12 Mouthwatering Dishes to Serve with Jambalaya
I adore jambalaya and everything it has to offer in one bowl. A dish integral to the culinary traditions of New Orleans, jambalaya is a uniquely delicious rice dish with West African, French, and Spanish influences. It begins with an aromatic base of celery, onion, and peppers, and from there, cooks have the freedom to riff and add in a slew of vegetables and proteins. Did I mention jambalaya is typically a one-pot dinner (break out your Dutch oven!)? And it’s that jumbled concoction of ingredients that truly keeps on giving.
Nothing against jambalaya eaten on its own — I do it all the time. But putting even the simplest side on the table really rounds the meal. The part that often stumps us, though, is what to serve with jambalaya? That’s why I’ve rounded up 12 of the very best side dishes and other pairings to serve with your jambalaya for those times when you want to amplify the flavor of your meal.