What To Serve With Ceviche? Perfect Side Dishes

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Last Updated on March 28, 2024 by Share My Kitchen

Ceviche, a zesty and fresh dish, is popular in Central America and the coastal regions of Central America. Side dishes for ceviche vary. Sometimes, diced tomatoes or cucumbers are added. You can also use seafood such as shrimp, crab, scallops, or squid.

It was introduced to the United States in the 1980s and is now on menus and events across North America. Lime or lemon juice can cure raw fish like sea bass and halibut, raw onions, and diced hot peppers.

What’s The Best Time To Eat Ceviche?

This is a great dish to have during hot summer days. It’s quick and easy to make and doesn’t even require you to turn on the stove. However, it is important to only use the freshest fish and shellfish, as they are not cooked over high heat. Make sure to buy sushi-grade fish from a reliable seafood seller.

Ceviche is a delicious starter or main dish. It can be served with tortilla chips, plantain chips or saltines, and you can even add it to a tostada. If you’re grilling steaks, this makes a light starter or wyou can wrap it in lettuce leaves and serve with rice and jicama slaw.

What is a good side dish for ceviche?

Ceviche can be served with a large variety of side dishes but generally, there are 3 main groups that we include here. Starchy side dishes are great for larger meals; vegetables, and fruits as a light appetizer, and of course, there are other dishes too, that can serve special occasions.

Starchy Side Dishes For Ceviche

  • plantain chips or tostones
  • popcorn
  • flatbread
  • corn-filled tamales
  • Brazilian cheese puffs (Pão de Queijo)
  • rice
  • quinoa
  • rice & bean salad
  • black bean crackers or chips
  • grilled corn tortillas

Vegetables & Fruit For Ceviche

  • avocado
  • corn the cob
  • toaster corn kernels
  • jicama slaw
  • sweet potato
  • lettuce leaves

Other Side Dishes To Serve With Ceviche

  • tostadas
  • guacamole
  • steak
  • baked snapper
  • lobster


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