What to Serve With Sea Bass? 14 Best side dishes

sea bass side dishes ideas

Have you ever tried sea bass? It is one of the most popular fish and is praised for its sweet taste and smooth texture. In addition, it is a tender fish with many excellent nutrients such as proteins, fatty acids, and antioxidants.

You can make sea bass in the Instant Pot, in the oven or in many other ways.

Moreover, there is no one way to enjoy a sea bass. The fish tastes excellent with sides such as baked potatoes, basmati rice, salads, steamed vegetables, and many more fantastic options. 

Your preferred side dish depends on your taste, mood, and nutritional value. If you are being indecisive, we have a plan for you.

Dig in and explore some delicious side dishes that can make your sea bass taste even better than it already is.

seabass pieces with coriander leaves on a black plate

14 Sides Dishes With Sea Bass

Sea bass has a mild flavor and doesn't have an overpowering fishy smell. Its texture depends on its variety. For instance, black sea bass has a firm body, while the European one comes with flaky meat.

All these characteristics make this fish worth every bite. And with the right side, the entire dish becomes a treat to enjoy.

Here are our 14 side dishes for you to try.

1. Potato Salad

potato salad with chopped celery, eggs and parsley leaves on top

Sea bass tastes great with potatoes, especially if it is a potato salad. Potatoes with finely chopped onions, celery, and onions create a great mix. Besides, the delicious dressing containing vinegar, mayo, sugar, pepper, and salt adds much-needed flavor to the vegetables.

You can replace mayo with hummus for a comparatively healthy dressing. Besides you can also add carrots and peas to this salad to make it more fulfilling.

2. Mac and Cheese

Macaroni mixed with melted cheese with parsley on top in white bowl

Mac and cheese is a kid-friendly food that elevates and adds a warm and creamy touch to any dish. So if you think your children don't eat sea bass, you may pair it with this side and see them enjoy their meal.

As the name suggests, Mac and Cheese use different types of cheeses with a milky taste and gooey texture. To make this side dish, make sure to boil your elbow macaronies first and then make the white sauce, as clearly mentioned in the recipe.

3. Brown Rice

Brown rice topped with parsley in black bowl

Are you a health freak? If yes, you may want to pair sea bass with a bowl of brown rice. This rice has many nutritional benefits and rich whole-grain composition.

Although this rice takes longer than white rice to cook, the earthy flavor and chew texture gets along with this fish. Moreover, the rice is vegan-friendly, provided you use vegetable broth or water for cooking it.

4. Quinoa Salad

blue bowl of quinoa salad with squash and brussel sprouts

This salad is full of nutrients and healthy ingredients. Considering the composition of a Quinoa salad, it is a perfect match for protein-based meat such as sea bass.

You can make this salad in many ways, but ingredients like quinoa, brussel sprouts, butternut squash, apple, lemon juice, and feta cheese make this side dish quite mouthwatering.

You can also add more fruits and vegetables to the mix. For the dressing, paprika and vinegar provide an excellent, tangy flavor.

5. French Fries

French fries on a square white plate with a small bowl of ketchup on side

If your comfort comes way before the calories, we recommend pairing sea bass with french fries only. These might not be healthy, but fries are loved by both kids and adults alike.

Moreover, you can add a nice dip to the equation to make your taste buds dance with joy. For instance, a tomato or mustard sauce may taste great with a plate of crunchy and thin french fries.

6. Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes in a brown bowl topped with butter

Mashed potatoes go well with all fish dishes, including sea bass. This side dish contains potatoes, garlic, butter, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, pepper, and salt. You can replace butter with hummus for a healthier version.

Ensure to serve mashed potatoes while the side is hot and fresh. Also, add onion powder and cilantro for a distinct flavor.

7. Basmati Rice

Basmati rice in a black bowl topped with basil

Basmati rice is an excellent rice category, provided you cook it well. You can use an instant pot or a dish to boil the rice and then cook according to your preference.

This rice provides a fair balance to your sea bass and ensures you enjoy the fish more than the side dish. Besides, rice helps to keep you full for a long duration. While cooking this rice, you can add salt and pepper as per your taste to avoid eating something completely bland.

8. Rosemary Bread

Whole rosemary bread with one slice cut out on cutter board topped with rosemary

Sea bass tastes great with homemade bread. So, instead of getting a store-bought one, you can try making rosemary bread at home and then slice it to perfection to enjoy with your fish. You can also include butter in this composition to prepare a hearty meal.

Rosemary bread is pretty light and doesn't take long to make. Moreover, it uses essential ingredients like rosemary, yeast, water, flour, sugar, olive oil, and salt. Most of these ingredients may already be present in your pantry, saving your monthly budget from exceeding.

9. Baked Potatoes

Two whole baked Potatoes with a cut in the middle topped with kosher salt and black pepper

These are vegan, crispy, and ideal for enjoying with your sea bass. Baked potatoes don't take long to make but taste warm and divine.

You need potatoes, salt, pepper, and oil to bake them properly and then serve them with your fish. If you find the presentation boring, we recommend making a coleslaw or including a saucy dip to add more flavor to the entire dish.

10. Steamed Vegetables

Steamed cauliflower florets, green bean and yellow been and a bowl topped which chopped parsley

Sometimes you may feel like consuming something light with a plate of sea bass. In that case, steamed vegetables may make a great option.

When preparing this side dish, you can experiment with as many vegetables as possible. For instance, you can steam red peppers, zucchini, carrots, and broccoli.

You can also add butter, salt, pepper, and garlic when steaming your vegetables to give your side a comforting taste.

11. Mango Salsa

Mango Salsa

Here we say that a mango salsa is a perfect side dish to give a refreshing taste to your sea bass. Besides, it just takes 15 minutes to make 15 cups of salsa, which is very hard to resist.

To make this salsa, you need three diced mangoes and add chopped onions, bell peppers, cilantro, jalapeno, and lime juice. For seasoning, salt and pepper might be more than enough. However, include some chili flakes if you need a chili side dish.

12. Cilantro Lime Rice

Your sea bass will taste like a treat with lime rice. This rice tastes divine and delicious and is made with ingredients such as basmati rice, lemon zest, lime juice, and chopped cilantro. If you want to make it healthy, we recommend using olive oil instead of canola or vegetable oil.

You can also pair this rice with Mexican dishes. It is so good that you can eat the rice on its own. It doesn't always need a main dish to taste great.

13. Garlic Mushrooms

Garlic Mushrooms If you want to eat sea bass on a cold winter night, you may prefer a side dish that can make you feel full and warm. In that case, garlic mushrooms are worth trying.

The combination of garlic, butter, and mushrooms is unmatchable. Besides, the dish is low in calories and fats, ensuring you consume a healthy meal before bedtime. Moreover, all the ingredients present might be available in your pantry, saving you the hassle of heading out.

14. Asparagus, Cucumber, and Mint Salad

Asparagus, Cucumber, and Mint Salad

Think of all the times you have had sea bass alone and not enjoyed it. A refreshing side dish is imperative for the presentation and overall taste of the main meal. Therefore, having your fish with a bowl of mint, asparagus, and cucumber salad might be your best decision.

Add all the vegetables to make this salad, and season with black pepper and salt. For the dressing, add lemon juice, vinegar, and brown sugar. You can also sprinkle chili flakes for a spicy touch.

You can't miss having sea bass if you are a fish lover. This fish is healthy and tasty; having it with a fantastic side should be your next food plan.

Also, it goes well with many different beverages. So, make sure you head to a fish shop, get a sea bass, cook it to perfection and then enjoy it with bread, salads, rice, or potatoes.

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What to Serve With Sea Bass

A selection of delicious and easy side dishes to serve with your favorite seabass recipe!
4.67 from 6 votes
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Course: dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sea bass, Steamed Sea Bass
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Corrie


  • Potato Salad
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Brown Rice
  • Quinoa Salad
  • French Fries
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Basmati Rice
  • Rosemary Bread
  • Baked Potatoes
  • Steamed Vegetables
  • Mango Salsa
  • Cilantro Lime Rice
  • Garlic Mushrooms
  • Asparagus, Cucumber, and Mint Salad


  • Prepare your favorite sea bass recipe.
  • Choose your favorite side dish from the list above.
  • Serve together and enjoy 🙂
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