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What to Serve with Ceviche (35 Delicious Ideas)

Looking for some delicious foods to serve with ceviche?

Here are some fabulous ideas. The more dishes you offer the happier everyone will be!

bowl of ceviche and platter of appetizers

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.

crusty  bowl of ceviche

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

1. Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Watermelon cucumber salad on a plate

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.

2. Broccoli Slaw

broccoli slaw in a bowl

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

bowl and plate of 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.

4. Delicious Corn

bowl of canned corn kernels

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.

5. Sweet Potato Patties

Sweet potato patties with yogurt and pecans

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

bowl of black beans and rice

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

Serving of cheesy green beans on a plate

These stovetop cheesy green beans are wonderful, yet they’re one of the easiest side dishes I make.

8. Roasted Carrots

plate of air fryer carrots

Bring out the natural sweetness of carrots by roasting them, either in your air fryer or in the oven.

9. Roasted Radishes

plate of cooked radishes

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.

10. Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes

small plate of bacon and cream cheese stuffed tomatoes on a bed of spinach leaves

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

Slice of cloud bread on a plate with butter

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.

12. Toast

plate of buttered toast

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!

14. Jalapeno Corn Muffins

2 jalapeno corn muffins beside a basket of muffins

These spicy jalapeño corn muffins add a lot of flavor to any meal. They’re the perfect bread to serve with ceviche.

15. Chaffles

Chaffle with butter

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:

16. Homemade Corn Tortilla Chips

plate of tortilla chips

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

Oven fried plantains with zesty dip

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

salsa with chips

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!

19. Sweet Potato Chips

Bowl of sweet potato chips

Homemade sweet potato chips are delicious and very easy to make. Include your favorite creamy dip to make them even better.

20. Almond Flour Tortilla

almond flour tortilla with butter

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

plate of french fries with ketchup

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

plate of 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

cheese crisps on a plate

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!

26. Peanut Butter Balls

plate of chocolate covered peanut butter balls

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!

27. Pineapple Dump Cake

bowl of pineapple dump cake with vanilla ice cream on top

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!

28. No-Bake Cherry Lime Pie

Slice of cherry lime pie with whipped cream and a cherry

Anyone who enjoys a balance of tart and sweet will love this yummy dessert! And it adds so much color to your dessert table!

29. 2-Ingredient Cherry Chocolate Cake

cherry chocolate cake with chocolate frosting

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.

30. Peanut Butter Cookies

plate of peanut butter cookies
Peanut Butter Cookies

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

glass of lime smoothie with a squeezed lime wedge on the rim

Tart and refreshing. So delicious you’ll want to make this for every meal, party, and afternoon treat.

32. Mango Smoothie

mango smoothie in a glass with a straw

A tiny hint of exotic flavor adds so much to your appetizer offerings! It’s deliciously smooth and creamy!

33. Pineapple Smoothie

2 pineapple smoothies

Tropical flavors have a knack for putting people in a party mood. And that’s exactly what you want, right?

34. Blueberry Smoothie

blueberry smoothie in a glass

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.

35. Watermelon Lemon Smoothie

2 watermelon lemon smoothies with slices of fruit

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
  • Relish
  • Olives
  • Hot peppers
  • Bell pepper rings
  • Dijon mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise
  • 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.

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