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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Sauces for Seafood
For extra flavor, try one of these delicious dips or sauces!
- Seafood Sauce Recipe - this dipping sauce is good for fish and shrimp
- Cajun Butter Sauce for Seafood - a delicious butter-based sauce with some heat
- Cocktail Sauce for Shrimp - a zesty, ketchup-based sauce that's great with shrimp
- Easy Homemade Tartar Sauce Recipe - a creamy sauce with mayo and relish
- Remoulade for Crab Cakes - a great sauce with mayo, fresh herbs, and Old Bay seasoning
Sides for Seafood
Try one of our best sides for seafood - these parmesan baked green beans are the best!
- 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
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place the green beans in a large mixing bowl and toss with the olive oil.
- In a small bowl, combine the parmesan, panko breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, and dried oregano.
- Add the panko parmesan mixture to the green beans and toss to combine.
- Spread the green beans out in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake the green beans for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 438mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 5g