10 Healthy Salmon Sides

Healthy Salmon Sides

These Healthy Salmon Sides 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.

Healthy Salmon Sides

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 Healthy Salmon Sides

Below you’ll find out what goes good with salmon. And find baked, air fried, and even grilled salmon side dishes!

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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:

  1. Broccolini with Garlic and Lemon
  2. Ranch Potato Wedges
  3. Air Fry Zucchini Crisps
  4. Cauliflower Fried Rice
  5. Grilled Asparagus
  6. Low Calorie Rice Pilaf
  7. Rosemary Hasselback Baked Potatoes
  8. Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  9. Oven Roasted Cauliflower Recipe
  10. 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:

1. Broccolini with Garlic and Lemon

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.

Oven Roasted Broccolini with Garlic and Lemon

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.

Roasted Broccolini Vegan Side Dish
This quick vegetarian side dish is easy and delicious.
And at just 89 calories, this oven roasted broccolini is a super healthy vegan side dish you can feel good about serving weekly.
If you can't find broccolini (or baby broccoli) you can use regular broccoli florets instead.
Check out this recipe
Oven Roasted Broccolini with Garlic and Lemon
Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe {How to Bake Broccoli}
This low calorie recipe for oven roasted broccoli is easy and fast!
Learn how to bake broccoli to perfection with this easy to follow recipe. And learn how to make this recipe for garlic roasted broccoli low calories with the help of my secret ingredient… olive oil spray!
Check out this recipe
Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe

2. Ranch Potato Wedges

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.

Ranch Seasoned Potato Wedges

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.

Seasoned Ranch Potatoes {JUST 3 INGREDIENTS!}
These ranch seasoned potatoes wedges are just 52 calories per cup (1 large or 2 small potatoes per serving) and so easy to make!
Though we do call for homemade ranch seasoning (trust me on this, you probably already have all the ingredients!) you can use store-bought as well. In fact, higher in the article you'll find a store-bought salt free ranch that is all natural and super yummy.
These seasoned ranch potatoes are a fantastic side dish, and only require 3 ingredients!
Check out this recipe
Ranch Seasoned Potato Wedges
Whole Grilled New Potatoes in Foil Packets
These grilled potatoes in foil packets are just 101 calories, and so easy to make.
Add these potatoes on grill for easy, effortless side dishes, or to keep the house cool when you need to roast potatoes for potato salad and other dishes.
If you don't have small potatoes (New potatoes) you can use any potato in it's place. If they are larger, simply slice into large chunks (about ping pong ball sized) and continue with the foil pack grilled potatoes recipe.
Check out this recipe
Grilled Potatoes in Foil Packets

3. Air Fry Zucchini Crisps

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!)

Air Fried Zucchini Parmesan Recipe

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.

Parmesan Zucchini Bites {AIR FRYER RECIPE}
This air fried zucchini parmesan recipe is just 42 calories per 3/4 cup!
These air fried breaded zucchini bites are crunchy and yummy, and best of all healthy!
Along with the parmesan zucchini bites, you'll find 3 low calorie dips for this Air Fryer Recipe as well.
Check out this recipe
Air Fried Zucchini Parmesan Recipe
Low Calorie Roasted Zucchini Squash (3 INGREDIENTS)
This ranch flavored oven baked zucchini recipe is just 19 calories per 1/2 cup!
The roasted zucchini squash recipe only has 3 ingredients, and can be made in less than 15 minutes (including prep time!)
Try this recipe for roasted zucchini hot out of the oven, or cool the baked zucchini and add to salads.
Check out this recipe
Ranch Flavored Oven Baked Zucchini

4. Cauliflower Fried Rice

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.

The Best Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

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.

15 Minute Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipes
You can make this cauliflower fried rice 5 ways… Traditional fried rice, with chicken, shrimp, pork, or vegan with tofu.
Directions for all 5 cauliflower rice recipes are included, and all can be made in just 15 minutes!
Save yourself some time, and get a bag of frozen pees and carrots, and get riced cauliflower.
Check out this recipe
The Best Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe
Easy Fried Rice Recipe | 10 Recipes for Fried Rice
This easy fried rice recipe can be made 10 ways, they are all healthy and all natural!
10 Recipes for Fried Rice include: Fried Rice with Chicken, Cauliflower Fried Rice, Fried Rice with Shrimp, Pork Fried Rice Recipe, Vegetarian Fried Rice, Thai Fried Rice, Vegan Fried Rice, and even Fried Rice in Pineapple.
Check out this recipe
Easy Fried Rice Recipe 10 Recipes for Fried Rice

5. Grilled Asparagus

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!)

Perfect Asparagus on the Grill BBQ Asparagus Recipe

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!

Low Calorie BBQ Asparagus Recipe
This low calorie BBQ asparagus recipe is just 27 calories for a huge serving!
Along with the perfect asparagus on the grill recipe, we've supplied you with 3 of the best seasoning for asparagus blends to choose from… or you can just just salt and pepper, which is also delicious.
Learn how to cook asparagus on grill recipes with this easy to follow recipe card.
Check out this recipe
Perfect Asparagus on the Grill BBQ Asparagus Recipe
Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe {How to Bake Asparagus}
This lemon garlic asparagus recipe comes out perfect every time!
You get to choose how much garlic you want to add, I always add lots, but depending on your personal taste you may want to use just 2 cloves of garlic.
Try this low calorie oven roasted asparagus and learn how to bake asparagus perfect every time!
Check out this recipe
Oven Roasted Asparagus Recipe {How to Bake Asparagus}

6. Low Calorie Rice Pilaf

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.

How to Make Rice Pilaf Recipes Low Calorie Rice Pilaf Recipe

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!

Easy Rice Pilaf Recipe {LOW CALORIE}
Making homemade rice pilaf is easy, and it makes a great side dish. We were able to cut calories without changing the flavor, consistency, or serving size of this easy rice pilaf recipe.
Instead of browning the orzo and cooking the onion and garlic in lots of butter, we use olive oil spray. Saving 100's of calories and lots of fat.
But we still add a bit of butter at the end so you get all the buttery flavor you love, but for 1/2 the calories. You can have 1/2 cup of this low calorie rice pilaf, for just 142 calories!
Check out this recipe
How to Make Rice Pilaf Recipes Low Calorie Rice Pilaf Recipe
“Copycat” Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe
This cilantro lime rice recipe is just 115 calories, is vegan and gluten-free, and is completely delicious!
Try this chipotle lime rice recipe yourself, it's a crowd pleaser and goes great with any dish.
You can make this chipotle cilantro lime rice recipe on the stove top, or in a rice cooker, directions for both are included.
Check out this recipe
Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe

7. Rosemary Hasselback Baked Potato

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.

Hasselback Baked Potato Recipe

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!

Hasselback Baked Potato Recipe with Rosemary and Parmesan
This hassleback baked potato recipe is made with rosemary, and Parmesan cheese.
We've been able to keep this sliced baked potato low in calories, with the help of olive oil spray. It helps to crisp up this recipe for hassleback potatoes, without adding excess calories or fat.
These easy hassleback potatoes are only 156 calories each, and they are packed full of flavor!
Check out this recipe
Hasselback Baked Potato Recipe
The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe
This is the best homemade mashed potatoes recipe for those looking to cut calories without cutting flavor.
We've removed all of the heavy cream, and only add butter as a garnish… I only add it for holiday gatherings, to make it a bit fancier.
Try this low calorie easy mashed potatoes recipes for your next holiday gathering, or weeknight dinner.
Check out this recipe
The Best Homemade Mashed Potatoes Recipe

8. Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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!

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts
This easy recipe for oven roasted Brussels sprouts is packed full of flavor, but only 65 calories!
Oven roasted Brussel sprouts are great for holiday gatherings, or just weeknight dinners. Try this low calorie side dish the next time Brussels sprouts are on sale.
Check out this recipe
Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Recipe {LOW CALORIE}
These Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon are only 124 calories and so easy to make!
You can find a similar recipe in the Holiday chapter of my best selling cookbook LOSE WEIGHT BY EATING. That recipe will celebrate the colors of Christmas with green Brussels sprouts and red bell pepper.
Check out this recipe
Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

9. Oven Roasted Cauliflower

No list of healthy salmon sides 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!

Oven Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

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!)

Oven Roasted Cauliflower Recipe
This low calorie oven roasted cauliflower recipe is simple and easy. And this recipe for roasted cauliflower is just 30 calories!
Along with the baked cauliflower recipe, you'll find 4 amazing sauces to top it with.
Learn how to roast cauliflower easily, for less calories than the average recipe. You can have 1/4 of the head of cauliflower for just 30 calories!
Check out this recipe
Oven Roasted Cauliflower Recipe
The Best Cauliflower Mash Recipe
This easy recipe for cauliflower mash is a great way to cut calories, and add more vegetables to your diet.
Hands-down, the best cauliflower mash recipe you'll try, this mashed garlic cauliflower is delicious, and creamy! You can make it vegan by swapping the butter for olive oil.
Check out this recipe
The Best Cauliflower Mash Recipe

10. Mashed Sweet 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.

Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

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!

Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Learn how to mash sweet potatoes with this vegan mashed sweet potatoes recipe.
This savory mashed sweet potaoes recipe is low in calories and full of nutrition. It makes a wonderful side dish for weeknight meals, or holiday dinners.
You can find more low calorie recipes like this one in my best selling cookbook Lose Weight By Eating Easy Dinners.
Check out this recipe
Vegan Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries (Low Calorie!)
These oven baked sweet potato fries are just 101 calories for 1 cup! Now you can enjoy your favorite fries, without hurting your diet.
These crispy sweet potato fries are the best oven fried sweet potatoes you've ever had. We use 2 secret ingredients to make them crisp up while cutting calories… Olive Oil Spray and Parchment Paper.
Check out this recipe
Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

Recipe Roundup Card for the Best Salmon Sides:

Healthy Salmon Sides

10 Healthy Side Dishes for Salmon

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These 10 healthy side dished for salmon are low calorie and easy to make!
Above, in the article you'll find an additional 10 recipes for salmon sides. For instance a baked asparagus recipe just incase the grilled one doesn't work for you.
So be sure to see those extra 10 recipes above!
5 from 24 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1 meal
Calories 100 kcal

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 100kcal
Keyword BBQ, Salmon, Side Dish
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