12 Perfect Side Dishes for Salmon

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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.

If you’re looking for salmon recipes to go with your side dish, check out my post sharing 16 Fantastic Salmon Recipes.

1. 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 from Savory Nothings.

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

Sauteed Broccolini with Pesto, Pine Nuts, and Chili

Not only is this side dish tasty, but it looks so beautiful when paired with salmon. If you can’t find broccolini at your local grocery store, you can definitely use broccoli instead. Get the recipe from Inside the Rustic Kitchen.

3. 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 from Accidental Happy Baker.

4. Hasselback Potatoes with Chili and Lime Butter

Hasselback Potatoes with Chili and Lime Butter

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 from Veggie Desserts.

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 from Cafe Delites.

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 perfect with salmon. Get the recipe from Diethood.

7. Easy Garlic Mashed Potatoes


These creamy garlic mashed potatoes are so simple to make and taste wonderful. These potatoes go perfectly with just about any meal. Get the recipe from Salt and Lavender.

8. Rice Pilaf with Orzo

Rice Pilaf with Orzo

I’ve made this recipe many times, and I absolutely love it. It’s so simple and tastes wonderful. This will become your next go-to side dish. Get the recipe from Serena Bakes.

9. 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 from We Are Not Martha.

10. Southwest Quinoa Salad

Southwest Quinoa Salad

This cold quinoa salad is the perfect salmon side dish for the summer months. It also works great for lunch leftovers. Get the recipe from Kristine’s Kitchen.

11. 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, give this one a try. Get the recipe from Wholesome Yum.

12. 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 from The Forked Spoon.

I hope you enjoyed this roundup of 12 perfect side dishes for salmon. Check out the links below for more recipes.

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