30 Lip Smacking Desserts That Go With Salmon


Quick Answer: What Desserts Go With Salmon?

Some of the most enticing desserts to pair with your salmon are— Satisfying pies like Key Lime Pie, Lemon Meringue Pie, Whoopie pie and others; Delicious cakes like Yogurt Cake, Heaven on Earth Cake, Strawberry Shortcake, Orange Crush Pound Cake, and others; and miscellaneous treats like Yogurt Parfait, Crème Brulee, Rhubarb Fool, Strawberry Tart, Fruit Salad, Ice Cream and others. Read to know more!

Here are 30 lip-smacking sweet delights that will tango well with a delicious salmon meal and leave you utterly satisfied. Each of these desserts is chosen based on how its taste blends with the flavors of salmon. 

I prefer salmon for my weekday meals and, as a foodie, I love experimenting with a different meal and dessert pairings.

So from my culinary experience, I bring to you this list of the best desserts to pair your salmon menu with for an ecstatic experience. 

So let’s get to it!

30 Desserts that go with Salmon: Quick Table

RecipeCalories (per 100g)Preparation Time
Key Lime Pie28755 min
Crème Brulee245210 min
Yogurt Parfait8410 min
Orange Sorbet119.4140 min
Rhubarb Fool16010 min
Strawberry Tart289140 min
Fruit Salad5020 min
Ice Cream207155 min
Lemon Bars368230 min
Lemon Meringue Pie28540 min
Yogurt Cake 32480 min
Blueberry Biscuits460 35 min
Posh Gin and Tonic765 min
Blueberry Lemon Scone312.530 min
Fruit Kebabs6015 min
Heaven on Earth CakeNA320 min
Bananas Foster19320 min
Lemon Cheesecake32025 min
Orange Upside Down Cake31970 min
Lemon Pudding Cake397.465 min
Strawberry Shortcake29650 min
Jello SaladNA15 min
Chocolate Chip Cookies48860 min
Orange Crush Pound Cake30990 min
Lemon Sour Cream Cake61075 min
Whoopie Pie45048 min
Chocolate Mousse20920 min
Blueberry Pie24565 min
Lemon Chiffon Pie29225 min
Lemon Icebox Pie33660 min

1. Key Lime Pie

Total Calories (per 100g): 287

Total Preparation Time: 55 minutes

Citrusy and tangy desserts go well with Salmon and what’s a better suitor than a well-loved pie?

Key Lime Pie is crafted by combining a tangy custard filling and a scrumptiously creamy topping over a crunchy crust with slight buttery tones.

This crowd-pleaser would be just perfect for your meal!

Here is a delicious recipe by Preppy Kitchen

2. Crème Brulee

Total Calories (per 100g): 245

Total Preparation Time: 210 minutes

Crème Brulee would look classy on your flavorful salmon menu.

It is a baked custard, with a pudding-like texture, topped with a brittle layer of melted sugar. The top layer remains warm while the custard is served cold.

Delightfully creamy, the custard is either plain vanilla or caramel flavored.

Check out this easy recipe by Home Cooking Adventure

3. Yogurt Parfait

Total Calories (per 100g): 84

Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes

With an elegant platter of salmon, a tall glass of this fancy dessert will look chic!

Yogurt Parfait is a simple dessert made by alternating layers of fresh yogurt and fruits or berries.

It is a healthy and easy dessert— which is an excellent choice when you’re running low on time.

Here is a simple recipe by SweetTreats

4. Orange Sorbet

Total Calories (per 100g): 119.4

Total Preparation Time: 140 minutes

Refreshing and sweet— Orange Sorbet is low on calories and high on flavors!

The orange flavor goes great with a well-cooked salmon and enhances the vibrant after-taste of the dish.

Made with juice and sugar, it is a good alternative to ice cream when you are planning a calorie-conscious meal.

Check out this quick recipe by Easy to Cook at Home

5. Rhubarb Fool

Total Calories (per 100g): 160

Total Preparation Time: 10 minutes

This one is a British delicacy.

Rhubarb Fool is prepared from stewed rhubarb mixed with whipped cream. It has a tarty flavor that beautifully contrasts the sweet flavor of cream.

It is a simple dessert with smooth cream, light and creamy texture, and a tarty fruit flavor that’ll steal the show!

Here is an easy recipe by Everyday Food

6. Strawberry Tart

Total Calories (per 100g): 289

Total Preparation Time: 140 minutes

An iconic dessert for your salmon feast!

Strawberry Tart has a delicious baked pastry shell that is layered with crème patisserie and topped with fresh strawberries.

The filling is sweet and creamy with a little lemon flavor to highlight the strawberry taste.

This one would fancy up your table for sure!

Check out this simple recipe by Food Wishes

7. Fruit Salad

Total Calories (per 100g): 50

Total Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Fruity flavors smoothly blend and paint your flavor palate after a wholesome meal.

Low on calories and thriving with juicy flavors, Fruit Salad is easy to make and tangos well with a salmon menu.

You can choose seasonal fruits or a citrusy fruit theme for this dessert.

Here is a quick recipe by Clean & Delicious

8. Ice Cream

Total Calories (per 100g): 207

Total Preparation Time: 155 minutes

When in doubt, pull an ice cream tub out!

Nothing beats the feeling of having a scoop of ice cream with some crushed candy and nuts sprinkled on the top. Or even a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

It is a classic option to go with for dessert.

Check out this easy recipe by The Cooking Foodie

9. Lemon Bars

Total Calories (per 100g): 368

Total Preparation Time: 230 minutes

Bursting with citrusy and tangy flavors, this dessert is popular for its simple existence.

Lemon Bars consist of a layer of creamy and thick lemon curd filling upon a layer of buttery shortbread crust.

When made with fresh lemons, the citrusy tone pops and makes the filling vibrant.

Here is a simple recipe by Natashas Kitchen

10. Lemon Meringue Pie

Total Calories (per 100g): 285

Total Preparation Time: 40 minutes

Why not end your salmon meal in style with this lemony pie?

A sweet and tarty lemon filling is bestowed upon a thick pie crust and then topped with toasted meringue.

Fluffy, sweet, and simple— Lemon Meringue Pie is bound to make your taste buds and tummy happy after a delightful salmon dinner.

Check out this recipe by Preppy Kitchen

11. Yogurt Cake

Total Calories (per 100g): 324

Total Preparation Time: 80 minutes

Soft and creamy, Yogurt Cake is a tasty and light dessert that is usually flavored with lemons.

Moist, with a buttery crumb, this cake is inexpensive to make and delicious.

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12. Blueberry Biscuits

Total Calories (per 100g): 460

Total Preparation Time: 35 minutes

This berrilicious delight is crusty on the outside and soft on the inside.

It derives its sweetness from the fresh and juicy blueberries that are folded into the dough.

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13. Posh Gin and Tonic

Total Calories (per 100g): 76

Total Preparation Time: 5 minutes

Who said a drink cannot be served as dessert?

Gin and Tonic go great after salmon. You just have to choose a sweet twist to serve it with for the perfect evening.

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14. Blueberry Lemon Scone

Total Calories (per 100g): 313.5

Total Preparation Time: 30 minutes

This flaky scone thrives with the flavors of fresh blueberries.

With a slight touch of lemon flavor, the original taste is elevated. Light, flavorsome and buttery, this is a masterpiece.

DIY recipe—

15. Fruit Kebabs

Total Calories (per 100g): 60

Total Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Served on a white platter, this dessert would visually entice everyone to come and taste it.

A skewer driven through juicy pieces of fruit is an excellent healthy dessert option after salmon.

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16. Heaven on Earth Cake

Total Preparation Time: 320 minutes

Taste the flavors of heaven with a slice of this beautiful cake that resembles a trifle.

Moist angel food cake is topped with a layer of creamy pudding, cherry filling, and delicious whipped cream for creating it.

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17. Bananas Foster

Total Calories (per 100g): 193

Total Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Made with a foodgasmic combination of bananas and vanilla ice cream— it is a must-try!

The aforementioned are serenaded with a delightful boozy sauce that binds all the flavors together.

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18. Lemon Cheesecake

Total Calories (per 100g): 320

Total Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Cheesecake, in itself, is a popular comfort dessert— but the Lemon Cheesecake is a match made in heaven for a salmon meal.

The lemon gives the smooth and creamy cheesecake a tangy touch.

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19. Orange Upside Down Cake

Total Calories (per 100g): 319

Total Preparation Time: 70 minutes

The best part of choosing an upside-down cake is that it comes out of the pan completely decorated.

The orange flavors of this cake will accentuate the after-taste of salmon.

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20. Lemon Pudding Cake

Total Calories (per 100g): 397.4

Total Preparation Time: 65 minutes

Made by combining two popular desserts––– cake and pudding— it will be a crowd-pleaser.

It consists of a layer of lemon cake placed over luscious lemon-flavored pudding.

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21. Strawberry Shortcake

Total Calories (per 100g): 296

Total Preparation Time: 50 minutes

Prepared from a crumbly shortbread or biscuit, it is then topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries!

Strawberry shortcake is simple to make and is perfect as a summer dessert.

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22. Jello Salad

Total Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Jello salad is a reasonable dessert as it can be made ahead or right before serving.

Usually made with berry flavors, you can choose orange/lime flavored ones for salmon meals.

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23. Chocolate Chip Cookies

Total Calories (per 100g): 488

Total Preparation Time: 60 minutes

This one is a classic and will never fail to please.

With melt-in-mouth chocolate chips, this doughy yet well-cooked cookie taste amazing with a glass of warm milk.

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24. Orange Crush Pound Cake

Total Calories (per 100g): 309

Total Preparation Time: 90 minutes

Orange Crush Pound Cake is smooth as velvet and tender with a delicious orange tangy taste.

The addition of orange soda gives it a zingy flavor and a gorgeous color.

DIY recipe link -> Orange Crush Pound Cake

25. Lemon Sour Cream Cake

Total Calories (per 100g): 610

Total Preparation Time: 75 minutes

A complete lemony delicacy to go with a flavorful salmon feast!

This moist cake is flavored with lemon zest and lemon juice and then finished with a delectable lemon glaze.

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26. Whoopie Pie

Total Calories (per 100g): 450

Total Preparation Time: 48 minutes

With an Oreo-like appearance, this pie is made of two chocolate mound cakes sandwiching a creamy filling.

Fluffy, melt-in-mouth, and soft— the marshmallowy filling makes this dessert quite irresistible.

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27. Chocolate Mousse

Total Calories (per 100g): 209

Total Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Chocolate Mousse is rich but light, delightfully fluffy, and extremely satisfying.

It has a dense texture with an intense chocolate flavor. It is popular for its creamy mouth-feel.

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28. Blueberry Pie

Total Calories (per 100g): 245

Total Preparation Time: 65 minutes

Blueberry Pie is a wholesome dessert that has balanced sweetness with a touch of spice and a popular lattice crust.

It is flavored with fresh blueberries, lemon, and warm spices.

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29. Lemon Chiffon Pie

Total Calories (per 100g): 292

Total Preparation Time: 25 minutes

This is an excellent dessert choice for summer salmon lunches.

The fluffy, white chiffon is flavored with orange and lemon to give this refreshing and creamy dessert a citrusy touch.

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30. Lemon Icebox Pie

Total Calories (per 100g): 336

Total Preparation Time: 60 minutes

Lemon Icebox Pie is an old-timey charmer and is great for ending a summer brunch.

Fluffy in appearance, it has a tongue-pleasing sherbet-like texture and an inviting tangy flavor.

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The Bottom Line

We hope this wholesome guide helped you in picking a dessert to end your salmon fiesta with. 

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About Karen Wilson

Karen is a foodie to the core. She loves any variety of food - spicy or junk! Her slender body and height are deceiving, as she enjoys eating hearty meals that would leave most people gasping for air. She has an appetite for life, and wants everyone around her to share in it too.

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