Wondering what to serve with sushi? Looking for some tasty sushi dinner ideas? There are so many great options! From miso soup, to veggie tempura, and more! Here are 15+ of the BEST sushi side dishes.
Below are some sushi side dishes that you may or may not have tried.
Whether you’re preparing crispy rice sushi, a sushi bowl, or even a sushi bake, you’re guaranteed to find a great pairing here!
Some of these, like miso soup and vegetable tempura, are traditional, while others, this Din Tai Fung Cucumber Salad and Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts, are more new-school recipes with an Asian cuisine influence. But the one thing they all have in common is that they’re super delicious and easy to prepare!
Find something everyone will love with these 15+ simple side dish recipes.
PS – Don’t forget about the best sauces for sushi too! 🍣 🍣 🍣
The BEST Sushi Side Dishes
How to Make Ahead and Store
Many of these sushi sides can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead.
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Sauces for Sushi
- Ponzu Sauce
- Sriracha Sauce
- Dumpling Dipping Sauce
- Sweet Soy Sauce
- More → the 15+ BEST Sauces for Sushi
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What to Serve with Sushi: 15+ BEST Sides
- 3 roma tomatoes
- 1 avocado (thinly sliced)
- ½ cucumber (thinly sliced)
- 4-5 nori sheets
- 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon ginger paste (or fresh grated ginger)
- 1 cup uncooked sushi rice
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
Spicy “Tuna Sauce:
- 2 Tablespoons mayonnaise (or vegenaise)
- 2 teaspoons sriracha (or to taste)
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
- Using a paring knife, score a small X through the skin on the bottom of each tomato.
- Add the tomatoes to the boiling water and cook until the skin starts to peel (about 3 minutes). Immediately transfer the tomatoes to a bowl of ice water to chill and stop the cooking process.
- Once cool enough to handle, use your hands to peel the tomatoes then cut them in half, remove the seeds, and cut them into bite sized pieces.
- Combine the marinade mixture in a medium bowl.
- Add the tomatoes to the marinade. Toss to coat, and let marinate for at least 30 minutes.
- Bring rice and water to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes, covered. Remove from heat and let rest while you prepare the remaining ingredients. Whisk vinegar, sugar and salt in a small bowl until the sugar dissolves; drizzle over the rice and stir to combine.
Spicy “Tuna” Sauce:
- Stir together sauce ingredients and set aside.
- Lay down a sheet of nori on a sushi mat or piece of saran wrap. Spread about ⅔ cup of the sushi rice over the nori, leaving about 1-inch clean on one end.
- Spread the sriracha mayo across the rice, then top with cucumber, tomatoes and 2 slices of avocado.
- Roll starting at the bottom and stop when you reach the bare strip at the top. Wet your fingers and run them along the bare edge, then continue rolling until sealed.
- Using a sharp knife, cut into even pieces, about ¾ inch thick. Serve with additional spicy mayo and soy sauce on the side.