Your fish tacos need a tasty side to complement their refreshing flavor. If you don’t know what to serve with your fish tacos this cool roundup of recipes will give you some ideas for fish taco sides!
Fish tacos are one of the most popular taco types out there. Their light and flavorful filling make them the perfect summer meal. Even in cool seasons, they’re ideal as a quick weeknight dinner.
The question is, what do you serve your favorite fish taco recipes with? You can stick with the tried-and-true taco fixings. But there are many other ways to make your fish tacos taste better.
Read on to discover twenty-one of the best side dishes for fish tacos!
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With tacos as the main course, the side dishes should highlight their flavor and texture. Condiments like pico de gallo salsa and guacamole are perfect for adding a little extra kick.
Light salads or bean-based dishes are both great too. You can enjoy either one as a side or inside the flour tortillas as part of the taco, so everyone can make the taco that suits them.
Best of all, side dishes that go well with tacos for dinner should be simple. Simplicity is your friend with delicious Mexican-inspired food. Allow the ingredients and spices to speak for themselves!
Fish is light and delicate, so anything you serve with it should highlight that. Side dishes with a good hit of salt are great, as the fish can relieve the saltiness.
Sides for Fish Tacos
The best thing is to keep it light or salty when you’re thinking of flavors for fish taco side dishes. Tropical fruits, light, bright herbs, plenty of lime, or salty carbs are perfect.
Check out some suggestions to try out with your next fish taco triumph!
We’re kicking things off with one of the easiest side dishes you can make. Salsa is great when you make it in advance, allowing the flavors to blend while you wait.
This is a bright and delicious salsa perfect for fish tacos. The mango adds a much-needed sweetness, while the avocado anchors the side dish with a bit of creaminess. It’s heaven in a bowl!
Make sure to add a good amount of fresh lime juice and fresh cilantro for the perfect side dish this taco night.
This refreshing salsa would also be a great side dish for fish recipes of any variety!
This light and buttery cornbread recipe has a delicious kick of jalapeño peppers. It’s not super spicy, so pretty much everyone can enjoy it.
That said, it’s great for highlighting the spices in your white fish tacos.
You can easily make these beans with cheap pantry staples. So, it’s tasty, affordable, simple, and great with fish tacos. What’s not to love?
It’s tasty, easy to include in the tacos, pairs perfectly with a warm tortilla and comes together in minutes.
Love broccoli? You’ll love this cheesy garlic broccoli too!
This is a high-protein side dish with great taste and almost no carbs. This is ideal for the summertime dinner table for mexican food night!
A final generous squeeze of lime is all you need to take this mexican staple to the next level. This coleslaw is perfect for picnics and potlucks!
Make it in advance to help the flavors get even better than they already are.
This coleslaw would also pair nicely with as a side dish for shrimp recipes.
I love how simple this chopped salad is to put together. You can whip it up in no time with just a few ingredients. Best of all, it’s the perfect way to highlight every kind of fish taco.
This is one of the most delicious Mexican side dishes for any fiesta night!
Give your spice cabinet a workout thanks to the array of spices in this tasty side dish. The potatoes are crispy on the outside and soft in the middle. Perfect for complimenting any type of fish tacos!
Fruit salads and fish are like peas in a pod. Treat this fruit salad like a side dish or a dessert; it’s totally up to you! Either way, the fruit highlights the fish’s tender and delicate flesh. It’s out of this world.
Tropical fruits are your best bet when it comes to this recipe. Pineapple, mango, and watermelon will serve you well.
This is one of the best healthy sides to whip out on a hot summer’s day to pair with some fresh fish tacos.
You can make this in advance and whip it out on the day. Super simple and delicious, it’s one of the best fish taco sides for a quick lunch with friends that compliments the flavors of the fish.
Inspired by elotes or Mexican street corn, this Mexican corn dip has all the rich flavor you know and love from Mexican street food. You can sprinkle this on top of your tacos or enjoy it as a side dish.
No matter what, you’ll get to enjoy that earthy, creamy flavor. Make sure to add a generous sprinkle of lime to keep it fresh and light.
You can never go wrong with this corn dip as a side dish for taco tuesday!
On top of your fish tacos, this salsa sings. The delicate fish doesn’t get lost behind the bold flavors. It just gets better. Try making this ahead of time to let the flavors soak into each other.
The crunch on the pickles is a great way to add an interesting texture to your meal. The textures can end up one-note with the fish and the soft tacos. But that won’t be a problem with these.
While they may sound tough to make, these pickles come together in no time and taste amazing.
Tangy pineapple and sweet mango are the perfect pair with light fish tacos. Pair that with plenty of green onion; you’ve got a real winner!
The brown rice makes this side nice and filling. While fish is delicious, it’s also quite light, so a robust side dish is a great addition. Whip this up in no time and take it with you on a road trip or picnic.
Even carb-lovers will be on board with this recipe. This is great for including in the tacos themselves, but you can also enjoy it as a side dish.
This peach and mango salsa proves the point. It offers a light, rich sweetness that perfectly cuts through salty and spicy fish tacos. It’s also great as a summer snack with some chips.
The secret is to cook the tomato sauce down into a thick paste. That combines all the flavors, cooking out water and packing the dish with taste.
These smoky pinto beans add richness to every meal. Make a large batch and store it in the fridge for a quick and easy side whenever you need it.
Our final recipe is a classic. Spicy rice is a fragrant side dish that everyone sitting down to dinner can enjoy. It won’t overwhelm the light fish, either! It just highlights the spices in your taco.
Keep this recipe in your back pocket for the next time you make burritos. Trust me. It’s so good!
What’s your favorite side dish to have with fish tacos? Let me know in the comments!
- 1. Mango Avocado Salsa
- 2. Jalapeno Corn Bread
- 3. Healthy Refried Beans
- 4. Cilantro Lime Broccoli Slaw
- 5. Healthy Crab Meat Salad with Lime
- 6. Mexican Coleslaw
- 7. Mexican Avocado Salad
- 8. Crispy Mexican Potatoes
- 9. Mexican Fruit Salad
- 10. Guacamole
- 11. Spicy Cilantro Lime Summer Slaw
- 12. Mexican Corn Dip
- 13. Mango Habanero Salsa
- 14. Crispy Fried Pickles
- 15. Mango Pineapple Salsa
- 16. Mexican Brown Rice
- 17. Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice with Avocado
- 18. Peach Mango Salsa
- 19. Mexican Style Green Beans
- 20. Pinto Beans
- 21. Spicy Rice with Peas
- Scroll up to get a bunch of easy, yummy, and delicious recipes. Don't be afraid to get creative with the ingredients, you might discover a flavor you didn't know you liked.
- Get your shopping list going and make sure you've got all the ingredients.
- Get cooking and make your next Sides for Fish Taco!
Which one of these recipes was your favorite? Let me know in the comment section or on Pinterest!