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What goes with shrimp? Here are all the best side dishes for shrimp to make this succulent protein into a meal.

Shrimp bowl

What goes with shrimp? Luckily, almost anything! But this succulent protein is so quick and easy to cook, it’s best paired with fast and easy sides. Here are all the best side dishes for shrimp, with an eye for speed! Most of the recipes you’ll see are fast to whip up, though a few do require preheating the oven. Either way, there are options for different flavor profiles depending on the type of recipe you’re cooking. Ready to get started?

And now…the best side dishes for shrimp!

Favorite shrimp recipes

Of course, we couldn’t leave you without a few of our favorite ways to cook shrimp! This easy protein is one of our most-cooked around here. Here are some of our favorite shrimp recipes:

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Side dishes for shrimp

20 Side Dishes for Shrimp: Black Bean & Corn Salad & More!

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Make black bean and corn salad in 5 minutes with this genius hack, no chopping required! A quick way to get fresh food on the table.


  • 15-ounce can black beans
  • 15-ounce can corn
  • 1 cup fresh pico de gallo, aka fresh salsa (purchased)*
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • Fresh cilantro, if desired (for garnish)


  1. Drain and rinse the black beans. Drain the corn. In a bowl, mix them with the pico de gallo, salt, and olive oil.
  2. If desired, add torn cilantro. Serve immediately with a slotted spoon as a side salad, in a rice bowl, in tacos, or as a dip with tortilla chips.


*You’ll find this packaged in the refrigerated section at your local grocery: it may be labeled pico de gallo or fresh salsa. If you can’t find it, make homemade Pico de Gallo.

  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Side dishes for shrimp, sides for shrimp, what goes with shrimp, what goes good with shrimp

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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