Get the best salmon side dishes in this complete recipe guide! You’ll find 25+ sides to go with salmon in this quick and easy round-up.

Salmon is such a protein-packed, filling dinner that the whole family will love. But what can you serve with it? Don’t let the side dish become an afterthought!

These side dishes for salmon are easy to make, with minimal ingredients and hands-on time. Every recipe you need is right here in one spot!

A white oval platter featuring a fillet of lemon pepper salmon, sliced lemons on the side.

Salmon is a versatile, filling protein that is packed with wholesome goodness! Full of good stuff like vitamins and low on saturated fat, it’s always a dinner success story.

If you’re making salmon for dinner, you’ll want to plan a side dish to help take it to the next level. From pasta to roasted or sautéed veggies, potatoes and more, these recipes are perfect to complement your main dish.

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A white oval platter featuring a fillet of lemon pepper salmon, sliced lemons on the side.

Salmon Side Dishes

Salmon is such a healthy and nutritious way to get more protein into your diet, and it’s a dish that our whole family has grown to love This lemon pepper salmon is always a hit, and it serves up so simply with a wide variety of side dishes.

We’ll often serve salmon with simple side salads or roasted veggies – it’s rich, flaky and tender, which makes it more delicious with every bite you take. It helps us create a nutritionally balanced meal that is low in both carbs and calories.

Salmon can be served in so many ways! Try it over rice, serve it in tortillas to make tacos or wraps, or alongside pasta or potato side dishes, too.

First up, here’s a few of my favorite tips and the answers to some commonly asked questions!


  • Serve a delicious and clean side salad alongside your salmon! It’s low in carbs and calories, created a healthy wholesome meal.
  • Feeding a group with a variety of dietary needs? Choose 2-3 sides from this round-up to cover all your bases.
  • Looking for a chilled make-ahead side dish? Don’t skip my best pasta salad recipes in this complete guide.
  • White wine like a full-bodies Chardonnay tends to serve beautifully with rich salmon.
  • Don’t forget dessert! Find all my favorite dessert recipes here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best vegetable to serve with salmon?

Salmon serves beautifully with a wide variety of veggies! The answer to this question might lie in the seasoning your using – if you choose a citrusy lemon pepper seasoning, for example, go with fresh asparagus or peas.

Is salmon good for you?

Yes! Salmon is an excellent choice for a protein-packed entrée. It’s loaded with nutrients and yet low in saturated fat.

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Salmon Side Dishes

Pour a glass of your favorite chardonnay, and serve a delicious dinner with one of these awesome salmon side dishes!


Salad is such a light and easy way to round out a low carb, low calorie dinner.

Roasted Beet Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette

This roasted beet salad is not only gorgeous to serve, it’s more delicious with each and every bite! Loaded with incredibly tender roasted root veggies, it’s a restaurant level salad you’re going to absolutely crave!

A white plate full of an easy beet salad recipe, topped with sliced jicama, dried figs, and roasted golden beets.

Apple Salad

This is a fresh, crunchy Apple Salad that is full of flavor! It’s a sweet and savory Apple Salad Recipe with butter lettuce and wholesome ingredients.

Apple Salad Recipe

Arugula Salad

This is an easy and refreshing recipe for an arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette. This simple salad is so perfect for the warmer weather, and is perfect to serve as a simple side or appetizer.

Quick and easy arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette recipe

Insalata Mista

A light and refreshing classic Insalata Mista with shaved parmesan, grape tomatoes, and pine nuts tossed in a delcious balsamic vinaigrette. This mixed salad goes great with just about every entree!

White salad bowl on a white counter with arugula and cherry tomatoes.

Simple Spring Salad Mix

This spring salad mix is the perfect summer salad to take with you to picnics and pot lucks. Full of vibrant fruits, pecans and cheese, you can prep the salad at home and whip up some vinaigrette and have a fresh, easy-to-transport salad.

A white bowl full of a fresh pot luck salad, wooden spoons to the side..

Vegetable Side Dishes to Serve with Salmon

Wholesome and nutritious, many of these veggie side dishes make it easy to keep your dietary and lifestyle needs on track!

Seasoned Green Beans

Learn about the best seasonings for green beans, and how to make the most incredible seasoned green beans as the ultimate side dish!

When it comes to side dishes, I love using seasonal produce that is super fresh and full of family-friendly flavor. Of course, they have to be quick and easy too. These easy seasoned green beans tick all the boxes!

A white bowl full of seasoned green beans, gold fork for serving.

Grilled Green Beans

Meet your new favorite healthy summer side dish! These grilled green beans are perfectly crisp, yet tender and charred just the right amount. They are the best accompaniment to any of your favorite grilled or baked entrees, salmon included!

A white oval serving dish, filled with grilled green beans, blue linen towel to the side.

Brussels Sprouts

This Crispy Brussel Sprouts Recipe is bursting with flavor! Brussel Sprouts with pancetta and shallots are sautéed into a fragrant, textural side dish that will leave your family begging for more.

Crispy brussel sprouts on a white plate with a blue linen napkin and serving spoon to the side.

Flavorful Baked Artichoke

Baked Artichoke is one of the easiest side dishes and ways to get your veggies in! These roasted artichoke are so delicious on it’s own or tossed into a salad. It’s not only delicious, but a good source of fiber, Vitamin C and Vitamin K!

roasted artichokes on a white plate

Italian Vegetables

Served alongside any of your favorite dinner entrees, Italian Vegetables are seasoned and oven-roasted to perfection. Italian Roasted Vegetables are rustic, simple and so beautiful to serve! 

White prep bowl filled with vegetables ready to be roasted, tongs to the side.

Low Carb Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes

An easy Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes recipe is all you need to replace carbs with veggies. It’s so simple and absolutely delicious. With a few tips and tricks (shh…it’s cream cheese!) along the way, no one will ever know it’s mashed cauliflower!

Cauliflower rice is another excellent option as a low carb fish side dish.

cauliflower mashed potatoes with rosemary in a white platter with gold spoon

Grilled Corn On The Cob

Of course, corn isn’t technically a veggie – but it’s so delicious! Indoors our out, this grilled sweet corn is the ultimate side dish. Cooked in a skillet for stove top corn on the cob, or grilled more traditionally, it’s made with just two ingredients.

Even better? It’s ready to serve in less than 10 minutes. It’s delightfully smoky, juicy and full of flavor whether it’s cooked on the grill no matter how you cook it!

corn on the cob on an outdoor grill

Roasted Mushrooms

Easy Roasted Mushrooms, a flavorful and juicy appetizer or side dish. These garlic mushrooms take just 5 minutes hands on time! Oven roasted mushrooms are low calorie, low carb, Whole30 and keto approved. Make these with white mushrooms or button mushrooms!

oven roasted mushrooms with garlic


Much like rice and pasta, these side dishes are packed with nutrients and round out a meal in a filling, family friendly way.

Grilled Baked Potatoes

A perfect and classic fish side dish! Baked potatoes on the grill are so much better than your oven – they have a perfectly moist, soft and fluffy interior but are incredibly crispy and salty on the outside.

grilled baked potatoes sliced open and placed on a white plate.

Caramelized Shallot Mashed Potatoes

Shallots are type of onion that are rich and sweet – they are not as strong as a yellow, red or white onion and have less crunch, which makes them perfect for caramelizing. These incredible mashed potatoes are perfect for serving alongside fish.

caramelized onion mashed potatoes

Gratin Dauphinois

Gratin Dauphinois is a traditional French casserole made with thinly sliced potatoes, cream and gruyere. It’s an incredibly luxurious and indulgent potato bake side dish!

Sure to impress your dinner guests, this potatoes dauphinois recipe is easy enough for a weeknight but delightfully special for the holidays.

A white oval Staub baker filled with cheesy Potatoes Dauphinoise.

Grilled Sweet Potatoes

These quick and easy grilled sweet potatoes in foil make an excellent side dish for all your favorite barbeque entrees! They are healthy, savory and so easy to customize to every individual’s tastes.

A grilled sweet potato on a white plate, gold fork to the side.

Loaded Smashed Red Potatoes

Smashed Red Potatoes are boiled, smashed, and baked with olive oil, cheese and bacon until crisp and topped with sour cream and chives for an irresistible and memorable appetizer!

smashed potatoes

Truffle Fries – Easy Oven Baked Gourmet Fries

Truffle Fries are a fun and easy twist on french fries that are full of irresistible flavor! A drizzle of truffle oil and a sprinkling of Parmesan, parsley, and sea salt make these oven-baked fries absolutely heavenly!

truffle fries with Parmesan and parsley on a sheet pan

Sweet Potato Fries

Skip the deep fryer with these healthy sweet potato fries, ready in less than 30 minutes. If you love sweet potatoes, these gourmet fries will blow you away!

healthy sweet potato fries in a bowl


And finally, pasta! We can’t talk about side dishes without discussing pasta! Pasta and seafood are a classic, timeless combination.

Simply avoid heavy red sauces or anything that competes with salmon as these flavors can fight each other.

White Wine Sauce

Bursting with fresh flavor, this is an incredibly easy white wine sauce recipe that is perfect for pasta, seafood and chicken dishes. Make it tonight – start to finish in less than 15 minutes!

white wine sauce in a pan next to a plate of it

Garlic Parmesan Sauce

This garlic parmesan sauce is unbelievably quick and flavorful. It comes together in just five minutes from start to finish and serves beautifully with fish and all types of seafood.

With just a few minutes of effort you’ll be creating something delicious – no bottled sauces or dressings required!

A silver sauce pan on a marble counter, filled with pasta in a garlic parmesan sauce

Lemon Pepper Sauce

There’s nothing quite as vibrant, summery and flavorful as lemon pepper sauce to add to pasta, seafood and more! This sauce creates a fast and easy lemon pepper pasta that is truly unforgettable- filled with perfectly balanced soft essence of lemon flavor.

A white plate with a bowl full of lemon pepper pasta, gold fork to the side.

White Wine Lemon Caper Sauce

This is a white wine lemon caper sauce that’s ready in 10 minutes and works with a variety of protein and pasta dishes. Crisp, citrusy, creamy and fragrant, you’ll want to serve it all summer long!

A silver pot filled with ravioli in a white wine lemon caper sauce on a marble surface.

Pesto Pasta

You can whip up this amazing Pesto Pasta recipe in minutes! Make a quick and easy fresh pesto sauce for your pasta, or take a pantry shortcut using jarred pesto. Regardless, it’s a surefire success!

A white plate full of a pesto pasta recipe, topped in parmesan

Light And Flavorful Broccoli Pasta

This amazing Broccoli Pasta is a one-pot wonder made with just seven ingredients in minutes! Use staples, fresh or frozen ingredients to whip up this delicious pasta broccoli dish.

A white plate filled with broccoli pasta, blue napkin behind.

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Salmon Side Dishes

Get the best salmon side dishes in this complete recipe guide! You’ll find 25+ sides to go with salmon in this quick and easy round-up.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
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  • Prep and serve your sides – most are done in under 30 minutes.


  • Serve a delicious and clean side salad alongside your salmon! It’s low in carbs and calories, created a healthy wholesome meal.
  • Feeding a group with a variety of dietary needs? Choose 2-3 sides from this round-up to cover all your bases.
  • Looking for a chilled make-ahead side dish? Don’t skip my best pasta salad recipes in this complete guide.
  • White wine like a full-bodies Chardonnay tends to serve beautifully with rich salmon.
Calories: 77kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 168IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg

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