Quiche is part of our list of the best French cuisines that you can ever have at home or as party food. Many countries across the world have grown a particular liking to the savoury dish due to its many nutritional benefits. These include the provision of proteins, fiber, minerals like calcium and zinc as well as vitamin B-12. You do not necessarily have to eat it alone. You can always look for a well-suited accompaniment to serve it with. There are many which you can find; thus, it can be tricky to select the best one. Nevertheless, with some creativity, you can to do it right.
What is quiche?
Quiche is a dish whose main ingredients are pastry crust, eggs, cream or milk, meat, cheese, seafood or vegetables. It is creamy, soft, and with a flaky crust. It has a fluffy texture, and it also tastes a lot like omelets because of the eggs. It has many varieties that make use of different components. One of them is quiche lorraine which used to consist of eggs, lardons, and cream. Times have changed though; nowadays, people use cheese and bacon to make it.
Preparing quiche is not difficult, especially because many websites and blogs have published its recipes. You can check them out if you are not sure about the steps to follow. To reduce the amount of fat in the dish, consider using low-fat cheese options and limited pastry crust. Once it is ready, you can slice it and serve it cold or hot; depending on your preferences. If you want to freeze it for 1-3 months, cover it tightly with several aluminum foil sheets.
When having it, take time to look for a great side dish.
Side dishes to serve with quiche
Quiche’s versatility allows you to look for a wide variety of sides that can go well with it. If you think that the flavors will be compatible, take your time to experiment. Also, I would recommend that you select good food pairings whose nutritional value complements that of French cuisine.
As you do it, you can look at the sides that we have provided below. They pair well with quiche, and if you are still in a fix, why not choose one of them?
Mixed Baby Greens with Balsamic Vinaigrette
This is a great culinary partner for quiche that I would advise you to try out. It requires mixed baby greens, avocado, olive/vegetable oil, balsamic/red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, and pistachio nuts. You can also add chopped green apples, walnuts, and grape tomatoes. It takes about 20 minutes to prepare; hence, it is ideal if you are looking for quick and easy recipes.
If your quiche has a lot of vegetables and you decided to exclude the bacon or beef, this is a suitable side dish because the chicken makes up for the meat. There are many methods to make it, so you can settle for whichever works out best for you. The ingredients include chicken, carrots, onions, celery, some salt and pepper to taste. You can add a teaspoon of chicken bouillon granules if you want.
Focaccia is an Italian bread that you can pair with quiche, especially if the French dish has a lot of seafood or meat. Focaccia’s recipe may take some of your time since you have to make the dough. You will need wheat and white flour, active dry yeast, warm water, salt, extra virgin oil, and fresh rosemary. Remember to use them in their right proportions so that the result is as delicious as you want it to be. You can also get a beverage like juice, tea, or a glass of milk to go with the meal.
Delicious fruit salad
Salads are easy and quick to prepare. They are healthy and undoubtedly palatable. Making one to serve with quiche for lunch or dinner is an excellent idea. You can use various fruits to make this salad. Some great options include strawberries, kiwi, oranges, grapes, blueberries, pineapple, and lemon. Others that you can add are a teaspoon of vanilla extract, another of grated lemon and orange zest as well as fresh lemon and orange juice. If you are going to choose a drink to go with the quiche and salad, it should be a non-juice one. Instead, go for champagne or your favorite cup of coffee.
Your cheddar cheese quiche will be more delicious if you get a classic tomato soup accompaniment for it. There are different ways to make the soup side which has tomatoes as its key ingredient. You may also add some cream, onion, vegetables, basil, butter, brown sugar and salt. If you want to learn how to make the best one, you can look for different YouTube tutorials. Ensure that you add the right amount of water.
Roasted Potatoes and Green beans
Quiche with roasted potatoes and green beans is a perfect match. I prefer roasting the potatoes to boiling them because of their golden brown color. To make it, purchase red potatoes, some garlic, onion powder, paprika, thyme and pepper and French green beans from your local grocery store. If you want to make this quiche side dish more delicious, you can add some cooked corn.
Roasted Vegetable Bisque
This is a simple vegetable recipe that you should consider to serve with quiche. It turns out best if you use root vegetables like carrots, golden beets, parsnips, and rutabaga. You can always include zucchini, summer squash, and red onion. It will possibly take more than 30 minutes making it. But it is worth all the time because if you do it right, it will be divine!
These are just some of the side dishes that can go well with quiche. There are many more that you can try out and hence, be brave enough to take the risk and make your own combinations. You never know how the pairs will turn out. As you do it, check out their health benefits. When you serve the side with quiche, will the meal be balanced?