Oh, who doesn’t love the savory lightness, yet the bounty of quiche? Top it up with some delicate greens or a balsamic vinaigrette at the side, and there you have it – a graceful dinner party or a champagne brunch.
Add an over-sized casserole dish, with a few mugs of hot chocolate and mounds of berries. Couple it with some fresh whipped cream, and you are going to have a cosy weekend morning meal to munch on around a crackling fire.
Quiche is the best because it’s easy. All you need to do is whip it up and bake it for the next morning’s breakfast or brunch, whichever you prefer. Or, best of all, you could even make it ahead and reheat it in the oven for a fresh taste in the morning.
Moreover, when you think of quiche, you will see that there are a number of compatible companions that can easily make it even more delish than it already is. It’s the perfect recipe for an occasion when you want something yummy and lovely but won’t keep you busy in the kitchen for too long.
So, what pairs well with quiche? Read ahead to get some of our absolute favorite ideas.
What to Serve with Quiche?
First things first, we will talk about some beverages that are an absolute necessity. And once you prepare the beverage, you might need to freeze it in the refrigerator to cool it down. There are plenty of beverages that couples nicely with a quiche, but coffee or a small glass of wine, which many wouldn’t overindulge on. Quiche is a little different than others; it’s best paired with a refreshing beverage.
- Iced Tea
Iced tea and quiche have been a favorite brunch for many out there. The best part about iced tea is that it bends to your needs as well as likes very quickly. If you prefer black tea with passion fruit with a little sweetener and lemon on its side – perfect!
However, if it’s in the evening part of the day, you can go for a herbal blend. We’d suggest you stick to fruity flavors as it goes well with quiche.
No calories, no caffeine. A simple compliment along with a slice of quiche to complete your day.
Are you thinking about brunch here? Tomato, tropical or orange extracts will work wonderfully with most styles of quiche. Again, stick to something classic and pure; a freshly squeezed apple or something like a light smoothie of pineapple, banana or orange would be great.
- Sparkling Beverages
Sparkling whites’ pairs fantastically. However, if alcohol is not an option for you, go for a fruit flavored sparkling water that would enlighten your guests – sparkles is what makes the difference.
For something even sweeter, you cannot go wrong with a Shirley Temple.
These are some of the plentiful beverages that act as impressive side dishes for quiche. So, if you are planning a brunch or a simple tweetup, a slice of quiche and the right drink would make it complete. And oddly satisfying.
But do you want a little bit more?
How About Some Salads?
What makes a quiche meal perfect is a salad, a well-thought-out beverage and the quiche itself. You must have thought that the beverage and the quiche would do the trick, but adding the salad, that’s like kicking it up the notch. Out of all the pretty endless combinations, here are some of our faves:
- Baby Spring Mix
Those thinly sliced red onions and tomatoes along with some balsamic vinaigrette are just classic. It’s light, neutral and pairs up well with pretty much any style of quiche. It’s also the perfect blend of greens and healthy ingredients if you can top it with the right dressing.
If you want a little more of heartier – say for instance your quiche contains bleu cheese or bacon – you can add some diced walnuts and sprinkle some dried cranberries or cherries. The taste is going to be very scrumptious and versatile.
So, this, along with a light fruity iced tea is undoubtedly a go-to combination for brunch.
- Classic Fruit Salads
This great thing complements pretty much anything, and the quiche is no exception. You can add all your favorite fruits in it and have it on hand. And if you want to go an extra mile to make it fancy, add some balsamic glaze (considering fancy brunch with some champagne). However, take note of not to serve a non-fruity or non-juicy beverage when choosing a classic fruit salad. Either champagne or other options of coffee.
What Goes With Quiche?
Unexpectedly, soup can be an excellent pair for quiche. If you are a little picky, you might overstep the soup and overshadow the quiche. Therefore, be thoughtful about your quiche fillings if you are choosing soup as one of the sides.
If your quiche contains cheesy content, consider a heartier soup – perhaps vegetable, chicken, minestrone or lentil. If you want to highlight the quiche’s speciality, be sure to keep the soup very light.
Here are some apt choices:
- Tomato Soup
Tomato being the primary ingredient, it becomes a classic, yet the superior selection of side. It brings an unexpected twist for the perfect summertime treat for your guests. So simple, yet so good!
- Baked Vegetable Bisque
If you love veggies, chances are you will enjoy the baked vegetable bisque. Or you can even be a little creative. Keep things simple with butternut squash bisque, but do combine some of your favorite vegetables for a sophisticated taste.
Zucchini brings the perfect taste to go with a number of quiches. Or if you would like, add some toppings like bacon crumbles, sour cream or chives. Think about what’s there in your quiche and how you can play along with the elements well. The vinaigrette is sure to succeed and is a dark horse in comparison to other sides for the quiche.
It might be a little complicated, but it’s undoubtedly worth it!
- Cold Soup
This is where soups and salads meet. If you see it carefully, the herbs and the vegetables combine well together to create an elegant and delectable fill-in for a salad to pair with quiche. Don’t forget to keep it light. Try to go as wholesome as gazpacho, but what we would suggest you is to keep it heartier with a simple cheese quiche.
Other Genre of Sides
- Roasted Asparagus and Bacon
This is perhaps one of the most favorites. When veggies alone become boring, adding some bacon is all the trick that you ever need to spice it up. And this shouldn’t even be an issue for anyone; it’s tasty as well as healthy!
If your choice of quiche is not so meaty or beefy, pair it up with this side, and your guests will be forever grateful (thank us later).
Try the wrapped bacon around asparagus on a tray beside the slice of quiche to make it look like a match made in heaven. Use some recipes from YouTube to get a deep dish.
If you are looking for something plain and straightforward, these oven-baked Italian bread are all you need. Go for Focaccia. They are just like bread, but the only difference is, they are a little spicier than the normal ones that give you the freedom to slice them the way you want.
The dough that’s used to produce focaccia is identical to pizza. Hence, if you are planning on preparing your quiche that’s filled with some rich meat or seafood, this should go hand in hand.
Slice them up and pair them differently. Now, focaccia might be a little time consuming, but we promise, it’s worth each and every second of yours.
- Roasted Potatoes With Green Peas
Roasted potatoes pretty much go with everything, and they are perfect when it comes to pairing with quiche. It’s not very common, but any welcomes ideas are worth the try.
- Crusty Bread
Something that comes to your mind at first when you think of a side is probably crusty bread. Why? That’s because it’s a safer option than others that you can never ever turn out to be misleading with your quiche. Be a bit creative. Add butter if you like, or go with honey butter or even garlic butter and whatnot.
We bet that a slice of quiche, a chunk of bread with some quality butter and a cup of coffee is going to be stellar!
Indeed, there are some more ideas you can think of to serve with a quiche:
Meat lovers favorites are mostly a side of sausage or bacon, which by the way, works perfectly if you are baking some cheesy quiche for breakfast or brunch. Other than that, sides of grilled, sautéed or roasted vegetables work well with a lunch or late day meal or with different types of quiche.
You can pretty much choose to have your quiche with whatever you like. So, don’t buy into an impression that quiche recipes should be left to the pros. Take a good look at the ingredients and don’t be afraid to try them out. You might as well be surprised at its outcome when it would taste a whole lot better than a borrowed dish from outside.
Preparing quiche is also a great way to make use of some of those leftovers, which you felt were no longer worth keeping in your fridge. Simply bring them in and crust it to any shape you like.
You can reinvent quiche in your own terms. If you have come up with a recipe of your own, feel free to share it with us. Or if you have any questions, give us a shout out, and we will be more than happy to get back to you!