Salmon is a mild flavored fish that can be flavored countless different ways. What you serve with salmon will determine how you’ll plan for the sauces for on top of the salmon. You can serve a variety of sides, salads and vegetables with salmon due to it’s versatility.
Sides to serve with salmon
Salmon is normally served with rice or potatoes. If you’re looking to make more of a fancy dinner, go for the risotto or orzo on side your salmon.
- lemon garlic rosemary rice
- cilantro lime rice
- lemon roasted potatoes
- lemon risotto
- rice noodles
- parmesan spinach orzo
- garlic bread
Salads to serve with salmon
Salads are a usual choice for serving with salmon, most commonly served is a green salad or Caesar salad. For a more prestigious side of salad next to your salmon, select the watermelon or the apple walnut salad.
- tomato, cucumber, avocado salad
- Caesar salad
- green salad
- watermelon arugula salad
- apple, walnut, cranberry salad
You could serve your salad as the first course prior to serving your salmon. It’s more of a dinner party style to serve your salad first, then your salmon and accompaniments following the first course.
Vegetable to serve with salmon
Vegetables to serve next to your salmon are one of the most important choices in your dinner. The sides, salmon, and vegetables need to compliment each other.
- garlic and parmesan roasted asparagus
- roasted brussel sprouts
- garlic bok choy
- roasted carrots
- snap peas
- corn on the cobb
- roasted butternut squash
- stuffed zucchini
- parmesan roasted zucchini
You should be serving at least 1 vegetable with your salmon dinner.
You can serve both a vegetable and a salad with your salmon dinner.
But at minimum, either a vegetable or salad to balance out the meal.
A classic choice for salmon is serving corn on the cobb as a side. Most people enjoy eating corn on the cobb. Typically we have it on summer nights out on the deck.
Pasta side dishes for salmon
Pasta is a rich side that goes well when served as a side with salmon. Spaghetti noodles coated in garlic, lemon, butter and parmesan are the perfect match for salmon.
You don’t need any vegetables served in your pasta since you’ll serve them as another side to your salmon.
A simple pasta recipe will be a complimentary side for your salmon.
What sauce goes with salmon
Creamy sauce for salmon
Creamy sauces are rich and decadent. Cream sauces are the perfect addition to mild flavored salmon. A hint of mustard, garlic, or herbs are ideal in a cream sauce for salmon. These strong flavors will overpower your salmon, giving it a burst of flavor.
Simple sauce for salmon
Tartar sauce is a simple sauce you can serve with your salmon. The dill pickles combined with mustard and lemon create a balance of tartness as a sauce for your salmon. Adding a couple of herbs and dill pickles to mayonnaise is a simple sauce you can make in under 5 minutes to serve with your salmon.
White cream sauce for salmon
White wine cream sauces add a whole other level of flavor to a cream sauce. White wine is full of fruity flavors that will begin to seep into the cream sauce. It’s a tantalizing flavor that you need to try to understand the power of its flavor.
Sauce for grilled salmon
Grilled salmon can be cooked on the BBQ in a couple of minutes. You can marinate your salon in lemon, olive oil, or a maple syrup base.
Try topping your grilled salmon with a sauce to make the flavors melt together. Keep in mind your sides when selecting your sauces for grilled salmon. You want all of the flavors to compliment each other.
- grilled salmon with avocado chimichurri
- grilled salmon with pesto sauce
- grilled salmon with watermelon salsa
Sauce for baked salmon
Baked salmon can also be marinated first, or covered in lemon prior to cooking in the oven.
Adding sauces like dill sauce or cilantro sauce can be mesmerizing with salmon. The oily mild flavor of the salmon goes well with strong flavors like dill or lime sauces.
- baked salmon with dill sauce
- ginger sesame baked salmon
- cilantro lime and honey sauce over baked salmon
Sauce to go with salmon and potatoes
Terragon and white wine cream sauce is the perfect complimenting sauce for both salmon and potatoes.
Drizzle a small amount of white wine and herb cream sauce on your salmon and potatoes to soak them with a ton of creamy flavor.
The creamy based sauce is full of herbs and parmesan cheese giving a burst of flavor for your potatoes and salmon.