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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 recipes, and find the perfect one for tonight! Have fun…

    The 35 BEST Side Dishes for Salmon.

    1. Green Beans Almondine

    This Green Beans Almondine is a classic French side dish. The green beans are tossed with brown butter, almonds, shallots, garlic and a squeeze of lemon which make it absolutely delicious and elegant in its simplicity!

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    2. Fruity Nutty Crispy Brussels Sprouts

    This amazing platter is full of crispy roasted brussels sprouts with sweet caramelized onions, apple, candied pecans and cranberries, some salty goat cheese and bacon. This side dish will look incredible alongside your salmon!

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    3. Chili Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

    Give your roasted sweet potatoes a spicy sweet makeover. These bite sized nuggets are glazed with chili maple glaze and intensify its taste by adding crunchy pecans. This is a great side dish for salmon.

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    4. Oven Roasted Potatoes

    These easy Oven Roasted Potatoes can make any meal great, with very simple ingredients like potatoes, garlic, olive oil and spices. This spicy and crunchy side dish is so delicious that anyone would want to come for more.

    Get the Recipe @ wellplated

    5. Moroccan Couscous

    This popular Couscous recipe has bright Moroccan flavors. It’s packed with fresh veggies, almonds and chickpeas. It’s a flavorful, hearty and healthy dish that will go great with salmon. I am sure you will love it till the last bite!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    6. Roasted Asparagus with Lemon, Butter, and Parmesan

    These amazing Roasted Asparagus are very easy to make. Just season them with lemon, butter and parmesan cheese. Roasting the vibrant and healthy veggies helps bring out the best of flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    7. Easy Asian Slaw

    This Asian Slaw is your bowl of vibrant freshness from crunchy veggies. In every bite there is a perfect combination of sweet and savory taste, along with a flavorful sesame dressing which make this slaw very tasty. It’s very easy to make and you will love it as a side dish for salmon.

    Get the Recipe @ spendwithpennies

    8. 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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    9. 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!

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    10. 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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    11. Grilled Zucchini

    As you all know, grilling things is a great way to bring out the best flavors. Plus, this Grilled Zucchini is so easy and simple to make. So enjoy the surprisingly tasty grilled zucchini, which makes a great side dish for salmon.

    Get the Recipe @ skinnytaste

    12. Sweet Potato Mash

    These lazy Mashed Sweet Potatoes may be the easiest side dish you ever made for your salmon. This recipe is the new age healthy option to old potatoes. It’s very quick and easy to make. Kids would love this mash for sure!

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    13. Cilantro Lime Rice

    This Cilantro Lime Rice could not get any easier and more delicious. You will love the fresh herbaceous flavor of Cilantro and paired with lime juice, it’s a match made in heaven. So try this super yum recipe which will be loved by all!

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    14. Mediterranean Pasta

    This Mediterranean Pasta is super quick and simple as can be. The combination of flavor is amazing. Cherry tomatoes, artichoke hearts, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, some herbs and good olive oil make for a super delicious and super healthy dish for you to enjoy with your family.

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    15. Farro Salad

    This is the best Farro Salad, made with lots of fresh ingredients, a nice blend of textures and flavors. It’s savory, sweet, tangy, tart, vibrant, perfectly simple and yet it’s a salad you and your family will love!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    16. Slow Cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

    Another delicious dish that doesn’t require too much effort is this slow cooker Balsamic Brussels Sprouts. Simply throw everything in and you are set. After it is done, serve immediately, drizzled with balsamic reduction and topped with parmesan. You’re surely gonna enjoy it!

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    17. Mediterranean Grilled Vegetables

    This is an easy Mediterranean Grilled Vegetables recipe which is so flavorful. Just coat veggies with some olive oil and place them on a hot grill, then drizzle with some zesty vinaigrette and you have made a delicious salmon side dish.

    Get the Recipe @ unicornsinthekitchen

    18. German Potato Salad

    German Potato Salad is so succulent, it’s made with warm potatoes, bacon, onion and mouth watering sweet and tangy mustard dressing. This recipe is very quick and easy to make, which is perfect for any occasion.

    Get the Recipe @ willcookforsmiles

    19. Lemon Couscous Recipe

    This Lemon Couscous dish is a straightforward, simple and quick recipe. It has delicious bright flavors that pair well with just about any main dish. Pair it with salmon and veggies and you are all set!

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    20. Sautéed Bok Choy with Ginger and Garlic

    This Sautéed Bok Choy recipe is very simple. Just cook the cut side of Bok Choy until it’s beautifully dark brown and add some ginger and garlic mixed with some soy sauce. The result is a delicious Asian side dish!

    Get the Recipe @ theendlessmeal

    21. Creamy Parmesan Spinach Orzo

    Now this flavorful, easy orzo dish comes together to compliment any your favorite meal, and it gets ready in no time. Creamy Parmesan Spinach Orzo is a dream dish you’ll definitely want to make tonight!

    Get the Recipe @ lecremedelacrumb

    22. Cinnamon Brown Sugar Carrots

    These Cinnamon Brown Sugar Carrots are sweet, savory and simply outstanding. With just four key ingredients, carrots, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, it comes together for the easiest side dish of all.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    23. Tomato Avocado Salad

    A cross between a salad and a salsa, this Tomato Avocado Salad is just perfect for summer or any other time you’re looking for a fresh and healthy dish. It works great as a quick and easy side dish. It’s also extremely versatile and very addictive!

    Get the Recipe @ lifeloveandsugar

    24. Baked Feta Pasta

    It’s amazing how this simple dish can taste so supremely delicious. This popular Baked Feta Pasta is made with roasted tomatoes, creamy tangy feta, al dente pasta, fresh spinach and herbs. One of the easiest and tastiest pastas.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    25. Balela Salad (Middle Eastern Bean Salad)

    If you are looking for a healthy, light bean salad loaded with veggies, this one’s for you. This Balela goodness is so colorful, so easy and refreshing. Now this Middle Eastern dish is bursting with flavors and textures. You are all set to experience some serious yum flavors.

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    26. Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

    This Garlic Mushroom Quinoa is so healthy and protein rich. A plain old bowl of quinoa with a fun twist, lots of mushrooms, garlic and thyme. It is so simple and comes together very easily. So just enjoy!

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    27. Lemon Butter Green Beans with Cranberries Walnuts and Feta

    These Lemon Butter Green Beans with Cranberries, Walnuts and Feta cheese is such a delicious dish. They have a bright fresh flavor, a great combination of textures, and a beautiful blend of natural colors. This recipe is perfect alongside salmon.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    28. Skillet Green Beans

    This easy and quick Skillet Green Bean recipe with lemon and garlic is great. This recipe can’t get any easier, just a handful of ingredients in one pan. It’is sautéed until they are beautifully charred on each side. I’m sure you’re going to love them!

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    29. Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice

    Lets make your regular fried rice more interesting with a little sweet and salty touch. The sweetness comes from juicy ripe pineapple chunks and the saltiness from that divine ham. This Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice is highly versatile and can be customized to what you feel like. So enjoy!

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    30. Sheet Pan Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli & Green Beans

    This Sheet Pan Garlic Parmesan Roasted Broccoli and Green Beans will become a staple on your dining table. The parmesan cheese crisps so beautifully in the oven while roasting these veggies, with a handful of garlic and cherry tomatoes. I guarantee that this is healthy side dish you all will love.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    31. Sautéed Vegetables

    These sautéed mix vegetables are not only nutritious, but they are also deliciously flavorful! These fresh vegetables are diced and sautéed in oil with garlic and herbs, then finished with bright lemon and optional parmesan for even more flavor.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclasy

    32. Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots

    These Roasted Carrots are caramelized at the edges and tender within. This sweet and savory side is kid friendly, healthy, and can pair great with salmon!

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    33. Baked Garlic Herb Potato Wedges

    This easy and delicious recipe involves the crispiest little bites of potatoes drizzled with a fresh garlicky herby mixture. And you don’t feel guilty about it since they are completely baked and not fried. This would be a great side dish for your family dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    34. Greek Pasta Salad

    This crisp and refreshing salad is traditionally made with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, kalamata olives and feta cheese. It’s dressed with a red wine vinaigrette herbed with fresh oregano. It’s a simple and delicious option for your family and friends.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    35. Tomato Salad

    A super simple salad that packs in abundance of fresh satisfying flavor. This Tomato Salad is made with a colorful array of mildly sweet cherry and grape tomatoes, little fresh mozzarella pearls and it’s all tossed in refreshing garlic herb vinaigrette dressing.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    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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