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30 Best Side Dishes for Crab Cakes
Crab cakes and fish cakes in general are a flavorful alternative to traditional fish fillets because they reheat beautifully, are freezer-friendly and don’t even require thawing. Simply pop them in the oven to reheat and they’ll be ready in no time!
Some of the best side dishes for crab cakes are simple things like coleslaw, potato salad or macaroni salad. They can all be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator which makes your life a lot easier when it comes time to serve them. However, there are many more options! Jazz up your crab cake dinner with some of these lovely sides:
Vegetable Side Dishes
Giardiniera (Italian Pickled Vegetables)
Giardiniera, also known as Italian Pickled Vegetables is a classic condiment that you can easily make yourself and the flavor is so much better than storebought. It's a great way to preserve vegetables for later use and is perfect on sandwiches and burgers, on an antipasto platter, as a ready-made side dish or as a healthful snack!
If you love the creamed spinach the great American steakhouses serve, you're going to love this recipe! Made with fresh spinach, it's easy to make and can be enjoyed right out of the skillet or made ahead of time and baked later!
This updated twist on the classic Southern-style favorite has the kick of fresh green chiles! Southwestern-inspired Summer Squash Casserole can be made ahead of time, leftovers reheat beautifully and it's freezer-friendly!
This easy, decadent cheesy corn casserole is soon to become your family's new favorite side dish! Cream Cheese Corn Casserole with Green Chiles is delicious served up right out of the skillet or made ahead and baked up hot and bubbling later.
Potato Cabbage Casserole with Cheddar and Bacon is a hearty homestyle budget-friendly side dish for simply roasted meat or poultry. When paired with a salad, it makes a satisfying vegetarian main dish when using veggie bacon.
Fresh summer vegetables and pantry ingredients combine for a crispy, crunchy healthy salad you'll want to put on repeat! Mediterranean Chopped Vegetable Salad with Chickpeas is satisfying on its own or try it on the side with your favorite Mediterranean-inspired recipe!
Spicy Black-Eyed Pea Salad is a light and fresh twist on classic Southern comfort food. Bring it to your next picnic, or serve it with anything you’re grilling this summer. The ingredients can even be prepped ahead of time, making for a healthy and convenient lunch that you can pack and take to work.
Bacon Broccoli Salad
Mouth-watering Bacon Broccoli Salad with bacon, grapes, blue cheese and walnuts in a Dijon cider vinaigrette. This sweet and savory broccoli bacon salad is perfect for any occasion, any season of the year!
Fresh sweet corn and crunchy cucumbers with the lively taste of basil and chives and just a touch of mayo makes for the perfect summer salad that everyone will love! It’s so easy to toss together too. Click here for the recipe.
An easy, tossed garden salad is the tastiest way to include lots of greens and nutritious veggies in your diet. Plus, it’s the best simple side dish to pair with almost any main course meal. Whip up this tasty recipe in just 20 minutes!
Very Veggie Gazpacho (The Best Vegetable Gazpacho)
This deliciously crunchy and chunky vegetable-packed version of gazpacho, the classic cold Spanish soup is as refreshing as it gets! Very Veggie Gazpacho – The Best Vegetable Gazpacho has tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, bell peppers, jalapeño peppers, scallions, and plenty of garlic float in a tangy tomato juice base you'll crave all summer long!
Purslane Chimichurri is a twist on the traditional Argentinian condiment which uses one of the most nutritious plants on the planet! A flavorful alternative to tartar sauce or remoulade with crab cakes!
Homemade Tartar Sauce made with mayonnaise, dill pickles and fresh dill, lemon juice, dijon mustard, and capers. So easy to make and way better than any of the jarred stuff you’ll find at the store, you’ll love this tangy, creamy, delicious tartar sauce recipe.