15 Delicious Salmon Patty Side Dishes To Elevate Your Weeknight Meals

Salmon patties are a beloved dish that combines the rich, flaky goodness of salmon with a delightful blend of spices and herbs. Ina Garten does a great salmon patty cake recipe that we love.

Having the right side dish really helps take salmon cakes to the next level.

From creamy coleslaws to flavorful grain salads, we’ve got you covered with 15 delectable salmon patty side dishes that will transform your meal.

Salmon Patty Side Dishes

Without further ado, let’s check out these 15 delicious side dishes to serve alongside salmon patties.

Dips And Slaws

1. Ina Garten Vegetable Coleslaw

Ina Garten’s vegetable coleslaw is a colorful blend of finely shredded cabbage, crunchy carrots, and vibrant bell peppers. What sets it apart is the creamy yet tangy dressing, which combines mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, and apple cider vinegar.

This coleslaw adds a refreshing crunch and a hint of sweetness to your salmon patties, creating a delightful contrast of flavors and textures.

Cooking Tip: To keep your coleslaw crisp, add the dressing just before serving.

Fun Fact: Coleslaw has its origins in the Dutch word “koolkla”, which means “cabbage salad”.

2. Greek Tzatziki Sauce

This creamy tzatziki sauce is a yogurt-based dip that is infused with fresh cucumber, garlic, and aromatic dill. Its cool, velvety texture and vibrant flavors provide the perfect complement to the savory goodness of salmon patties.

The tanginess of the yogurt, the freshness of cucumber, and the herby notes of dill make each bite a tantalizing experience.

Cooking Tip: Squeeze the excess water out of the grated cucumber to prevent your sauce from becoming too watery.

Fun Fact: Tzatziki is a common condiment in Greek cuisine and is often served with grilled meats and gyros.

Rice And Grains

3. Lemon-Dill Rice

Lemon-dill rice is a fluffy and aromatic side dish that marries the bright zestiness of lemon with the earthy fragrance of dill.

The rice is cooked to perfection and then tossed with lemon juice, dill, and a hint of butter, creating a bed of flavorful grains that perfectly complements the robust taste of salmon patties.

Cooking Tip: Add the lemon juice and dill right before serving to preserve their freshness.

Fun Fact: Dill is a herb commonly associated with picks, but it can add a delightful touch to many dishes, including rice.

4. Quinoa Salad

Our next recipe is quinoa salad, which is a healthy and protein-packed side dish that’s a delightful departure from traditional grains.

Quinoa is cooked and tossed with colorful peppers, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and fresh herbs. The dressing, made from olive oil, lemon juice, and a touch of honey, adds a tangy and slightly sweet contrast that pairs beautifully with salmon patties.

Cooking Tip: Rinse quinoa thoroughly to remove any bitterness before cooking.

Fun Fact: Quinoa is technically a seed, not a grain, and is considered a complete protein.

5. Southern-Style Corn On The Cob

This Southern-style corn on the cob is butter and slightly spicy, with a hint of smokiness that will transport you straight to the American South. It’s a classic comfort food that pairs wonderfully with salmon patties.

Cooking Tip: Soak the corn in water before grilling to prevent it from drying out.

Fun Fact: Corn, or maize, is one of the world’s most widely grown cereal crops and comes in various colors, including blue and purple

Potato Based Sides

6. Rachael Ray Sweet Potato Fries

Rachael Ray’s sweet potato fries are a healthier alternative to regular fries, with a natural sweetness and a crispy exterior. They add a delightful contrast to the savory salmon patties.

Cooking Tip: Coat the fries in a thin layer of oil for extra crispiness.

Fun Fact: Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene, a nutrient that gives them their vibrant orange color.

7. Paula Deen Buttery Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Paula Deen’s buttery buttermilk mashed potatoes are creamy, velvety, and utterly indulgent. These potatoes are the ultimate comfort food when you’re craving something wholesome and satisfying.

Cooking Tip: Warm the buttermilk and butter before adding them to the potatoes for smoother blending.

Fun Fact: Potatoes are one of the world’s staple foods and come in thousands of varieties, each with its own unique flavor and texture.


8. Ina Garten Roasted Tomato Caprese Salad

Ina Garten’s roasted tomato caprese salad combines juicy roasted tomatoes with fresh mozzarella, basil, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze. This salad is a burst of Mediterranean flavors.

Cooking Tip: Roast the tomatoes until they are slightly caramelized for added sweetness.

Fun Fact: Caprese salad originated in Capri, Italy, and is named after the island.

9. Easy Spinach Salad

An easy spinach salad is a simple yet vibrant mix of fresh spinach, crisp bacon, hard-boiled eggs, and a tangy vinaigrette. It’s a light and refreshing side dish that is perfect for pairing with salmon patties.

Cooking Tip: Toss the salad just before serving to keep the spinach crips.

Fun Fact: Spinach is packed with vitamins and minerals, including iron, which is essential for healthy blood.

10. Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy cucumber salad is a light and refreshing side dish that complements the richness of salmon patties. Thinly sliced cucumbers are combined with red onions and dill.

The creamy dressing, made from a blend of sour cream, greek yogurt, and a touch of lemon juice, provides a tangy and cooling contrast to the warm and savory.

Cooking Tip: Salt the cucumbers and let them sit for a few minutes to draw out excess moisture before making the salad.

Fun Fact: Cucumbers are actually 95% water, making them a hydrating choice in salads, particularly on hot days.


11. Paula Deen Grilled Asparagus With Lemon And Garlic

Paula Deen’s grilled asparagus with lemon and garlic is a flavorful and vibrant vegetable side dish that adds a burst of color and freshness to your salmon patty dinner.

Fresh asparagus spears are grilled until tender-crisp and then tossed with a zesty mixture of garlic, lemon juice, and a drizzle of olive oil. The combination of smokiness from grilling and the citrusy kick of lemon beautifully complements the salmon patties.

Cooking Tip: Snap off the woody ends of the asparagus before grilling for extra tenderness.

Fun Fact: Asparagus is really great for you because it’s packed full of nutrients, like vitamins A, C, and K.

12. Garlic Butter Green Beans

Garlic butter green beans are a simple yet delicious side dish. The tender-crisp beans are tossing a garlicky butter for a burst of flavor that is sure to sit perfectly with your salmon patties.

Cooking Tip: Blanche the green beans briefly before sauteeing for vibrant colors and flavor.

Fun Fact: Green beans are the third most common home-garden vegetable, after tomatoes and peppers.

13. Rachael Ray Brussels Sprouts With Bacon

Rachael Ray’s Brussels Sprouts with bacon is a winning combination of crispy bacon and roasted Brussels sprouts. The smoky-sweet flavors make this dish a standout.

Cooking Tip: Slice the Brussels sprouts in half for quicker and more even cooking.

Fun Fact: Brussels sprouts are part of the cabbage family and get their name from the capital of Belgium.

14. Garlic Parmesan Zucchini Noodles

The penultimate recipe on this list is garlic parmesan zucchini noodles, which are a low-carb alternative to pasta. These spiralized noodles are tossed in a savory garlic and parmesan sauce.

Cooking Tip: Pat the zucchini noodles dry with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture before sauteing.

Fun Fact: Zucchini noodles, also sometimes known as “zoodles” are a great source of vitamin C.

15. Roasted Root Vegetables

Roasted root vegetables are a hearty and earthy medley of carrots, parsnips, and potatoes, seasoned with herbs and roasted to perfection. They make a rustic and comforting side for your salmon patties.

Final Thoughts

With these 15 delectable salmon patty sides, your realtor elevates your dining experience. Whether you’re a fan of zesty salads, wholesome grains, or savory vegetables, there’s a perfect combination for your salmon patties.

Get creative in the kitchen, and don’t forget to share these beautifully crafted delights.

Happy cooking!

Frequently Asked Questions

What wine pairs well with salmon patties and these side dishes?

Salmon patties have a versatile flavor profile that pairs well with a variety of wines. For a white wine, consider a crisp Chardonnay or a Sauvignon Blanc. If you prefer red wine, a Pinot Noir can complement the dish nicely.

How Do You Keep Salmon Patties From Falling Apart?

If you find that your salmon patties are too crumbly and don’t hold their shape, then you probably need to add more crumbs to offset the moisture and encourage the patties to keep their shape.

Can You Eat Salmon Skin?

Generally, yes, it is totally safe to eat salmon skin – some people even consider it a delicacy. However, you should definitely consider the age and quality of the meat before you decide whether you’re going to eat it or not.

15 Delicious Salmon Patty Side Dishes To Elevate Your Weeknight Meals

Recipe by Barbara HuntCourse: Other Recipes


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