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Sides for White Fish

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Here's what to serve with any type of white fish for dinner! We've got 30 great side dishes for white fish that are as easy to make as the fish itself.

There are so many great kinds of white fish - including haddock, halibut, tilapia, flounder, cod, pollock, and sole.

These side dishes are all easy to make and pair well with white fish's tender, subtle flavors.

We know you'll love these dinner sides!

Sautéed Zucchini

This easy sautéed zucchini recipe allows zucchini squash's crisp, fresh flavors to shine. The mildly sweet, nutty flavors of zucchini are deepened over the heat.

Cooked zucchini in a white serving bowl.

Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

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

They're a savory and tasty side dish that's ready in less than 30 minutes.

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

Roasted Rainbow Carrots

These gorgeous roasted rainbow carrots are a delicious and elegant side dish recipe. They are a perfect side dish for a weeknight dinner.

Honey roasted rainbow carrots on a white serving platter.

Mediterranean Grilled Vegetables

These delicious grilled Mediterranean vegetables are a perfect side dish!

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.

Oven Roasted Root Vegetables

This delicious oven roasted root vegetables recipe is a fantastic, healthy side dish!

This great recipe is perfect for the fall and winter months when root vegetables are plentiful

Oven roasted root vegetables on a white serving 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 the chard's stem and leaves.

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

Cherry Tomato Caprese Salad

This delicious cherry tomato caprese salad is a standout recipe! It's full of fresh ingredients and vibrant flavors.

Cherry tomato caprese salad in a white bowl with a silver spoon.

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!

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

Honey Roasted Baby Carrots

This delicious honey-roasted baby carrots recipe is a fantastic, simple side dish. It requires very little hands-on time but produces the tenderest and tastiest carrots.

Roasted baby carrots topped with chopped parsley.

Roasted Red Cabbage

This roasted red cabbage is a gorgeous side dish recipe!

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

Roasted red cabbage slices on a white platter with a serving fork.

The Easiest Green Salad

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

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

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. Balling the melons takes a few minutes, 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 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.

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

Asian Style Green Beans

These delicious Asian-style green beans will be your new favorite side dish!

They're a fantastic way to cook fresh green beans that highlight the natural flavors and add 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 has 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.

Whole roasted cauliflower with chimichurri sauce on a white plate.

Black Bean Salad with Bell Peppers

You'll love this black bean salad with bell peppers, red onion, and a kick of fajita seasoning.

It's a hearty side dish with 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

You'll love this easy grilled scallions recipe if you’re looking for an easy side dish. 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.

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

Yield: 4 servings

Sides for White Fish

Sautéed zucchini in a white serving bowl.

Try one of our favorite easy sides for white fish - this delicious sautéed zucchini is the best!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes


  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Cut the ends off the zucchini and slice it in half lengthwise. Cut out the center seeds or dry areas if necessary. Then, cut into ¼-inch half-moon slices.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and butter. 
  3. Add the zucchini once the oil is hot and the butter is bubbling. Stir the zucchini to coat them in the butter and oil. Sauté for 5 minutes. Stir again and flip the zucchini pieces over, and cook for 4 more minutes. 
  4. Add the garlic to the pan. Stir to combine and cook for an additional 2 minutes. 
  5. Remove the zucchini from the heat and add the chopped parsley, chopped basil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Stir and serve immediately. 

Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 295mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g

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