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Wondering what to serve with salmon patties? These side dishes for salmon patties shine, featuring rice, slaw, fries, salads, and more! Plus, all the sauce ideas for serving.

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Making salmon patties and not sure how to serve them? This tasty spin on crab cakes uses more economical canned salmon, making them an easy and satisfying meal. While you can serve them as an appetizer, we prefer serving them for dinner (if we’re going to go to the trouble of making them!). What to serve with salmon patties to make it a meal? Here are our top 15 sides for salmon patties, from fresh salads to fluffy grains, colorful veggies and crispy fries. And, keep reading for our best sauce ideas!

What to serve with salmon patties: 15 sides!

Sauces to serve with salmon patties

A creamy, savory sauce is a must to serve with salmon patties. What are the top sauces? The first two are the most common, and then we’ve got a few more ideas:

  1. Tartar sauce: This Tartar Sauce is a mayo-based seafood sauce popular in American cuisine.
  2. Remoulade sauce: This tangy, mayo-based Remoulade Sauce recipe from France is often served with seafood.
  3. Aioli: Aioli is a creamy garlic sauce common in French and Spanish cuisine. Try Classic AioliGarlic AioliBasil AioliLemon Aioli, or Pesto Aioli.
  4. Russian dressing: Mayo-based Russian Dressing is a sauce used in a Reuben or a Big Mac is also perfect for salmon patties.
  5. Chipotle ranch dressing: Spicy, smoky Chipotle Ranch Dressing is another tasty creamy dip or drizzle.

Simply place the salmon patties on a pile of baby greens, then serve with the sauce of your choice! To make it a heartier meal, add 1 or 2 of the side dishes for salmon patties above to round out your plate.

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What to serve with salmon patties

What to Serve with Salmon Patties: 15 Sides!

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 ½ cups 1x


Here’s how to make tartar sauce for salmon patties! This easy homemade recipe takes just a few minutes and results in incredible flavor. For all the sides to serve with crab cakes, scroll up.


  • 1 large shallot, finely minced (1/3 to 1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon capers, finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons dill relish (or finely minced pickles)
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise


  1. In a bowl, stir together all ingredients. Serve immediately or allow to chill for 1 to 2 hours to allow the flavors to meld. Store refrigerated for up to 3 weeks.
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Diet: Gluten Free

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  2. Sonja Overhiser says:

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