Whether you’re throwing it on the grill or baking it in the oven, you’re going to need a side to round out your fish dinner. From cauliflower rice to ratatouille, you’re guaranteed to find what you’re looking for in one of these 40 side dishes for fish. Promise.

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1. Corn and Tomato Salad with Feta and Lime

  • Time Commitment: 20 minutes
  • Why We Love it: <30 minutes, <10 ingredients, kid-friendly
We paired two of our favorite in-season vegetables in one summery side dish. Behold, a corn and tomato salad that will taste great on tacos, in pasta or all by itself.

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2. Gluten-Free Cauliflower Gnocchi Pomodoro

  • Time Commitment: 50 minutes
  • Why We Love It: gluten free, kid-friendly, special occasion-worthy
Whether it’s ravioli, tortellini or spaghetti, we’ll never turn down a big plate of pasta. This veggie-based wonder is no exception.

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3. 20-Minute Burrata Salad with Stone Fruit and Asparagus

  • Time Commitment: 20 minutes
  • Why We Love It: vegetarian, special occasion-worthy, crowd-pleaser
No time? No problem. This recipe is a cinch to pull together, but your guests will be too busy being impressed to notice.

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4. Creamy Sweet Corn Pappardelle

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: vegan, kid-friendly, dairy free
We don’t always eat vegan, but it’s a fun bonus when a creamy, delightful dish just so happens to be plant-based. (The secret is corn cob "milk.")

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5. Melon Caprese Skewers

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, <10 ingredients, vegetarian
Aren’t these little guys by Coterie member Gaby Dalkin the cutest? They're super refreshing after a long day in the yard.

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6. Rainbow Vegetable Skewers

  • Time Commitment: 55 minutes
  • Why We Love It: vegan, crowd-pleaser, beginner-friendly
Fire up the grill, the veggies are coming. The secret is sticking to one veggie per skewer so they all cook evenly without burning.

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7. Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Sriracha and Lime

  • Time Commitment: 55 minutes
  • Why We Love It: vegan, <10 ingredients, one pan
If there’s a sweet potato fan club out there, we’d like to join. These only need five additional ingredients to come together.

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8. Panzanella Salad

  • Time Commitment: 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, no cook
A healthy yet satisfying side that won’t take all day to make. (And hello, the main ingredient is bread.)

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9. Easy Green Beans with Browned Butter Almondine

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, <10 ingredients, special occasion-worthy
So darn easy, so darn elegant. It has Christmas dinner written all over it, but we're pretty sure you'll enjoy this side any time of year.

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10. Ultra-Crispy Baked Potato Wedges

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour and 20 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, kid-friendly
We’ve never met a French fry we didn’t like, but we definitely prefer mess-free baking to deep-frying.

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11. Lemon-Tahini Salad with Lentils, Beets and Carrots

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: vegan, special occasion-worthy
Precooked lentils make this recipe a total breeze. But in our book, the tahini dressing is the star.

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12. Cauliflower ‘Potato’ Salad

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: low carb, vegetarian, crowd-pleaser
When the carb cravings hit, cauliflower is here to sub in for potatoes. Don't knock it 'til you try it, folks.

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13. Cacio e Pepe Brussels Sprouts

  • Time Commitment: 35 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, crowd-pleaser, one pan
Make it rain Pecorino Romano. These sprouts take 35 minutes to make (and way less time to devour).

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14. Charred Cauliflower with Garlic Tahini Sauce

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, vegetarian
Our favorite cruciferous veggie strikes again. It's steamed until tender, then broiled until crispy.

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15. Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Barley Risotto

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: special occasion-worthy, high protein
Ooh, so fancy. Bookmark it now for your next dinner party.

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16. Oven-Roasted Beets and Potatoes

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, one pan
When you really want to impress your guests...without doing too much work. Pair the side with seared halibut or cod.

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17. Sweet Corn, Tomato and Zucchini Grain Salad with Peach-Dijon Vinaigrette

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, no cook, vegetarian
Borage and nasturtium flowers? A salad never looked so pretty.

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18. Greek Orzo-Stuffed Red Peppers

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: vegetarian, special occasion-worthy
Plated with lemony basil tomatoes to boot. We’re already thinking about how great the leftovers are going to be.

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19. Crispy Parmesan Brussels Sprout Bites

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: vegetarian, kid-friendly, crowd-pleaser
A side sauce never hurts, especially when you're feeding picky kids. (Lemony Dijonnaise goes great with fish sticks too, BTW.)

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20. Ratatouille

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour and 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: special occasion-worthy, one pan, vegan
This dish is basically oven-roasted produce, like zucchini, squash and eggplant. It pairs perfectly with shrimp, salmon, cod—you name it.

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21. Vegan Potato Salad with Herbed Tahini Sauce

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: vegan, dairy free, crowd-pleaser, gluten free
No picnic is complete without potato salad, so why not make a vegan one that everyone can enjoy? The dressing is *everything*.

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22. Cauliflower Stuffing with Pomegranate Seeds and Almonds

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, vegetarian
Cool if we have seconds? Stuff your fillet of fish with it or serve it as a side solo.

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23. Cauliflower Rice

  • Time Commitment: 20 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, vegan, crowd-pleaser, low carb, keto friendly
Sometimes, you just gotta keep it simple. The world cauli rice is your oyster.

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24. Sugar Snap Pea Salad with Chèvre Ranch

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, crowd-pleaser, gluten free
Four words: Goat. Cheese. Ranch. Dressing. Did we mention it's ready in a flash and the peas only need to be cooked for two minutes?

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25. Avocado Rice

  • Time Commitment: 20 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, vegan
Don't judge us, but we’re making this every night of the week (including fish Taco Tuesday).

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26. Sage-Barley Risotto with Butternut Squash

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love it: special occasion-worthy, kid-friendly
You don’t have to be a chef to master this recipe. It calls for barley instead of arborio rice, which cooks way faster.

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27. Spiralized Winter Vegetable Gratin

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: kid-friendly, crowd-pleaser, special occasion-worthy
Gruyère is the key to our heart. Sub whatever seasonal veggies you have on hand for parsnips, sweet potatoes and butternut squash if you must.

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28. Roasted Sweet Potato and Arugula Salad with Turmeric-Honey Mustard Yogurt Dressing

  • Time Commitment: 35 minutes
  • Why We Love It: vegetarian, dairy free, special occasion-worthy
This oh-so-impressive pick only takes 35 minutes. We love the addition of tart dried cherries in place of typical dried cranberries.

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29. Greek Wedge Salad

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, no cook, vegan
The original is wonderfully simple, but all that bacon and blue cheese...oof. Try this lighter take on for size instead.

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30. Summer Millet Salad

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, vegetarian, crowd-pleaser, gluten free
If you're tired of quinoa as a base, it's time you tried millet. It's gluten-free and cooks to tender perfection in a jiffy.

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31. Coconut Creamed Spinach

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd-pleaser, vegan, dairy free
Trade traditional dairy for coconut milk—the result is just as creamy. We'd serve this beauty alongside Thai-inspired salmon.

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32. Grilled Corn with Spicy Aioli

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: vegetarian, kid-friendly, crowd-pleaser
Meet fish tacos' soulmate. In the off-season, use a grill pan on the stove instead of your barbecue to char the corn.

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33. 15-Minute Pasta Limone

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: one pot, <30 minutes, <10 ingredients, kid-friendly
OK, so shrimp are technically crustaceans. But can you blame us for wanting to toss a few of 'em in garlic butter and serve them over the fastest pasta dish you've ever made? This side would also work well with grilled salmon.

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34. Restorative Miso Noodle Soup

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: vegan, beginner-friendly, dairy free
We're feeling soothed already. Serve with a fillet of halibut, or flake the halibut into the soup.

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35. Whole Roasted Carrots

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, vegan, special occasion-worthy
Flounder, cod, bass—any would pair wonderfully with this deliciously flexible side.

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36. Smashed Brussels Sprouts

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, beginner-friendly, vegetarian
Warning: This will become your favorite way to make sprouts. Just boil, smash and roast.

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37. Honey-Sesame Sheet Pan Cauliflower

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: special occasion-worthy, one pan
Whether you keep the steamed rice or ditch it, this dish will pair beautifully with teriyaki salmon.

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38. Green Cabbage Gratin

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour and 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: kid-friendly, special occasion-worthy
Because cheese, butter and breadcrumbs never hurt. Serve it with fried cod, smoked haddock or grilled tilapia.

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Photo/Styling: Katherine Gillen

39. Easy Roasted Tomato Bucatini

  • Time Commitment: 55 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, kid-friendly, beginner-friendly
Any white fish will pair well with red sauce, like cod, mahi, yellowtail or pollock.

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40. Masala Smashed Potatoes

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour and 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: special occasion-worthy
Complete with cilantro-garlic yogurt sauce. We'd pair these spuds with a well-spiced salmon burger. (Go ahead and top that with the tangy sauce, too.)

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