Looking for some delicious foods to serve with ceviche?
Here are some fabulous ideas. The more dishes you offer the happier everyone will be!
What is Ceviche?
First of all, you might wonder what ceviche is. Ceviche is a healthy dish from South American that people often serve either as an appetizer or part of a complete meal.
It’s made of chopped or diced raw fish and marinated in citrus juice (usually lemon juice or lime juice) along with other seasonings to add flavor.
You can use any type of seafood that you prefer, including fresh tuna, salmon, and even shrimp. In fact, I think that shrimp ceviche is my favorite.
Marinate the raw seafood for at least 4 hours or overnight if possible. Then spice it with chili peppers, sliced red onions, cilantro, or whatever seasonings you enjoy.
If you need a clear recipe to follow, check out these ceviche recipes from Insanely Good Recipes where you’ll see more than one to pick from.
Best Dishes to Serve with Ceviche
When you serve ceviche, either to your family or when friends come over it’s always a good idea to provide a variety of other foods. I like to offer salads vegetables, breads, chips, drinks … and of course, dessert.
All of the recipes below are easy. In fact, most of them only take a few minutes to make. And they’re all delicious with any type of fish ceviche.
Salad Ideas to Go with Ceviche
The most refreshing salad I’ve ever had is this amazing watermelon cucumber salad. It has just the perfect blend of sweet and savory to send your taste buds into orbit.
Colorful, crunchy, and delicious are the best ways to describe this broccoli slaw. Oh, and it’s nutritious too! Can’t get any better than that!
3. Potato Salad
I’ve had a lot of different types of potato salad in my life, and I’ve liked most of them. However, there is one that stands out way above the rest, and this is the one. It is absolutely wonderful!
Vegetables to Serve with Ceviche
Almost any vegetable goes with ceviche, so go ahead and offer your favorites. Here are more vegetables that you might want to consider.
Keep this simple by using canned corn. Drain a can of corn and pour the corn kernels into a pot. Add some of the seasonings listed in this post, and you’ll have a delicious side dish.
Add your favorite type of sweet potatoes to the buffet. These sweet potato patties are wonderful, but you can also serve your favorite sweet potato casserole.
Or you can just make some baked sweet potatoes with a side of butter. That keeps it super simple, and a lot of people will love it!
6. Black Beans
I love black beans with any South American inspired meal. This is an easy way to cook black beans. Make a big batch so you can have leftovers!
7. Green Beans
These stovetop cheesy green beans are wonderful, yet they’re one of the easiest side dishes I make.
Bring out the natural sweetness of carrots by roasting them, either in your air fryer or in the oven.
Here is another recipe that I make in the air fryer, but you can make it in your conventional oven. If you’ve never tried cooked radishes, you need to give them a try.
We love these stuffed cherry tomatoes, partly because they have bacon. And bacon makes everything better, right? At least in my book it does.
Bread Ideas to Go with Ceviche
I like to serve at least one or two different types of bread. Keep everyone in mind as you decide what to add to the table. For example, if someone has a gluten sensitivity, offer at least one gluten-free option.
11. Cloud Bread
Fluffy and light, this bread is the perfect side to go with any group of appetizers or light meal. And it’s ideal for anyone who chooses to avoid flour.
Don’t forget to offer a platter of toast. You can make it in your toaster or follow the directions here to air fry toast.
13. Hush Puppies
If you like hush puppies with a hint of sweetness and a boatload of deliciousness, then make this recipe from Back to My Southern Roots!
These spicy jalapeño corn muffins add a lot of flavor to any meal. They’re the perfect bread to serve with ceviche.
Make this bread alternative on your waffle iron. This is another wonderful flourless recipe for those who follow a gluten-free way of eating.
Other delicious breads and bread-type foods:
- Crispy rice cakes
- Sliced French bread
- Variety of crackers
Chips and Dips for Ceviche with a Mexican Slant
We enjoy mixing cultures in the food we offer to accommodate a wide range of people’s tastes. One of our favorites is Mexican style foods.
Here are some that have been the most popular:
Pick up some soft corn tortillas at the grocery store, cut them into triangles, and follow the instructions to make delicious, crunchy corn chips—the perfect side for any type of ceviche. I make these in my air fryer, but you can also use your oven.
17. Plantain Chips
Next time you’re in the grocery store, don’t walk past the plantains without picking up a couple. Plantain chips are the perfect side to serve at any South American appetizer table or meal.
18. Fresh Salsa
Sure, you can purchase jarred salsa at the grocery store. But why do that when it’s so easy to make your own. This recipe is super simple, and it delivers some wonderful flavor!
Homemade sweet potato chips are delicious and very easy to make. Include your favorite creamy dip to make them even better.
If you like fish tacos, you’ll love using these almond flour tortillas to wrap the ceviche. Add black beans and some creamy coleslaw for more flavor and crunch. Mmm, so delicious!
Miscellaneous Sides for Ceviche
Here are some more ceviche side dishes that don’t fall under the other categories:
21. Coconut Rice
If you’re looking for a fluffy coconut rice that’s not too sticky, check out this recipe from Recipe Tin Eats.
22. French Fries
Whether you make them in your air fryer like I do, bake them in your oven, or deep fry them in a skillet, French fries go with everything. Make sure you have some ketchup to dip them in.
23. Deviled Eggs
I don’t know why these are called deviled eggs when they’re actually so heavenly. They are seriously delicious, and most people can’t get enough of them!
24. Instant Pot Rice
Do you have an Instant Pot? If so, put it to work and make this perfect-every-time Instant Pot rice from Love and Lemons.
25. Cheese Crisps
If you’ve purchased little pouches of those crunchy cheese crisps, it’s time to stop wasting your money. They’re super easy to make, and you control the ingredients!
Dessert? Yes, Please!
Although it’s not necessary for some folks, most people will appreciate having something to satisfy their sweet tooth. All of the recipes below are easy to make and so delicious!
Peanut butter lovers will be so happy when they see these peanut butter balls! Make them with our without a chocolate coating. They’re all good!
Although I cringe when I call this a dump cake. It doesn’t sound very nice. However, it’s absolutely delicious and will have people going back for seconds!
Anyone who enjoys a balance of tart and sweet will love this yummy dessert! And it adds so much color to your dessert table!
Some people also call this a dump cake. It’s a blend of 2 ingredients that go together so well. Frosting and decorations are optional.
Here is another flourless option. These delicious peanut butter cookies will literally melt in your mouth. Every single bite is better than the one before, so make sure you have enough for everyone to have a handful.
Delicious Drinks to Serve with Ceviche
You can serve coffee, tea, and water to keep things super simple. However, I like to offer at least one of these wonderful smoothies!
31. Lime Smoothie
Tart and refreshing. So delicious you’ll want to make this for every meal, party, and afternoon treat.
32. Mango Smoothie
A tiny hint of exotic flavor adds so much to your appetizer offerings! It’s deliciously smooth and creamy!
Tropical flavors have a knack for putting people in a party mood. And that’s exactly what you want, right?
Known as a brain food, you can feel good about serving blueberries in this delicious smoothie. Watch the smiles spread as people sip on these.
Use either fresh or frozen watermelon to make these fabulous watermelon lemon smoothies. They’re absolutely wonderful as they keep you hydrated in the most delightful way!
More to Serve with Ceviche
Include any of the above foods when you serve ceviche, but don’t forget the condiments. Here are some you’ll want to add:
- Sweet pickles
- Dill pickles
- Hot peppers
- Bell pepper rings
- Dijon mustard
- Olive oil
- Cheese crumbles
I also enjoy having a platter of freshly cut fruit that’s in season. If you do this, choose fruits that maintain their appearance and don’t turn brown quickly. Grapes, berries, and citrus are all great options.