Asparagus soup is a delicious and nutritious way to start any meal. A real springtime treat in my home, I know very well that matching it to the perfect side may be problematic. If you’re looking for some inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. In the following article, I will share my top 11 dishes that pair perfectly with asparagus soup.
I have carefully selected each dish for its complementary flavors and textures. This means you can rest assured that whatever combination of dishes you choose, your guests or family are in for a real treat! So without further ado, let’s get started!
Garlic bread is a classic dish that goes with almost anything. When served alongside asparagus soup, it’s the perfect companion to this delicious dish because its subtle flavor profile complements the soup’s herbaceous notes. What is more, the contrast between a hot, crunchy slice and a creamy bowl of soup will leave your taste buds wanting more.
Besides, garlic bread is quite easy to make — you only need a baguette, butter, and freshly minced garlic. Slice the baguette into thick slices and spread each piece with butter.
Add a sprinkle of garlic over each piece, then pop them into the oven until golden brown and crunchy.
Next up on our list is the Croque Monsieur, a fantastic breakfast sandwich. If you’ve never tried it, it’s a French classic – usually a ham and cheese toasted sandwich that can be served warm or cold, and it’s an excellent side companion to asparagus soup for several reasons.
First, the Croque Monsieur’s savory flavor greatly contrasts the delicate taste of asparagus soup. A little bit of salt and umami can enhance the soup’s creaminess – plus, you can never go wrong with cheese!
Secondly, the golden-brown crispness of the toast is pleasant with every bite – it creates a lovely texture that helps break up all that creamy goodness from your soup.
When served with asparagus soup, salads can bring a lightness and texture that helps to round out the dish. I recommend making a few types of salads to choose from, but my favorite is a crisp cucumber salad.
Peel and slice a few cucumbers and add finely chopped red onion and parsley to add extra flavor. Dress it with just a little olive oil and white wine vinegar, seasoned with salt & pepper.
Chicken and Mushroom Pide
This traditional Turkish dish with chicken and mushroom filling has a crispy bottom and a soft, fluffy top. The combination of chicken, mushrooms, and cheese make it a great accompaniment to asparagus soup. Plus, since the pide is bready, it’ll help round out the meal and fill people up — it’s really among my top favorites!
This is one easy-breezy dish to make – just mix the ingredients, spoon them into a baking pan, and pop it into the oven; in no time at all, you’ll have an incredibly tasty meal. You’ll need some flour, yeast, water, and olive oil for the dough, and then butter, chicken, mushrooms, chicken broth, cheese, heavy cream, and spices to fill this delicious pide.
To assemble the pide: spread out your ingredients in an ovenproof dish lengthwise. Fold both ends of the dough over towards the center of the filling to form an envelope shape. Then brush with melted butter and olive oil before baking it until golden brown.
Fries with Cheese and Bacon Topping
These fries are a great addition to an asparagus soup dinner because they give guests something hearty and flavorful to enjoy alongside the lighter soup. And with a combination of cheese, bacon, and fried potatoes, it’s tasty enough to stand on its own – no condiments necessary.
The key to making perfect fries is to get your oil hot before you add your potatoes – about 350°F (180°C) for about 3 minutes works for me. Then add the potatoes and cook them for another 15 minutes or so until they’re golden brown.
Once you’ve cooked up your fries, put them in a bowl and top with Parmesan cheese and chopped-up bacon bits. Put them in the oven for about 15 minutes so the cheese melts over the fries. And that’s it!
Texas Tamale Pie
When I’m looking for something warm and comforting, I turn to Texas Tamale Pie. Thanks to its rich, flavorful layers, this dish pairs perfectly with asparagus soup. It’s an excellent way to stretch one pound of ground beef and feed a crowd!
To make it, you’ll need ground beef, tomato sauce, chili powder, cornbread, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, sweet corn, pinto beans, and some Tabasco sauce. Layer these ingredients on a large pie plate and bake until everything is golden brown and bubbly.
Try topping your Texas Tamale Pie with Greek yogurt or sour cream for a creamy contrast. Serve it with your bowl of asparagus soup for a cozy lunch or dinner that’s sure to please.
Viral Chicken Tortilla
The Viral chicken tortilla is the perfect blend of savory and spicy, and it looks fantastic on your plate. This dish looks like something you’d get in an upscale restaurant – yet it’s simple enough to make at home.
It starts with cooked chicken, which has been marinated in a flavorful sauce with Greek yogurt, Dijon mustard, and spice mix, and then fried while coated in flour, eggs, and bread crumbs. Make the sauce using some sour cream, mustard, and lemon juice, chop the desired veggies, and nicely assemble your tortillas.
Viral chicken tortilla is not only delicious — it’s also a great way to make your meal look like gourmet cooking!
Pide with Truffles
A pide topped with truffles also makes an amazing choice with your asparagus soup. It’s a simple but delicious dish that almost anyone can enjoy. Pair it up, and you have a balanced meal that will bring everyone back for seconds!
Truffles are definitely the star of this show. They add an earthy flavor that adds complexity to the dish and goes perfectly with the creaminess of the asparagus soup.
But the base of pide flatbread deserves attention, too, because it’s incredibly versatile and pairs well with many different toppings. Plus, making it is extremely fun!
Creamy Salmon and Zucchini Pasta
What I love the most about this pasta is that it’s super easy to make and contains flavor and ingredients that are good for you. My recipe for the best salmon and zucchini pasta starts with cooking salmon in a pan, then simmering it with garlic and zucchini cubes.
I add some heavy cream, and the result is a creamy, flavorful pasta that will enhance any bowl of asparagus soup. Serve it with your favorite crusty bread or a light side salad for an easy weeknight dinner that satisfies even the pickiest eaters in your family.
Roasted veggies are a great way to add a burst of flavor. Plus, their smoky-sweet taste pairs so nicely with asparagus soup.
A few vegetables that work especially well are Brussels sprouts, carrots, eggplant, red peppers, squash, and tomatoes.
If you want to get fancy, add some fresh herbs or spices before popping them in the oven. Thyme and oregano are two herbs that go especially well with asparagus soup, garlic adds a nice punch of flavor, and paprika brings out the dish’s sweetness.
Cheesy Grilled Sandwich
This cheesy grilled sandwich is simple to prepare and will really make your meal pop!
Start lightly slicing a style of sourdough bread in half and butter each side. Place two slices of cheese onto one side of the bread. Place the other side of the bread onto the cheese slices so that you have created one sandwich.
Lastly, place your sandwich into a heated skillet and cook for about 3 minutes per side on medium heat until golden brown and the cheese melts all over the filling of your sandwich! Enjoy!