Ever wondered what to serve with salmon patties? We’ve gathered a list of 30 delectable side dishes to elevate this family-pleasing entrée!
You gathered your friends and family for a special get-together.
You go through your day with the motions typical of one who has everything in the bag, of one who has everything in complete control, and of one who in complete confidence, believes everything will turn out right.
But while preparing the food in the kitchen, your reverie shatters when you realize that you’ve forgotten to make the sides for your salmon patties, and you’ve only got a few minutes left to spare.
Now, what do you do?
In this article, we’ll be exploring 30 side dishes that aren’t only tasty, but quick and easy to make to save the day!
Concocting a great meal means having some really good side dishes to match your recipes.
Whether it’s your show-stopping main dish or crispy salmon patties, these food items deserve a sidekick to elevate their flavors and textures.
Remember: side dishes are a deal breaker or a meal maker.
It’s very important to get the right sides!
In case you’re having trouble choosing foods that go with salmon, worry not!
I’m sharing my collection of easy salmon patty sides today, all of which won’t be requiring hours of close attention.
What’s good to eat with salmon?
Sweet potato fries!
The flavor and texture of this baked sweet potato fries recipe harmonize well with your salmon patties.
Plus, it’s SUPER easy to whip up: Slice your potatoes, toss the potatoes with olive oil, salt, and paprika, then bake for 15 minutes!
You can be creative with your seasonings.
Sweeten the potatoes up by adding cinnamon or allspice, or include garlic to the mixture for extra flavor.
2. Sauteed Okra
This sauteed okra tastes fantastic with salmon patties.
The recipe calls for salt, olive oil, and okra, but you can also tweak its flavor with different herbs and spices such as bell peppers, chili peppers, mustard, ginger, and onions.
Try the combination of cumin and lemon juice to incorporate earthy and zesty flavors.
Aside from salmon patties, this dish is an ideal side for chicken fried steak, pork chops, and braised chicken thighs.
Preparing roasted carrots is pretty straightforward.
It’s a perfect side to prep if you’re in a hurry. Slice the carrots, combine them with olive oil, vinegar, thyme, and garlic, then toss them in the oven!
The good news is this recipe also has endless possibilities.
So adding more flavors to your carrots is possible.
Just feel free to include spices and herbs to your liking.
Who says a creamy red potato salad is bound for a picnic and barbecue?
It goes well with salmon patties too!
The recipe has a nice texture coming from the red potato skin.
Mixing the potatoes with fresh herbs and Greek yogurt creates an exciting flavor your family will love.
Ensure to make the salad the day before and allow it to chill in the fridge.
This allows the flavor to meld.
5. Rice Pilaf
If you’re still confused about what sides go with salmon patties, then this rice pilaf should clear your mind!
Rice pilaf has an incredible flavor and texture that harmonizes quite well with the taste of the patties.
Add shredded chicken, vegetables, or herbs and spices of your choice to improve its taste.
Quick tip: For extra flavor, use chicken broth with butter instead of plain water.
Another side that takes little effort to prepare is the sauteed green beans.
Aside from its essential ingredients, the recipe also features limitless possibilities when it comes to recipe variations.
Don’t limit yourself with salt and pepper, incorporate other flavors to your green beans by adding minced garlic, lemon, mushrooms, or sprinkle freshly grated parmesan cheese or goat cheese after the last minute of the preparation.
7. Asian Slaw
Give your meal light and refreshing flair by serving this Asian slaw dish.
The recipe tastes great with meatballs, grilled chicken, and of course, your prized salmon patties!
The slaw tastes better when chilled in the fridge, but this process causes it to be soggy.
If you want it to remain crispy:
- Don’t pre-mix the ingredients.
- Keep the dressing and the salad mix separate.
- Just mix all up at the last minute.
This blackened broccoli recipe is the most sought-after side for people who want to step up their salmon pattie game.
It has a nice smokey flavor, thanks to the combination of fresh broccoli, garlic, olive oil, butter, sesame oil, and pepper.
It’s so filling and satisfying!
To add a hint of spiciness, include crushed red pepper flakes to the mix.
Using lemon juice on blackened broccoli gives a wonderful flavor to the dish too.
The flavor of salmon patties tastes better when combined with a sweet side.
And one of those sweet side dishes is no other than the sauteed sweet potatoes.
These crispy potatoes are both tasty and easy to put together.
You only need the magic of olive and salt to create these treats.
But it’s also fun to get experimental with herbs and spices.
10. Sauteed Spinach
Sauteed spinach is one of my favorite side dishes that I can quickly whip up when short on time.
It’s full of simplicity and yumminess!
This recipe features three ingredients: spinach, olive oil, and salt.
You can make it extraordinary by flavoring the green with garlic, onion, soy sauce, and butter.
11. Lemon Rice
If you’re looking for a simple side dish that tastes deliciously with salmon patties, then this lemon rice might very well be the one you’re gunning for!
It only uses pantry staples, yet its flavor profile is topnotch!
The taste of the recipe depends on the quality of the rice you’re using.
I love making this dish with basmati rice as it offers a nutty flavor and a beautiful aroma.
If you don’t have such an ingredient, then use whatever rice you have on hand!
Were you looking for a quick and easy vegetable-based recipe to go with your salmon patties?
Give this roasted asparagus a shot!
Asparagus, salt, pepper, and olive oil are the necessary ingredients to whip up this dish.
If you find salt and pepper boring, try using other spices for seasoning.
You can go with red pepper flakes, smoked salt, and cayenne.
Or sprinkle grated parmesan and drizzle balsamic vinegar for a cheesy flavor.
This Tex-Mex quinoa salad is loaded with deliciousness that might take the spotlight on your salmon patties.
This salad recipe might look intimidating at first because it features quite a few ingredients.
Alas, it’s super easy to make!
The trick is to get the quinoa cooking, prep all of the other ingredients, and it’s good to go!
You might be worried that this cilantro lime rice recipe overpowers the flavor of your salmon patties, but don’t be.
They taste wonderful together!
To add a little more flavor to your rice, saute your uncooked rice with onion and garlic before cooking properly.
Browning the rice this way adds a richer and deeper flavor to your final product.
15. Arugula Salad
The best part is that this salad only contains six ingredients.
Adding honey to the mix is optional, but it can bring a whole new level of flavor to the salad.
Moreover, this arugula salad is so simple to create.
Put together the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper.
Combine the fresh arugula with the dressing, then mix, mix, mix!
Sweet glazed carrots are one of those recipes you want to keep handy for times when you’re really busy or for those emergencies where you need something on the table fast!
This deliciously sweet little side dish literally takes less than 10 minutes total to make!
Here we have our very own recipe for fluffy mashed potatoes!
Simple and delicious, it’s a staple that just never gets old!
I mean, who could say no to a bowlful of creamy, fluffy mash served alongside some gravy and a plate of salmon patties?
Give it a try yourself and taste the difference!
Fresh spinach salad with apples and feta cheese is just the thing for lunch or a light dinner!
Crunchy, sweet, and easy to make, it’s packed with flavor when tossed with honey mustard dressing.
Its fresh taste blends nicely with salmon and will pair perfectly with your patties.
It’s perfectly normal to instantly reject this suggestion if the last memory you have of brussels sprouts are the soggy, sorry little lumps of mulch on your cafeteria tray back when you were younger.
This entry is light-years away from that!
They are crispy, caramelized, and subtly sweet.
Once you’ve given them a try, don’t be surprised if you find yourself having them together with everything afterward!
20. Dinner Rolls
These delicious little homemade dinner rolls will almost outshine any entry you serve them together with!
They are flaky, soft and buttery, and oh-so-good!
I’d like to remind the baking newbies though to follow the recipe carefully for the best results!
Green beans, also called string beans, are one of the most versatile vegetables around!
They can be used for any kind of dish!
They take very little time to cook and, depending on the process, are prepped even faster!
In this recipe, a little butter, minced garlic, and lemon pepper seasoning are all it takes to bring out the best in this all-around veggie.
Check Out Our Easy Air Fryer Green Beans
And here we have another one of those sides that literally go with anything and will work with any sauce!
It’s also one of those quick and easy dishes you can get ready in a hurry.
Being a quick dish doesn’t take away from the fact that it’s super delicious!
Butter and olive oil combine to caramelize the cauliflower florets as they quickly cook to crispy perfection!
23. Grilled Bok Choy
As a fan of green leafy veggies, bok choy has to be my favorite, especially when cooked this way!
Grilling makes it crunchy, with a subtle hint of lemon and chili that is just plain irresistible!
It cooks in just 10 minutes and is perfect as a side dish to anything, a salad, or a meal on its own.
Are you looking for something light to make with corn and potatoes?
Are you a fan of seafood?
Then this dish is for you!
The almost sweet, seafood flavor of the shrimp complements the corn and potatoes well, and the hearty broth makes for a filling meal that goes splendidly with salmon.
If you’re a fan of mashed potatoes, then you have got to give this recipe a try!
Presenting Cookingchew’s very own recipe for garlic and cauliflower mash!
It showcases the well-known texture of mash blended with garlic resulting in a dish that is both familiar and new at the same time.
But don’t take my word for it, go and try it and let me know what you think!
26. Tartar Sauce
Once you learn how to make your own tartar sauce, you will never go back to the store-bought ones ever again!
Typically paired with seafood, tartar sauce is rich, creamy, and tangy.
But once you’ve learned to make tweaks to it on your own, you can modify it to go together with just about anything!
Stuffed mushrooms have always been a staple side dish or appetizer at many a get-together.
Traditionally, they’ve always been stuffed with cheeses, creamy sauces, meats, or a combination of all three.
Mushrooms are one of those earthy, neutral ingredients that seem to subtly take in the flavor of whatever it’s prepared with.
So yes, it works, and deliciously so.
28. Zucchini Noodles
Yes, they are a thing.
Zucchini noodles are simply zucchini that have been spiralized or cut into long thin strips that tend to form spirals as they get longer.
You can then substitute them to use in place of actual noodles!
Here we have another quick and easy dish that takes just 20 minutes to make!
Oh, and have we mentioned it only uses 6 ingredients?
Blanched broccoli meets a dressing made of roasted garlic and sesame oil.
Simple, elegant, and delicious.
It also makes for a side that pairs with anything!
Couscous is actually a type of pasta that hails from Israel.
It comes in a form that is a bit unusual for pasta: pellets.
They come in the shape of tiny round balls that are traditionally rolled by hand.
Mixed with roasted broccoli and chickpeas, the couscous forms a dish that is sure to satisfy your most demanding guest!
The bottom line
Other people are easily discouraged from cooking easy side dishes because they tend to think these recipes are bland.
Coming up with a hearty and satisfying meal doesn’t need to serve fancy sides at the table.
All you need are side items that complement your main recipes and don’t overpower their flavor.
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- Sauteed Okra
- Roasted Carrots
- Creamy Red Potato Salad
- Rice Pilaf
- Sauteed Green Beans
- Asian Slaw
- Blackened Broccoli
- Sauteed Sweet Potatoes
- Sauteed Spinach
- Lemon Rice
- Roasted Asparagus
- Tex-Mex Quinoa Salad
- Cilantro Lime Rice
- Arugula Salad
- Sweet Glazed Carrots
- Fluffy Mashed Potatoes
- Apple Feta Spinach Salad
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Dinner Rolls
- Buttery Garlic Green Beans
- Roasted Cauliflower
- Grilled Bok Choy
- Shrimp Potato Corn Chowder
- Garlic Cauliflower Mash
- Tartar Sauce
- Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
- Zucchini Noodles
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- Israeli Couscous Salad
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