When it comes to making delicious and nutritious meals, salmon is a great choice. But for the ultimate healthy meal, you need the perfect side dish to pair with it! Whether you’re baking, grilling, or pan-frying, salmon always delivers on flavors.
In this article, I highlight 5 of the most delicious vegetables that go best with salmon. In a rush? Let’s jump straight into them!
Roasted bell peppers
Bell peppers are an excellent way to add flavor and texture to your salmon dish. All you have to do them into chunks, season them with salt and pepper and bake them in the oven or grill in your pan.
You can also use different kinds of bell peppers, such as orange or yellow ones, for an added pop of color!
Mushrooms help give any salmon dish an earthy taste and robust flavor. All you need are mushrooms (either shiitake or button ones work great), butter/olive oil, garlic, and fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary.
Toss all these ingredients together and cook at medium heat until the mushrooms become nicely browned: A flavorful side dish that takes just minutes to cook!
Baked sweet potatoes
Sweet potatoes are incredibly versatile – they can stand alone as a hearty dinner entree but also make a great addition when used as a side accompaniment for salmon.
Just slice them up in cubes or wedges, then bake them in the oven until tender and juicy on the inside yet crispy on the outside. You can even top it with extra seasoning if desired!
If you’re looking for a healthier option, grilled greens are an excellent accompaniment to any salmon dish.
Try pairing your fish with leafy greens like kale or spinach; lightly brush some olive oil over each one, then place on a preheated grill pan until they become nice and charred around the edges.
Add some lemon juice/zest over the top for an extra flavor kick before serving warm alongside freshly cooked fish!
Last but not least is steamed broccoli – this bright green vegetable complements many types of seafood, including salmon, so it makes sense to have it as one of our dinner sides here too!
Simply steam florets for about 5 minutes (or less, depending on how crunchy you want) before adding more seasoning and serving each plateful warm from the stovetop!