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30 Best Sides for Seafood

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Here's what to serve with seafood for dinner! We've got 30 great sides for seafood that are easy to make.

We love a good seafood recipe - we've got a great list of seafood recipes, pescetarian recipes, and healthy salmon recipes. Seafood generally cooks quite quickly and is great for dinner, but what should you pair with it?

It's easy to pull together roasted veggies or white rice to serve alongside seafood, but if you're looking for more interesting recipes, we think you'll like these dinner sides.

There are some great options for pairing with fish, scallops, shrimp, crab, and lobster.

Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

These fantastic green beans are topped with panko and parmesan cheese and are roasted to perfection.

They're a savory and tasty side dish that's ready in less than 30 minutes. These go so well with many kinds of fish recipes, shrimp, and scallops.

Parmesan panko green beans in a blue serving bowl with a silver serving spoon.

Mediterranean Grilled Vegetables

These delicious grilled Mediterranean vegetables are a perfect side dish! You can use any fresh seasonal vegetables.

They're char-grilled to perfection and topped with herbs, olive oil, and lemon juice.

An overhead shot of a platter of grilled vegetables, topped with finely chopped herbs, next to a blue napkin.

Grilled Corn in the Husk

This grilled fresh corn in the husk recipe is the absolute best way to cook sweet corn!

It's super simple and results in tender, succulent corn that you can serve as a side to crab legs or grilled fish.

Grilled corn in the husk on a white platter.

Sautéed Swiss Chard

This delicious sautéed swiss (rainbow) chard recipe is so easy to make and tastes great!

This delicious side dish is ready in minutes and uses both the stem and leaves of the chard.

Serve this with our Seared Halibut with Capers and Fresh Dill.

Sauteed swiss chard in a white serving bowl with a spoon.

Togarashi Fries

These baked togarashi fries are deliciously flavored and crispy! They're french fries made with a savory, citrus seasoning.

Togarashi is a great way to season fries and really elevates potatoes. This is a perfect pairing for white fish like blackened tilapia or baked parmesan panko cod.

Togarashi fries in a white bowl with a side of spicy mayo.

Roasted Golden Beets

Roasted golden beets are one of the most delicious veggie side dishes. You'll roast the whole beets in a foil packet till they're fork-tender.

This cooking method is incredibly simple! You don't even have to peel the beets before roasting them, as the skin will pull right off after they come out of the oven.

Roasted golden beets in a white bowl with a serving fork.

The Best Green Salad Recipe

This is the best green salad recipe - it's got crumbled pecorino, rich panko, soft butter lettuce, and a bright jolt of red spring onions.

It's the perfect green salad because it’s lush, easy to make, and has a delicious, mustardy dressing.

best green salad recipe

Grilled Baby Bok Choy Recipe

This healthy, grilled baby bok choy is an easy recipe for a delicious side dish. It has a zesty, savory Asian sauce with a little chili kick.

The best part is, it’s ready in less than 15 minutes! Great with grilled fish or shrimp.

A closeup shot of a bowl of grilled baby bok choy with a silver spoon.

Roasted Patty Pan Squash with Parmesan

You are going to love this roasted patty pan squash with parmesan - it's a fantastic summer squash recipe!

Roasted squash is a great pairing for a mild white fish.

Roasted parmesan patty pan squash on a serving plate with a serving fork.

Chickpea Salad with Cucumber

This easy chickpea cucumber salad is ready in about 15 minutes! It's a great light lunch for two or a side dish for four.

The crunch from the cucumbers pairs beautifully with the creaminess of the chickpeas and feta. 

A closeup shot of a bowl of cucumber chickpea salad with a silver spoon.

Roasted Red Cabbage

This roasted red cabbage is a gorgeous side dish recipe!

It's our favorite way to eat red cabbage - roasting it really brings out the flavor but also adds some great crunchy bits.

The Easiest Green Salad

This easy green salad is quick + delightful. It's got a mustardy dressing that tastes great tossed with any soft green.

Made with leafy greens and wholegrain mustard dressing.

A simple green salad on a white plate with a fork and a knife.

Sautéed Yellow Squash

This simple sautéed yellow squash recipe allows the crisp, fresh flavors of the squash to shine. The mildly sweet, nutty flavors of the squash are deepened over the heat.

It's topped with fresh herbs, garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon juice for maximum flavor. It's a great healthy option to pair with fresh fish.

Sautéed yellow squash topped with herbs in a white serving bowl.

Melon Prosciutto Salad

This delicious melon prosciutto salad combines cantaloupe, honeydew, little mozzarella balls, and prosciutto for a refreshing summer salad!

This recipe looks gorgeous on any table and is surprisingly easy to make. It takes a few minutes to ball the melons but assembling the salad is a cinch.

Melon and prosciutto salad on a white serving dish.

Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese

This roasted beet salad with goat cheese recipe hits so many delicious flavor notes!

It's got crunchy pepitas, creamy goat cheese, earthy beets, and peppery arugula. It's a delightful salad that I know you'll enjoy. 

roasted beets, pepitas, arugula in a bowl

Roasted Honeynut Squash with Miso Maple Butter

This delicious roasted honeynut squash is topped with miso maple butter for a savory and sweet side dish.

You can roast any squash of your choice using this method!

A platter of roasted honeynut squash, topped with sesame seeds and chopped cilantro.

Italian Tomato Salad

This fresh Italian tomato salad recipe (Insalata di Pomodori) is a simple, easy summer side dish. It's perfect for a BBQ or picnic and absolutely bursting with fresh flavors.

Italian tomato salad in a large white serving bowl with serving utensils.

Artichoke and White Bean Salad

This delicious artichoke white bean salad with shaved Brussels sprouts is a warm and flavorful side dish.

The crisped roasted artichokes pair beautifully with the warm aromatics, Brussels sprouts, and white beans.

This recipe pairs well with sea bass and scallops.

A Brussels sprouts, white bean, and roasted artichoke salad on a plate.

Shaved Zucchini Salad Recipe

This shaved zucchini salad recipe combines lemon, goat cheese, microgreens, and toasted pine nuts for an exquisite and luscious side dish.

It’s zesty and flavorful while showcasing some of the best summer vegetables.

Shaved Zucchini Salad with pine nuts and feta

Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

This healthy pesto pasta salad recipe is full of flavor. The roasted veggies, grilled corn, and homemade pesto make this a standout summer recipe.

While this is a great side dish it's also a filling main dish - so same some as leftovers for lunch the next day.

Asian Style Green Beans

These delicious Asian-style green beans are going to be your new favorite side dish!

They're a fantastic way to cook fresh green beans that not only highlights the natural flavors but adds a zesty kick.

Asian green beans on a white platter with a silver serving fork.

Tatsoi Salad

This delicious green salad is made with tatsoi, shaved cucumber, and sliced radishes.

It’s topped with hemp hearts, furikake, and a zesty sesame soy ginger dressing. 

Tatsoi greens salad in a blue serving bowl next to a napkin and chopsticks.

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Chimichurri Sauce

This recipe for whole roasted cauliflower with chimichurri sauce is both stunning and substantial.

Black Bean Salad with Bell Peppers

You're going to love this salad with black beans, bell peppers, red onion, and a kick of fajita seasoning.

It's a hearty side dish that has a great crunch from the fresh peppers.

black bean salad in a glass serving bowl with a spoon

Smashed Brussels Sprouts

These crispy smashed Brussels sprouts are baked to perfection.

They're a delicious side dish that's fun to make and goes great with white fish.

Crispy smashed Brussels sprouts in a serving bowl.

Roasted Purple Potatoes

These roasted purple potatoes with garlic and herbs are a flavorful and beautiful side dish. Purple potatoes are so fun to cook with because they keep their vibrant color even after roasting.

Roasted purple potatoes on a white platter topped with fresh herbs.

Grilled Scallions Recipe

If you’re looking for an easy side dish, you’ll love this easy, grilled scallions recipe. The fresh allium flavor is delicious!

Grilled scallions pair so well with many dishes, including tilapia.

Grilled scallions with lemon slices on a white plate.

Heirloom Tomato Salad Recipe

This heirloom tomato salad recipe is summer in a bowl! It's a fantastic side salad or light lunch.

This recipe is similar to a Caprese salad in that it pairs tomatoes with mozzarella and basil, but adds some delicious fresh summer stone fruit. This is one of the best side dishes for summer!

A stone fruit and heirloom tomato salad in a bowl with a large spoon.

Sauces for Seafood

For extra flavor, try one of these delicious dips or sauces!

Yield: 4 servings

Sides for Seafood

Sides for Seafood

Try one of our best sides for seafood - these parmesan baked green beans are the best!

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes


  • 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup finely shredded parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
  2. Place the green beans in a large mixing bowl and toss with the olive oil. 
  3. In a small bowl, combine the parmesan, panko breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, and dried oregano. 
  4. Add the panko parmesan mixture to the green beans and toss to combine. 
  5. Spread the green beans out in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake the green beans for 20 minutes. 
  7. Remove from the oven and serve immediately. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 438mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g

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