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What To Serve With Salmon Patties – 42 BEST Side Dishes

If you’re wondering what to serve with your salmon patties, you’ve come to the right place.

In this article, I list 42 of the most popular side dishes for salmon patties.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best side dishes to serve with salmon patties are creamy coleslaw, sweet potato fries, and lemon rice. You can also serve brioche buns, cheesy roasted broccoli, and a classic tartar sauce. For fresh options, try mango avocado salsa, watermelon arugula salad, or guacamole.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Creamy coleslaw

You can never go wrong with a creamy, tangy coleslaw.

The key to making an excellent coleslaw is making it early so it can sit for at least two hours (or even overnight). 

This gives the mayo dressing time to soften up the shredded cabbage and lets all the flavors meld and develop.

Why we love this recipe: everyone loves the classics.

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Brioche bun

One of the best things you can do with a salmon patty is make a burger!

And these brioche buns will quickly become your new favorite burger buns. They’re light, fluffy, and airy.

And they’ll make your house smell amazing while they’re baking.

Pro tip: I like to sprinkle some sesame seeds on top of the buns before they bake.

Why we love this recipe: it only takes 15 minutes to bake them.

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Steamed asparagus

Why not transform the traditional breakfast pairing of salmon and asparagus into dinner?

Steaming vegetables keeps them vibrant, healthy, and if you do it right, deliciously crisp-tender.

Asparagus is so flavorsome by itself that a bit of melted butter is all you need to complete the dish. But if you want to get really fancy, you could make a hollandaise sauce.

Why we love this recipe: asparagus is a symbol of spring, which means summer is coming!

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Watermelon arugula salad

Feeling the summer heat?

Cool down with a watermelon arugula salad and a salmon patty combo for lunch.

This light salad has everything you could want in a salad – juicy watermelon, leafy arugula, tangy feta, and a balsamic vinaigrette to cap it all off.

It’s sweet, salty, peppery, and a definite must-try!

Why we love this recipe: it looks as good as it tastes.

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Mango avocado salsa

Elevate your salmon patties with a colorful mango avocado salsa topping.

It’s a vibrant side that’s bursting with fresh citrus flavor and sweetness from the mangoes.

And as refreshing as this salsa is, it’s also got a hit of spice from the diced jalapenos.

Psst… this goes really well with curried salmon patties.

Why we love this recipe: it will transport you straight to a tropical island.

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Garlic parmesan pasta

Let your salmon patty be the star of the show by serving it on a supportive bed of garlic parmesan pasta.

You can adjust the consistency of the sauce to your liking, adding more cream cheese to thicken it or a few splashes of milk or cream to thin it.

I like a thick sauce, and I add an extra clove of garlic because you can never have enough.

Why we love this recipe: this one-pot pasta dish is great for feeding a crowd.

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Corn succotash

Corn succotash is a delightful medley of veggies.

It’s colorful, easy to make, and great for the summer barbecue season.

You can be as creative as you want with this side – add bacon bits or go for a creamy version. The only must-have for me is the lima beans.

Why we love this recipe: it’s a kid-friendly vegetable side.

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Eggs royale

Step your brunch up a notch and serve a stunning eggs royale with a twist.

Instead of an English muffin, use your juicy salmon patty so you get double salmon! Yum.

Pro tip: sometimes I eat eggs royale for dinner and it’s wonderful.

Why we love this recipe: it’s an elegant dish that will impress guests.

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Cheesy roasted broccoli

Trying to get the fussy eaters in your family to eat their greens?

Here’s a little trick that’s almost guaranteed to work… cover the vegetables in cheese. Cheese makes everything more appealing!

Jess’s recipe keeps things super simple, with only 4 ingredients: broccoli, cheese, garlic , and salt.

Why we love this recipe: it’s a fun spin on your usual roasted broccoli.

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Lemon rice

Brighten up your rice with a splash of citrus.

All you need is a lemon, some butter, and a handful of freshly chopped parsley. 

But if you feel like going to extra mile, you can also add in chopped nuts (pistachios are my fave), or extra herbs like cilantro.

Pro tip: don’t substitute in bottled lemon juice, it’s not the same.

Why we love this recipe: it’s a simple way to jazz up plain old white rice.

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Tartar sauce

This isn’t technically a side, but this is the perfect sauce pairing for salmon patties so I had to include it.

A review loved this sauce so much they said ‘this was so good, I will never buy tartar sauce again’… can’t get higher praise than that.

Why we love this recipe: it goes so well with any kind of seafood.

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Sweet potato fries

Serve a spin on the Britsh classic fish and chips with salmon patties and sweet potato fries.

These sweet potato fries are deliciously crispy and you can season them with whatever you want.

Kelly goes with a sweet-but-spicy mixture of chipotle powder and coconut sugar (or brown sugar if you can’t find coconut sugar).

But you can experiment. Sometimes I go super simple with just salt and pepper.

Why we love this recipe: they’re a crowd favorite.

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Romaine lettuce salad 

This Romaine lettuce salad is the perfect light accompaniment to salmon patties. 

It might sound boring, but it definitely doesn’t taste boring.

It features fresh dill and mint, all tossed in a simple homemade lemon vinaigrette – just what you need to balance out your rich salmon. 

Why we love this recipe: it’s a no-cook dish that you can make in less than 15 minutes.

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Mashed cauliflower

Want something creamy to go with your salmon patties?

This mashed cauliflower has your back!

Instead of boiling or steaming, this recipe calls for roasting the florets. This draws the moisture out of them and makes sure you don’t end up with watery mash.

And the best part? It’s low-carb! 

Why we love this recipe: everyone will be lining up for seconds of this mash.

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This avocado-based dip is a no-fail side that will bring a touch of creaminess to any table.

And it’s so versatile.

You can have it chunky or smooth. You can put it in your salmon patty burger, or serve it on the side with chips. 

And you can go crazy with the flavors. I always add jalapenos in my guac.

Why we love this recipe: it’s an authentic recipe.

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The best side dishes to serve with salmon patties

  • Creamy coleslaw
  • Brioche bun
  • Steamed asparagus
  • Mango avocado salsa
  • Garlic parmesan pasta
  • Corn succotash
  • Eggs royale
  • Cheesy roasted broccoli
  • Lemon rice
  • Tartar sauce
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Romaine lettuce salad
  • Mashed cauliflower
  • Guacamole

What To Serve With Salmon Patties – Tartar Sauce

In this short recipe, I show you exactly how to make tartar sauce to serve with your salmon patties.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salmon patty side dishes, tartar sauce, what to serve with salmon patties
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 15
Calories: 63kcal


  • 2 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp dill pickles minced
  • 2 tbsp onions minced
  • 2 tbsp pickle juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Mince the onions and dill very finely with a sharp knife.
  • Mix all the ingredients together, taste it and then decide if it needs anything extra (e.g more pickle juice).
  • Chill in the fridge for at least2 hours before serving.


Serving: 30g | Calories: 63kcal

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