Brim-filled with eggs, bacon, milk, various additions, cream, and other stuff, quiches represent a savory French dish that can be served hot or cold, all year round.
Whether you like to prepare them for large parties, where everyone can take a piece and then continue drinking, or as a main course at lunch or dinner, a well-made quiche will always leave your guests satisfied and their mouths watering for more.
Now, as brilliant and tasty these tend to be on their own, there’s a whole world of possibilities out there for those occasions where you may be lacking a certain je ne sais quoi to spice up the quiche itself and bring more food diversity for your special occasion.
In this article, we’ll propose to you eight different side dishes that tend to go great with quiches. As you will see, there are several different solutions here, so whatever your preferred taste, chances are – you’re going to find something in here bound to suit your interests.
Right then, without further ado, here’s the deal.
Best Quiche Side Dishes
1) Ice Tea
Since a typical quiche usually has a multitude of flavors in it (due to all the different ingredients in it, of course), many cooks opt to complement this dish with something light and easy. Say a cup of ice tea.
This combination can truly be a great option for you if you’re using your quiche as the main course at a summer party you’re throwing. This way, you and your guests can have a brisk refreshment after eating a flavorful (and potentially spicy) quiche.
Also, the ice tea itself is not without its flavors, so you’ll even improve your quiche in that department, as well.
Quiche is a dish that you can serve all year round without worrying it will seem out of place. That said, when side dishes and different combinations are in question, you need to take into consideration the weather outside, and what season it is.
For example, while the combination of the aforementioned ice tea and quiche is quite delicious, not many people will be willing to take it on, so to speak, in the middle of the winter. So, for an occasion that’s taking place in the middle of the winter, what you may want to serve is some quiche with coffee or a similar warmer beverage.
Also, the great thing about serving coffee is that there are many different flavors and versions of it you can offer your guests, which is always a plus.
This can be considered another summertime side dish, but it can work just as well during the other seasons. This is because you can change ingredients and move them about with this dish.
Salads are great because you can make them quite light so that you can eat them as a dietary food and a complement to main courses. On the other hand, you can make them heavy, so to speak, by adding meat and oils into it, which makes them more suitable for main courses which aren’t that rich in meat themselves.
That said, quiche goes excellently well with any salad, so you needn’t worry about picking the right one for your meal.
4) Fruit Salad
Speaking of the devil, here’s a cheeky side dish you can use with quiche as the main force – fruit salad.
Again, plenty of choices here when it comes to what you can use, but ultimately, you can always rest assured you’ll have that natural fruit sweetness to count on, even if you don’t add any sugar.
A quick note, though: If you decide to go with this fruit salad option, make sure NOT to serve juice with it. Either go with mineral water, champagne, or some sort of coffee.
5) A Berry Mixture
Let’s stick with a sweet solution here for a while, shall we?
If you fancy eating a wholesome quiche meal with something sweet, how about you try a mixture of delicious berries for a size. Of course, there’s the trouble here that you may have difficulties finding these out of season, but if you can get your hands on some of these, it’s not difficult to make them into a great side dish for your quiche.
All you need to do is arrange them so that they’re visually appealing (not necessary, but can be considered a plus) and serve them up. As simple as that.
6) Tomato Soup
If you’re looking for a simple and delicious solution for your quiche side dish, how about you choose a tomato soup for a change.
Tomato soups are generally easy to make and tend to taste great if you don’t mess them up horribly, which is quite difficult to do most of the time. While many different types of the quiche will work well with tomato soup, what you may want to try out, in particular, would be the cheese-based quiche and tomato soup combo.
Tastes great, the cheese and tomato complement each other greatly, and not a difficult food combo to pull off, even if you’re a complete rookie. What’s not to love?
7) Vegetable Bisque
While a quiche can come out just great with a simple side dish or just a light sort of beverage, there’s nothing wrong with pulling off an elaborate side dish – if you know how to do it.
If you have the know-how and the patience to make a proper vegetable bisque, for example, you can wow your guests with an excellent-tasting side dish, you’ll enjoy eating around the clock.
8) Crusty Bread
Here’s an interesting suggestion that many people tend to skip when it comes to coming up with a quiche side dishes – good ole bread.
No matter the ingredients of your quiche, some bread will always work wonders with it, as its texture and the taste will make the whole meal appear fuller.
All things considered, quiche is a proper multi-tool of main courses. You can pair it up with a vast variety of meals and will still come out as delicious. Hope you liked our suggestions and best of luck making your quiche side dish!