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    The 35 BEST Side Dishes for Salmon

    Cooking up a nice piece of salmon and not sure what to have with it? You’ve come to the right place!

    We’ve compiled this list of great Side Dishes for Salmon to help you out. You’ll find a huge variety of salmon sides here, from veggies and salads to potato dishes, pastas, an assortment of grains, salsas and more!

    You’ll never have to wonder “what to eat with salmon?” again. No matter how you’re cooking or seasoning your salmon, you’ll find a great side to go along with it!

    Go through all these great salmon sides, and find the perfect one for tonight! Have fun…

    The 35 BEST Side Dishes for Salmon.

    1. Green Beans Almondine

    Green Beans Almondine!! Doesn’t it sound fancy? Vibrant French style green beans tossed with brown butter, toasty almonds (that’s where almondine comes from), shallots, garlic and a squeeze of lemon to brighten it in the end.

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    2. Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

    This Mediterranean Quinoa Salad is the light and tasty side dish you need this summer. A simple mix of quinoa, a few veggies, some Mediterranean staples, and a zesty lemon dressing is all it takes.

    It’s a perfect dish for those sultry grilling nights when you have some chicken or pork chops over the fire.

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    3. Fruity Nutty Crispy Brussels Sprouts

    This stunning platter is full of crispy roasted brussels sprouts with sweet caramelized onions, apples, sprinkled with candied pecans and cranberries, some salty goat cheese, and oh yes… Bacon (don’t forget the bacon).This side dish will look incredible alongside your salmon!

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    4. Moroccan Couscous

    Give regular couscous a colorful makeover by adding a bunch of veggies and earthy Moroccan spices. Brimming with flavors and textures, you will absolutely love this couscous, which can be made in under 20 minutes.

    It’s beautifully flavored and goes great with a variety of meats and seafoods.

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    5. Chili Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

    These chili maple glazed sweet potatoes with pecans have a nice kick due to being topped with a marvelous maple-chili glaze. The maple syrup adds sweetness, and the chili adds spiciness to make for a great sweet and spicy combo.

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    6. Mexican Street Corn Salad

    This Mexican Street Corn Salad is going to be the new star at all of your cookouts and potlucks. It goes great with tacos, grilled meats, and so much more.

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    7. Roasted Asparagus

    These easy Roasted Asparagus are an essential veggie side dish you need in your repertoire. They’re the perfect accompaniment to your grilled or roasted meats, and they’re so easy! Roasting the veggies helps bring out the flavor, and the flavor from this side dish pairs well with beef, chicken, or fish.

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    8. Coleslaw

    There are a lot of Coleslaw recipes out there, but this is the best hands down! Just a quick chop and mix is all it takes to make this iconic side dish.

    This Classic Coleslaw is essential for all your upcoming cookouts and potlucks. It’s creamy and crunchy, and goes with all of your summertime favorites.

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    9. Israeli Couscous Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

    This stunning Israeli Couscous Salad is light and fresh, yet at the same time so delicious. It’s very simple and full of crazy addictive flavors. Let’s make this pearled couscous popular, your family will love this salad!

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    10. Maque Choux

    Give your corn a Louisiana style makeover with this Cajun Maque Choux! Corn is sautéed in bacon grease with Cajun or Creole seasoning, along with other flavor enhancers. This is a great side for your Cajun style salmon

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    11. Mango Salsa

    Mango salsa goes great with blackened or Cajun style salmon. This recipe is super splendid and mangolicious. It’s very easy, just chop and mix. This salsa is healthy and packed full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, so enjoy it! Try our Baked Salmon Recipe with Mango Salsa!!

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    12. Tortellini Pasta Salad with Prosciutto

    This gorgeous Tortellini Pasta Salad is one dish that looks as great as it tastes. It’s so quick and easy. Those cheesy Tortellini make it very hearty and comforting. It has great Mediterranean flavors which every one will love.

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    13. Creamed Peas with Pearl Onions

    This is a simple, super easy, speedy side dish… A classic from your grandma’s generation. Sweet peas slathered in creamy white sauce, sprinkled with pearl onions.

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    14. Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad with Pesto

    Spring and summer demand colorful, light, refreshing salads. So here it is our Cucumber Avocado Tomato Salad, but with major flavor bender… delicious basil pesto dressing.

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    15. Sweet Potato Mash

    This recipe is so easy to make, we call it lazy. Sometimes, it’s okay to be lazy, and if you need all the time you can get, then this one’s for you.

    The sweet potato is simply cooked in the microwave and mashed up, to make a dish that’s easy and delicious.

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    16. Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice

    Aloha! Is that what this bowl of Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice is saying to you? This colorful, pretty little bowl is loaded with so many flavors.

    Sweet? Yup. Savory? Yeah. Umami? Oh boy!! All this from a few left over ingredients lying around your house.

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    17. Balela Salad (Middle Eastern Bean Salad)

    Let me present you Balela deliciousness!! So colorful, so easy, so refreshing… This hearty colorful salad comes from many Middle Eastern countries and is bursting with flavors and textures. Chickpeas, black beans, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers, parsley, mint… what’s not to like!!

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    18. Zucchini Carrot Salad with Catalina Dressing

    Ready for something new in your salad bowl? How about a spiralized zucchini carrot salad dressed with fresh, homemade Catalina dressing and mingled with toasted almond slivers and fresh mint leaves? Your veggies take on a new look after spiralizing, and that homemade Catalina dressing…

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    19. Mediterranean Pasta

    This Mediterranean Pasta is your new weeknight best friend. It’s super quick, like 20 minutes quick, and has great flavors the whole family will love.

    With just a few simple ingredients, this easy side will be on the table in no time.

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    20. Spanish Summer Salad (Pipirrana)

    Here to celebrate tomato season this summer is a tribute to all those luscious summer tomatoes, ripening on the vines in warm sunshine. Mixed with just a few more cool crunchies, and you have yet another colorful popular traditional dish, pipirrana, all the way from the south of Spain.

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    21. Macaroni Salad

    Macaroni Salad is another one of the staple sides for fried fish.

    This version is extra creamy and extra tangy. Make a big batch, and enjoy the leftovers for days!

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    22. Lebanese Batata Harra

    Add an exotic twist to your everyday potatoes with this Lebanese delight. Packed full of flavors, if you love fresh herbs this batata harra may be your new favorite side dish.

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    23. Cilantro Lime Rice

    With just the tiniest but of effort, you can take your basic rice to new heights. This Cilantro Lime Rice is based off of that made popular by Chipotle’s, and tastes just as good.

    This is one if the easiest rice recipes you’ll ever cook.

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    24. Greek Green Beans (Fasolakia)

    Greek green beans, properly known as fasolakia, make a tasty dish out of fresh green beans braised in extra virgin olive oil, tomatoes, and herbs. It works great in a large size as a main course meal, or as a side dish to accompany something else.

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    25. Mediterranean Grilled Vegetables

    Grilling vegetables brings out so much great umami flavor, which goes great with salmon. This platter has an assortment of veggies, along with a zesty dressing.

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    26. German Potato Salad

    Craving something foreign? This German potato salad is made with bacon, onions, and it’s covered in sweet and tangy mustard dressing that is sure to make your mouth water.

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    27. Orzo Salad with Vegetables & Feta

    This Greek orzo salad is made with cucumbers, chickpeas, tomatoes, red onion, feta and herbs, all tossed in an herb dressing. A simple, yet hearty, pasta salad that can be served as a main course or side dish. The combination of crunchy vegetables, protein packed chickpeas and creamy feta cheese just can’t be beat!

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    28. Spaghetti Squash Casserole

    Making for a great comfort food, this spaghetti squash casserole is a great meal to try when you want something easy, cheesy, and low-carb. It’s an easy to make healthy dinner that still feels indulgent. Great spaghetti squash recipe.

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    29. Baked Feta Pasta

    This recipe went viral on TikTok, Instagram and Pinterest. Baked Feta pasta. It’s such a simple thing to whip up by baking feta cheese with some cherry tomatoes, a few herbs and any of your favorite oil. You can have it with pasta, gnocchi or zoodles. All yum…

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    30. Greek Tzatziki Pasta Salad

    Take this Greek Tzatziki Pasta Salad to your next potluck and watch the crowd gather. It’s full of fresh cucumbers, kalamata olives, and cherry tomatoes with a tasty homemade tzatziki dressing. So good!

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    31. Garlic Parmesan Green Beans with Bacon

    Working great as a side dish or a meal, these garlic parmesan green beans are perfect. The tender green beans are cooked in garlic and parmesan and mixed in with bacon to make for a dish that will put a smile on your family’s faces.

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    32. Fried Brown Rice

    For a more healthy fried rice, use brown rice. In addition to having extra nutrients, we love the hearty and slightly chewy texture.

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    33. Mushroom Orzo Pasta

    This rich and creamy mushroom orzo pasta is a great side dish but is hearty enough to make for a meatless night main. The crunch from the pine nuts make this one just about perfect.

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    34. Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots

    These roasted brown butter honey garlic carrots feature and amazing depth of flavor. They might become your new favorite side dish! They go great with salmon.

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    35. Strawberry Caprese Pasta Salad

    An easy strawberry Caprese pasta salad that makes a perfect side or a main course! This pasta salad is tossed with a light homemade balsamic glaze and is perfect for spring or summer picnics! It goes great with salmon!

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    So there you go, thirty five great side dishes for salmon. The only question now is, which to try first?

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    The 35 BEST Sides for Salmon

    This collection of easy Side Dishes for Salmon will give you so many great accompaniments for your favorite fish! We love this easy mashed sweet potatoes:


    • 6 medium sweet potatoes
    • 1 cup milk
    • 2 Tbsp butter
    • Salt to taste


    1. Pierce sweet potato skins with a fork numerous times.
    2. Microwave sweet potatoes on high 2 minutes. Rotate. Repeat until sweet potatoes are soft, about 10 minutes total.
    3. Scoop insides on sweet potatoes into large saucepan. Add milk and butter. Mash until smooth.
    4. Add salt to taste.


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