11 Side Dishes That Taste Amazing With Salmon

A delicious salmon dinner can be a weekly staple in your household, and you can make each meal more exciting by serving it with different side dishes. Sure, you can eat the fish alone, but it’s much more filling when paired with some tasty sides. These eleven recipes are all healthy and delicious so you can have a satisfying meal every time.

1. Lemon Garlic Potatoes

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When you’re in the mood to mash some potatoes, you can make these Lemon Garlic Potatoes instead. They are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside with a good amount of zest to bring out the flavor of the salmon.

2. Instant Pot Coconut Rice

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If you love Thai flavors with your baked salmon, try this Instant Pot Coconut Rice as a side dish. This rice dish is versatile because you can serve it as it is or top it with additional ingredients. The coconut milk makes the texture extra smooth and delicious.

3. Garlicky Green Beans

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Looking for a simple, flavorful side dish that will elevate baked salmon? These garlicky green beans are tossed with plenty of garlic, healthy oil, shallots, and a pinch of salt for a savory, garlicky, and oh-so-satisfying side for your baked salmon.

4. Kale Salad

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A light and refreshing salad is best to serve with baked salmon. You must try this kale salad because it is quick and simple and really delivers in terms of flavor.

5. Maple Glazed Carrots

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Whether you serve these for a special occasion or just want a nice dinner for the family, these Maple Glazed Carrots pair perfectly with baked salmon. If you master how to roast these carrots, you can enjoy the most wonderful texture, too.

6. Garlic Mushrooms

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These garlic mushrooms are a perfect side dish for just about any main course, especially salmon. You can use any mushrooms you want for this and sprinkle it with fresh Italian parsley.

7. Butternut Squash Risotto

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This butternut squash risotto features tender mushrooms and delicious butternut squash puree. It can also be made with cauliflower rice, as shown in this recipe. Either way, it’s a deliciously comforting side dish for salmon.

8. Potato Wedges

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Potatoes are so versatile, and there are many ways to prepare them. Potato wedges are suitable as a side dish for salmon to bring in depth of flavor and added texture to your meal.

9. Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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If you prefer having greens or veggies with your baked salmon, look no further than this maple-roasted Brussels sprouts recipe. It is a fabulously simple and tasty way to prepare Brussels sprouts.

10. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

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Truly, the fastest mashed potatoes made from scratch are Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes. Nothing cooks them faster with fewer dishes and still makes them totally delicious. Make a bed of these mashed potatoes for your baked salmon for a satisfying comfort meal at home.

11. Zucchini Pasta

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If you like having baked salmon with pasta, this Zucchini Pasta recipe is what you need. It’s a delightful and creamy dish that combines the freshness of zucchini with the richness of a plant-based cream sauce.

Sick Of The Same Ol’ Chicken For Dinner? Here Are 101 New Ways To Make It!

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Having chicken for dinner… again? Here are 101 new ways to level up your dinner game tonight.

Healthy Ground Turkey Dinner Ideas That Actually Taste Good

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Lean ground turkey is a great replacement for ground beef if you are working on your health. Here, we give you 17 Meals with ground turkey that are surprisingly good for you.

While You’re Cooking, Prep Breakfast For Tomorrow Too. It Only Takes 5 Minutes!

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Prepping overnight oats the night before is a fantastic way to ensure that your morning runs smoothly. These delicious oatmeal recipes are prepped in just 5 minutes. In fact, you can even make homemade oatmeal packets with these recipes, so all you have to do is grab a packet and get it in the fridge.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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