vegan, try adding boneless chicken chunks to the rice and make it a complete meal.

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Mexican Rice Casserole

Cheesy Mexican Rice Casserole

When salsa is combined with a rice casserole, it ends up in the Cheesy Mexican Rice Casserole. You simply need to load all the ingredients in a baking dish, and set it to bake.

This side can become a main meal because it is so hearty. It has rice, cheese, black beans, loads of vegetables, and any of your favorite seasonings.

There is no strict rule about adding ingredients to it do add mushrooms, jalapeno, onion, or lime juice as per taste. Serve with some tacos or tortilla chips for a wonderful family meal.

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Charro Beans

Charro Beans

Since we are talking about Mexican recipes, here is another classic. Charro beans are a rich, soupy type of comforting meal with some amazing flavors.

You can keep the consistency runny as well, but It is traditionally prepared as a thick, creamy one. It is full of protein and other nutrients and is a low-calorie diet.

Charro Beans can make a perfect side dish along with Grilled Meat, Air-fried chicken, or Shrimp Tacos. Serve it on a cold winter evening to enjoy a cozy dinner.

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Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Mexican Cauliflower Rice

Since Cauliflower is a low-calorie vegetable, it is abundantly used in vegan, weight loss, and vegetarian diets. The Mexican Cauliflower Rice is not only healthy but full of flavor and aroma.

Cauliflower rice gets ready in one pot within 25 minutes. So if you have a special Taco Tuesday lined up in the week, be sure to serve this alongside to make the dinner table look more colorful. It is fit for a keto, paleo, gluten-free, and vegan diet.

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Chipotle Black Beans

Chipotle Style Black Beans

Chipotle Style Black Beans is An inexpensive, healthy yet impressive side. It is so rich in flavor and healthy that children and adults equally love it. It makes a great vegetarian meal when served on a bed of rice.

The procedure may be time taking but the recipe is simple. You only need 5 or 6 basic ingredients from your pantry to prepare this. The dish is loaded with protein, dietary fiber, and vitamins which make your entire meal a balanced one.

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Cheesy Refried Beans

Cheesy Refried Beans

These Mexican-style Cheesy Refried Beans are so creamy, hearty, and rich that you just want to dig into the bowl. It is one of the best comfort foods you can enjoy with much less hassle.

The restaurant-style dish pairs up quite well with Tacos so next time you are serving them, don’t forget a bowl of Cheesy Refried Beans.

Although the original flavor is mild, cheesy, and creamy, use a little bit of hot sauce if you want to spice up things. Tortilla chips are a must-have with it.

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Salsas and Dips

Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

Imagine a bowl full of tasty ripe chopped avocados, mangoes, bell peppers, spicy jalapenos, and some red onions, sitting on your dinner table.

Fresh Mango Salsa is a delicious and healthy side to serve with Shrimp Tacos, seafood, and chicken dishes and also to serve with nachos or tortilla chips.

You can customize the salad according to your preferences. Try adding fresh chopped cherry tomatoes or sweet corn for additional flavor.

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Mango Guacamole

Creamy Guacamole with Fresh Tortilla Chips

Creamy Avocado Guacamole is one of those perfect condiments you might want to serve with classic Mexican foods. This not only makes a perfect combination with Shrimp Tacos but also with Nachos and tortilla chips.

Guacamole is about avocados and sour cream, but you can also add onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, cilantro, garlic, etc.

This recipe is vegan and Gluten-free, so serve it freely to the crowd. It is also a low-cal recipe so enjoy it guilt-free.

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Jicama Slaw

Tangy Jicama Slaw

Looking for a low cal, yet a spicy, tangy side for your Shrimp Tacos? Try this Tangy Jicama Slaw which is a cool and refreshing dish.

You just need some fresh Napa Cabbage, Jicama, carrots, and fresh cilantro. The flavor-popping element is the sweet and tangy dressing.

Serve it with Fish tacos, as a salsa to your breakfasts or a healthy side to almost any meal. The recipe is gluten-free and vegan.

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Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo

If you love the basic simple salsa, you will adore this Mexican-style Pico de Gallo. It certainly makes the flavors pop and adds a boost of color to your dinner table. And did I mention that it is a low-calorie meal?

You only require 5 essential ingredients to create this beauty. The Shrimp Tacos can certainly do with the crunch and spiciness of Pico de Gallo.

It does not require any cooking, and gets ready within 15 minutes, so you can make it just before serving even when you have a short time.

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Cucumber Pineapple Salsa

Cucumber Pineapple Salsa

Cucumber and Pineapple Salsa is a tasty alternative to regular salsa with tomatoes. Cucumber is refreshing and Pineapple gives a tropical touch to this salsa.

Other than the classic one, this salsa is less spicy and has a more fruity and refreshing taste. It is a low-calorie, vegan, allergen-free, and healthy side.

Serve this at a dinner buffet with Shrimp Tacos, Seafood, and Chicken entrees to complete the meal. It is best for summer afternoon light meals.

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Homemade Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde

A contemporary twist to the classic salsa is the Salsa Verde, which is made up of tomatilloes, and appears more like a dip. The usual ingredients though, are just a few jalapenos, white onions, cilantro, and lime juice to make it spicy and tangy.

You can also add 1 or 2 chopped avocados to make an Avocado Salsa Verde. It sets up best with literally anything. Try serving it with breakfast burritos, tacos, or frittatas.

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Grilled, Baked, and Roasted Dishes

Chipotle Grilled Vegetables

Chipotle Style Grilled Vegetables

If you are setting up a grill for the barbecue, chop some vegetables too, to make an interesting grilled vegetable side. They require only 15 minutes to make.

The classic Chipotle Style Grilled Vegetables require only onions and bell peppers, but you can also add mushrooms, olives, or corn. This dish gets its ultimate flavor with some dried oregano and thyme.

Serve it at an outdoor barbecue party or just as a regular side to your everyday tacos, baked chicken, or seafood.

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Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges with Lime Dip

Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges with Lime Dip

Since potatoes are a universal first love, Potato wedges have the same status. Just to make sure you eat a healthy and rich-in-fiber meal, we are here with the recipe for sweet potato wedges.

Grill them and it will lower the caloric count as compared to fried wedges. To flavor things up, there is a creamy Lime Dip with a tangy flavor.

The wedges are a perfect tea-time snack, a lunchbox meal, and a quick side dish to go with meat dishes.

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Grilled Avocado with Pico de Gallo

Grilled Avocado with Pico de Gallo

What I adore about Avocadoes is that they can be incorporated into both sweet and savory recipes. It is so versatile and so nutritious that it makes a variety of healthy meals.

The recipe is so easy. Simply grill the avocados and load them up with Pico De Gallo. Since I like the flavors spicy, Pico de Gallo should have more jalapenos and cayenne peppers.

Serve on a beautiful platter with some classic Asian rice pilaf, loaded baked potatoes, or shrimp tacos to make a perfect meal.

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Best Jalapeno Poppers (Pan Fried)

Pan-Fried Jalapeno Poppers

Do you love adding jalapenos to the recipes? You will love jalapeno poppers. Delicious and creamy inside but crispy and crunchy on the outside.

All you need to do is to grab the fresh jalapenos, cut them in half, fill them with the creamy cheese, and top with the crispy panko. Baked to bring the golden-brown color.

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Mexican Zucchini Boats

Mexican Zucchini Boats

Spice up your boring everyday meals with these amazing Mexican-style Zucchini Boats. Like many other stuffed delicacies, This stuffed Zucchini is loaded with beef, vegetables, corn, and beans.

The side dish is not only healthy and flavorful but also easy to make. They are also a high-protein yet low-calorie meal, perfect to achieve weight loss goals.

So if you love the bright Mexican flavors along with some healthy ingredients, this is the dish you just need to serve with your Shrimp Tacos.

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Sautéed Peppers and Onions

Sautéed Peppers and Onions

Want to serve a light and healthy side with the Shrimp Tacos? This Sautéed Peppers and Onions recipe is a total crowd-pleaser. It has a kind of spicy pop-up flavor because of herbs and seasonings.

You can serve this side with many other meals too, as it is a healthy Vegan, gluten-free, and paleo meal. Use colorful bell peppers to make this dish more colorful and appetizing.

The side dish is loaded with unsaturated fats, Vitamin C fiber, and many other nutrients. You can also refrigerate and use the leftovers to make casseroles or noodle soup.

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Creamy Red pepper Tomato Soup

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

Just a spicy twist on the classic red tomato soup makes it a warm, comforting food on cold days. Make it a healthy, Vegan, and dairy-free meal by using coconut milk and vegetable broth. The coconut butter and olive oil give the soup a thick consistency, and the red peppers give a spicy flavor.

Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup make a classic combination with Burritos, Tortilla Chips, or Fish or Shrimp Tacos.

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Baked Mexican Street Fries

Baked Mexican Street Fries

Since I always love Mexican street food, it is what I also like to replicate on my dinner table. And when talking about Baked Mexican Street Fries, it is a win-win meal, because it is the most loved snack and baked, so no worries about the caloric count.

Flavor up these fries with some hot sauce, ketchup lime juice, and spicy seasonings. Serve them with Beef Burgers, Grilled Fish, or Shrimp Tacos to make the meal a fully restaurant-style one.

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Mexican Street corn

Mexican Grilled Corn (Elotes)

And the most popular one is here! The classic Mexican street-style Grilled Corn. when you have an outdoor barbecue party and the grill is all set, do grill a few corns too.

Load the grilled corn with sour cream, cotija cheese, hot sauce, lime juice, and any of your favorite seasonings to spice it up.

The recipe is very easy, so bring in your kids too to do some cooking activity at an outdoor party. Just remember to use the freshest corn on the cob for this side.

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Sides to Serve With Shrimp Tacos

31 Must-Try Sides to Serve with Shrimp Tacos

Adalynn Ward
We have the recipes for Fresh Mango Salsa, Mexican Street Corn Salad (Esquites), Black Bean and Corn Salad, Zesty Cilantro Lime Rice, and many more that can be served as the best side dish for Shrimp Tacos. So, let us set the table!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 22 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 4 persons

Ingredients

  • Fresh Mango Salsa
  • Mexican Street Corn Salad Esquites
  • Black Bean and Corn Salad
  • Zesty Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Chipotle Style Grilled Vegetables
  • Mango Avocado Salad
  • Cheesy Mexican Rice Casserole
  • Creamy Guacamole with Fresh Tortilla Chips
  • Tangy Jicama Slaw
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Charro Beans
  • Mexican Zucchini Boats
  • Grilled Sweet Potato Wedges with Lime Dip
  • Mexican Cauliflower Rice
  • Fresh Fruit Salad with Lime and Mint
  • Avocado and Corn Salad
  • Cucumber Pineapple Salsa
  • Sweet Potato Black Bean Salad
  • Sautéed Peppers and Onions
  • Homemade Salsa Verde
  • Chipotle Style Black Beans
  • Cheesy Refried Beans
  • Grilled Avocado with Pico de Gallo
  • Spicy Mexican Coleslaw
  • Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato Soup
  • Mexican Quinoa Salad
  • Baked Mexican Street Fries
  • Tex-Mex Pasta Salad
  • Quinoa, Corn Avocado Salad
  • Mexican Grilled Corn Elotes

How to Make?

  • Select any one of these side dishes for Shrimp Tacos.
  • Gather all the required ingredients for making the recipe.
  • Start making the recipe and follow the instructions.
  • I hope you've made the perfect sides for Shrimp Tacos.

Nutrition

Serving: 1dishCalories: 210kcal
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