Perfect Pairing: These Vegetables Go Best with Barramundi

So, you’ve decided that you’re going to cook some Aussie barra. Maybe you’re even trying one of the celebrity recipes from our free recipe book. But one question remains: What goes with barramundi?

Of course, you can serve this Aussie fish up with whatever you like best – but like all fine foods, there are certain flavours that compliment barra better than others.

In summertime, it’s best to keep things light. Thankfully, there are plenty of tasty veggies that pair perfectly with barramundi.

Read on to find out what veg goes best with barra. You’ll be having a delicious (and healthy) summer with these combos.


What Vegetables Go Best with Barramundi


Carrots & Sweet Potato

Rich roasted sweet potato is the perfect complement to barramundi’s light flavour. Simply toss sweet potato cubes with olive oil, salt and black pepper, and you’re good to go.

While barramundi is high in protein, sweet potato helps create a fully balanced meal thanks to the healthy carbs it provides.

If you want to eat your barra alongside sweet potato, try grilling it, and serving it with a squeeze of lemon. Talk about a match made in heaven!


Steamed Green Beans

Steamed green beans must be one of the easiest veggies dishes out there. In addition to being an easy way to cook, steaming also helps preserve the natural nutrients in these snappy beans.

The crisp texture and fresh taste go especially well with pan fried barramundi. Cook them with garlic and balsamic for a burst of flavour that you’ll feel good about eating. All around, this combo is high protein, and low in fat and carbs.



One hack to create beautiful combinations in the kitchen is to draw flavour inspiration from other ingredients. Because barramundi is quite mild in flavour, it works well with cauliflower’s equally mild taste.

The trick is to make sure both are seasoned well, so you end up with a dish that’s beautiful instead of bland. Try baking your barra with garlic and lemon before plating it with crispy butter-roasted cauliflower.



If you’re looking for a seasonal veggie to cook with your Aussie barra, look no further than leek. Often underrated, this savoury vegetable is just as delicious as it is versatile.

If you’re going to be grilling your barra, why not throw some leeks on too to make it a full meal?

In addition to tasting great, leeks are also good for you. Low in calories and high in Vitamin K, they’re the perfect side-dish for your healthy grilled barra dinner.


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