Side Dish for Quiche?
I'm thinking of making a ham and asparagus quiche (or refridgerator pie as Alton Brown calls it) and it always seems so skimpy by itself.
Any ideas on quick and easy sides for it??
A simple green salad with a dijon vinagrette always seems best to me. Or sliced tomatoes with some nice salt, capers, dressing, etc. A baguette can also be nice, but may be a bit redundant with the crust of the quiche.
Depending on how rich the quiche is, a homemade cream of mushroom soup using several varieties of fresh and dried mushrooms would be nice. If you don't want to go the green salad route, a winter fruit salad would be good, supremes of grapefruit, oranges, slices of avocados dressed with poppyseed salad dressing. Or a waldorf salad using several varieties of apples and nuts.
At my favorite restaurant to get quiche, they just simply serve it with some toasted croutons (think small baguettes, buttered with herbs sprinkled on top and baked, and cut up fruit, such as honeydew, cantelope, grapes, pineapples, apples, and whatever else is firm and in season. No dressing on the fruit. The also serve a chuck of swiss cheese with it. Now I want quiche!
I second the salad suggestion.... if you want to do something a bit more seasonal than a basic green salad, you can try making an arugula salad with persimmons, toasted nuts (hazelnuts or pecans work well) and a sprinkling of gorgonzola. The colors would be a nice compliment, too.
I agree with the fruit salad idea. I like to do orange sections - blood oranges would be nice right now - as well as kiwi slices, pineapple chunks, and whatever you like. Then I mix honey, lime juice, and poppy seeds for a dressing. If you dress the salad right after you put the quiche in the oven, the flavors get the chance to get together really nicely.