What to Serve with Swordfish (10 BEST Side Dishes)

What to Serve with Swordfish (10 BEST Side Dishes)

Serving swordfish steaks for dinner? Grilled swordfish steaks are a perfect spring or summer dinner and goes well with fresh fruits, vegetables, greens and grains. Try one of these delicious sides to go with it.

Swordfish is a fantastic fish that is protein rich, high in fatty acids and loaded with health benefits.

It’s also an easy meal prep. 

Simply drizzle thick swordfish steaks with olive oil, salt and black pepper and place them on an outdoor grill on medium-high heat for about 12 minutes total time for perfect swordfish every time. 

It’s a firm and meaty fish and swordfish pairs beautiful with so many easy to make side dishes. 

Whether you prefer a starch, fresh greens or summer sweet tomatoes, there is a delicious choice for your main course. 

Here are the best side dishes that pair with my favorite swordfish recipe.

Coconut Rice

Coconut flavor and a hint of lime in every bite.

This rice dish is a great accompaniment to any fresh fish especially swordfish.

Plain rice can be boring.

This coconut rice is served in about 30 minutes and easy to make ahead and reheat. 

Coconut Rice
Add a tropical flair to your next rice dish by adding in shredded coconut, fresh lime juice and fragrant cilantro. I promise my cilantro lime coconut rice is a winner. 
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Lemon Risotto with Asparagus and Peas

Tangy lemon juice and fresh sweet peas compliment fish from the grill.

Sweet asparagus is added to this easy to make risotto. 

This recipe is baked in the oven and ready in about 30 minutes. 

This is an excellent side dish for those who want a grain as a side dish.

Lemon Risotto with Asparagus and Peas
Celebrate spring and summer with the tangy flavor of lemon in a baked lemon risotto featuring asparagus and peas.
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Arugula Salad with Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella

Sweet tomatoes and creamy mozzarella cheese is paired with fresh arugula for a spicy bite. 

It’s the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. Swordfish served along side is the ideal main dish. 

The drizzle of aged balsamic vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil adds to the fish flavors from the grill. 

Arugula Salad with Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella
This tomato arugula salad is loaded with sweet summer tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and fresh grown basil. 
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Tomato Arugula Salad in a white bowl on a wooden surface

Couscous Salad with Grilled Vegetables, Lemon & Goat Cheese

This recipe is great choice with most main dishes, particularly fresh seafood.

Perfectly roasted vegetables paired with fresh lemon and goat cheese equals delicious flavor. 

The whole grains and fresh veggies make this healthy dish the perfect recipe to serve a crowd.

Served at room temperature or cold, it’s a great way to add bright flavor and color to your dinner plate.

Make it ahead of time so it’s ready to pull out of the fridge when the swordfish steaks come off the grill. 

Easy Couscous Salad with Grilled Vegetables, Lemon & Goat Cheese
This couscous with grilled vegetables features zucchini, squash, asparagus, red peppers and mushrooms and is tossed with lemon and goat cheese for delicious flavor.
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Front view of Couscous and vegetables

Tomatoes Caprese Salad

Fresh homegrown tomatoes picked off the vine fresh during the height of summer is a dinner staple in our house. 

It’s a simple preparation and is an excellent choice with my swordfish steak recipe.

Layered with mozzarella cheese and fresh picked basil, juicy tomatoes Caprese are a delicious side dish for swordfish steaks. 

Tomatoes Caprese Salad
A classic Italian salad of sweet tomatoes, creamy mozzarella and fresh picked basil is drizzled with olive oil and balsamic glaze for the ultimate summer side dish.
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Peach Pico de Gallo

The sweet flavor of fresh peaches paired with red onion, peppers and tomatoes can be served over many fish dishes.

Similar to a mango salsa, it’s an excellent option for mild swordfish.

It’s delicious over any versatile fish, including mahi mahi and salmon.

I’ll make a small bowl so there is plenty left over.

What you don’t finish save for later.

This peach Pico de Gallo is delicious served over grilled chicken as well as with a bag of your favorite tortilla chips. 

Peach Topping for Fish
Bring authentic Mexican flavors to your table this evening with this delicious Peach Pico de Gallo. Serve it on seafood or chicken for a special dish full of fruity flavor.
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Sweet & Spicy Potato Chips

These sweet potato chips or no ordinary snack.

They pair nicely with fish topped with a fruit salsa. 

Add a shake of barbecue seasoning to the chips for a bit of sweet heat and flavor. 

Sweet Potato Chips
Sweet and spicy, these sweet potato chips are tossed in a barbecue seasoning and baked to perfection. You’d never guess they’re healthy. 
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Roasted Rosemary Mini Honey Gold Potatoes

Crispy Hasselback mini oven roasted potatoes are always a crowd pleaser. 

Easy to make in about 30 minutes with minimal prep, serve this with any main dish. 

It’s a good alternative to a potato casserole.

Roasted Rosemary Mini Honey Gold Potatoes
Perfect with any dinner, Hasselback potatoes are crispy on the edges yet creamy in the middle. These potatoes are sliced into thin rounds yet are connected on the bottoms. They are delicious with any dish.
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Pineapple Salsa (Pico de Gallo)

If you prefer pineapple over peaches, then this pineapple salsa easily dress up fish from the hot grill. 

The sweet heat and crunch from the salsa is a good option for a hot sunny day. 

The sweet flavor pairs wonderfully with the firm texture of swordfish.

Pineapple Salsa for Fish
Enjoy the sweet flavors of the tropics with this homemade delicious Pineapple Pico de Gallo. Eat it with chips, on tacos or spoon it over your favorite grilled seafood or chicken.
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Caprese Tortellini Pasta Salad

This summer pasta salad is bursting with flavor. The fresh juicy tomatoes combined with the creamy mozzarella make this side dish an ideal accompaniment to so many grilled fish dishes.

Caprese Tortellini Pasta Salad
A classic summer pasta salad featuring juicy red ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella cheese, homegrown basil and cheesy tortellini. 
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What to Serve with Swordfish

Side dish recipes to serve with swordfish
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: What to serve with swordfish
Author: Ali Randall

Ingredients

  • Coconut Rice
  • Lemon Risotto with Asparagus and Peas
  • Arugula Salad with Tomato and Fresh Mozzarella
  • Couscous Salad with Grilled Vegetables, Lemon & Goat Cheese
  • Tomatoes Caprese Salad
  • Peach Pico de Gallo
  • Sweet & Spicy Potato Chips
  • Roasted Rosemary Mini Honey Gold Potatoes
  • Pineapple Salsa (Pico de Gallo)
  • Caprese Tortellini Pasta Salad

Instructions

  • Choose a side dish for your swordfish.
  • Shop and gather your side dish ingredients.
  • Create a delicious side dish for your swordfish meal.
Serving swordfish steaks for dinner? Grilled swordfish steaks are a perfect spring or summer dinner and goes well with fresh fruits, vegetables, greens and grains. Try one of these delicious sides to go with it.

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