What to Serve with Mahi Mahi

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Wondering what to serve with your mahi mahi dinner? The best side dishes are often the simplest. Those are the ones that complement the flavors of the fish and make your recipe the star of the show!

Mahi mahi, or dolphin fish, is a mild and flaky white fish with a subtly sweet flavor. It can be prepared via grilling, baking, frying, steaming, searing, you name it.

Additionally, since it has a relatively mild flavor, it takes on all types of seasonings super well. 

My favorite ways to prepare mahi mahi are to make my Mahi Mahi Tacos with Fish Taco Slaw or Grilled Mahi Mahi.

Both recipes feature fresh or frozen mahi mahi filets rubbed with oil and sweet, spicy seasonings, then cooked until tender, flaky, and perfect. 

No matter what way you plan to prepare and serve your mahi mahi, your meal can always be made better with a mouthwatering side dish.

So I’ve put together all of my favorite sides to serve with mahi mahi. Pick one or enjoy a few for a well-rounded feast!

Close up of mahi mahi tacos next to a lime.

Is Mahi Mahi Good for You?

Yes! Like many other varieties of fish, mahi mahi has a great source of protein.

It also has some omega-3 fatty acids and contains a variety of different vitamins and minerals. 

Is Mahi Mahi High in Mercury?

Nope! Mercury levels in mahi mahi are said to be low to moderate, especially compared to the mercury levels in other types of fish. 

Should You Remove Skin from Mahi Mahi?

You should leave the skin on mahi mahi as it cooks then remove the skin for serving. The skin keeps the fish moist and flavorful while it cooks, but isn’t suitable for eating.

What Goes Well with Mahi Mahi?

Wondering what sides go with mahi mahi? You’re in luck.

There are a ton of different recipes that make beautiful additions to your fish dinner. Pick one or a few to round out your meal!

Cheese biscuits with melted garlic butter.

Enjoy a simple and comforting side dish in minutes with this Cheddar Bay Biscuits recipe.

These biscuits are soft and fluffy in the middle with golden, crispy edges. 

They’re made simpler with Bisquick mix, loaded with cheddar cheese, then topped with melty garlic butter.

Just 10 minutes of prep and 10 minutes in the oven! These simple biscuits are a hit every time. 

Spoon in a vegetable casserole.

This Mixed Veggie Casserole is simple, hearty, and made with just a few pantry staples.

It’s a creamy and comforting side dish that starts with frozen mixed veggies and white onion mixed with cream of chicken soup, mayonnaise, cheddar cheese, and seasonings. 

The ingredients are combined, transferred to a baking dish, then topped with crunchy and buttery Ritz crackers for the perfect crispy finish.

Just 10 minutes of prep needed to put this delicious casserole together.

Close up view of battered okra on a plate.

Serve your next mahi mahi dinner with a classic Southern side dish or appetizer—fried okra! This recipe is ready to eat in under 20 minutes and goes perfectly with mahi mahi. 

It’s made with fresh okra pods breaded and seasoned to perfection, then fried in hot oil until crispy and golden. 

Fluffy baked potato topped with whipped butter.

Enjoy a sweet twist on your classic baked potato with these Baked Sweet Potatoes.

This recipe is so simple, made with just a few basic ingredients, and comes together with a few minutes of prep. 

To make your sweet potatoes, cover them with olive oil, roast them until soft and caramelized, then slather them with a homemade, 5-ingredient cinnamon butter. So simple and so sweet.

They pair perfectly with any mahi mahi recipe!

Close up view of onion soup potatoes with fresh parsley.

These Onion Soup Potatoes are your classic roasted potatoes seasoned with onion soup mix and garlic herb seasoning.

This recipe is made with baby red potatoes roasted at high heat in the oven until soft, fluffy, and crisped.

The combination of dry onion, beef bullion, parsley, celery seed, paprika, and black pepper in the soup mix paired with the wide array of additional spices in garlic herb seasoning creates the most flavorful roasted potatoes. Your taste buds will be dancing! 

Close up view of cilantro lime rice in a bowl.

Instant Pot Cilantro Lime Rice is a delicious side dish with bright and fresh flavors.

It takes just 30 minutes to make and is made with just a few ingredients you may already have on hand. 

To make your rice, simply combine rice, water, and oil in your instant pot.

Cook until the rice and nice and fluffy, then season with cilantro, lime, and salt. Plate it up with your favorite mahi mahi and done!

Top down view of smashed potatoes with herb butter.

These Rosemary Smashed Potatoes are simple, aromatic, buttery, and so tasty.

They taste like something you’d pair with your expensive meal at a fancy restaurant, when really they take just 15 minutes to prep!

To make these smashed potatoes, boil the potatoes until soft and tender, “smash” them with a glass or potato masher, then drizzle them with a homemade melted garlic butter.

Pair them with mahi mahi or any of your favorite meals! 

Top down view of bacon jalapeno macaroni and cheese.

This Jalapeño Bacon Mac and Cheese is like a jalapeño popper but in pasta form.

It’s the creamiest, cheesiest homemade mac and cheese made with sharp cheddar, Monterey jack, and pepper jack. 

The mac and cheese is topped with crunchy breadcrumbs, salty bacon, and spicy jalapeños. It’s comfort food at its finest! 

The vegetable has been grilled and is ready to eat.

Grilled Corn on the Cob is a summer classic! And this is one of my favorite ways to enjoy it.

This recipe is made with sweet yellow corn that’s slathered with butter, parsley, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, then grilled until sweet and steamy.

This recipe for corn on the cob is so simple, so flavorful, and goes with pretty much any summer dinner you like!

A basting brush topping the bread rolls with melted butter.

These Homemade Yeast Rolls are a classic dinner pairing made better right in your own kitchen.

These dinner rolls are soft, flaky, buttery, and take just 20 minutes to prep. 

And the recipe yields a ton! Make a big batch and enjoy them with your dinners all week long! Serve them as-is or drizzled with honey for a sweet flavor twist.

Macaroni salad in a serving bowl.

This Macaroni Salad is one of our favorite side dishes. It’s simple, easy, and loaded with all of the best pasta salad flavors and textures. 

To make this salad, just cook your pasta al dente, toss it together with onions, bell pepper, cheddar cheese, celery, and eggs, then mix everything up with a creamy and flavorful mayonnaise dressing.

It’s the perfect balance of soft, crunchy, sweet, creamy, tangy, and more!

White bowl filled with potato salad.

There’s nothing better than a really great potato salad recipe. And this Instant Pot Potato Salad may be the best one yet.

It’s quick and easy to make and makes the perfect addition to a weeknight dinner, a summer BBQ, or a picnic. 

This recipe is made extra simple because the potatoes and the eggs are cooked together in the instant pot.

Once both are cooked, the eggs are chopped, then tossed together with the potatoes along with onions, chives, smoked paprika, green onions, cheese, and a creamy and tangy mayo dressing.

A unique spicy coleslaw recipe made with four ingredients and loaded with flavor. It's simple to prepare and is used to top your favorite sandwich or taco.

Take a classic and kick the heat up a notch with this Spicy Coleslaw recipe. It makes the best addition to your summer dinner.

Pair it with mahi mahi or your favorite grilled protein, serve it on tacos, or use it as a topping for your favorite burger.

Start with a pre-made coleslaw mix to keep it simple, then toss that together with sliced jalapeño, white onion, green bell pepper, chipotle powder, chili powder, lemon juice, and mayonnaise.

It doesn’t get better than that!

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