These 10 Low Calorie Side Dishes for Salmon are the best side dishes for salmon! If you’re baking, grilling, or sautéing salmon, you’ll find easy salmon sides below to complete the meal.
We pulled together our top 10 side dishes for salmon, and added a second option to each. So in actuality, you’re getting 20 sides for salmon dinner below.
These easy sids for salmon are all healthy, low calorie, and made with all natural ingredients!
Each of the sides for salmon dinner include a printable recipe card! Just click on the photo or recipe intro and you’ll find the recipe, and printable card you’re looking for.
These 10 healthy salmon sides are all low calorie, and all come with a printable recipe card!
10 Low Calorie Side Dishes for Salmon
Below you’ll find out what goes good with salmon. And find baked, air fried, and even grilled salmon side dishes!
Here is the list of recipes we will cover below. You can click on these links to be brought directly to the salmon sides.
Here are the 10 Side Dishes for Salmon You’ll Find Below:
- Broccolini with Garlic and Lemon
- Ranch Potato Wedges
- Air Fry Zucchini Crisps
- Cauliflower Fried Rice
- Grilled Asparagus
- Low Calorie Rice Pilaf
- Rosemary Hasselback Baked Potatoes
- Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Oven Roasted Cauliflower Recipe
- Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Before we move on to reviewing each salmon side dish recipe, we wanted to share our favorite salmon recipes.
Try one of these salmon recipes with the side dishes below, or make the sids for salmon with your favorite recipe
Try Our Healthy Salmon Recipes:
- Teriyaki Salmon Skewers
- 5 Grilled Salmon In Foil Recipes
- Healthy Salmon Patties
- Low Calorie Recipe for Baked Salmon
This healthy vegan side dish is just 89 calories and can be made in just 30 minutes (start to finish!)
One of the best side dishes for salmon, broccolini cooked with garlic and lemon goes great with salmon and is a healthy side dish too.
Making sides with salmon can be easy and simple, like this quick oven roasted side dish recipe.
Special Tip: If you can’t find (or don’t like) broccolini, check out this Healthy Baked Broccoli Recipe instead.
To balance healthy sides that go with salmon, we will do our best to recommend vegetable sides for salmon dinners with healthy starch side dishes… Like this yummy roasted potato recipe.
These low calorie, 3 ingredient roasted potatoes are one of our favorite salmon dinner sides. They go great with a vegetable (like the broccolini recipe above) and roasted salmon, or salmon patties.
When looking for what to serve with salmon, we recommend picking a healthy carb (like these roasted potatoes) and a crunchy vegetable to play off the softness of salmon.
Special Tip: If you’re cooking your salmon on the grill, check out these Low Calorie Foil Packet Potatoes instead.
No list of the best salmon sides would be complete without an air fryer recipe!
This low calorie, easy to make salmon vegetable side dish is just 42 calories, and can be made in less than 30 minutes (including prep time!)
If you’re planning on air frying your salmon, this air fry side dish for salmon is perfect for you!
Special Tip: If you have a strong aversion to cheese and salmon on the same plate, try this Roasted Zucchini Recipe instead.
If you’re making a salmon recipe that calls for miso paste, soy sauce (or Tamari) or any items that you find down the Asian food isle. This healthy fried rice will make a great salmon side dish!
With just 96 calories, you can enjoy healthy sides for salmon guilt free.
Best of all, this is a 15 minute side dish recipe! Making it one of the quickest sides for salmon dinner.
Special Tip: If you’re not a fan of cauliflower rice, try out this Homemade Fried Rice Recipe (with real rice) instead.
If you’re looking for great sides for grilled salmon, this grilled asparagus recipe is fantastic!
It’s just 27 calories, and can be made along side your salmon… and takes less than 30 minutes to make (including prep time!)
This salmon side dish recipe comes with 3 seasonings to choose from, supplying you with 3 sides for salmon recipes to choose from.
Special Tip: If you’re baking your salmon, try out this Healthy Oven Roasted Asparagus instead!
One of the more traditional best sides for salmon, is rice pilaf. Make your favorite recipe, or try out this low calorie version.
This salmon side dish recipe is just 142 calories, and has almond 5g of protein.
Rice goes good with salmon, and when made lighter (like in this recipe) it can be a very healthy salmon side dish too!
Special Tip: If you’re looking for a “zestier” rice side dish, try out this Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe!
Do you know what other starch goes good with salmon? Potatoes!
This oven baked potato recipe is easy and impressive, and we love how the crispness of the slices compliment the flakeyness of salmon.
This 156 calorie salmon side dish recipe is yummy and impressive!
Special Tip: If mashed is more your thing, check out these Low Calorie Masked Potatoes as a salmon side dish!
These healthy salmon sides are perfect for oven roasted salmon side dishes!
At just 65 calories, these roasted Brussels sprouts only require 5 ingredients, and can be made in just 35 minutes (from start to finish!)
These perfectly roasted Brussels sprouts make great salmon recipe sides! We like to serve them with a healthy carb like the mashed sweet potatoes below.
Special Tip: Looking to appease a picky eater? Everyone LOVES these Low Calorie Bacon Brussels Sprouts… and they make great salmon sides!
No list of Low Calorie Side Dishes for Salmon would be complete without a cauliflower recipe!
This low calorie salmon side recipe is easy and filling. And at just 30 calories, you can have seconds and thirds!
With 5 sauces, there is sure to be a great veggie side dish for your salmon dinner in this recipe car.
Special Tip: Is mashed more your thing? Check out this Healthy Cauliflower Mashed “Potatoes” Recipe (with no potatoes!)
Mashed potatoes are great… but have you ever had salmon with mashed sweet potatoes? It’s heavenly!
This low calorie salmon side dish is easy to make, and is great served under the salmon. Just like a restaurant would serve it.
This salmon side dish is just 142 calories, and can be made in just 35 minutes (including peeling the potatoes!)
Special Tip: Are fries more your thing? Try these Healthy Sweet Potato Fries with your salmon dinner!
Low Calorie Side Dishes for Salmon:
10 Low Calorie Side Dishes for Salmon
- Pick 1-2 healthy salmon sides (we like to pick one veggie and one healthy carb).
- Click on the links to retrieve the recipes… You can even print the recipe cards for each side dish!
- Serve them alongside your favorite salmon dishes.