9 Meatless Sides to Pair with Tamales Options

Delia’s tamales are a perfectly balanced meal in one bite. Finding our vegetarian options hard to pair? Not to worry, here’s some sides to pair with tamales. With the traditional beef, pork, and cheese mix, this delicious recipe will surely be a crowd-pleaser at any event or family dinner.

We are delighted to offer tamales for meat and non-meat lovers alike. Our tamales come with traditional meats like beef and pork, but we also have some meatless options perfect for vegetarians.

Corn in a Cup (Esquite)

Corn in a cup is one of the most convenient meals you can add to tamales because it’s easy to make and can be eaten on the go. Even better: there are plenty of ways to mix up the ingredients to enjoy it differently.


Guacamole is an excellent addition to your table. It’s refreshing, healthy, and has great flavor. With the perfect balance of onion, tomato, and cilantro, guac will surely be a hit whenever you serve it—a quick and easy way to add variety to your Delia’s.

Chile Relleno

A classic recipe that you can’t go wrong with? A chile relleno is an oiled poblano pepper, which you stuff with cheese, fry golden, then cover in salsa. It’s one of the most defining dishes of Mexican cuisine, and for a good reason. The hardest part is choosing to top it with salsa roja or queso fundido—the perfect pairing to our bean and cheese tamale.

Mexican Rice

Mexican rice is a simple, nutritious grain that makes a great side to any meal. Its mild flavor and subtle additions of spices make it both delicious and filling, making it the perfect accompaniment to whatever you’re craving. Try it with our traditional menudo as well!

Refried Beans

Refried beans are seasoned, mashed pinto beans. The flavor and texture come from being fried twice, first in lard or oil, then refried with some liquid used to cook them. They are usually served with tacos, burritos, and other Mexican dishes.


Horchata is a delicious beverage full of nutrition and great to drink alone or as part of a meal. It’s made from raw almonds, sesame seeds, and rice and sweetened with sugar and cinnamon. Who said sides had to be food?

Arroz Con Leche

Arroz con leche is a traditional sweet rice pudding dessert made with milk, eggs, and toasted flour. Pair with our sweet cream cheese tamale for extra sweetness. It can be served warm or cold, sweetened with honey, or left unsweetened.


Add some zest to your food with some salsa. We offer salsa verde and salsa rojo to accentuate the flavor of our tamales. Our authentic and homemade salsas will bring out the best in whatever you’re eating!

Spicy Black Bean Soup

Whether you’re looking for an easy, inexpensive side dish or an exciting appetizer, you can’t go wrong with spicy black bean soup. This soup always wins for children and adults because it’s fun and delicious! We suggest pairing it with our cream cheese and jalapeño for flavors that will pack a punch.

We Offer Nationwide Shipping!

Tamales are a delicious and easy treat to enjoy any time of year. Order tamales at your convenience and have them delivered right to your door. Do we offer nationwide shipping?

Key Takeaways:

● We offer vegetarian tamales made with only the freshest ingredients.

● You’ve discovered new ways to enjoy tamales and how to pair your vegetarian tamales with a variety of options.

● We offer nationwide shipping for our tamales. This allows you to enjoy our delicious tamales right in your home.

Try these sides to pair with tamales and place an Order Online

Our tamales are made with the freshest ingredients. This means you can expect authentic flavors and a great treat. If you want to create an unforgettable event or ship out on cooking dinner, our tamales are just what you’re looking for.

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