Wondering what to serve with salmon? Don’t worry, I’ve gathered 35 Best Side Dishes For Salmon so you can change it up every time you make this tasty fish dish.
I’m a huge fan of salmon. In fact, it is my favorite fish right behind halibut. So, naturally, we make Salmon for dinner at least once a week.
While I do love my salmon, it is easy to get bored of the same dish over and over and that is why pairing salmon with the perfect side dishes (and changing it up) is a total must.
Whether you are air frying salmon, baking salmon, sautéing salmon, smoking salmon or even eating salmon raw (sushi), these side dishes will make the perfect pairing.
My Favorite Flavors To Pair with Salmon
No matter which side dish you choose, there a few key flavors and seasonings I like to pair with my salmon. These include:
- Lemon (fresh lemon is best)
- Blackened Seasoning
- Lemon Pepper Seasoning
My Favorite Salmon Side Dishes
Personally, I like to enjoy salmon with 2-3 sides. I like to choose one vegetable such as:
- Green Beans
I also like to choose one starch. Typically it is some form of potato, rice or pasta.
If I am really wanting an extra side then we love to make biscuits. Our family favorite are these Mountain Dew Biscuits that are so easy to make.
No matter what side dish you choose to compliment your salmon, I am sure it’ll be a good one. I have a list of 35 side dishes for salmon below to get you started!
35 Best Side Dishes For Salmon
Here's What to Serve With Salmon (Best Side Dishes)
Greek Lemon Rice Pilaf
My favorite way to make salmon is with spices and loads of lemon. So, a lemon rice dish like this is the perfect pairing. Plus, it only takes 25 minutes to make!
Mountain Dew Biscuits are a spin on the viral 7-UP Biscuits. These are loaded with flavor and end up giving you a flaky, soft and sweet biscuit that will have you going back for seconds.
Classic Broccoli Salad
If you are looking for a side dish that is healthy and filling, this is it. It is packed with protein and can be made in 20 minutes or less.
Cauliflower rice is a great way to cut down on calories, carbs and get in some veggies. This loaded version takes the taste to the next level too.
This is the perfect side dish to any grilled salmon recipe. It's smoky, zesty and has just the perfect amount of spices.
This Easy Grilled Pineapple Recipe can be made in just a few minutes using fresh pineapple, brown sugar and butter. It is the perfect recipe for grilling season and the perfect sweet pairing to salmon.
Lemon Garlic Parmesan Pasta
Can you really go wrong when you have a buttery, creamy, cheesy and garlic pasta? I think not.
Roasted Parmesan Green Beans
This offers the perfect amount of veggie and cheese in every bite. Green Beans in general make a great salmon pairing.
Smashed Brussels Sprouts
Love brussels sprouts but also love chips? These give the best of both worlds with a crispy, crunchy veggie.
You simply can never go wrong with a side of traditional mashed potatoes.
Steakhouse Style Garlic Mashed Potatoes
These are loaded with taste, texture and creaminess to give you a side worth dipping your salmon in.
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Potatoes
Bite-size roasted potatoes are the perfect starch to a hearty fish dish
Baked Parmesan Zucchini
If you enjoy zucchini, you are going to love this baked parmesan version. The perfect amount of herbs and cheese!
Three Bean Salad
This three bean salad is so easy to make and makes a great side dish!
Easy Tomato Cucumber Salad
Want something fresh and light? This tomato cucumber salad is it!
Lemon Parmesan Kale Salad
I am not a huge fan of Kale but I think I could make an exception for this salad.
Grilled Carrots with Balsamic Glaze
Grilled carrots made a healthy and sweet side dish for any salmon.
Potato Patties (Fried Potato Cakes)
I cannot wait to bite into these potato cakes. YUM!
Oven Baked Cheesy Ranch Potatoes
Around here, we call these "crack potatoes" because they are so good and addicting.
Broccoli Cheese Ritz Casserole
Broccoli + Cheese just go so well together and the crunchy topping of the Ritz crackers is the perfect icing on the cake.
Parmesan Garlic Noodles
I am Italian so naturally, pasta is always a go-to for side dishes.
Hasselback Scalloped Potatoes
Hasselback potatoes are a fun and tasty way to take your potato to the next level.
Lemon Couscous Recipe
Lemon Couscous is the perfect pairing to any salmon. I prefer it with extra lemon on top!
Twice Baked Potato Casserole
You can never go wrong with a twice bake potato recipe and this casserole will have you going back for more!
Cheesy Broccoli Rice Recipe (Gluten-Free!)
Full of fiber and protein, you can't go wrong with a creamy side dish like this one.
Cheesy Potatoes (Funeral Potatoes)
Funeral Potatoes are hands down one of the best side dishes ever. I will fight you on this!
Easy Twice Baked Potatoes
Easy peasy to make and a traditional baked potato recipe. Need I say more?
Old Fashioned Creamed Peas
You can make these in a matter of minutes and they are so good!
Loaded Baked Potato Salad
This is basically if a baked potato and everything that goes inside it, had a baby and added bacon and cheese.
Green Beans with Shallots and Lemon
Simple, yet delicious.
Lemon Garlic Rosemary Rice
Minimal effort but maximum taste.
Baked Stuffed Artichokes
Artichokes get a bad wrap but honestly, it's all about how you make them and this baked stuffed way is the best!
Forget Onion Rings, These Onion Patties Are Going To ROCK YOUR WORLD!
Oh my! I cannot get over how good these look!
Honey Butter Skillet Corn
This is sweet, creamy and filling. Seriously, add this to your favorites!
Creamy Garlic Parmesan Orzo
I don't know about you, but I can't get over this creamy garlic parmesan orzo. It is divine!