What to Serve with Costco Salmon? [8 Fulfilling Ideas]
Costco salmon is one of my favorites at Costco, and since I buy it in batches, I make it very often. I like salmon even with nothing on the side, but it sure is nice to serve it with something delicious that pairs perfectly.
If you love salmon, too, these recommendations will no doubt come in handy. Whether you want to make your meal more nutritious or fulfilling, there’s a side for every purpose! So, what to serve with Costco Salmon?
Roasted asparagus is not only ultra-healthy but also a particularly delicious and compatible side for Costco salmon. The buttery and soft fish pairs deliciously with the crunchy vegetable, creating a texture contrast topped only by the abundant tasting tones.
I like to smear some mustard on my salmon and top it lightly with lemon juice, as the bitterness and sourness bring out the natural salmon flavors even more. If you like experimenting, you can drizzle some balsamic glaze onto the roasted asparagus for some extra zing.
Rice With Mushrooms
Rice with mushrooms is an ideal companion to Costco salmon, especially if you want something satiating, delicious, and quick. I like to sizzle the mushrooms with some garlic powder before I add them to the rice.
I don’t want the rice too creamy, so I don’t cook it too long, but feel free to make it as you like it best; everything goes. I don’t like adding too much spice, so only salt and pepper are enough for me.
Still, rice with mushrooms goes great with herbal spices, and so does salmon, so if you want to, you can sprinkle it with some oregano or basil on top.
Grilled Zucchini and Eggplant
To enjoy this side, you absolutely need to love zucchini and eggplant, so if you aren’t crazy in love with them, don’t waste your time. If, on the other hand, you love them as I do, you are in for a treat.
You can grill the zucchini and eggplant plain and season them lightly afterward, or have them marinate in olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and cook them already seasoned. Either way, you will definitely love how this side pairs with the buttery and nutty taste of your Costco salmon.
For a fancier plate, add a few lemon wheels to the fish and sprinkle minced fresh parsley on the zucchini and eggplant.
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
If you have some time to spare, I recommend you pair your Costco salmon with garlic mashed potatoes. The making procedure is the same, you just add some garlic powder in the end, and that’s it.
Still, my favorite garlic mashed potatoes contain fresh garlic instead of powdered garlic. I just mince and sizzle the garlic and add it to the mashed potatoes after I mash them. The aroma the garlic gives to the dish is definitely incomparable.
Serve your salmon with garlic mashed potatoes on the side topped with fresh minced parsley. You will enjoy the extra crunch of the parsley as well as the splash of greenery in your dish. I also like to combine it with peas and pea sauce because, all together, it tastes amazing.
Green beans and Costco salmon are excellent buddies and go hand in hand to make your meal an enjoyment. All you have to do is sizzle the green beans and season them with your favorite spices. Mine are salt, pepper, and garlic powder, but use whatever you like in addition to those.
You will definitely love the juicy crunch of the green beans mixed with the buttery texture of the salmon. You can top the green beans with a scoop of sour cream and let it melt over them for some extra creaminess and an overall richer meal.
Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potato fries need to be talked about more. They make a delicious side, and you don’t necessarily need to fry them. If you want the fattier version, you can, of course, deep fry your sweet potato fries, and if you want the crispier version, you can pop them into the air fryer or the oven.
With sweet potato fries and Costco salmon, you will be getting a simple and delicious fish & chips in no time. This dish also calls for some creamy and sour sauce, so my favorite one is tartar sauce, but make whichever sauce you like most.
If you feel like you need some crunchiness and freshness with your meal, go simple and make yourself a delicious green salad. You can add whatever you want to it; just make sure most of it is green, as the green stuff go best with Costco salmon.
I like to add lettuce, rocket, cucumbers, and cabbage, season with salt and lemon juice, and I’m done. Still, a tasty variation of this salad contains a mixture of mayo and sour cream with a drizzle of balsamic glaze, so you can try this one too.
Whatever you do, make sure you don’t add too much oil or vinegar. Enjoy!
If you are looking for a meal that’s both delicious and good for you, look no further and make yourself a delicious spinach salad to pair with your Costco salmon. Just chop fresh spinach, throw it into a bowl, add some peanuts and, possibly, some olives, season with salt, and drizzle some balsamic glaze and olive oil.
This nutritious salad will complement your salmon amazingly while adding immense health benefits to your meal. Delicious!