What to Serve With Carne Asada? 20 Tasty Side Dishes

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Are you looking for comfort food but with a twist? If so, Carne Asada is the perfect recipe for you.

Whether you're making it for a weekend barbecue, a family dinner, or just a quick weeknight meal, finding the perfect sides to serve with it can take it to the next level.

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Looking for a quick answer?

The best side dishes to serve with Carne Asada are avocado fries, sweet potato fries, Mexican rice, enchilada pasta, salsa, tabasco sauce, chicken rice and black beans, sauteed vegetables, cornbread, refried beans, guacamole, grilled vegetable kabobs, Mexican street corn, esquites, grilled pineapples, and spicy potato salad.

Now, let's get cooking!

Carne Asada Sides

1. Avocado Fries

Avocado fries

These fries are crispy, delicious and worth every bite. They make a great side dish and can be enjoyed with your tender and well-cooked Carne Asada.

You can make these fries within 15 minutes and enjoy having them for lunch or dinner.

2. Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Potato Fries

If you like sweet potatoes, you will love having these amazing crispy fries as a side dish. You can use your air fryer to make them instantly at home and serve them with Carne Asada.

Before you serve these fries, sprinkle them with some lemon juice for a refreshing flavor.

3. Mexican Rice

Mexican Rice

Raise your hand if you love Mexican rice. We find it quite appetizing and healthy, courtesy of its amazing ingredients like peas, carrots and tomato sauce.

Use the tagged recipe to make this vegan dish and serve it with your non-vegan main meal.

You can enjoy the complete meal with a glass of cold wine.

4. Enchilada Pasta 

Enchilada pasta

This pasta has warm and herb-like tones. It is a perfect side dish to keep you full and cozy on a winter night. Use the recipe and make it at home with Carne Asada.

For best results, serve the pasta while it is hot and fresh.

Also, you can use other types of cheese instead of cheddar. It depends on your preference.

5.  Salsa


Dip your Carne Asada in this salsa sauce. This rich and spicy sauce has ingredients like tomatoes, bell peppers, and jalapeno peppers.

If you haven't made salsa at home, now is the time to take the leap. This version is far better than the store-bought bottle of sauce.

6.  Tabasco Sauce

Tabasco Sauce

We recommend serving your meaty tacos with tabasco sauce to elevate your food experience and make your tastebuds dance with joy. This is a spicy sauce but perfect to go with your meaty dish.

You can make this sauce at home using the recipe shared. Then, preserve the sauce for many days in an airtight jar.

7. Chicken Rice and Black Beans

Chicken rice and black beans

This is an unknown dish but worth your time and money. Cook chicken rice and black beans at home and also include things like red chili powder and garlic for the taste.

Ensure to use boneless chicken thighs for this recipe. Pair the rice dish with Crane Asada and enjoy the duo for a fulfilling meal.

8.  Sauteed Vegetables

Sauteed Vegetables

If you want o choose a light and healthy side dish, look elsewhere. Simply, sautee a few of your favorite vegetables and season them for the perfect taste.

We have shared an easy recipe for sauteed vegetables. Take a look!

9. Cornbread


Cornbread is sweet and fluffy. It also works as an excellent side dish and can be made at home using an instant pot.

Read the tagged recipe for the ingredients required. Then, search your pantry, collect the ingredients, and start cooking.

10. Refried Beans

Refried Beans

Instead of serving these beans on a side, use them as a filling for your Carne Asada. Refried beans are healthy and pretty tasty.

Also, avoiding canned beans and preparing refried beans at home is always good.

11. Guacamole


Prepare a feast by serving Carne Asada with guacamole. The combination is divine and worth your effort.

Thanks to cilantro and cayenne pepper, the shared recipe gives you a spicy kick. You can serve the dip with a smooth or chunky texture.

Also, you can use guacamole as a filling rather than a side option.

12. Grilled Vegetable Kabobs

grilled vegetable kabobs

What is better than chicken or meat kabobs? It is healthy and fulfilling grilled vegetable kabobs.

You can make this incredible dish with mushrooms, onions, squash, brussels sprouts, and bell peppers. Use a simple marinade as mentioned in the recipe card and serve yourself a flavorful treat.

13. Mexican Street Corn


Here is another recipe to melt your heart and give you a joyful treat of flavors. Mexican street corn requires corn, cheese, sour cream, garlic, sea salt, lime, cilantro, and chili powder.

This corn recipe is pretty tempting. Moreover, it works as an excellent side dish for your meal.

14. Esquites


This is a Mexican corn salad with a creamy, spicy, sweet, and tangy flavor. It is packed with different flavors that dance in your mouth at every bite.

Esquites can be served with Crane Asada; the exact serving depends on the people ready to eat it.

You can find the best recipe tagged above. Try it at home and share your feedback.

15. Grilled Pineapples

Grilled pineapples

Have you ever tried grilled pineapples as a side dish? If not, we highly recommend them.

The juicy pineapple slices with a smoky flavor and aroma are worth every bite. You can grill them and serve them hot and fresh with Carne Asada within a few minutes.

Also, the grilled pineapples are ideal to enjoy in summer.

16. Chopped Wedge Salad

Chopped Wedge Salad

This is a green salad. However, it is loaded with blue cheese and bacon.

You can follow the tagged recipe to prepare its delicious dressing and serve it with your main dish.

Believe us; this salad can easily become your and your family's favorite.

17. Cuban Black Beans

Cuban Black Beans

You can also serve these black beans with Carne Asada. They are rich in flavor and perfectly complement your main dish.

Prepare them today and use them as a filling. Alternatively, you can add them as an appetizer to your menu plan.

18. Queso Fundido

Queso fundido

Is this a new dish for you? It is always great to try new side options with your main dish.

This is why we present you Queso Fundido. The name stands for melted cheese, a classic Mexican dish. You can customize the ingredients according to your wish and then serve them with Carne Asada.

19. Spicy Potato Salad

Spicy potato salad


Spice up your food with this delicious potato salad. It contains red potatoes, cajun white vinegar, chili powder, hot sauce, and other interesting ingredients.

It is a perfect salad to serve with Carne Asada.

20. Mexican Coleslaw

Mexican coleslaw

Our final pick for the perfect side dish is Mexican coleslaw. This salad contains shredded cabbage, carrots, and cilantro mixed together using a delicious dressing. Try the recipe using the recipe card, and thank us later.

Final Takeaway

We hope you have loved the list above and can't wait to try the options. Carne Asada is a great dish, perfect for movie nights, lunch dates,, or lonely nights at home. Make it more interesting with your favorite side dishes and serve yourself a much-deserved healthy and delicious food.

20 Side Dishes For Carne Asada

  1. Avocado fries
  2. Sweet potato fries
  3. Mexican rice
  4. Enchilada pasta
  5. Salsa
  6. Tabasco sauce
  7. Chicken rice and black beans
  8. Sauteed vegetables
  9. Cornbread
  10. Refried beans
  11. Guacamole
  12. Grilled vegetable kabobs
  13. Mexican street corn
  14. Esquites
  15. Grilled pineapples
  16. Chopped wedge salad
  17. Cuban black beans
  18. Queso fundido
  19. Spicy potato salad
  20. Mexican coleslaw

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What To Serve With Carne Asada

Looking for tasty and satisfying side dishes to serve with carne asada? We have 20 delicious ideas for you.
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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: air fryer carne asada, carne asada, Instant Pot Carne Asada
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie


  • 1 carne asada


  • Make carne asada at home using your favorite recipe.
  • Make a side dish from the list above. You can try Cuban black beans, spicy potato salad, Mexican coleslaw, Mexican rice, Mexican street corn, enchilada pasta, refried beans, homemade salsa, tabasco sauce, sweet potato fries, cornbread, avocado fries or sauteed vegetables.
  • Serve and enjoy a wonderful meal 🙂
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