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What To Serve With Shrimp Burgers – 21 BEST Side Dishes

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

In this article, I list 21 of the most popular side dishes for shrimp burgers.

In a rush? Here’s the short answer.

The best side dishes to serve with shrimp burgers are Southern-style hush puppies, chopped Mexican salad, and grilled sweet potatoes. You can also serve a side of fresh mango slaw, smashed cucumber salad, and guacamole. For something easy and simple, serve grilled pineapple skewers.

Ready? Let’s jump right in.

Mango slaw


Make your shrimp burger shine with some mango slaw by its side (or in the burger!).

The slaw’s sweet and tangy flavors make it a refreshing palate cleanser.

And it looks as pretty as a picture!

If you’re wondering what other fruits you can use, peaches and apples work too.

Why we love this recipe: it’s a quick 15-minute summer salad.

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Southern-style hush puppies

Hush puppies are a classic Southern-fried treat served with seafood.

And if you’ve ever wondered why they’re called hush puppies, legend has it that they used to be thrown to dogs to get them to hush!

Psst… don’t forget a tartar dipping sauce.

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

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Grilled sweet potatoes

Grilling your burgers? Make some room on the grill for a veggie side.

The acidity of the cilantro vinaigrette balances out the natural sweetness of the potato and the smoky flavor it gets from the grill.

But if cilantro isn’t your thing, swap it for basil or try a chimichurri dressing instead.

Why we love this recipe: it’s healthy and packed with flavor.

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Chopped Mexican salad

Try some food fusion and par your tropical shrimp burger with a Mexican-inspired salad.

It showcases clean and fresh ingredients like corn, avocado, tomatoes, peppers, cucumber, and (of course), cilantro.

And if you want to beef the salad up a bit, add in some black beans, cheese, or even pasta.

Why we love this recipe: it’s a perfect salad for outdoor parties.

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Grilled pineapple skewer

Grilled pineapple skewers could not be any easier to make.

This recipe goes the sweet route and flavors the pineapple with caramelized sugar and cinnamon.

But if you prefer something more savory, you can go for a chili and lime marinade (like this recipe does).

A little advice? For best results pick a ripe and sweet pineapple.

Why we love this recipe: you only need three ingredients.

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Smashed cucumber salad

From Mexican flavors to Asian ones.

This Chinese smashed cucumber salad is one cooling dish that also has a bit of spice to it!

And smashing the cucumbers makes the dish extra flavorful because there’s so many nooks and crannies for the dressing to fall into.

Why we love this recipe: it’s an excellent make-ahead salad.

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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 the 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 a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

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The best side dishes to serve with shrimp burgers

  • Mango slaw
  • Southern-style hush puppies
  • Grilled sweet potatoes
  • Chopped Mexican salad
  • Grilled pineapple skewer
  • Smashed cucumber salad
  • Guacamole

What To Serve With Shrimp Burgers

In this short recipe, I show you exactly what to serve with your shrimp burgers.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: shrimp burger side dishes, what to serve with shrimp burgers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 198kcal


  • 1 portion shrimp burgers


  • Prepare your shrimp burgers according to your favorite recipe.
  • In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
  • Side dishes include: mango slaw, southern-style hush puppies, grilled sweet potatoes, chopped mexican salad, grilled pineapple skewer, smashed cucumber salad, and guacamole.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


Serving: 100g | Calories: 198kcal

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