Easy Sides for Soup: Salads, Sandwiches & Bread

Easy Sides for Soup: Salads, Sandwiches & Bread

Let’s face it, it’s the sides for soup that steal the show. Whether you’re craving something light and refreshing or hearty and satisfying, the right side can elevate your soup experience to new heights. Nothing beats the comforting warmth of a steaming bowl of soup on a chilly evening. Whether it’s a classic vegatable soup or a Tortilla Soup with Rotisserie Chicken, soup has a way of soothing the soul. But what truly completes a soup experience? The perfect side dish, of course! From German pretzel buns that go great with Sweet Potato Barley Vegetable Soup to a crisp Italian salad, and so much more, this is a round up of the best sides for soup!

Salads

Salads make an excellent pairing with soup for a multitude of reasons. Firstly, their crisp, fresh textures provide a refreshing contrast to the warmth and heartiness of soup, creating a balanced and satisfying meal. Additionally, salads offer a variety of flavors, from tangy dressings to crunchy vegetables, which complement the rich flavors of the soup, enhancing the overall dining experience. Together, soup and salad create a dynamic duo that satisfies the palate and nourishes the body.

Skip the wait and make your own soup and salad combos at home. Both of these are copycat recipes from Panera!  Take Two with Creamy brocolli cheddar cheese soup  & Panera strawberry poppyseed salad.

Grinder Salad
Grinder Salad went viral on Tiktok! It’s mouthwatering & takes just a few minutes to come together & will be a total hit at the dinner table!
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Grinder Salad
Simple Spinach Salad - The Short Order Cook
Toss together this easy & healthy simple spinach salad in just 15 minutes. It’s a fresh side dish that goes with any meal or enjoy for lunch.
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Simple Spinach Salad - The Short Order Cook

 

Easiest Kale Chickpea Salad – May Eighty Five

Antipasto Salad – Gypsyplate

Orzo Pesto Salad Recipe
This orzo pesto salad is the perfect summer salad. It’s packed with ripe tomatoes and fresh mozzarella and topped with toasted pine nuts.
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Orzo Pesto Salad Recipe
Addictive Spicy Cucumber Salad - Plates by Nat
Ready in under 10 minutes, this spicy cucumber salad is something you always should have in the fridge! Enjoy on its own, or as a side dish.
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Addictive Spicy Cucumber Salad - Plates by Nat
Creamy Cucumber Onion Salad With Greek Yogurt
This Creamy Cucumber Onion Salad with Tzatziki is a refreshing side dish that combines the crispness of cucumbers, caramelized onions, & mint.
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Creamy Cucumber Onion Salad With Greek Yogurt

Apple Walnut Salad – Vintage Kitchen

Strawberry Avocado Pasta Salad

Kale Slaw with Apples – Pure and Simple Nourishment

Pesto Orzo Salad with Sundried Tomatoes
This refreshing pesto orzo salad with sundried tomatoes is the perfect spring or summer BBQ dish that is ready in just 15 minutes.
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Pesto Orzo Salad with Sundried Tomatoes
Olive Garden Salad Recipe
Made with fresh, crispy lettuce and a homemade creamy Italian dressing, you’ll love this easy Olive Garden Salad Recipe made at home!
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Olive Garden Salad Recipe
Hearty Roasted Vegetable Salad
A colourful Thanksgiving salad of roasted vegetables, mixed bitter and spicy greens, and a hot dressing of procuitto or guinciale with garlic and balsamic. A dusting of Parmesano-Reggiano finishes off this hearty accompanient to your turkey that also happens to be low-carb.
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Hearty Roasted Vegetable Salad

Greek Quinoa Salad – Primavera Kitchen

Apple Strawberry Cabbage Slaw with Candied Pecans – My Pretty Brown Eats

Spinach and Mushroom Salad
This spinach salad with mushrooms has very few ingredients but they all work so well together and it makes the perfect side to so many meals.
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Spinach and Mushroom Salad
Spinach Arugula Salad with Crispy Prosciutto
This fresh spinach arugula salad has crispy prosciutto, creamy goat cheese, marinated tomatoes, and a zesty lemon balsamic vinaigrette.
Check out this recipe
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Spinach Arugula Salad with Crispy Prosciutto
Herby Crispy Potato and White Bean Salad - Avocado Skillet
This Herby Crispy Potato and White Bean Salad will be your new favorite salad recipe. It is packed with flavor and fresh herbs.
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Herby Crispy Potato and White Bean Salad - Avocado Skillet

Make your soup and salad a meal with these two salads that are a couple of our favorites. Lettuce Salad with Shrimp (Greek Style)  and Harissa Chicken Salad with Grilled Pears are two hearty salads that pair nicely with soup.

Fava Bean Chickpea Salad
Fava Bean Chickpea Salad packed with plant-based protein. Perfect for lunch, side dish or meal prep. A simple salad only 10 minutes to make.
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Fava Bean Chickpea Salad
Simple Spinach Salad - The Short Order Cook
Toss together this easy & healthy simple spinach salad in just 15 minutes. It’s a fresh side dish that goes with any meal or enjoy for lunch.
Check out this recipe
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Simple Spinach Salad - The Short Order Cook

Sandwiches & Wraps

Sandwiches and soups form a culinary match made in heaven, thanks to their harmonious blend of textures, flavors, and comfort. Sandwiches, with their versatility and variety, bring a delightful contrast to the warmth and heartiness of soup. Whether it’s the softness of bread in an egg salad sandwich or the gooey indulgence of melted cheese in a grilled cheese, sandwiches add a satisfying element to every spoonful of soup. Wraps, with their ability to encase a medley of ingredients, offer a lighter yet equally satisfying option. Together, they create a balanced and fulfilling meal, perfect for any occasion, where each component complements and elevates the other.

Japanese Egg Salad Sandwich (Tamago Sando)

No Mayo Tuna Salad with Chickpeas
Lighten up your classic tuna salad with this no mayo tuna salad with chickpeas recipe! Perfect to a light lunch and for those who love to meal prep.
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No Mayo Tuna Salad with Chickpeas
Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches
Slow cooker chicken bacon ranch sandwiches feature zesty, cheesy chicken salad loaded with flavor piled high on soft golden buns.
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Slow Cooker Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwiches
How to Make Pinwheel Sandwiches (Club, Caprese, Ham and Cheese & More)
Pinwheel sandwiches are loved by many, and they’re so easy to make! Why buy them, when they’re better and less expensive to make at home?
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How to Make Pinwheel Sandwiches (Club, Caprese, Ham and Cheese & More)

Brie and Apple Grilled Cheese – Marley’s Menu

 

Feta Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Spinach – Give Recipe

Cucumber Sandwiches – Christina’s Cucina

Crispy Havarti Grilled Cheese – Marley’s Menu

Slow Cooker Pizza Sloppy Joes
These slow cooker pizza sloppy Joes combine classic sloppy Joes with pizza flavors for a fun new twist on a family classic.
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Slow Cooker Pizza Sloppy Joes
Shredded Chicken Sliders
Shredded Chicken Sliders are made with soft Hawaiian rolls layered with juicy shreds of chicken, melty provolone, and a honey mustard glaze.
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Shredded Chicken Sliders
Spicy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Spicy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches are a fun variation on the traditional that has a nice sweet and spicy kick and it’s so delicious.
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Spicy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Grinder Sandwich – Corrie Cooks

Spicy Tuna Wrap with Veggies (Low Calorie)
If you are bored with your bland healthy lunches you need to incorporate this flavorful spicy tuna wrap with veggies into your low calorie diet. Make this quick and easy lunch recipe this week and enjoy more delicious healthy lunches.
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Spicy Tuna Wrap with Veggies (Low Calorie)
Blackened Grouper Sandwich
Your favorite summer vacation sandwich from the Gulf of Mexico is easy to make in your own kitchen with this Blackened Grouper Sandwich.
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Blackened Grouper Sandwich

Bread and Rolls

Let’s get started with a few of our favorite side carbs. Double cheese popovers are our son’s favorite, and they are so simple to make! You can use any kind of cheese to give them the flavor you love. When we serve chili, you know that cast iron cornbread is going to be the star of the show. Buttermilk biscuits work with any soup. Sometimes we add cheese and jalepeño for some extra flavor!

Double Cheddar Cheese Popovers

Cast Iron Cornbread

Homemade Onion Focaccia Recipe - Chef’s Pencil
Focaccia is an Italian bread enriched with olive oil and all sorts of greens and flavors. It is quite simple to make and the result is spectacularly good.
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Homemade Onion Focaccia Recipe - Chef’s Pencil
Irish Potato Bread (Gluten-Free Potato Farls) - Strength and Sunshine
Easy 4-ingredient Irish Potato Bread! Also known as Irish Farls, Fadge, or potato cakes! Made on a hot griddle, gluten-free, and vegan!
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Irish Potato Bread (Gluten-Free Potato Farls) - Strength and Sunshine
Air Fryer Puff Pastry Garlic Cheese Twists
Parmesan and mozzarella air fryer puff pastry garlic cheese twists make a wonderful air fryer appetizer or side dish. It is so easy to make cheese twists from scratch. Homemade puff pastry cheese straws are so much more delicious than the store-bought kind.
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Air Fryer Puff Pastry Garlic Cheese Twists

Buttermilk Biscuits – The Perks of Being Us

Bacon & Cheese Muffins – The Perks of Being Us

 

Perfect Fluffy Kuboos (Arabic Pita Bread)
Make delicious fluffy kuboos (Lebanese pita bread) at home! This pita recipe uses just 7 ingredients for the perfect texture and flavor.
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Perfect Fluffy Kuboos (Arabic Pita Bread)
Keto Garlic Cheese Bread (Pull Apart!) | Wholesome Yum
An easy keto cheese bread recipe with gooey cheese pulls and 3g net carbs! Make this low carb keto garlic cheese bread with almond flour or coconut flour.
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Keto Garlic Cheese Bread (Pull Apart!) | Wholesome Yum
Bisquick Cheddar Biscuits (Cheddar Bay Biscuit Copycat) - Easy Recipe
This Bisquick Cheddar Biscuits recipe is my EASY version of Cheddar Bay Biscuits! Only 4 ingredients in this easy cheddar biscuit recipe.
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Bisquick Cheddar Biscuits (Cheddar Bay Biscuit Copycat) - Easy Recipe

Cheddar Cream Biscuits – A Taste of Madness

Herbed Biscuits – Herbs And Flour

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Comments

  1. Gianne Reply

    The salads are fresh and flavorful, the sandwiches are hearty and satisfying, and the bread is warm and crusty. A must-try for any soup lover!

  2. Bobby Reply

    I love that you put all these recipes in one place. I can’t wait to try some of them. Just bookmarked!

  3. Katherine Reply

    There are so many great ideas here! I definitely want to try the Greek couscous salad first.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply

      Katherine,

      We made that this weekend, and it was so good!!!

      Dina and Bruce

  4. Donalyn Reply

    This is a wonderful compilation and I’ll be checking back many times I am sure. Thank you!

  5. Tayler Reply

    My husband always says “soup isn’t a meal!” I’m so glad to have found these recipes so that I can show him with the right sides, it absolutely can be a meal!

  6. Lubna Reply

    5 stars
    Bookmarking this. Absolutely love these recipes. Thank you for compiling this…

    • Ann Reply

      5 stars
      Love the pairing ideas. I’m always in such a lost for what to make. Thanks!

  7. Kristine Reply

    5 stars
    What a fabulous list of recipes! Bookmarking this to try several of these. Thank you!

  8. Lauren Reply

    5 stars
    Every single one of these side dishes looks so good right now! Definitely saving this list as I need to make some of these recipes asap!

  9. Casey Reply

    5 stars
    Pinwheel sandwiches are my favorite! These look great and I can’t wait to enjoy them with a big hearty bowl of soup.

  10. paula Reply

    5 stars
    I found myself in a side-dish rut so I needed these ideas desperately! Excited to cook my way down this list!

5 from 6 votes

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