Salmon

45 Speedy Side Hustles to go with Your Salmon Dinner

September  6, 2017

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


Noodle Around


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!

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1 Comment

marin April 29, 2018
I have 12 and 13 year old girls who I'm trying to introduce to salmon. Any side dish ideas that dont sound straight out of Chopped? Tired of pretending EVERYONE eats at five-star restaurants...