By Mary Claire Lagroue

Keep the sides (and salmon) coming.

Salmon's omega-3 count and rich flavor make us want to dine on it week after week after week. You may be thinking, umm, that's a little much. And that's fair. But — this is important — switching up your side dishes will keep salmon as exciting as ever. And once you find your favorite salmon sides, well, you'll have even more of a reason to include this basically-perfect protein in your meal lineup. Here are 15 of our favorite side dishes for salmon.

Related: Get top-rated salmon recipes.

1. Simple Broccolini

Broccolini's mild flavor (accented with garlic and lemon juice in this recipe) makes it the perfect side to pair with a show-stealing main, like Alaska Salmon Bake with Pecan Crunch Coating.

2. Roasted Parmesan Rosemary Potatoes

Sprinkled with Parmesan and rosemary, crispy new potatoes would complement Baked Dijon Salmon.

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3. Buttery Garlic Green Beans

Fresh, lemon pepper-seasoned green beans would go well with Lemon Rosemary Salmon and other recipes with subtle citrus notes.

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4. Kale, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

"Excellent! I didn't have quinoa but did have a brown rice, rye, quinoa mix. Served the kale, rice, avocado, and red peppers with the dressing over baked salmon," Fit RD says.

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5. Easy Bok Choy

"Excellent. Perfect complement to grilled salmon with wasabi/soy sauce," Joel Lipin writes. Try this with Honey-Ginger Grilled Salmon.

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6. Sriracha Honey Brussels Sprouts

Sriracha brings the heat to these Brussels sprouts. Try them with Simple Salmon with Balsamic Sauce.

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7. Lime Cilantro Rice

Home cooks rave that this aromatic rice dish brings zing even to well-seasoned salmon, including Margarita Salmon and Firecracker Grilled Alaska Salmon.

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8. Asian Cucumber and Peanut Salad

With ingredients like chili-garlic sauce, white vinegar, fish sauce, sugar, and chopped peanuts, this salad could transform even the most basic salmon into a memorable meal. But forget basic — pair this salad with Chef John's flavor-packed, five-minute Fast Salmon with a Ginger Glaze.

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9. Couscous Primavera

"I served it with salmon, and it was a hit with my husband. It was easy to make and was a quick side dish to serve," Kathleen Doupnik says. Serve it with lemony Sheet Pan Salmon for an extra dose of veggies.

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10. Citrus-Ginger Roasted Beets and Carrots

Dressed in a citrus-ginger vinaigrette, earthy-sweet beets and carrots would taste AND look wonderful next to Cedar Planked Salmon.

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11. Easy Garlic Kale

Super Simple Salmon + Easy Garlic Kale = one of the easiest, healthiest dinners out there.

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12. Light Lemon Pesto Pasta

You don't have to stick with spaghetti (home cooks have tried it with farfalle and fettuccine), but you *do* have to serve this dish with salmon. Baked Salmon II, perhaps?

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13. Cauliflower Tabbouleh

This crunchy raw salad would cut through rich entrees like Salmon with Garlic-Butter Sauce thanks to parsley, mint, and lemon juice.

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14. Oven-Roasted Asparagus

"Our favorite way to make asparagus! Served it with grilled salmon — excellent," VWS writes.

15. Asian Coleslaw

Thanks to peanut butter — ahem, a savory secret ingredient — this slaw would be irresistible with Sweet Glazed Salmon.

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