Side dish with enchiladas?
- rcallner Dec 22, 2011 03:15 PM
I'm planning a meal for extended family which will star enchiladas. I make a nice sauce from scratch, and make a variety of fillings: various vegetables, meats, etc. They're very savory/tasty, and kind of filling, as is the mandatory rice dish I have on the side. Can anyone suggest a nice fresh, green side to strike a good contrast?
Guacamole would be nice on the side, as well as a simple green salad or sautéed zucchini (peppers & cheese optional)....
Cool and sweet to serve with hot and spicy? There are so many variations of slaw, or look for green salads with oranges/bananas/pineapple etc.
Today we did a last minute Christmas party/lunch at work. I made a big pot of chili, someone brought tamales, rice, cornbread, fruit salad, etc. I was running short on time so I got the broccoli salad kit from Costco. It is broccoli slaw, nuts, dried cranberries, bacon and a sweet onion dressing. We have leftovers of everything EXCEPT that salad!
I think it was the perfect combination of crunch, sweet & savory and held up well to all the other dishes.
My favorite sides with enchiladas are beans, rice & a simple garden salad which has just enough crunch to balance out the whole meal.