A sandwich is your go-to meal when you don’t have time to prepare something fancy, right? Just throw a few ingredients in between two delicious slices of bread and you’re ready to go. However, you can also make a fancy meal out of a sandwich. Whether the sandwich itself is simple or elaborate doesn’t always matter, the sides you choose to pair it with are where it really counts! Check out some of our favorite sides to pair with sandwiches.
Just choose one of these yum and healthy sandwich options, take your favorite loaf organic bread off the shelf, and get prepping.
Soups + Sandwich: Classic Duo
Soups are excellent for serving with sandwiches. Choose the perfect complementing flavors so you can dip your sandwich in the soup and add a dash of extra delight for your taste buds. The possibilities are virtually endless, but here’s a couple of ideas to get the creative juices flowing.
Simple Tomato Soup
A grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup is a classic combination. It’s a super easy meal to whip up and is both balanced and nutritiousYou could grab a can of tomato soup, or use this recipe for 3-ingredient tomato, which is almost as easy and tastes 100x better! Our Rosie’s San Francisco Bay Sourdough is a perfect flavor bread for your grilled cheese and tomato soup feast. For the best grilled cheese sandwich, check out our recent blog post!
Creamy Butternut Squash Soup
Pile a hearty club sandwich with all your favorite toppings on a couple slices of our Mighty Multigrain bread and pair with this easy butternut squash soup. Made in the slow cooker, it can be ready when you get home and all you have to do is throw the sandwich together and serve yourself a bowl of soup.
Hearty and Healthy Chili
Chili is a hearty dish that is perfect for cold winter days. Pairing it with a grilled cheese makes for a hearty meal that fills you up and warms you from head to toe. Choose an easy recipe like this one for a simple, yet filling meal.
Recreate Your Local Deli Favorites: Sandwich + Chips or Fries
Chips or fries add a savory crunch as a side for a turkey or ham sandwich on Inked Organics’ Honey Whole Wheat bread. If you don’t have time to cook you can easily pick up a bag at the store on your way home, but if you do have time in the kitchen, homemade fries or chips are much easier to make in a healthy way with fresh ingredients.
From-Scratch Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Sweet potatoes are delicious and so good for you! They’re basically as versatile as a regular potato, but with an extra helping of nutrition. Win-win! See for yourself with this crispy baked sweet potato fries recipe.
Oil-Free Veggie Chips
Getting a serving or two of your veggies is easy when you turn them into crunchy chips. This recipe, which doesn’t require any oil, can be used with a variety of veggies for a guilt-free salty crunch.
Add a Salad to Your Favorite Sandwich to Create a Healthy, Flavorful Lunch
Salad is another classic side for sandwiches, but the same old green salad can get boring. Spice it up with these variations:
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Give your eyes something to feast on as well with this vibrantly colorful delight of a salad. Full of strawberries, avocados, feta cheese, red onions, almonds for a bit of crunch, and topped with poppyseed dressing, this spinach recipe is a keeper!
Add some zesty Greek flavors to your meal with this easy Mediterranean-style salad. The salad boasts arugula, chickpeas, red onions, feta cheese, and is topped with a zippy Greek vinaigrette that is a welcome change from the everyday green salad.
Pair Your Sandwich Creation with Tasty Coleslaw
Coleslaw is another classic side to enjoy with a sandwich. Whether you’re chowing down on a hearty club on Inked Organics’ Great White bread with all the fixings or a simple ham and cheese on Honey Whole Wheat, coleslaw is a nice complement.
Of course, there’s more than one way to make coleslaw.
Napa Cabbage Slaw
Experience something different with the Asian-inspired flavors in this slaw. A blend of just a few ingredients, napa cabbage, bok choy, sweet pepper, vinegar, and sesame oil, it’s not only a mayonnaise-free version of coleslaw but also quick and easy to make.
Granny Smith Apple Slaw
This coleslaw recipe is similar to what you would traditionally expect from a creamy coleslaw. However, the addition of granny smith apples gives it a pleasantly surprising tart bite. Try it as a side for a pulled pork sandwich. You can even put it in the sandwich if the mood strikes!
Add Veggies and Hummus to Your Sandwich Lunch
Hummus is a delightful side dish that is not only healthy and hearty but also surprisingly easy to make at home. All you need is a can of chickpeas, tahini, a handful of spices, and a food processor. This recipe clearly explains the importance of adding the ingredients in the right order and how to get a smooth, creamy hummus every time.
When it’s time to eat, simply chop up a few of your favorite veggies to dip in the hummus and enjoy. Hummus goes well with bread too so don’t be afraid to dip your sandwich in the mix or use it to sop up the last bits of yummy goodness.
Light and Nutritious Lunch: Fruit + Sandwich
Fruit is an easy side that will work well with nearly any sandwich. It can be as simple as peeling and chopping a banana or apple to serve with a peanut butter sandwich or mixing together a fruit salad as a refreshing summer side dish. This fruit salad is versatile, just use whatever fruits you have on hand. The key is to let it marinate in its juices for a few hours before serving.
Don’t Forget the Bread!
We hope you have enjoyed this mouthwatering list of the best sides to serve with your favorite sandwiches. Of course, all will be for naught if your sandwich isn’t amazing!
The most important ingredient in your sandwich is the bread. Without soft, flavorful, hearty bread, your sandwich is just a lifeless creation. So the next time you’re at the store, buy your favorite loaf of Inked Organics’ bread to take your sandwiches to the next level! Read more about how Inked Organics Bread is best here.