What to Serve With Quiche?
Jan 21, 2021
Quiche is a savory tart originally hailing from France. Like most other French recipes, it made its way into all kinds of kitchens and was adapted countless times.
We use three kinds of cheese in our signature Greek quiche to give it a robust and memorable flavor profile. And to be fair, quiches, in general, tend to make a powerful statement, to the point that sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to pair them with.
In this article, we’re going to give you some ideas to fix that.
So if you’re wondering what goes well with quiche, you’ll find the answer right below.
Best Things to Pair With Quiche for Breakfast
You can enjoy quiche at any time of day, which is why it’s so versatile and flexible. So we’re starting with our favorite quiche food pairings when you’re starting your day with a quiche.
To help you hit the ground running in the morning, coffee is a terrific way to wash down your quiche. A hot cup of joe is an excellent way to mellow out quiche’s intense flavors and creamy texture.
Although quiche is savory, you’ll be surprised at just how well it pairs with most types of fruit. A salad made with fresh fruit works as an excellent point of contrast for quiche.
Try your best to add a variety of both sweet and tangy fruit to make sure you’re getting a full flavor profile. You can drizzle the fruit with a balsamic honey glaze to open up the entire taste catalog but make sure you’re ready for this kind of punch in the morning.
Quiche can be a little dense when eaten alone, so adding a bit of crunch is always the right way to turn it into a full meal. Of course, you can add texture in other ways, but buttered toast will introduce a more breakfasty feel to it.
The kind of bread you use won’t make much of a difference. However, if you’re not going to toast it, pick a bread with a nice crispy crust to retain the texture element—something like a baguette or a sourdough bread.
What to Serve With Quiche for Lunch
Lunch (and brunch) is where a quiche really gets to shine. It’s a hearty meal, so you probably won’t need to snack until dinnertime. And if you want to make the most of it, try pairing it with one of these sides.
Just about any salad goes well with quiche. And salads an excellent way to cut through the quiche’s richness.
But Greek salad stands head and shoulders above the pack, and it can be equally fitting for both lunch and dinner. Greek salads usually contain olives and feta cheese. Those two components are excellent for vegetable quiches that tend to be less flavorful.
If you’re going to have a hearty quiche with sausage and lots of cheese, a salad with a light vinaigrette dressing is best. Dried fruit and nuts are also delicious compliments for those flavors.
Nothing says comfort quite like a warm tomato soup. And if you love tomato soup with your grilled cheese sandwiches, this will hit the spot. Quiche has many of the same notes as a well-made grilled cheese sandwich, so the pairing is perfect.
And tomato soup has enough variety to complement most types of quiches. If you have a plain cheese quiche, chunky tomato soup can add both flavor and texture. On the other hand, if your quiche is already loaded with flavors, you can tone down the soup to keep it balanced.
Roasted potatoes are among the best side dishes for quiches. But any kind of potato makes an excellent partner to a quiche.
You want to aim for a lot of crispy edges in your roasted potatoes, which you can accomplish by coating them in olive oil before you roast. Like with tomato soup, you can also adapt the potatoes to the quiche.
For pairing with a strong and rich quiche, try mashed potatoes to even out the flavors and provide a palate cleanser. Lighter quiches play well with home fries and herbed potatoes.
Mimosas for Brunch
A good quiche can mostly stand on its own, and all it needs is that perfect beverage to make it a meal. Mimosas are the quintessential brunch drink, and they can be a heavenly pairing for a quiche with a lot going on. As a bonus, they won’t compete with the quiche but still, add lovely contrasting flavors.
Side Dishes for Quiche at Dinner
Many of the same pairings will work for both dinner and lunch. But if you’re one of the many people who prefer a lighter dinner, there are excellent options for you too.
Roasting vegetables, especially root vegetables, brings out their sugars and make all sorts of wonderful and flavorful things happen.
You’ll probably want to stick to something simple, like lightly seasoned roasted brussels sprouts for your quiche. Honey glazed carrots are another fantastic choice if you’re serving a hearty quiche.
Much like potatoes, you’re going to want to look for texture in your roasted vegetables to complement the quiche. Put your broiler to good use and to get those crispy brown edges where you can and avoid over-roasting.
It wouldn’t be a dinner unless you introduced some wonderful Greek flavors and aromas. And there are few better ways to do that than with avgolemono soup, a traditional Greek chicken soup.
Be warned, though, avgolemono is a creamy and luxurious soup. It may be a better lunch side pairing, but it’s also great for dinner if you’re really hungry.
Avgolemono is actually the name of a Greek sauce used across a variety of dishes. But one of its most exquisite applications is in roasted chicken, rice, and vegetable soup. The egg-and-lemon sauce adds a silky and creamy dimension that’s lighter than a bisque but heartier than a broth.
Greek salad is undoubtedly as good of an option for dinner as it is for lunch. If you want something a little lighter that still introduces some greenery, a simple spring mix will do the trick.
Alternatively, you can introduce a whole host of new flavors with Asian slaw. With an Asian salad, there are so many flavor profiles to play with; you can have a completely different meal from one quiche to the next.
Not a fan of roasting? No problem.
Grilled vegetables will work just as well with your quiche and will even add some smokey notes that go great with egg dishes.
The key to this pairing (and grilled vegetables in general) is to use a lot of variety. Bell peppers, zucchini, squash, mushrooms, eggplant—all are excellent candidates for grilling. If you only grill one type of vegetable, it ends up being a bit flat.
How to Serve Quiche? Any Way You Want
As you can see, quiche is an exceptionally versatile dish. You can pair it with just about anything!
And with Lemon and Vine Greek quiches, you’re never more than 20 minutes away from a delicious and filling meal. We’d love to hear about your experience with quiche. Let us know what your favorite side dishes for a quiche are and if you’ll be trying out one of the ones listed here.
Until next time,