What to eat with a soup or salad?
Dear Food Geek, I eat a lot of soups and salads, but have a hard time figuring out what to eat with them, other than a side of bread. What do you eat as a side with soup or salad?
I know exactly the problem you are having. Bread is the easiest and fastest side to reach for, but if you’re trying to cut back on refined carbs, that isn’t a good option. Alternatively, a side of veggies might not feel satisfying, because soup is often mostly vegetables and broth, and salads are tend to be super veg-heavy too (a good thing, of course).
Have you tried various quinoa cakes? They feel substantial and offer a lot of protein, which soups and salads are usually light on. A lot of these types of recipes also rely on pantry staples, making them a nice last-minute salad or soup companion.
One of my favorite go-to quinoa cake recipes has a light, pleasant flavor that tends to go with anything. Feel free to add additional herbs and spices, or pour your favorite hot sauce all over them (if I may, I’d recommend Trader Joe’s Green Dragon sauce for a not-very-spicy option)….