Fatty, flavorful, and forgiving, salmon is a fish that can do it all—simultaneously tasting rich and indulgent, as well as nutritious and healthy. Whether it’s grilled, roasted, poached, smoked, or pan-fried, salmon is a delicious crowd-pleaser. But a solo filet of salmon is kind of sad. It needs grains or greens or silky noodles for some side dish support.
There’s really not much that salmon won’t go with. But the best side dishes not only support the main, but also won’t distract you with fussy, lengthy recipes. So go ahead and focus on your teriyaki marinade or herb-y rub. We have 45 easy-breezy sides that will be ready for your salmon in half an hour (or less).
Eat Your Greens
Going with the Grain
Hot (and cold) Potato!
A Legume to stand on
Tell us your best salmon sides—or favorite way to eat the fish—in the comments below!