I bet you’ve had ceviche before, but do you know what to pair it with besides chips or flatbread? Ceviche is a popular Peruvian dish made with raw fish cured in a citrus marinade and combined with vegetables like onions, peppers, and tomatoes.
What to Eat With Ceviche? It’s typically served cold on its own or with other sides, and there’s no shortage of great food pairings that will take your ceviche experience to the next level.
Here are five easy and delicious sides you should try with ceviche:
Cilantro rice is a staple of Latin cooking and a great accompaniment to ceviche. Simply cook up your favorite white rice (jasmine is perfect for this dish) and mix in fresh cilantro, chopped onion, garlic, and lime juice. The combination of flavors will create a fragrant and refreshing side dish to your ceviche.
The sweetness of sweet plantains pairs perfectly with the savory, tartness of ceviche. To make sweet plantains, cut plantains into thin slices and fry in hot oil until they’re soft and golden. Serve them as a side to your ceviche to add a sweet, subtly tropical flavor.
Guacamole is another classic Latin food that pairs nicely with ceviche. It’s simple to make, too—just combine mashed avocado with chopped tomato, onion, jalapeno, garlic, cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Then top off your guacamole with a sprinkle of cheddar cheese or sour cream to take it to the next level of deliciousness.
Cucumber salad can help to balance the strong flavors of ceviche. To make it, simply cut up cucumbers, tomatoes, and red onion and combine them in a bowl with salt, pepper, extra-virgin olive oil, and your favorite vinegar. The cool, crunchy salad will make a great complement to your ceviche.
Lastly, corn tortillas are the perfect crunchy side to your ceviche. To make them heat up a corn tortilla in a dry skillet until it’s lightly browned and crispy, and then top it with your favorite fresh ceviche ingredients. The result is a flavorful and savory treat that is sure to become a regular part of your ceviche experience.
Now that you know the best sides for your ceviche, the only thing left to do is to start cooking. Try out these five delicious sides the next time you make (or order) ceviche and take your ceviche experience to the next level.
*Ceviche is a traditional Latin American dish made with raw fish or other seafood. But what is ceviche, exactly? Well, if you’re wondering about the history of this delicious dish and what makes it so special, you’ve come to the right place.
Ceviche, known in many Latin American countries as “cebiche,” is a centuries-old recipe that combines raw fish or other seafood with fruits and vegetables. The method of preparation involves marinating the seafood in acidic orange juice, lime juice, or other acidic liquids, which is thought to “cook” the fish using the acidity of the citrus which denatures the proteins. This process is also known as “curing” in some countries.
In addition to the marinade, traditional ceviche recipes often include herbs and spices such as cilantro, garlic, onions, and chile peppers. Depending on the region, other ingredients like avocados or tomatoes may also be added.
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