If you’re wondering What to Serve With Salmon, these delicious side dishes will truly impress you! When deciding what to pair with seafood you probably take certain things into account. For example is the recipe healthy, easy, or made with in-season ingredients? No need to worry because this list has ideas to match these qualities and more! 

If you’re looking for something low carb to pair with salmon for a keto friendly meal try the Grilled Cauliflower Steaks, Cloud Bread, or Thai Coconut Soup! Maybe you are just looking for flavor and comfort! If that’s the case you must try the Smoked Gouda Fritters, 5 Minute Cannellini, or the Tennessee Onions. There are many more recipe ideas to serve with salmon that you will certainly find enticing! 

1 Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks pair perfectly with Salmon! They make a tasty side featuring thick cuts of cauliflower that are seasoned and grilled to perfection. They’re tender, smoky, and bursting with flavor. Pair them with your favorite spices and toppings to fit your style. This vegan (or vegetarian) alternative to meat is sure to make you into a cauliflower fan in an instant. 

2 Cloud Bread

Try the TikTok sensation – Cloud Bread! What’s the buzz about, you ask? Just wait till you try this simple recipe – it’s fluffy, airy, and oh so satisfying! All you need are eggs, cream cheese, and baking powder. It’s the keto friendly dream snack that will have you jumping for joy. You can make it sweet or savory and customize the spices any way you like to eat with your salmon dish. 

3 Thai Coconut Soup with Mushrooms

Wondering what to serve with Salmon? Thai Coconut Soup with Mushrooms pair perfectly with seafood. This healthy and flavorful soup is light but satisfying! With a light broth made of red curry paste, creamy coconut milk, and mushroom slices you’ll be slurping it all up. It has a deep, woodsy flavor that is brightened up with freshly sliced cilantro and lime juice. It’s ready in under 30 minutes and totally vegan and gluten-free! 

4 Carrot Coconut Soup

Carrot Coconut Soup is easy, cozy, and vegetarian! This soup can brighten any day of the week with ingredients you likely have already in your kitchen. It’s nutritious, scrumptious, and warming! The creamy carrot base of the soup is packed with vegetables and a thick coconut milk. Next to your salmon you’ll be in dinner heaven. 

5 Tennessee Onions

Pair Tennessee Onions with salmon! The contrast of the fish and the onions complement each other so well. If the taste of Southern goodness sounds enticing this is the side dish for you. Featuring sweet Vidalia onions, mixed cheeses, and savory butter and herbs, it’s a must try dish. You’ll love it because it’s easy yet elegant, with a complex mixture of cheeses. The unique texture and flavor will have you coming back for more over and over! 

6 Parmesan Artichoke Hearts

If you’re a fan of Parmesan and artichokes like I am then you have to try this recipe! Parmesan Artichoke Hearts are absolutely mouthwatering and satisfying. I love the idea of making vegetables more interesting and creative. The more veggies in my regular rotation the better! This Crispy Parmesan Artichoke Hearts recipe covers all the bases! It requires minimal ingredients, preparation, and cook time! You will be shocked to see how crispy they come out of the oven! 

7 Spicy Korean Carrots

 Looking for ideas for what to serve with Salmon? Spicy Korean Carrots will reinvigorate your love for carrots! With a mix of coriander, hot oil, and garlic what’s not to love? All you have to do is peel the carrots with a julienne slicer and mix them in a bowl with the seasoning. For best results let them marinate overnight. Then just brown some onions and sauté in the oil! 

8 Twice Baked Creamy Butternut Squash

You’ve had twice-baked potatoes now try twice-baked butternut squash! The slightly sweet and nutty flavor totally compliments salmon. Just grab a medium-sized butternut squash, cut it in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Oil and season it then bake to perfection. The sauce is made of Greek yogurt and Parmesan cheese – delicious! 

9 How To Roast Eggplant

Pair Roasted Eggplant with salmon! If you’re not used to eating eggplant you’ve probably heard that it’s a bitter, boring, or fussy vegetable! Well I’m here to refute that rumor because this recipe for roasted eggplant is absolutely delicious. The vegetable is cooked to a crispy tender perfection that tastes delicious. With one bite eggplant will quickly become your new favorite side dish for salmon. 

10 Carrot Raisin Salad

Whip up this easy appetizer that’s creamy, crunchy, and slightly sweet. Imagine sliced carrots mixed with honey and tart raisins. You only need 6 ingredients total for the scrumptious salad dressing too. It’s ready in 5 minutes flat and packed with vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants. 

11 Caprese Roasted Asparagus

 Improve your bland Roasted Asparagus by making this classic Caprese salad twist. It’s ready in a flash and sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Oven-roasted asparagus is so simple to make with just a splash of olive, salt, and pepper. Top them off with melty mozzarella, fresh tomato slices, basil, and balsamic! It’s fabulous. 

12 Crunchy Apple Salad

Serve Crunchy Apple Salad with salmon for a truly delicious pair. Does julienned carrots, parsnips, and Honeycrisp apples in a honey-feta dressing sound appetizing to you? If so you will love this recipe! For best results use honeycrisp apples for the juicy crunch and sweet tart flavor. When you toss the salad do it gently so all the ingredients are lightly coated. Process the carrots and parsnips in a food processor before marinating the salad. 

13 Baked Portobello Mushrooms

Bitter, butter, and earthy Portobello Mushrooms baked to perfection with cheese, herbs, and spices. It’s the best appetizer to pair with your salmon dinner. They’re ready in less than 30 minutes resulting in 4 hearty portions for the family. For best results use a blend of spices like Italian seasoning, garlic, onion powder, salt & pepper. If you’re not already a mushroom fan, be prepared to become one today! 

14 Portobello Mushroom Fries

Looking for ideas on what to serve with salmon? Portobello mushroom fries that are cooked perfectly in the air fryer will instantly become your new favorite appetizer. They’re healthy and low carb just like your salmon dish. You likely have all the equipment needed already like an Air Fryer, mixing bowls, and a cutting board. Grab a small knife and damp paper towel or a damp cloth. They’re ready in the blink of an eye! 

15 Cheesy Sweet Potato Bites

I adore sweet potatoes so much! These Baked Crispy Cheesy Sweet Potato Bites are heavenly. They’re coated with cheese, butter, garlic, fresh herbs, and parmesan. Here’s how you make them, just take mashed sweet potatoes and roll them in spicy Panko bread crumbs then bake to perfection. Last but not least, drizzle them with garlic thyme butter and too with freshly grated parmesan – delicious. 

16 5 Minute Cannellini

Wondering what to pair with salmon that’s quick and easy? 5 minute cannellini (or white beans) is East, fast, and full of flavor. Start by rinsing the beans and patting them dry. Then just pan with some olive oil or coconut oil. Then chop 1/2 onion and mince one garlic clove then add it to the pan with the beans. Let but not least add dry mint, basil, coriander, and cumin before mixing in yogurt with chopped cucumber and garlic. 

17 Indian Cabbage Recipe

This Indian cabbage recipe is so simple l and makes a vibrant and healthy vegetable side to serve with salmon. The shredded cabbage is oven-roasted and combined with simple yet refreshing flavors. For best results choose firm, vibrant green or purple cabbage that’s fresh with compact leaves. Carrots add a touch of color and sweetness with the freshly grated ginger. It’s all amped up by the green chiles, cumin seeds, and turmeric. 

18 Sausage Stuffed Butternut Squash

What to serve with salmon that is also protein-friendly? Sausage Stuffed Butternut Squash is the delightful cozy appetizer to lie with seafood that you haven’t thought of before! Featuring flavors like pecans, cranberries, Italian Sausage and spinach you won’t be disappointed! It’s packed with fiber and protein plus it’s gluten-free. You’ll be happy you tried this veggie-packed recipe this year. 

19 Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes

Wait until you serve Vegan Caramelized Onion Mashed Potatoes with salmon! They are no regular potato side! They’re so creamy and delicious made with only 8 ingredients. For best results, the author recommends always peeling off all the potato skins. The skin doesn’t help create the proper texture. Secondly, make sure to use starchy potatoes which means 75% Russet potatoes and about 25% Yukon potatoes.

20 Smashed Brussels Sprouts

What to pair with salmon that’s green and nutritious? If you’re interested in a healthy green vegetable appetizer that is low in carbohydrates to pair with salmon look no further than smashed Brussels sprouts. Once you make them using this method you’ll never want to make them any other way. Just steam them for 5 minutes, smash them up, coat and season, then roast to a crispy perfection! With flavors like olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and Parmesan cheese – what’s not to love? 

21 Roasted Red Cabbage

Roasted Red Cabbage will immediately become your new favorite way to make cabbage. It’s so simple and you only need 5 simple pantry staple ingredients. Other than red cabbage you need goat cheese, toasted walnuts, and balsamic vinegar! The best part is that cabbage has a day’s worth of Vitamin K, 11% Vitamin C, and 11% Calcium. Just prep the vegetables, wrap them in foil, and bake it to perfection then serve.


22 Zucchini with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Serve this recipe for Zucchini with Sun-Dried Tomatoes with salmon! Zucchini with Sun Dried Tomatoes, Bacon, and Crispy Onions will delight everyone! This side dish is like a lightened-up version of a casserole which is perfect for salmon. Just crisp the bacon bits in a pan and set it aside. Then add the zucchini slices to the bacon drippings in the pan. Cook the zucchini down for approximately 5-8 minutes, or until it starts to soften. Mix in the sun-dried tomatoes and cook for another 5 minutes.


23 Smoked Gouda Fritters 

Indulge in Smoked Gouda Fritters with a drizzle of Balsamic Honey Mustard Sauce. It has a perfect blend of flavors that everyone will adore. If you’re looking for a super comforting side to pair with salmon these are sure to hit the spot. Just mix the cheeses in a large mixing bowl then scoop out 1 tbsp of the mixture at a time. Use your hand to gently roll it into a ball. Place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet then freeze for half an hour. Coat them in flour, eggs, and breadcrumbs before deep frying. They’re absolutely delightful when you want some comfort food. 

24 Roasted Garlic & Kale Spaghetti Squash 

What to pair with salmon? This side dish for Roasted Garlic and kale Spaghetti Squash really hits the spot! I love a good combination of tasty vegetables in my side dish! That’s why this Spaghetti Squash with roasted garlic, kale, sun-dried tomatoes, and walnuts is my go-to appetizer. It’s keto, gluten-free, and vegetarian! Roast the garlic by slicing off the top of the bulb, drizzle with olive oil, and wrap in foil. Then roast it in the oven with the squash. Afterwards, just peel them and chop them up before adding them into the spaghetti squash dish. This method of cooking the garlic is truly worth it! 

25 Antipasto Farro 

Get ready for an Italian flavor explosion with our Antipasto Farro Salad! Nutty farro, peppery arugula, and classic antipasto ingredients come together in a sweet & tangy sun-dried tomato vinaigrette. Perfect for everyday gatherings, it’s a light lunch or appetizer sensation! If you’re looking for something extra special to pair with salmon this side will really impress you. 

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What to Serve With Salmon

Servings: 2
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
grilled cauliflower steaks
This simple yet elegant dish offers a delicious and satisfying alternative to traditional meat-based grilling.


  • 1 medium cauliflower head
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp hot paprika
  • 1 tsp tzatziki spice mix (or garlic powder with dried dill)
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, optional


  • Remove the outer leaves from the cauliflower head. Cut off the bottom stem.
  • Use a sharp knife to trim away the sides, then cut the remaining head into 2 very thick “steaks.” Reserve the sides for another use.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together the olive oil, paprika, spice mix, salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Brush the cauliflower steaks with the olive oil mixture. Use your hands or a brush to spread the oil evenly.
  • Heat a grill to medium or approximately 400 degrees F.
  • Place the cauliflower steaks on the hot grill and let them cook for approximately 5 minutes, until the bottom is beginning to char.
  • Flip the cauliflower and cook for a further 5 minutes, until it is tender.
  • Sprinkle with nutritional yeast, garnish with fresh parsley, if using, and serve hot. Bon appétit!


Serving: 247gCalories: 145kcalCarbohydrates: 15.9gProtein: 6.9gSaturated Fat: 1.2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.9gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 332mgPotassium: 925mgFiber: 5.6gSugar: 5.3gVitamin A: 832IUCalcium: 59mgIron: 1.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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