If you’re wondering what dessert goes with salmon, look no further!
I’ve got 23 delicious and easy-to-make desserts that will perfectly complement your salmon dinner.
From light and refreshing fruit salads to rich and decadent chocolate cake, there’s something for everyone on this list.
So go ahead and indulge your sweet tooth – your salmon dinner deserves it!
1. Carrot Cake
Carrot cake reminds me of my childhood and always puts a smile on my face.
This recipe is moist, flavorful, and has the perfect amount of sweetness.
It’s also pretty healthy, considering it’s a cake!
I like to top mine with cream cheese frosting, but you can really use any type of frosting that you like.
- If your carrots are particularly thick, you may want to grate them instead of slicing them.
- Be sure to add the raisins or other dried fruit at the very end so they don’t get too mushy.
- Let the cake cool completely before frosting it so the frosting doesn’t melt.
Brownies are known for being delicious, and this recipe is no different.
This recipe is my go-to brownie recipe because it’s so simple and the results are consistently delicious.
I like to use a mix of dark and milk chocolate chips, as well as adding in some chopped nuts for a little bit of texture.
- Make sure to use good quality chocolate chips – they make a big difference in the flavor of the brownies.
- If you want to make your brownies extra fudgy, add an extra egg yolk to the batter.
3. Easy Chocolate Mousse
It doesn’t get much simpler than this chocolate mousse recipe.
Just four ingredients and you’re done!
I like to use a good quality dark chocolate, full fat coconut milk, and a touch of honey for sweetness.
This recipe is also easily adaptable if you want to make it your own.
Add in some chopped nuts, or top with fresh berries.
- Use a good quality dark chocolate for the best flavor
- Full fat coconut milk will give the mousse a richer texture
- If you want a little sweetness, add in a touch of honey
4. Fruit Pizza
Fun, quick and delicious, this fruit pizza is always a hit in my house!
I love using a pre-made sugar cookie dough for the crust, but you can really use any type of dough or even graham crackers.
As for the fruit, I usually go with a mix of berries, kiwi and banana.
But, really, you can use any type of fruit that you like or have on hand.
- If you’re short on time, you can use a store-bought sugar cookie dough.
- Get creative with your toppings! Mix and match different fruits, or even add some chocolate chips or shredded coconut.
- This dessert is best served cold, so pop it in the fridge for an hour or so before serving.
5. Blueberry Crumble Bars
My freezer is always stocked with wild blueberries, so I love finding new recipes to use them in.
These crumble bars are the perfect way to use up a few cups of berries, and they make a delicious dessert or snack.
I like to use almond flour in the crumble topping, but you can use any type of flour that you have on hand.
- If you don’t have fresh blueberries, you can use frozen ones instead. Just be sure to thaw them before using.
- If you want a little extra sweetness, add a tablespoon or two of honey to the berry mixture.
- These bars are best served warm, so pop them in the microwave for a few seconds before enjoying.
6. Italian Tiramisu
If you want to get fancy with your tiramisu, you can use a piping bag and different shaped tips to create different designs on top of the coffee-soaked ladyfingers.
I like to use a star tip for the whipped mascarpone mixture and a round tip for the chocolate shavings.
- Use a piping bag with different shaped tips to create different designs on top of the coffee-soaked ladyfingers.
- Soak the ladyfingers in espresso or very strong coffee for best flavor.
- Be sure to chill tiramisu in the fridge for at least 4 hours (preferably overnight) before serving.
7. Lemon Blueberry Bread
Lemon and blueberry are like two best friends who just so happen to go great together.
This bread is moist, flavorful and not too sweet.
I love using Meyer lemons in this recipe because they’re a little sweeter and more fragrant than regular lemons.
And for the blueberries, I always use fresh ones that I’ve picked myself (or frozen wild blueberries if it’s not berry season).
- If you don’t have Meyer lemons, you can use regular lemons + 1/4 teaspoon of lemon zest.
- If you don’t have fresh blueberries, you can use frozen ones (no need to thaw first) + 1 tablespoon of flour.
- To get that pretty lemon glaze on top, mix together powdered sugar, lemon juice and a little bit of milk.
8. Strawberry Lemon Blondies
You can go with fresh or frozen strawberries for this recipe, depending on what’s in season.
I like to use Meyer lemons when they’re available, but regular lemons work just as well.
These blondies are dense and chewy, with a bright burst of flavor from the berries and lemon.
- Let the blondies cool completely before cutting into them, or they may fall apart.
- If you want a stronger lemon flavor, add the zest of 1 lemon to the batter.
- For a fun twist, top the blondies with a dollop of whipped cream and a few extra berries.
9. No Bake Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Balls
There’s no need for an oven when you’re craving something sweet!
These no bake cookie dough balls are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth.
I like to use dark chocolate, but feel free to use whatever kind you have on hand.
If you want a little extra flavor, add in a teaspoon of vanilla extract.
- If your dough is too sticky, add in more flour until it reaches the desired consistency.
- If your chocolate is too thick, add in a tablespoon of coconut oil to thin it out.
- To avoid making a mess, place your cookie dough balls on a parchment paper lined baking sheet before dipping them in chocolate.
10. Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake
Whether you’re making salmon for dinner or just want a delicious and easy dessert, this chocolate chip loaf cake is the perfect treat.
I like to use mini chocolate chips so that there’s a little bit of chocolate in every bite, but feel free to use regular-sized chips if you prefer.
This cake is best served warm, with a scoop of ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream on top.
- Use mini chocolate chips for more even distribution throughout the cake
- Serve warm, with ice cream or whipped cream on top
- Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature
11. Classic Strawberry Shortcake
This dessert goes super well with salmon because the sweetness of the strawberries and shortcake balance out the savory flavors of the fish.
I like to use fresh strawberries, but you can definitely use frozen if that’s what you have on hand.
And for the shortcake, I love using a light and fluffy angel food cake, but any kind of pound cake or even biscuits would work well too.
- If you’re using frozen strawberries, let them thaw before adding them to the cake.
- Add a little bit of sugar to the strawberries if they’re not very sweet.
- Whip the cream before adding it to the cake so it’s nice and fluffy.
12. Chocolate Chip Cookies
It’s super hard to say no to a chocolate chip cookie, especially when they’re still warm from the oven.
This recipe is my go-to because it always turns out perfectly.
I like to use a mix of semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips, and I add a little bit of sea salt on top for some extra flavor.
- Use room temperature butter so that your cookies will be nice and fluffy
- Don’t overmix the dough or your cookies will be tough
- Add a little bit of flour to your chocolate chips so they don’t all sink to the bottom of the dough
13. Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
This is a classic recipe that should be included in every cook’s repertoire.
It’s simple to make, and can easily be tailored to your liking.
I like to add a little bit of cinnamon and nutmeg to the batter, and use semi-sweet chocolate chips.
This bread is delicious on its own, or with a little bit of butter spread on top.
- Use ripe bananas for the best flavor
- Add chocolate chips, nuts, or dried fruit for a little something extra
- This bread freezes well, so make a double batch and save some for later
14. Easy Flan
This dessert is super interesting – it’s a custard, so it’s smooth and creamy like pudding, but it has a layer of caramel on top that makes it extra special.
I always use whole milk in this recipe because I find that it gives the flan a richer flavor, but you could use low-fat milk if you’re looking to cut down on calories.
- For an extra smooth custard, strain the mixture before pouring it into the ramekins.
- If you want a more intense caramel flavor, add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the caramel sauce.
- To prevent the caramel from sticking to the ramekins, coat them with cooking spray before adding the sauce.
This is literally the best New York style cheesecake recipe that I have ever tried.
It’s so rich and creamy, and it has the perfect amount of sweetness.
I like to use a mixture of cream cheese and ricotta cheese, and I always use fresh berries on top.
- Use a springform pan for easy removal
- Be sure to bake the cheesecake until the center is set
- Let the cheesecake cool completely before serving
16. Coffee Panna Cotta
If you like your cup of coffee with a little bit of everything, you’re going to love this coffee panna cotta.
It’s got a rich and creamy texture, it’s subtly sweet, and there’s a hint of bitterness from the coffee.
I like to use whole milk and heavy cream for this recipe, but you could also use almond milk or any other kind of milk that you like.
- If you want a stronger coffee flavor, use espresso instead of brewed coffee.
- To make this dairy-free, use full-fat coconut milk in place of the dairy milk.
- If you want a little something extra, top the panna cottas with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa powder.
17. Chocolate Cobbler
If you want to impress your dinner guests with a unique and delicious dessert, chocolate cobbler is the way to go.
This dish is made with a simple batter that’s cooked on top of a layer of chocolate chips.
The result is a warm, gooey, chocolatey treat that’s perfect for any occasion.
- For a richer flavor, use dark chocolate chips.
- If you want a little crunch in your cobbler, add chopped nuts to the batter before cooking.
- Serve with ice cream or whipped cream for an extra special treat!
18. Chocolate Cherry Upside Down Cake
Just look at how pretty this cake is!
And it’s not just for looks, it tastes amazing too.
I love using fresh cherries in this recipe, but you could also use frozen or canned cherries.
If you go the canned route, just make sure to drain them well.
This cake is best served warm, so I like to make it right before we sit down to eat dinner.
That way, it’s ready to go as soon as we’re done with our meal.
- Use room temperature ingredients for a more consistent cake batter.
- Preheat your pan before adding the batter to prevent sticking.
- Be careful not to overmix the batter or you’ll end up with a tough cake.
19. Easy Fresh Lemon Squares
These tangy squares are quick, easy and so delicious, it’s hard to stop at just one.
The recipe only calls for a few simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand, and the result is a light and refreshing dessert that’s perfect after a heavy meal.
Here are some of my favorite salmon recipes to pair with these lemon squares:
- Garlic and Herb Roasted Salmon
- Honey Mustard Salmon
- Pesto Crusted Salmon
- For an extra zing, add a little grated lemon zest to the topping.
- If you don’t have fresh lemons on hand, you can use bottled lemon juice. Just be sure to use pure juice, not a lemonade mix.
- To save time, you can make the lemon filling ahead of time and store it in the fridge until you’re ready to bake the squares.
20. Pecan Pie
Once your plate is cleared and everyone is sufficiently stuffed, it’s time for dessert.
Pecan pie is always a hit in my house – it’s rich, nutty, and has the perfect amount of sweetness.
I like to use dark corn syrup in my pies because I find that it gives the filling a deep, caramel-y flavor.
- Use dark corn syrup for a deeper flavor
- Pre-bake your pie crust for a flakier texture
- Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the filling for more depth of flavor
21. Strawberry Brownies
I’m sure you’ve tried regular brownies before, but have you ever had a strawberry brownie?
If you’re a fan of chocolate-covered strawberries, then you’ll love this dessert.
The best part is that it’s so easy to make!
- Feel free to substitute the strawberries for another fruit, like raspberries or blueberries.
- If you want a little extra sweetness, drizzle some chocolate syrup on top.
- For an even richer brownie, add some chopped nuts to the batter.
22. Brown Butter Bourbon Butter Pecan Blondies
Chewy, crunchy, and loaded with gooey pockets of chocolate, these blondies are everything a good dessert should be.
And the best part?
They come together in just one bowl.
I like to use brown butter in this recipe because it gives the blondies a deep, nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with the pecans.
As for the bourbon, a little goes a long way in terms of flavor.
- If you’re not a fan of bourbon, you can swap it out for vanilla extract.
- To make these blondies extra gooey, add an extra egg yolk to the batter.
- For a fun twist, try using white chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate.
23. Blueberry Cheesecake Crumb Cake
This dessert is delicious combo of two mouthwatering desserts: crumb cake and blueberry cheesecake (so you know it’s good).
It’s the perfect way to end a salmon dinner, or any dinner for that matter.
I personally like to use fresh blueberries, but you can use frozen ones too.
And, if you’re feeling extra indulgent, top it with some whipped cream or ice cream.
- Use fresh blueberries for the best flavor
- Let the cake cool completely before serving
- Store leftovers in the fridge
23 Delicious Desserts that Go with Salmon
- Carrot Cake
- Easy Chocolate Mousse
- Fruit Pizza
- Blueberry Crumble Bars
- Italian Tiramisu
- Lemon Blueberry Bread
- Strawberry Lemon Blondies
- No Bake Chocolate Dipped Cookie Dough Balls
- Chocolate Chip Loaf Cake
- Classic Strawberry Shortcake
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Easy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread
- Easy Flan
- Coffee Panna Cotta
- Chocolate Cobbler
- Chocolate Cherry Upside Down Cake
- Easy Fresh Lemon Squares
- Pecan Pie
- Strawberry Brownies
- Brown Butter Bourbon Butter Pecan Blondies
- Blueberry Cheesecake Crumb Cake
- Pick your favorite dessert from this list to serve after your salmon meal.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
- Enjoy in no time!