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tex mex-ish themed side?

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i want to do a spicy/lime grilled chicken for a neighborhood potluck and am bringing fruit and chips/salsa/guac. i need another side. NOT a dip. i was looking for something that would fit with that and margaritas? ideas anyone? i often do the sesame asian noodles as they are easy and great but they don't go at all! thanks!

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  1. Rick Bayless immediately comes to mind. Here's a link to his Vegetable Salad with Lime Dressing:
    http://www.rickbayless.com/recipe/vie...

    If that does not work for you there a many other recipes of all kinds at that site.

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    1. You could do mexican corn or esquitas in a casserole form. kerneled corn with some mayo, crema (or sour cream if there is no crema to be found), chile sauce, lime juice and queso cotija or queso fresco. Bake it in the oven just enough to melt the cheese and heat it through.

      1. How about calabacitas? Easy to make and should fit in pretty well with the other food.

        1. you could do a nopalitos salad with tomatoes, jalapenos, lime juice, olive oil and mexican oregano - i've even used the jarred nopalitos in a pinch (although fresh is the better choice by far)

          1. the current issue of saveur is dedicated to texas and border cooking. lots of ideas. the tamale/custard tart looks especially good.