Sides that Sizzle: Grilled Chiles Güeros, Nopales, and Spring Onions

NJOY Taco's signature sides: Grilled Chiles Güeros, Nopales, and Spring Onions

Picture this: You’re at a taco catering event, and your plate is piled high with delicious tacos. But what’s that peeking out from the corner? It’s not just about the tacos; it’s the tantalizing sides that make the fiesta complete. At NJOY TACOS, we’re all about flavor and fun, and that extends to our fantastic side dishes. Today, we’re diving into the sizzling history and tradition of some of our favorite Mexican sidekicks: grilled chiles güeros, grilled nopales (cactus), and grilled spring onions.

Chiles Güeros: The Fiery Friends

Chiles güeros: small but mighty, bringing a fiery burst of flavor to your plate!

History Hotspot: Chiles güeros, those small, slender, and often bright yellow chili peppers, have a fiery history dating back centuries. They were cultivated in Mexico long before the Spanish arrived, making them a true indigenous treasure.

Spice Up Your Life: These little guys pack a punch! They’re known for their heat, but it’s a manageable kind of spice that adds a zesty kick to any dish. The heat is balanced with a slight sweetness, making them utterly addictive.

Grilling Goodness: At NJOY TACOS, we take these chiles güeros and give them the grill treatment. The heat of the grill brings out their smoky flavor and adds a delightful char that takes the flavor to the next level.

Fun Fact: In Mexico, chiles güeros are often enjoyed as a snack, with a sprinkle of salt and a squeeze of lime. It’s like a mini fiesta in your mouth!

Nopales: The Cactus Craze

Nopales: Crunchy, green, and oh-so-healthy! 🌵💚

Prickly Beginnings: Nopales, or cactus paddles, have a long history in Mexican cuisine. They were a dietary staple for indigenous peoples in Mexico, and their use dates back over 9,000 years!

Versatile Veggie: Nopales are prized for their versatility. They can be grilled, sautéed, pickled, or used in salads. Their mild, slightly tart flavor and crunchy texture make them a unique addition to any meal.

Health Nut’s Dream: If you’re into healthy eating, nopales are your new best friend. They’re low in calories, high in fiber, and loaded with vitamins and minerals. Plus, they have natural anti-inflammatory properties.

Grilled Goodness: When we grill nopales, something magical happens. Their flavor intensifies, and they take on a smoky, earthy taste that’s simply irresistible. It’s like the cactus equivalent of a flavor explosion.

Spring Onions: The Onion Adventure

Grilled spring onions: adding a smoky twist to your taco fiesta!

Undercover Flavor Agents: Spring onions are like the secret agents of the onion world. They’re mild, versatile, and sneakily delicious. They’ve been a part of Mexican cuisine for centuries, often used as a garnish or seasoning.

Grilling Gurus: When we throw spring onions on the grill, they transform into something extraordinary. The heat caramelizes their sugars, giving them a sweet and smoky flavor that pairs perfectly with grilled meats and tacos.

Fresh and Zesty: Spring onions bring a refreshing zing to your plate. Their mild onion flavor is complemented by a subtle hint of garlic, making them a fantastic addition to any taco.

Sides That Steal the Show at NJOY TACOS

At NJOY TACOS, we believe that it’s not just about the tacos—it’s about the entire culinary experience. Our grilled chiles güeros, nopales, and spring onions are like the supporting cast that steals the show.

As you savor your carne asada or pollo asado tacos, these sides add layers of flavor and texture. The chiles güeros provide a fiery kick, the nopales offer a fresh crunch, and the spring onions bring that perfect balance of sweetness and smokiness.

Spice Up Your Event with NJOY TACOS!

Ready to experience the flavor and fun of NJOY TACOS at your next event? It’s as easy as uno, dos, tres! Just give us a call at (714) 793-8553, shoot us an email at, or hop over to our Contact Us form at We’ll craft a taco catering experience that’s sizzling with flavor and savoriness, and these fantastic sides are just the beginning of your culinary adventure with us. So, let’s taco ’bout it!

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