The Best Grilled Side Dishes to Serve with Fish

Grilled Side Dishes for Fish
On a hot summer night, there’s nothing better than leaving the oven alone and cooking up a nutritious fish dinner on the grill. But since no meal is complete without a complementary side, we’ve rounded up the best grilled side dishes that pair well with fish, so you can cook your whole dinner in one place—and stay out of the kitchen.

Grilled Eggplant Planks with Creamy Lemon-Garlic Dressing

Grilled Eggplant Planks Lemon Garlic Dressing

If you think eggplant is bland, you’ve never tried this recipe. The lemon-garlic dressing adds a citrusy touch to the eggplant with ingredients like capers, red wine vinegar, mayonnaise and a touch of sugar. The result is a healthy, flavorful side that will complement any seafood dish.

Try the recipe: Grilled Eggplant Planks with Creamy Lemon-Garlic Dressing from Cooking Light.

Corn on the Cob with Curry Mayonnaise and Chili Salt

Corn Cob Curry Mayonnaise Chile Salt

For a unique take on a barbecue staple that’s sure to go well with any grilled Asian or Mexican inspired fish dish, try this unique corn on the cob recipe. This Asian take on elote, a popular Mexican dish, features ingredients like lemon and lime zest, chili peppers, curry powder, fish sauce and turmeric. This savory side is in-season, delicious and perfect for pairing with your favorite grilled fish.

Try the recipe: Corn on the Cob with Curry Mayonnaise and Chili Salt from Delish.

Grilled Cabbage Wedges with Spicy Lime Dressing

Grilled Cabbage Spicy Lime Dressing

You may have never thought of grilling cabbage before, but after making these grilled cabbage wedges, you’ll wonder why you didn’t try it sooner. It takes only a few minutes to do and it gives the cabbage a smoky, charred flavor. You may even want to dip your fish in the leftover Thai-inspired dressing. Try pairing this side with some grilled fish tacos.

Try this recipe: Grilled Cabbage Wedges with Spicy Lime Dressing from The Kitchn.

Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta and Pomegranate Molasses

Grilled Zucchini Ricotta Pomegranate Molasses

Grilled zucchini is a good side on its own, but when it’s combined with a few simple ingredients, it becomes infinitely more interesting. Pumpkin seeds give this dish an extra crunch that is sure to go well alongside a grilled white fish.

Try the recipe: Grilled Zucchini with Ricotta and Pomegranate Molasses from Food and Wine.

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad

Grilled Sweet Potato Salad Recipe

This sweet potato recipe proves you don’t need a stove or oven to cook sweet potatoes. Grilling helps retain vitamins that are lost during the boiling process, so the end result is a dish that is actually healthier for you (and probably tastier, too). This recipe gives the sweet potatoes a crisp, charred exterior, but they stay nice and tender on the inside.

Try the recipe: Grilled Sweet Potato Salad from Cooking Light.

You don’t need an oven to cook a delicious side dish from fresh ingredients. All you need is a grill and a good seafood dinner to serve alongside it.

Looking for a tasty fish main course to serve with these side dishes? Check out some of our favorite grilled recipes here.

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