Are you planning to serve Takis but have no idea what to put on the plate with them?
Maybe someone suggested you bring them to a party or function but you have no idea what else you can put with your tasty Takis?
Or are you curious and want to know more? No matter the reason that brought you here today, we have the answer for you!
We know how tricky it can be to pair foods and know what to serve alongside them, especially when it comes to spicy foods like Takis!
Their intense flavor is delicious, but trying to find something that compliments it well can leave you feeling stressed and overwhelmed, unsure how you will serve your Takis.
Well, no more! Today, we are here with the answers that you need. Keep reading to find out what you can serve alongside tasty Takis and everything else you need to know!
What Are Takis?
Before we dive into today’s article, let’s have a quick recap for those that need it! Takis are rolled corn tortilla chips from Mexico.
Made by Barcel, these chips are quite spicy and have an intense taste!
You can get them in several flavors now, including, Crunchy Fajitas, Blue Heat, Fuego, and Nitro.
Depending on the flavor you choose, these chips are quite sour and spicy!
You can expect them to taste sour, spicy, and salty, no matter the flavor. You might feel your mouth pucker as you bite into these chips.
Most of Takis flavors are vegan too, which is excellent news! Whether you are living a plant-based life, or simply avoiding dairy and eggs, you can enjoy Takis as part of your diet.
Now that we have briefly established what Takis are, let’s move on and look at what you can serve alongside Takis.
What To Serve Alongside Tasty Takis?
Let’s get straight into it! Below we have a list of some things you can serve with Takis.
While you can enjoy Takis on their own, it is always nice to have something to serve with them, so let’s take a look at how you can create a tasty side or main dish with some Takis!
Serve Your Takis With Salsa
First up, you can serve your Takis with some salsa! Whether you make your own salsa or purchase a jar from a store, salsa works beautifully with Takis!
Depending on how spicy your salsa is, it can help to cool down the chips, or give you even more spice!
Simply dip your Takis into the salsa to enjoy an explosion of flavor!
Given how thin the chips are, you can use them well with smooth salsa, or a chunky pico de gallo, it might get a bit messy though if the tomato chunks fall off your chips!
Serving your Takis with salsa is a super easy way to serve the chips and elevate them to a tasty starter or side dish!
Serve Your Takis With Sour Cream
If Takis is a bit spicy for you, you can serve them with sour cream.
The tang in sour cream should help to cool your Takis down and stop your mouth from burning!
Again, you can make your own sour cream, or purchase it from a store and serve it on the same plate as your Takis.
For those following a vegan diet, you will need to look for a specific vegan sour cream, or you can make your own, using a dairy-free yogurt, or blending cashews to create a creamy consistency.
Thankfully, there are lots of recipes available online for you to make use of.
Serve Your Takis With Hummus
It might sound a little odd, but the creaminess of the hummus can complement the spice in a Takis chip beautifully!
Hummus is available in most stores, or it is super cheap and easy to make at home! All you need is a blender, a tin of chickpeas, and some seasoning!
You can customize hummus too, adding spices or different flavors to create the perfect dip for you.
Our favorite is sweet chili hummus, and it works well with spicy chips like Takis too!
Decant a bag or two of Takis onto a plate or bowl and serve them with a pot or two of hummus.
If you find the chips quite spicy, opt for hummus without any chili or spice to help cool the chips down.
Turn Takis Into Nachos
You can also use Takis as the basis of nachos when serving them! Although their shape is different from traditional tortilla chips used in nachos, they work quite well!
And as you are making your own nachos, you can tailor them to suit your tastes!
We think it works well if you layer your Takis in an oven-proof dish, and add salsa to them and cheese before baking in the oven until the cheese melts.
You can then add some guacamole, sour cream, fresh chilies, and jalapenos, whatever you fancy!
You can customize nachos easily to suit your or your guest’s taste, making them a real crowd pleaser!
Add Them To Salad
Instead of adding croutons to your salad, why not add some Takis?
You can add them whole or crumble them over your salad to add a crunch and some spice to your salad!
Depending on the flavor of the chips, they can bring some heat to your salad and transform your flavorless leaves into an explosion of flavor!
We think it works best if you crumble or crush the Takis and sprinkle them over the top of your salad.
Use some spoons or your hand to mix the salad and Takis together. This way, every time you take a bite, you won’t know if you are getting a bit of Takis or not!
This is a good way to spice up a salad for any salad-hating guests, simply serve your salad on a plate or large serving bowl as you normally would.
Add Takis To A Grilled Cheese
This sounds like the ideal drunk food or hangover cure, and we are sure you will love it!
Just like with the salad, crush or crumble your Takis and add them to the cheese in your grilled cheese, before you cook it.
The cheese will melt around the Takis, just like with the nachos we mentioned earlier.
You can enjoy a crunch with every bite of your grilled cheese that packs a spicy punch!
You don’t need to crush or crumble the Takis if you don’t want to, but we think it’s the easiest way to spread them across the sandwich before you cook it.
You can also serve the Takis on the side of the grilled cheese if you don’t want the crunchy texture in your sandwich.
And there you have it, some fantastic ways that you can serve Takis!
Whether you want to cool them down with a dip, add more spice, or incorporate them into a dish, there is something for everyone!
Make sure that you have a cold drink to enjoy after your Takis if they are too spicy for you and that you enjoy them as part of a healthy and balanced diet.