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58 Easy Salmon Side Dishes (Best Salmon Sides)

Are you looking for some easy salmon side dishes to make?

Salmon is such a delicious and healthy fish, but knowing what to serve with salmon can be tricky.

Luckily, I’ve got you covered! I’m sharing 58 of the best easy salmon sides that are sure to please everyone at your dinner table.

From simple roasted vegetables to hearty potato salads, there’s something on this list for everyone.

Salmon Side Dishes

58 Easy Salmon Side Dishes

Go ahead and give one (or all!) of these easy salmon side dishes a try the next time you make salmon!

1. Lemon Pasta

Ah, lemon pasta.

A classic for a reason – it’s bright, fresh, and pairs perfectly with salmon.

To really take this dish up a notch, I like to add a bit of zest and juice from a Meyer lemon.

Meyer lemons are a bit sweeter and more fragrant than regular lemons, and they make this dish even more special.

Here’s a tip: if you can’t find Meyer lemons, you can use regular lemons + a touch of honey or sugar to get that same sweetness.

If you love pasta, check out these Pasta Side Dishes for Salmon.

2. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Green Beans

I love how garlic and parmesan just elevate these roasted green beans (See Also: 42 best canned green bean recipes) to a whole new level.

The key to getting crispy, perfectly-roasted green beans is to make sure they’re nice and dry before you start.

I like to pat them down with a paper towel, then give them a quick toss with some olive oil and seasonings.

From there, it’s all about getting them spread out evenly on the baking sheet so they can roast up nicely.

Here’s a tip: if your green beans are on the thicker side, you may want to cut them in half so they cook through more evenly.

3. Parmesan Rosemary Roasted Potatoes

This one is easy: potatoes, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and rosemary.

But that simple ingredient list yields big flavor and perfectly roasted potatoes every time.

I like to use Yukon Gold potatoes because they have a naturally buttery flavor and a creamy texture.

But you can use any type of potato you like.

One important tip: make sure your potatoes are cut into even pieces so they cook evenly.

I usually cut mine into quarters or sixths, depending on the size of the potato.

4. Lemon Butter Broccolini

Classics such as this one are always in style.

And, it’s an excellent way to get your kids to eat their veggies!

The key to this recipe is to not overcook the broccolini.

You want it to be tender but still have a slight crunch.

Here’s a tip: blanch the broccolini in boiling water for 1-2 minutes before adding it to the pan.

5. Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce

If you like Asian flavors, you’ll love this Thai noodle salad.

It’s packed with veggies and tossed in a delicious peanut sauce.

One of the best things about this salad is that it can be made ahead of time.

The noodles will soak up the dressing, so if you make it too far in advance, they may get a little soggy.

To avoid this, wait to add the dressing until right before you’re ready to serve.

You can also add cooked chicken, shrimp, or tofu to make this salad into a main dish.

6. Baby Bok Choy with Soy Sauce and Garlic

Soy sauce and garlic are a classic flavor combination that works well with so many different dishes.

And this simple side dish is no different.

Baby bok choy is a type of Chinese cabbage that is mild in flavor and has a slightly sweet taste.

It’s the perfect canvas for the savory flavors of soy sauce and garlic, and it pairs well with so many different main dishes.

Here’s a tip: to make this dish even more flavorful, try roasting the garlic before adding it to the bok choy.

7. Roasted Brussels Sprouts

If simplicity is what you’re after, look no further than roasted Brussels sprouts.

They can be prepped in advance and thrown in the oven while your salmon cooks, making for a stress-free dinner.

To ensure perfectly roasted Brussels sprouts, be sure to:

  • Cut them in half (or quarters if they’re large) so they cook evenly.
  • Toss with olive oil and a good amount of salt and pepper.
  • Roast at a high temperature (400 degrees F) until golden brown and crispy.
  • Squeeze fresh lemon juice over them before serving.

8. Cilantro Lime Rice

This Mexican-inspired rice is the perfect side dish for salmon (or really any protein).

It’s so flavorful and fragrant, thanks to the cilantro and lime, and it comes together in just a few minutes.

I like to use white rice for this recipe, but you could also use brown rice or quinoa.

And if you’re looking for a little extra crunch, stir in some chopped up peanuts or cashews before serving.

9. Salt and Vinegar Fingerling Potatoes

Although this recipe isn’t totally packed with flavor, the simplicity of it is what makes it so amazing.

The key to making these potatoes extra crispy is to cook them in batches.

Don’t overcrowd the pan, or else the potatoes will steam and you won’t get that nice crisp exterior.

One final tip – if you want an even saltier flavor, you can substitute the vinegar for pickle juice.

10. Honey Butter Skillet Corn

If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll love this honey butter skillet corn.

It’s a simple side dish that comes together in just a few minutes, and it pairs perfectly with salmon.

The key to making this dish even better is to use fresh corn.

If you can’t find fresh corn, you can use frozen, but the texture won’t be quite as good.

To make this dish even more amazing, top it with a sprinkle of crumbled bacon or grilled scallions before serving.

11. Crack Corn Salad

Corn is an American staple, and for good reason – it’s delicious!

This Crack Corn Salad is a fun twist on the classic side dish.

It’s sweet, crunchy, and full of flavor.

The best part?

It only takes a few minutes to throw together.

Here’s a tip: if you’re short on time, you can use frozen corn instead of fresh.

12. Oven Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce

Hollandaise might just be my favorite sauce. It’s so rich and creamy, and it pairs perfectly with roasted asparagus.

This dish is simple to make, but it looks and tastes like something you would get at a fancy restaurant.

Here’s a tip: if you want the hollandaise to be extra smooth, use a blender or food processor to blend everything together until smooth.

13. Asian Coleslaw

Instead of serving regular coleslaw, try this delicious Asian coleslaw recipe.

It’s light and refreshing, with a perfect balance of sweet and tangy flavors.

I love to add a little bit of heat with some sriracha or diced jalapeño, but you can leave it out if you prefer.

One tip: be sure to use pre-shredded cabbage and carrots for this recipe, as it will save you a ton of time (and effort!)

14. Creamy Mushroom Risotto

Creamy, rich, and packed with earthy mushrooms, this risotto is the perfect side dish for salmon.

Risotto can seem like a daunting task, but it’s really not that difficult to make.

Just be sure to use a good quality broth and don’t be afraid to add a little extra if needed – you want the risotto to be creamy, not dry.

Here’s a tip: when you add the mushrooms, be sure to cook them until they’re nice and browned. This will give the risotto so much flavor!

15. Lemon Herb Couscous

Lemony, herby, and so light and fluffy, this couscous makes the perfect side dish to any meal.

It comes together in just a few minutes, and can be easily customized with whatever herbs you have on hand.

I love to serve it with salmon, but it would also be great with chicken or grilled veggies.

Here’s a tip: To make this dish even more flavorful, cook the couscous in chicken or vegetable broth instead of water.

16. Roasted Sugar Snap Peas

If you want something different and special to serve with your salmon, try these roasted sugar snap peas.

They’re a delicious and healthy alternative to the usual green beans or broccoli, and they cook in just minutes.

Here’s a tip: if you want extra-crisp peas, roast them on a wire rack set over a baking sheet.

17. Rice Pilaf with Dried Fruits and Almonds

I love dried fruits, they’re super sweet and add so much flavor to dishes.

This rice pilaf is studded with them, along with crunchy almonds for extra texture.

It’s the perfect side dish for salmon, but would also be great with chicken or pork.

Here’s a tip: if you’re short on time, you can use pre-cooked rice to make this dish even easier.

If you like rice with your fish, then check out these 21 Rice Side Dishes for Salmon.

18. Creamy Garlic Mushrooms with Bacon

I’ve loved mushrooms and bacon since I was a kid, and this recipe brings those flavors together in the best way possible.

The mushrooms are cooked in a rich, creamy garlic sauce until they’re nice and tender.

Then, they’re topped with crispy bacon bits.

This dish is so good, you’re going to want to eat it straight from the pan!

Tip: To make things even easier, use pre-cooked bacon or bacon bits.

19. Crispy Baked Zucchini Chips

Who doesn’t love something crispy with their salmon?

These zucchini chips are the perfect side dish – they’re healthy, crispy, and SO easy to make.

The key to getting them nice and crispy is to slice the zucchini thinly and evenly, and to bake them at a high temperature.

I like to use a mandoline slicer for this, but you can also use a sharp knife.

Here’s a tip: If you want extra-crispy chips, sprinkle them with some cornstarch before baking.

20. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Why not add a twist to your classic roasted Brussels sprouts dish by adding garlic and Parmesan?

These garlic Parmesan roasted Brussels sprouts are the perfect side dish to any meal.

They are crispy, full of flavor, and so easy to make.

Here’s a tip: if you want your Brussels sprouts to be extra crispy, cut them in half before roasting.

21. Garlic Knots

I know it sounds too simple to be true, but these garlic knots are seriously the best things ever.

They’re garlicky and buttery and slightly crunchy on the outside, with a fluffy, tender inside.

I could (and have!) eat them as a meal on their own, but they also make the perfect side dish to any number of entrees.

Salmon would be lovely, as would chicken or beef.

Here’s a tip: if you want to make them ahead of time, just bake the knots and then reheat them in the oven before serving.

22. Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Good sides for salmon don’t have to be complicated.

Take these crispy smashed potatoes, for example.

They’re basically just small Yukon gold potatoes that have been boiled until tender, then smashed and pan-fried until crispy.

The key to getting them nice and crispy is to make sure you use a good amount of oil in the pan.

I like to use avocado oil or olive oil.

And be sure to season them well with salt and pepper before you start cooking.

For an extra bit of flavor, you can also toss in some fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme.

23. Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes Carrots and Zucchini

Salmon side dish ideas don’t grow on trees, but this garlic herb roasted potatoes carrots and zucchini dish is a winner.

The key to making this dish extra delicious is to roast the veggies in small batches.

Doing this ensures that each veggie gets nice and crispy.

The other tip is to make sure you slice the potatoes thin so they cook through all the way.

24. Garlic Mushrooms

Simple, tasty, and healthy, these garlic mushrooms make the perfect side dish for salmon (or any other protein).

They’re done in less than 15 minutes and only require a few ingredients that you probably already have on hand.

Here’s a tip: If you want to make them even more flavorful, use half butter and half olive oil.

25. Cheesy Cauliflower Bake

For any of the cheese lovers out there, this cheesy cauliflower bake is for you!

It’s packed with flavor and provides a great way to sneak in some extra veggies.

This dish can be made ahead of time and reheated when you’re ready to eat, making it a great option for busy weeknights.

Here’s a tip: if you want an extra-crispy topping, broil the dish for a few minutes before serving.

26. Potatoes and Green Beans

This is one of my favorite potato side dishes for salmon.

It’s simple and quick to make, but so flavorful and satisfying.

I love to use baby potatoes for this recipe because they cook faster and don’t need to be peeled, but you can use any type of potato you have on hand.

Just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.

One tip: be sure not to overcook the green beans.

They should be bright green and still have a little bit of crunch.

27. Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots

I love how honey and garlic complement the natural sweetness of carrots in this easy side dish.

The key to getting these carrots perfectly roasted is to slice them evenly so they cook evenly.

I also like to toss them with a little bit of olive oil before roasting to help them get nice and crispy.

Here’s a tip: if you’re short on time, you can skip peeling the carrots. Just make sure to give them a good wash before slicing.

28. Lemon Roasted Red Potatoes

Lemony roasted red potatoes are the perfect side dish to any meal, but they pair especially well with salmon.

The key to getting these potatoes nice and crispy is to roast them in a very hot oven.

I like to use a cast iron skillet for this recipe, but you could also use a baking sheet lined with foil or parchment paper.

For extra flavor, you could also toss the potatoes with some fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme before roasting.

Here are a few tips for making this dish even better:

  • Try roasting the potatoes in duck fat or bacon grease for extra flavor.
  • Add a clove or two of garlic to the mix for an extra punch of flavor.
  • Mix in some diced onion along with the potatoes.

29. Parmesan Roasted Broccoli

I know it looks too simple to be true, but this Parmesan roasted broccoli is one of the best side dishes ever.

It’s crispy, cheesy, and so much better than steamed broccoli.

The key to getting the broccoli nice and crispy is to roast it on a high temperature.

I like to roast mine at 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Another tip is to make sure the broccoli is nicely coated in olive oil and Parmesan cheese.

You can also add some garlic powder, salt, and pepper to taste.

If you want to get really creative, you can mix in some other shredded cheese like cheddar or mozzarella.

30. Roasted Sweet Potatoes

If regular potatoes aren’t your thing, try sweet potatoes!

They’re roasted to perfection in this recipe and make the perfect side dish for salmon.

Here are a few tips to make this dish even better:

  • Try roasting the sweet potatoes with a bit of rosemary or thyme for extra flavor.
  • Add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese on top before serving.
  • Serve with a dollop of plain yogurt or sour cream on top.

31. Balsamic Roasted Baby Carrots

These Balsamic Roasted Baby Carrots are a super simple side dish that can easily be made ahead of time.

The key to making these carrots extra special is to toss them with a bit of balsamic vinegar and honey before roasting.

The vinegar adds a touch of acidity, while the honey balances out the sweetness of the carrots.

I also like to add a sprinkle of fresh thyme leaves for some earthy flavor.

Here are a few tips for making this dish even better:

  • If you can find them, use rainbow or heirloom carrots for an extra pop of color.
  • Try roasting other root vegetables like sweet potatoes, parsnips, or turnips along with the carrots.
  • Add a touch of heat by stirring in a pinch of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes before roasting.

32. Pesto Zucchini Noodles

If you’re following the keto diet or just looking for a delicious and healthy side dish, look no further than these pesto zucchini noodles.

They’re quick and easy to make, and they go perfectly with salmon (or any other protein of your choice).

I like to use store-bought pesto to save time, but you can definitely make your own if you prefer.

Here are a few tips for making the best pesto zucchini noodles:

  • Make sure to spiralize the zucchini noodles before cooking them so they don’t get waterlogged.
  • If you’re using store-bought pesto, add a little bit of water or olive oil to thin it out before tossing it with the noodles.
  • If you want a little extra protein, mix in some cooked chicken, shrimp, or tofu.

33. Mexican Street Corn Salad

Craving some Mexican food? Well, this Mexican Street Corn Salad is the perfect side dish to your salmon (or any other protein).

It’s got all the flavors of elotes (Mexican grilled corn) in a healthy, salad form.

And it comes together in just a few minutes, making it the perfect weeknight meal.

Here are a few tips for making this dish even better:

  • Add some diced avocado for creaminess and extra healthy fats.
  • Swap out the Cotija cheese for crumbled feta or goat cheese.
  • Mix in a handful of chopped cilantro for extra flavor.
  • For extra spice, add a diced jalapeño or serrano pepper.

34. Lebanese Spicy Potatoes (Batata Harra)

Like your food on the spicy side?

Then you’ll love these Lebanese spicy potatoes.

They’re full of flavor and heat, and they make the perfect side dish to salmon (or any other protein).

Here are a few tips for making the best Lebanese spicy potatoes:

  • Soak the potatoes in water for at least 30 minutes before cooking. This will help them to cook evenly and prevent them from sticking to the pan.
  • If you can’t find cilantro, parsley makes a good substitute.
  • Add more or less chili pepper flakes depending on how much heat you like.

35. Easy Broccoli Bacon Salad

Bacon just makes anything better, right?

This easy broccoli bacon salad is the perfect side dish to salmon (or really any protein).

It’s packed with fresh, crunchy veggies and crispy bacon, all tossed in a light dressing.

And it comes together in just 15 minutes!

Here are a few tips for making this dish even better:

  • Use pre-cooked bacon to save time.
  • Substitute your favorite dressing for the one listed in the recipe.
  • Add some shredded cheese or chopped nuts for extra flavor and texture.

36. 10-Minute Korean Cucumber Salad (Oi Muchim)

If you only have a few minutes to spare, this Korean cucumber salad (oi muchim) is the perfect side dish to make.

It’s refreshing, crunchy, and slightly sweet – the perfect balance to rich and oily salmon.

And it couldn’t be easier to make!

Just mix together your desired amount of cucumbers with a little sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and salt.

For an extra special touch, top with toasted sesame seeds and/or a sprinkle of gochugaru (Korean red pepper flakes).

37. Cheesy Garlic Scalloped Potatoes

Pick your favorite cheese to use in this recipe – I love sharp cheddar, but Gruyere or Parmesan would be great, too.

For an extra-decadent dish, try using a combination of cheeses.

And if you really want to take these scalloped potatoes over the top, add some crumbled bacon on top before baking.

Here are a few tips for making the perfect scalloped potatoes:

  • Thinly slice the potatoes so they cook evenly. A mandoline slicer is the best tool for this job, but you can also use a sharp knife.
  • Soak the potatoes in cold water for at least 30 minutes before cooking to remove some of the starch. This will help them to cook up nice and crispy.
  • Be sure to use plenty of cheese and milk in the sauce so it’s nice and creamy.

38. Cheesy Corn Fritters

No matter what cheese you choose, these corn fritters are sure to be a hit!

I love to serve them alongside salmon, but they would also be great with chicken or pork.

For an extra-crispy fritter, be sure to use fresh corn and squeeze as much water out of the thawed frozen corn as possible.

A word of caution – these fritters are addicting!

39. Keto Spinach & Broccoli Cheese Casserole

If health is your number one priority, then this keto spinach and broccoli cheese casserole is the perfect side dish for you.

Packed with nutrients and low in carbs, this casserole is a great way to get your veggies in without sacrificing flavor.

Here are a few tips to make this dish even better:

  • Try swapping out the spinach for kale or Swiss chard for a different flavor.
  • Add some diced cooked chicken, shrimp, or tofu for extra protein.
  • For a bit of crunch, top with a handful of chopped nuts or seeds before serving.

40. Oven Roasted Balsamic Green Beans With Cherry Tomatoes

LOVE putting tomatoes in the oven.

It concentrates their flavor and sweetness, and makes them the perfect topping for these crispy, garlicky green beans.

If you can find them, use heirloom cherry tomatoes for this recipe.

They’re absolutely gorgeous, and their flavor is out of this world.

For an extra-special touch, top these roasted green beans with some toasted slivered almonds or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

Here are two tips to make this dish even better:

  • Try roasting the tomatoes on a separate baking sheet from the green beans. This way, they won’t get overcooked and mushy.
  • Add a little spice with a pinch of red pepper flakes or diced jalapeño peppers.

41. Roasted Cauliflower Steaks

These veggie “steaks” are a delicious and healthy way to enjoy cauliflower.

They are roasted until tender and slightly charred, then topped with a simple lemon and herb sauce.

Serve them as a main dish or alongside your favorite protein for a complete meal.

Here are a few tips for making the perfect roasted cauliflower steaks:

  • Cut the cauliflower into thick slices, about 1 1/2-inches thick. If they are too thin, they will fall apart during cooking.
  • Be sure to use a sharp knife when cutting the cauliflower, as it can be difficult to cut through.
  • Roast the cauliflower on a high heat so that it gets nicely browned and slightly charred.

42. Sauteed Zucchini with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Got a pan that is just waiting to be used?

Well, here is the recipe for you!

This sauteed zucchini with sun dried tomatoes is healthy, flavorful and so easy to make.

All you need is a little oil, some zucchini, sun dried tomatoes (which can easily be found in most supermarkets these days) and garlic.

I like to add a little bit of crushed red pepper flakes to my dish for some heat, but that is completely optional.

You could also use fresh tomatoes in this recipe, but I find that the sun dried ones have more flavor.

If you are using fresh tomatoes, make sure to cook them down a bit before adding the zucchini so they don’t make the dish watery.

And here are two tips:

  • If your sun dried tomatoes are not already soft, soak them in warm water for about 10 minutes before using them.
  • To save time, you can buy pre-cut zucchini at most grocery stores.

43. Marinated Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Salad

This salad might sound simple, but don’t even think about skipping it.

It’s the perfect way to use up summer produce, and it pairs perfectly with grilled salmon.

The key to this salad is in the marinade – a combination of vinegar, sugar, and herbs.

Make sure to give the vegetables plenty of time to soak up all of that flavor before serving.

And here are a few tips to make this dish even better:

  • Try using white balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar in place of the standard white vinegar.
  • Add some chopped fresh herbs like basil or dill for extra flavor.
  • Swap out the cucumbers for zucchini or yellow squash.

44. Honey Roasted Beets & Carrots

Why not add some beautiful color to your plate with this sweet and savory side dish?

Honey roasted beets and carrots are the perfect accompaniment to salmon, and they couldn’t be easier to make.

Simply toss your veggies with a little olive oil and honey, then roast in a hot oven until tender and caramelized.

For an extra touch of flavor, try adding a sprinkle of fresh thyme or rosemary before roasting.

45. Garlic Parmesan Orzo

Orzo is known as the “rice of pasta” because of its shape and size.

But unlike rice, orzo is made from wheat flour, which gives it a slightly nutty flavor.

This garlic parmesan orzo is the perfect side dish for salmon (or any other protein, for that matter).

It’s packed with flavor from the garlic and Parmesan, and it’s so simple to make.

Here are a few tips to make this dish even better:

  • Try using chicken broth instead of water for even more flavor.
  • Stir in a handful of chopped fresh parsley or basil before serving.
  • Add a splash of lemon juice before serving for a bright, fresh flavor.

46. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

In my house, this side dish goes by many names.

My kids call it “sweet potato candy,” my husband calls it “the best sweet potato dish ever,” and I just call it delicious.

This roasted sweet potato salad is packed with healthy ingredients and big flavor.

It’s the perfect side dish for salmon, but would also be great with chicken, pork, or steak.

Here are a few tips for making this dish even better:

  • Try roasting the sweet potatoes in maple syrup or honey for an even sweeter flavor.
  • Add a handful of chopped pecans or walnuts for some extra crunch.
  • Mix in some crumbled feta cheese or goat cheese for a little tanginess.

47. Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Zucchini, Squash and Tomatoes

If you have a big pan, you can roast a lot of vegetables at once and have leftovers for the week.

This roasted garlic-parmesan zucchini, squash and tomatoes dish is the perfect example.

It’s great as a side dish with salmon or any other protein, but it’s also tasty enough to eat on its own as a vegetarian main course.

Here are a few tips for making this dish even better:

  • Try roasting other veggies like sweet potatoes, carrots, or Brussels sprouts.
  • Add some spice with a teaspoon of red pepper flakes.
  • Make it cheesy by sprinkling on some shredded mozzarella or Parmesan cheese before serving.

48. Garlic Butter Quinoa

Instead of using rice or potatoes as a base for your salmon, try something new and exciting with quinoa.

This garlic butter quinoa is the perfect way to change things up, and it’s so much healthier for you than either of those other options.

It’s also incredibly easy to make.

Simply cook the quinoa according to package instructions, then stir in some garlic butter and you’re done.

Here are a few tips to make this dish even better:

  • Try using different kinds of quinoa for different flavors and textures. I love red quinoa for its nutty flavor, but black or white quinoa would work just as well.
  • If you don’t have any garlic butter on hand, you can easily make your own by stirring together some softened butter, minced garlic, and a pinch of salt.
  • For extra protein and texture, mix in some cooked chicken, shrimp, or tofu.

49. Cheese Herb Potato Gratin Side Dish for Salmon

My mom loves this one-pan gratin side dish so much that she requests it whenever we have salmon for dinner.

The combination of creamy potatoes, sharp cheddar cheese, and fresh herbs is absolutely heavenly, and it pairs perfectly with a simple piece of fish.

Here are a few tips to make this dish even better:

  • Try using a mixture of different kinds of potatoes for extra flavor and texture. Yukon gold, red potatoes, and russet potatoes all work well.
  • If you’re short on time, you can use pre-shredded cheese to save yourself some effort.
  • Don’t be afraid to get creative with your herbs! I love using thyme, rosemary, and chives in this dish, but feel free to experiment with whatever you have on hand.

50. Classic Wedge Salad

A simple salad is sometimes all it takes to round out a meal.

This classic wedge salad is the perfect accompaniment to any main course, but it pairs especially well with salmon.

The key to making a great wedge salad is in the dressing.

I like to use a homemade blue cheese dressing, but you can use your favorite store-bought variety if you prefer.

Here are a few tips for making the perfect wedge salad:

  • Start with a crisp, cold iceberg lettuce. Cut it into wedges and place on a platter or individual plates.
  • Top with diced tomatoes, crumbled bacon, and shredded cheese.
  • For the dressing, I like to use a mixture of mayonnaise, sour cream, blue cheese, and seasonings. You can also use your favorite store-bought dressing.
  • Serve immediately for best results.

51. EASY Baked Zucchini Sticks

Crispy, crunchy, and healthy, these baked zucchini sticks are a perfect side dish to salmon (or really any protein).

They take less than 30 minutes to make and only require a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.

Here are a few tips for making the best baked zucchini sticks:

  • Be sure to pat the zucchini sticks dry before coating them in breadcrumbs. This will help them get nice and crispy in the oven.
  • I like to use Panko breadcrumbs because they give the zucchini sticks a nice crunch, but you can use regular breadcrumbs or even crushed up cereal flakes.
  • If you want to make these ahead of time, you can assemble them on a baking sheet and then pop them in the fridge until you’re ready to bake them.

52. Refreshing Mediterranean Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is quite filling on its own, but if you’re looking to add some protein, I suggest either grilled chicken or shrimp.

I also like to top mine with a little bit of crumbled feta cheese and some chopped fresh parsley.

Here are a few tips for making this dish even better:

  • Make sure to cook the pasta al dente according to package directions. You don’t want it to be too soft or it will fall apart in the salad.
  • If you’re not a fan of feta cheese, feel free to substitute with goat cheese or shredded mozzarella.
  • Add in any other veggies or herbs that you like!

53. Paprika-Parmesan Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Aioli

Are you up for smashing some potatoes?

These paprika-parmesan smashed potatoes are crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and full of flavor.

They’re easy to make, and even easier to eat!

Serve them with a simple garlic aioli for dipping, or enjoy them as is.

Here are a few tips to make this dish even better:

  • Try using different types of potatoes for a variety of colors and flavors.
  • For extra crispy potatoes, bake them in a hot oven (450 degrees F) for 20 minutes before smashing them.
  • Add some greens to the mix by stir-frying some kale or spinach and adding it to the top of the potatoes before serving.

54. Baked Potato Slices

Slice up these potatoes nice and thin so they get crispy in the oven.

The key to making these potatoes extra crispy is to make sure they’re sliced thinly enough.

I like to use a mandoline for this, but you can also use a sharp knife and slice them as thin as you can.

The thinner the slices, the crispier they’ll get.

Tip: If you don’t have a mandoline or if you don’t feel comfortable using one, you can always just cut the potatoes into wedges or thick rounds.

You won’t get quite as many crispy edges, but they’ll still be delicious.

55. Greek Potato Salad

Anybody who’s ever been to Greece knows that the Greeks know their potatoes.

And this Greek potato salad is no different.

It’s the perfect balance of salty and tangy, with a hint of sweetness from the dill.

I like to add a little bit of crumbled feta on top, but you could also mix it in if you prefer.

Here are a few tips for making this dish even better:

  • If you’re not a fan of feta, you could use goat cheese or shredded cheddar cheese instead.
  • For an extra bit of crunch, add some chopped celery or red onion to the mix.
  • If you want to make it ahead of time, wait to add the dressing until just before serving so the potatoes don’t get mushy.

56. Lemon Roasted Asparagus

Here’s another super simple option for a delicious side dish to go with your salmon.

All you need is some fresh asparagus, lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper.

Roast in a hot oven until tender and slightly charred, then squeeze on some fresh lemon juice before serving.

Here are a few tips to make this dish even better:

  • Try roasting your asparagus with other seasonal veggies like Brussels sprouts, carrots or turnips.
  • For extra flavor, add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese or toasted almonds before serving.
  • If you want to mix things up, try using balsamic vinegar instead of lemon juice.

57. Sesame Rice

If you want to go the ultra simple route, just serve your salmon with some steamed rice.

But if you want to take things up a notch (without much extra effort), try this sesame rice recipe.

It’s sticky and slightly sweet, with a nutty flavor from the toasted sesame seeds.

And it pairs perfectly with salmon!

Here are two tips for making this dish even better:

  • Try using brown rice for a healthier option.
  • Stir in some chopped green onions or cilantro for extra flavor.

58. Cucumber Dill Salad

Anybody knows that salmon and dill go together like, well, salmon and dill!

So it should come as no surprise that this cucumber dill salad is the perfect side dish for your next seafood feast.

But what makes this salad really shine is the addition of a few simple ingredients: fresh dill, red onion, and a splash of white vinegar.

Toss everything together and let it sit for a few minutes to allow the flavors to mingle. Then dig in!

Here are a couple tips to make this salad even better:

  • Try using English cucumbers for a milder flavor and fewer seeds.
  • For extra crunch, add in some chopped celery or radishes.
  • If you want a little more zing, add a teaspoon or two of Dijon mustard to the dressing.
Salmon Sides

58 Easy Salmon Side Dishes

I don't know about you, but I want my salmon meal to be simple, healthy and delicious!
That's why I've put together a list of 58 easy salmon side dishes that are perfect for any meal.
From roasted vegetables to quinoa salads, there's something for everyone.
So, next time you're looking for the perfect side dish to accompany your salmon, be sure to check out this list!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 410 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • Lemon Pasta
  • Garlic Parmesan Roasted Green Beans
  • Parmesan Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
  • Lemon Butter Broccolini
  • Thai Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce
  • Baby Bok Choy with Soy Sauce and Garlic
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Salt and Vinegar Fingerling Potatoes
  • Honey Butter Skillet Corn
  • Crack Corn Salad
  • Oven Roasted Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce
  • Asian Coleslaw
  • Creamy Mushroom Risotto
  • Lemon Herb Couscous
  • Roasted Sugar Snap Peas
  • Rice Pilaf with Dried Fruits and Almonds
  • Creamy Garlic Mushrooms with Bacon
  • Crispy Baked Zucchini Chips
  • Garlic Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • Garlic Knots
  • Crispy Smashed Potatoes
  • Garlic Herb Roasted Potatoes Carrots and Zucchini
  • Garlic Mushrooms
  • Cheesy Cauliflower Bake
  • Potatoes and Green Beans
  • Honey Garlic Butter Roasted Carrots
  • Lemon Roasted Red Potatoes
  • Parmesan Roasted Broccoli
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • Balsamic Roasted Baby Carrots
  • Pesto Zucchini Noodles
  • Mexican Street Corn Salad
  • Lebanese Spicy Potatoes (Batata Harra)
  • Easy Broccoli Bacon Salad
  • 10-Minute Korean Cucumber Salad (Oi Muchim)
  • Cheesy Garlic Scalloped Potatoes
  • Cheesy Corn Fritters
  • Keto Spinach & Broccoli Cheese Casserole
  • Oven Roasted Balsamic Green Beans With Cherry Tomatoes
  • Roasted Cauliflower Steaks
  • Sauteed Zucchini with Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • Marinated Cucumber, Tomato and Onion Salad
  • Honey Roasted Beets & Carrots
  • Garlic Parmesan Orzo
  • Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
  • Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Zucchini, Squash and Tomatoes
  • Garlic Butter Quinoa
  • Cheese Herb Potato Gratin Side Dish for Salmon
  • Classic Wedge Salad
  • EASY Baked Zucchini Sticks
  • Refreshing Mediterranean Pasta Salad
  • Paprika-Parmesan Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Aioli
  • Baked Potato Slices
  • Greek Potato Salad
  • Lemon Roasted Asparagus
  • Sesame Rice
  • Cucumber Dill Salad

Instructions
 

  • Pick any of these sides to serve with your salmon dish.
  • Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
  • Serve in no time!
Keyword Salmon Side Dishes, salmon sides, side dishes for salmon, what to serve with salmon
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Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.