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What to Serve with Swordfish

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These delicious side dishes for swordfish are all relatively easy to make and full of fresh ingredients.

From pasta salads to grilled veggies, we've got some great side dish recipes for you that pair nicely with the flavor of swordfish.

Swordfish is a fantastic, hearty fish that tastes closer to steak than regular fish fillets. It has a mild flavor that pairs well with all types of sides.

Sautéed Yellow Squash

This simple sautéed yellow squash recipe makes the crisp, fresh squash flavors shine. The squash's mildly sweet, nutty flavors are deepened over the heat.

It's topped with fresh herbs, garlic, salt, pepper, and lemon juice for maximum flavor. It's great with a pan-seared swordfish.

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

Oven Roasted Root Vegetables

This delicious oven-roasted root vegetable recipe is a fantastic, healthy side dish! This side dish is a wonderful addition to a weeknight dinner.

Oven roasted root vegetables on a white serving platter.

Grilled Corn in the Husk

This grilled corn in the husk recipe is the absolute easiest way to cook sweet corn! It's super simple and results in tender, succulent corn.

Grilled corn in the husk on a white platter.

Roasted Radishes

These delicious roasted radishes are a wonderful side dish. Radishes are a sharply flavored but delicate root vegetables that benefit from being lightly seasoned and roasted.

Roasted radishes topped with fresh herbs in a serving bowl.

Roasted Turnips

These delicious roasted turnips are a simple, flavorful side dish that's easy to make. Roasted turnips are perfect for a weeknight meal served alongside some baked swordfish.

Oven roasted turnips in a serving bowl with a spoon.

Grilled Baby Bok Choy Recipe

This grilled baby bok choy is an easy recipe for a delicious side dish. It has a zesty, savory 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.

Italian Tomato Salad

This fresh Italian tomato salad recipe (Insalata di Pomodori) is a simple summer side dish. It's perfect for pairing with grilled swordfish and is absolutely bursting with fresh flavors.

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

Roasted Golden Beets

Roasted golden beets are one of the most delicious vegetable side dishes. You'll roast the whole beets in a foil packet until tender.

This cooking method is incredibly simple. You don't even have to peel the beets before roasting!

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

Grilled Asparagus Recipe

This delicious grilled asparagus recipe is ready in minutes!

An overhead shot of a plate of grilled asparagus.

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.

Grilled vegetables on metal skewers after coming off the grill.

Grapefruit Salad

This delicious grapefruit salad with avocado is a fantastic, fresh side salad recipe!

A grapefruit salad with avocado, feta, and pepitas in a bowl.

Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

These delicious parmesan cheese green beans are topped with panko and perfectly roasted.

They're a crispy, savory, and tasty side dish that's ready in less than 30 minutes. The majority of which is hands-off time while the beans are baking in the oven.

Parmesan panko green beans in a blue serving bowl.

Grilled Halloumi Salad

This grilled halloumi salad is a tasty, savory recipe! It's paired with fresh, juicy tomatoes and cucumbers for a crunchy vegetable bite.

Close up shot of a grilled halloumi salad.

Brussels Sprouts Kale Salad

This shredded Brussels sprouts salad with kale and apples is quick and easy to make!

An overhead shot of a white serving bowl with shredded brussels sprouts kale salad, topped with apples.

Smashed Brussels Sprouts

These crispy smashed Brussels sprouts are baked to perfection. They're a delicious side dish that's fun to make.

Crispy smashed Brussels sprouts in a serving bowl.

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.

Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe

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

Roasted Broccolini

This roasted broccolini recipe is a ridiculously simple side dish that tastes great.

It’s a fresh side dish that's ready in less than 20 minutes. Broccolini is sweeter and milder than regular broccoli - it's well worth trying!

roasted broccolini on a plate

Sautéed Zucchini

This easy sautéed zucchini recipe allows zucchini squash's crisp, fresh flavors to shine.

Cooked zucchini in a white serving bowl.

Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salad

This grilled corn and black bean salad is a delicious summer side dish or light lunch. It's full of flavor and easy to make!

Grilled corn salad with black beans and bell peppers in a serving bowl.

Oven Roasted Okra

This tasty oven-roasted okra is a fantastic side dish! It can be made with fresh or frozen okra and only involves a few simple steps.

Oven roasted okra on a white plate with a spoon.

Roasted Purple Potatoes

These roasted purple potatoes with garlic and herbs are a flavorful and beautiful side dish.

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

Avocado Caprese Salad

This avocado caprese salad is a perfect side salad recipe. It's easy to make, highlights fresh, seasonal ingredients, and is flavorful!

Avocado caprese salad in a large white bowl with serving spoons.

Shaved Asparagus Salad with Quinoa

This shaved asparagus salad with quinoa recipe is a delicious side dish!

It's topped with a zesty dressing made from orange juice and mustard - it adds a punch of flavor that pairs well with the subtle asparagus and quinoa.

Shaved asparagus and quinoa salad in a white bowl with a spoon.

Roasted Honeynut Squash

This delicious roasted honeynut squash recipe is topped with miso maple butter for a savory and sweet side dish. This is the best way to enjoy these cute little squash.

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

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 large white serving platter.

Roasted Carnival Squash

You'll love this roasted carnival squash recipe - it's so easy to make and results in creamy, succulent squash.

Carnival squash is a hybrid of acorn and sweet dumpling squash. It has bright, colorful skin and rich, sweet flesh.

An overhead shot of a large serving platter of roasted carnival squash topped with feta and pomegranate.

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.

Za'atar Roasted Butternut Squash

This delicious roasted butternut squash is topped with za'atar seasoning for a flavorful bite.

Butternut squash topped with za'atar on a serving plate.

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 cabbages on an oval white plate with a fork.

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 makes the tenderest and tastiest carrots.

Roasted baby carrots topped with chopped parsley.

Grilled Endives

You've got to try these delicious grilled endives - they're so simple to make and are the best way to bring out the flavor of endives.

Grilled endives on a white plate.

Yield: 4 servings

Side Dishes for Swordfish

Easy sauteed summer squash in a white serving bowl.

Try one of our favorite sides for swordfish - this easy sauteed yellow squash recipe is the best! It comes together quickly and has great flavor.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 medium yellow squash, cut into ½ inch pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme, finely chopped
  • 10 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and butter. 
  2. Once the oil is hot and the butter is bubbling, add the yellow squash. Stir the squash to coat them in the butter and oil. Sauté for 5 minutes. Stir again and flip the squash over and cook for 4 more minutes. 
  3. Add the garlic and thyme to the pan. Stir to combine and cook for an additional 2 minutes. 
  4. Remove the squash from the heat and add the chopped basil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Stir and serve immediately. 

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 291mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 3g

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