Do you need ideas for what to serve with fish? We’ve got you covered! Below is a list of our favorite side dishes for fish. All the recipes in this collection, from salads to hearty sides, pair well with any fish for dinner.
In this list of side dishes, you will find a recipe to pair with your fish no matter whether it is grilled, baked or fried. They all go well with any type of fish from white fish like sea bass, tilapia and cod to oily fish like salmon.
If you are planning to make our whole baked fish or lemon pepper tilapia, you might need something to serve with it. You can pick one or two sides from our list and enjoy your fish as a full meal. Oh these are great with fried anchovies too!
Looking for something fresh to pair with your fish? Make a bowl of fresh salad! These salad recipes make some of the best sides for fish. They are all easy to make and healthy.
Turkish Shepherd Salad: This is one of the easiest salads that you can make in 5 minutes. Chopped tomatoes, cucumbers and onions are flavored with sumac, lemon juice and olive oil. It gives the refreshing taste you want to complement a fish dinner.
Turkish White Bean Salad: This is a salad full of Mediterranean flavors. Tomatoes, onions and fresh herbs are combined with creamy white beans and flavored with an olive oil lemon dressing. It is a great easy side dish you can serve with any meal including fish. Plus, you can serve it as a light lunch on its own.
Red Radish Salad: Here is a tangy and crispy salad made with radishes and a creamy yogurt poppy seed dressing. This is a super easy and quick kind of a salad with 6 simple ingredients. It pairs wonderfully with a nice cut of fish.
Greek Yogurt Coleslaw: A colorful, crunchy and tangy coleslaw can never go wrong when served alongside a fish dish. It is a classic seafood side for us. It is flavored with a Greek yogurt dressing and has no mayo. We always make more than we need and store the leftovers in the fridge for later use. It tastes even better the next day.
Broccoli Apple Salad: It is bright, fresh and full of flavor. The crunchy texture of chopped apple and broccoli is balanced with a creamy yogurt dressing. One of the best salads to serve right along your fish.
Lentil Salad: If you want more protein with your fish, this is the salad you should make. Nutrition-packed green lentils, juicy tomatoes and herbs are combined with a tangy dressing. So fresh and tasty. It makes a great light lunch the next day if you have any leftovers.
Caesar Salad: It is known as one of the best side dishes for fish. Fresh and crisp romaine lettuce and croutons are combined with a creamy dressing with anchovy flavor and topped with parmesan cheese. This salad has everything that will make you feel satisfied and healthy.
Panzanella Salad: Crusty bread, juicy tomatoes, basil leaves and onions come together in a bowl with an amazing vinaigrette dressing. This vibrant salad is a perfect companion for baked fish or fried fish.
Vegetable Side Dishes
Do you want to incorporate some vegetables in your fish meal? Are you into starchy vegetable sides? Want a low-calorie option? Here is a great list of vegetable side dishes that can go well with any fish recipe. They are all easy to make and satisfying.
Vegetable Skewers: Want some healthy veggies with your fish? Put the vegetables on skewers and in the oven or on the grill. This is one of the best ways of including vegetables into your diet.
Roasted Lemon Potatoes: They are also known as Greek potatoes. These make a classic fish side dish that will never disappoint. Chopped potatoes or potato wedges are simply roasted in the oven and flavored with lemony garlic sauce. They are much healthier than French fries. A baked or fried fish dinner served with these roasted potatoes perfectly fills up your stomach.
Roasted Baby Potatoes: These are even easier to make as no peeling or chopping is required. Baby potatoes are thrown on a baking sheet, drizzled with olive oil, seasoned with salt, flavored with garlic and rosemary and cooked. Super easy and tasty!
Vegan Tomato Cauliflower Casserole: Cauliflower is flavored with garlic, tomatoes and lemon and baked in oven. This recipe is not one of those bland cauliflower recipes. It tastes so good! It is another healthy side dish that you can eat with your fish.
Mashed Potatoes: This is another classic side dish that can be served as a side for any main dish. You can even top your fish with some creamy and cheesy mashed potatoes.
Roasted Asparagus: This is another great side dish you can easily make in the pan when your fish is cooking in the oven.
Cheesy Corn Casserole: Corn is another food that pairs well with fish. A creamy casserole loaded with corn and cheese is a tasty warm side dish that you can serve with any main dish. It is freezer friendly too, so you can make it ahead or store the leftovers.
Ratatouille: Here is a perfect dish that is loaded with eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash and sweet bell peppers. It is cooked to perfection in a tasty tomato sauce. It is satisfying not only with its taste but also its colorful look. Your fish dinner turns into a real feast with this French-inspired side dish.
Mashed Sweet Potatoes: This is a sweet and creamy side dish that goes very well with fish. It is a perfect alternative to whipped potatoes. With a little butter and heavy cream in it, you will feel like you are having a delicious pie. Everything is cooked on the stove top and it is ready in 40 minutes.
Sugar Snap Peas: Sugar snap peas are amazing as a healthy snack. So why don’t we pair it with fish? Their natural sweetness adds a nice touch to the whole dinner.
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts: We are aware that brussels sprouts might be tricky. This is the recipe you need if you are still hesitant about this vegetable. They are lightly sweetened with brown sugar and cooked in a pan. They will surely knock your socks off!
Garlic Green Beans: Pan-fried fresh green beans flavored with garlic are one of the healthiest vegetable side dishes for your favorite fish recipe. Ready in 10 minutes!
Rice With Raisins: This pilaf has incredibly well-balanced sweet and savory flavors thanks to the raisins, spices (allspice and cinnamon), pine nuts and parsley. Combine it with mild fish like sea bass, tilapia or cod and feel full in the most pleasant way.
Mushroom Risotto: This simple creamy mushroom risotto is another amazing side with rice to pair with fish. You can serve your fish on top of risotto and enjoy them together.
If you want more sides with grains in your menu, you can learn how to cook bulgur and how to cook wheat berries. These are one of the easiest grains to cook and make healthy and tasty sides for any meal.
A good sauce can take a fish dinner to the next level. So we’ve gathered our favorite sauces in a list below that go great with any white fish, oily and pink salmon or fried calamari.
Lemon Tahini Dressing: This is the dressing you need in your life. Shake together tahini, lemon juice, salt and water in a jar and it is ready. Make a batch and store in the fridge to use on almost any dish including fish and salads.
Dill Sauce: It’s another classic topping for fish. Sour cream, fresh dill, lemon and garlic come together for a perfect dip sauce. It is so fragrant and makes your meal taste and look fancier.
Tartar Sauce: This is the sauce we love to pair with any seafood. It elevates your meal without overpowering it. Make a jar and keep it in the fridge for about a week to use when you crave fish.
In this roundup post, we’ve tried to answer your question of what to serve with fish. Hope you find it helpful to plan your dinner menu. Oh and if you need a drink to enjoy with your fish meal that is different from white wine, try our strawberry margarita.
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Roasted Lemon Potatoes (Side Dish For Fish)
Diced potatoes or potato wedges roasted in oven and then flavored with a lemon garlic dressing. It is one of the BEST side dishes for fish.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 4 1x
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- 2 and ½ pound (1.1kg) potatoes (Yukon or russet)
- 2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 green peppers
- 1 red pepper
- ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
1 lemon, squeezed
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- A pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 400F/200C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put it aside.
- Cut the potatoes into 1-inch cubes and spread them evenly on the baking sheet.
- Sprinkle salt and drizzle olive oil over the potatoes. Toss to evenly coat.
- If you want, place the peppers on the baking sheet too.
- Bake the potatoes until fork-tender and golden, for about 30-35 minutes.
- Transfer the potatoes into a large bowl.
- Remove the seeds of the roasted peppers, chop them and add into the same bowl.
- Add in the chopped fresh dill.
- To make the dressing: Mix together the lemon juice, olive oil, mashed garlic cloves and salt. Pour it over the potatoes. Toss and serve.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 212
- Sugar: 8.8 g
- Sodium: 317.3 mg
- Fat: 9.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 30.3 g
- Protein: 4.1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: lemon garlic potatoes, roasted lemon potatoes
These potatoes have become my family's favorite side dish! They can enjoy anything with these. Super easy and tasty!
Zerrin & Yusuf says
Yay! So happy to hear that your family liked them as much a we do.