10 Low Calorie Side Dishes for Salmon

Healthy Salmon Sides

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.

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 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:

  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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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!

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!

9. Oven Roasted Cauliflower

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!

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!)

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!

Low Calorie Side Dishes for Salmon:

Healthy Salmon Sides

10 Low Calorie 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 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 1 meal
Calories 100 kcal


  • 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.


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