I love ceviche! Mexican, Peruvian and fusion variations too, ceviche is a refreshing appetizer that is healthy, tasty and even easy to make. It's a winner of a dish and I've got the best side dishes and recipes when you're wondering, "What to serve with ceviche?"
The Best Ceviche Recipes
Cooked with the citric acid from lime or lemon juice, ceviche can be served as an appetizer, a side dish or a main dish. Deciding this will help you decide what else and how much to serve. If you are looking for a good ceviche recipe with unique flavor, try out the classic Mexican Tuna Ceviche with raw tuna (or swap any other fresh raw fish like salmon, white fish or raw shrimp instead of the tuna) or try the classic Coctel De Camaron (Mexican Shrimp Cocktail) that uses cooked fresh shrimp.
Traditional Side Dishes - Tortillas, Tacos, Tostadas And Dippers
Traditional and popular side dishes for ceviche are usually foods that can easily scoop up this citrusy fish dish. There are so many types of ceviche but what they all have in common is that they love to go in or on something crispy and crunchy. Top of the list are chips, including crunchy tortillas and tostadas, regular and sweet potato chips, plantain chips, fried tortillas, hard taco shells, rice cakes and saltines.
Latin American Appetizers
Ceviche is a star appetizer and you can pair this seafood dish with some other delicious appetizers for an evening of small bites or tapas. The best way to serve appetizers as a main meal is as a big inviting buffet.
Side Dishes To Serve With Ceviche For Dinner
To make ceviche the main entrée, spoon it are over rice like a Hawaiian poke, over a green or pasta salad, or spooned over avocado slices or halves as a light meal. Try sprinkling crushed corn nuts over it as an extra crunchy garnish!
Perfect hot weather fare, bold and refreshing salads with chili peppers, cucumbers, sweet fresh corn and tropical mango are all delicious side dishes. Plus, they are easy to make ahead, leaving you time to have a siesta before the fiesta!
Main Courses To Follow Ceviche Appetizers
If ceviche is your appetizer, follow it up with some heartier fare like tacos and tostadas or your favorite enchilada recipe. Here are a few of my favorites below.
Best Drinks To Pair With Ceviche
Here are some of the best cocktails from Latin America, Spain and Peru. In addition to these cocktails (including the non-alcoholic agua fresca below) don't overlook simple sparkling water garnished with fresh lemon or lime juice, fresh fruit juices and crisp white wine. White wines like the grassy Vinho Verde and Sauvignon Blanc, Verdelho and Pinot Blanc all make a perfect match.
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Cheers friends! Sabrina
great round up for ceviche. Everything went so nicely together! your mexican ceviche recipe was really lovely too
Thank you Nancy! I’m so glad you were able to use this. I love Mexican dinners and ceviche is always my top choice. Cheers!
Love ceviche, but always serve it as an appetizer. You have so many more great ideas in this helpful round-up. Next time, I'm going to try serving it with plantain chips as you suggested. Thanks for all the tips!
Ceviche is a peruvian dish, yet all drinks here are mexican? ._.
my advice is, when you do something like this, check first some restaurants from the origin of the food and see what they serve first.
Anyway, if i have to say some good (more authentic) pairings for this food i will say:
Passion fruit juice
Non peruvian drinks:
Gin tonic (Pairs excellent as Gin usually have the botanics of the Ceviche)
Japanese drinks: (Ceviche in Peru is usually served on full ceviche themed restaurants or Nikkei restaruants; which means japanese-Peruvian fusion, the country has a lot of Japanese influence on their culture and is the country with the most japanese decendant people outside asia, yes, even more than USA or Brazil)
A lot of gourmet peruvian restaurants mix Lychee with pisco too, i recomend use that way.
(Sorry my bad english, im not a native english speaker, im a bartender who work right now at a Nikkei restaurant specialized in ceviche, and i was gathering ideas for the menu, i hope this information help)