The Best Side Dishes for Fish

It turns out Oprah, Rachel Ray and the like weren’t lying to you: you should eat more fish. Fish is the world’s best source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 acids are vital for a healthy body and brain, making fish an excellent addition to any balanced diet. If you’re just entering the world of cooking fish, or simply want some new recipes to intermix into your repertoire, here are our suggestions for the best and most balanced side dishes to compliment your fish entrées.

When cooking:

Salmon: beans, lentils, legumes
Roasted Garlic Asparagus and Mushrooms recipe here.

Flounder: kale, spinach, romaine lettuce
Low-carb Creamed Spinach recipe here.

Halibut: mashed potatoes, garlic spinach, lemon pasta
Lemon Zest Pasta recipe here.

Tilapia: carrots, nuts, grains
Blackened Tilapia with Butter Carrots recipe here.

Mahi Mahi: asparagus, sauces
Lemon Butter Sauce recipe here.

Tuna: fruity salsa, pineapple
Grilled Tuna with Strawberry Mango Salsa recipe here.


Happy cooking! Leave your favorite side dish recipe for fish in the comments below.

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