Best Mexican Sides for Your Summer Cookout

Got an invite to a summer potluck? If so, these top-rated Mexican sides are for you. They’re easy to make, and are guaranteed to be the first to go. They’re made with summer produce,  and have just the right amount of heat to bring out all those sweet flavors.

1. Mexican Cucumber Salad

Rave Review: “One of the quickest and best tasting recipes I have ever tasted. It was a huge success with my guests.” — MABUTTON

Mexican Cucumber Salad

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2. Grilled Tequila-Cilantro Pineapple

Rave Review: “When I first tried the marinade, it was so spicy I wondered if my guests would be able to take the heat. However, once cooked, the flavor was AMAZING and not nearly as spicy as when first tried. My guests and hubby LOVED this recipe.” — lindygosew

Grilled Tequila-Cilantro Pineapple

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3. Mexican Bean Salad

Rave Review: “I made this for a Mexican Pot Luck at my husband’s office. Even though 40 people brought dishes, this was one of the few that was entirely devoured! This is a wonderful, tasty, and colorful salad.” — naples34102

Mexican Bean Salad

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4. Mexican Corn on the Cob (Elote)

Rave Review: “Made this tonight with a Mexican feast for guests. They all LOVED it…….wish I made more!!!!” — Brigette Schieberl

4. Best Black Beans

Rave Review: “Absolutely delicious. Better than restaurants. Doubled the recipe and still wasn’t enough.” — Skatesmith

Best Black Beans

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5. Guacamole

Rave Review: “Great Guacamole! This was everything guacamole should be: smooth and creamy with just the right amount of flavor. Nothing overpowering, nothing artificial, no jarred salsa or other oddities to make it some sort of creation.” — Jillian

Guacamole

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6. One Skillet Mexican Corn

Rave Review: “Great dish, and easy. Can be eaten with greens as a salad, or in tacos or burritos, or plain. We have enjoyed it all of these ways. Great for a quick dinner or side dish.” — Debbie

7. Taco Salad III

Rave Review: “All time family favorite! My family has enjoyed this salad for 30 years. The key here is to use CATALINA dressing.” — Connie

Taco Salad III

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