20 Perfect Side Dishes for Salmon

I often find myself searching for side dishes to go with my meal. That was the inspiration behind this post sharing 12 perfect side dishes for salmon.

I wanted to include a variety of side dish recipes that go beyond plain white rice. So, if you’re looking for side dishes with flavor, you’ve come to the right place.

1. Honey Butter Thyme Crockpot Glazed Carrots

HONEY BUTTER THYME CROCKPOT GLAZED CARROTS

These yummy honey butter thyme glazed carrots are made in the Crockpot; however, they can also be prepared on the stovetop with a few tweaks. Get the recipe for the Honey Butter Thyme Crockpot Glazed Carrots.

2. Sauteed Broccolini with Pesto, Pine Nuts, and Chili

Sauteed Broccolini with Pesto, Pine Nuts, and Chili
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Not only is this side dish tasty, but it looks so beautiful when paired with salmon. You can use broccoli if you can’t find broccolini at your local grocery store. Get the recipe for the Sauteed Broccolini with Pesto, Pine Nuts, and Chili.

3. Spinach Rice Casserole

SPINACH RICE CASSEROLE

This spinach rice casserole is loaded with a delicious cheese, rice, and spinach mixture. This casserole will pair perfectly with salmon. Get the recipe for the Spinach Rice Casserole.

4. Hasselback Potatoes with Chili and Lime Butter

Hasselback Potatoes with Chili and Lime Butter
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Hasselback potatoes are fun to make, and they look and taste amazing. Add a citrusy kick to your meal with these potatoes covered with chili and lime butter. Get the recipe or the Hasselback Potatoes with Chili and Lime Butter.

5. Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus

This is one of my favorite ways to serve asparagus. This asparagus is covered with garlic, seasonings, and mozzarella cheese. Get the recipe for the Cheesy Garlic Roasted Asparagus.

6. Kale and Feta One Pot Pasta 

Kale and Feta One Pot Pasta

If you’re looking for a pasta dish that’s quick, easy, and healthy, this is the side dish for you. This simple one-pot dish will go perfectly with salmon. Get the recipe for the Kale and Feta One Pot Pasta.

7. Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

EASY GARLIC MASHED POTATOES

These creamy garlic mashed potatoes are so simple to make and taste fantastic. These potatoes go perfectly with just about any meal. Get the recipe for Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes.

8. Rice Pilaf with Orzo

Rice Pilaf with Orzo

I’ve made this recipe many times, and I love it. It’s so simple and tastes wonderful. This will become your next go-to side dish. Get the recipe for Rice Pilaf with Orzo.

9. Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Lemon, Pomegranate, and Feta

ROASTED CAULIFLOWER SALAD WITH LEMON, POMEGRANATE, AND FETA

This side dish is loaded with tasty and healthy ingredients, such as roasted cauliflower, pomegranates, and feta cheese. As a side note, I just love the vibrancy of the dish. Get the recipe for Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Lemon, Pomegranate, and Feta.

10. Southwest Quinoa Salad

Southwest Quinoa Salad

This cold quinoa salad is the perfect salmon side dish for summer. It also works great for lunch leftovers. Get the recipe from Southwest Quinoa Salad.

11. Creamed Spinach

CREAMED SPINACH

This yummy creamed spinach recipe can be made in just 15 minutes. If you’re looking for a quick, easy, and delicious recipe, try this one. Get the recipe from Creamed Spinach.

12. 10 Minute Garlic Bok Choy

10 MINUTE GARLIC BOK CHOY

If you enjoy bok choy, you will love this easy 10-minute garlic bok choy recipe. This dish is loaded with flavor and makes the perfect vegetable side dish. Get the recipe for 10 Minute Garlic Bok Choy.

13. Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli and Rice

Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli and Rice

Try this quick and tasty rice recipe as a side dish for any meal. With the help of your pressure cooker, it’s ready in no time and uses only a few basic ingredients you likely already have. Get the recipe for Instant Pot Cheesy Broccoli and Rice.

14. Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables

Say goodbye to bland veggie sides and hello to a burst of flavor. With a mix of zucchini, peppers, cauliflower, and broccoli coated in an irresistible Japanese-inspired sauce, these oven-roasted veggies will steal the show at any dinner table. Get the recipe for Roasted Vegetables.

15. Creamy Mushroom Risotto

Creamy Mushroom Risotto

You’ll love this blend of fresh mushrooms, creamy rice, and aromatic herbs in this impressive mushroom risotto. Get the recipe for Creamy Mushroom Risotto.

16. Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

This broccoli is the perfect balance of tender and crispy. Indulge in the incredible flavor that accompanies this simple yet delicious dish. Get the recipe for Roasted Broccoli.

17. Baked Sweet Potato

Baked Sweet Potato

This classic side dish is not only incredibly simple to make but also incredibly versatile. You’ll learn the secrets to achieving a fluffy and creamy center that will leave you craving more. Get the recipe for this Baked Sweet Potato.

18. Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

Creamy Mashed Cauliflower

This recipe is the perfect low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes. But don’t be fooled; this delightful side dish stands out on its own. Get the recipe for Creamy Mashed Cauliflower.

19. Garlic Mushrooms

Garlic Mushrooms

This mouthwatering herb garlic butter sauce is so incredible that you’ll want to pair these mushrooms with every meal. Get the recipe for Garlic Mushrooms.

20. Greek Lemon Potatoes

Greek Lemon Potatoes

Elevate your classic roasted potatoes with these irresistible Greek Lemon Potatoes. Experience the crispy, golden exterior and creamy interior, complemented by a delightful hint of tangy lemon. Get the recipe for Greek Lemon Potatoes.

I hope you enjoyed this roundup of twenty perfect side dishes for salmon. If you’re looking for salmon recipes to go with your side dish, check out my post sharing Fantastic Salmon Recipes.

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