Having Cod for Dinner? Here Are 31 Side Dish Recipes to Try

Cod’s white, flaky meat and mild flavor make it a versatile protein in the kitchen. That also means it pairs well with all kinds of side dishes, from couscous to carrots. Here are 31 new recipes to try.

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Whole Roasted Carrots

Got leftovers? Chop them up and add to a salad for lunch.

Grilled Panzanella Salad

Coterie member Jesse Reilly has the best way to use up a leftover baguette.

Braised Artichokes With Garlicky Pecan Bread Crumbs

This underrated veggie also happens to be one of the classiest.

Brussels Sprouts Skillet With Crispy Pancetta

Ready thy skillet.

Garlic Mushroom Quinoa

Filling, flavorful and packed with protein.

Grilled Peach And Halloumi Salad With Lemon-pesto Dressing

If you haven’t tried this Greek grilling cheese, you’re seriously missing out.

Lemon And Spinach Orzotto

Try it. You’ll love it.

Seared Swiss Chard And Leeks Topped With Crispy Bacon

Be still our heart.

Zucchini And Tomato Ragù

Just poach the fish and dinner's done.

Buttery Parsley Potatoes

It’s Coterie member Heidi Larsen’s favorite three-ingredient side dish.

Rainbow Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta

Your dinner just got way more photogenic.

Mediterranean Couscous Salad

Close your eyes and you’re in the Greek Isles.

Celery Sesame Salad

One of our favorite veggies, reinvented.

Pasta With Caramelized Sweet Potatoes, Kale And Parmesan

Hint: The leftovers make an amazing lunch.

Cold Sesame Cucumber Noodles

Psst: The extra sauce makes a great fish marinade.

Carrots And Zucchini Ribbons With Cilantro Pepita Pesto

Add this pesto to the cod, too.

Sesame Garlic Roasted Asparagus

Prepped in just five minutes.

Citrus, Fennel And Avocado Salad

Cod + avocado + citrus = a match made in heaven.

Lemon Rice

Keep this simple side in your back pocket.

Cauliflower Steaks With Lemon-herb Sauce

Our favorite veggie strikes again.

Creamy Vegan Risotto With Asparagus And Quinoa

We’re swooning.

Miso Smashed Cucumber And Green Bean Salad

Get your greens.

Garlicky Cauliflower ‘rice’

Chrissy Teigen always knows exactly what we’re craving.

Three-ingredient Roasted Parmesan Pesto Potatoes

Cheers to Coterie member Maria Lichty for this incredible Parmesan crust.

Cheesy Vegan Roasted Broccoli With Smashed Root Vegetables

Take it from Coterie member Gena Hamshaw: Root veggies are a great alternative to mashed potatoes.

Celery, Pear And Hazelnut Salad

Your meal just got a major upgrade.

Roasted Squash With Brown Butter And Toasted Quinoa

Almost too pretty to eat. (Just kidding, we're already having seconds.)

Butternut Squash, Kale And Cranberry Couscous

Couscous and fish is a classic combination we can get behind.

Coconut Creamed Spinach

In a word, yum.

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Stephanie Cain

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