When evaluating what to pair with soup or consommé, consideration first flavour and texture. The flavour of the pairing should complement, while providing a bit of contrast. Lighter soups or consommés require sides that are a bit more substantial, while heartier soups are best served with sides that are light and crunchy.
When your side dips into the soup you have a myriad of options. With the robust flavours of chicken noodle soup or beef veggie soup or the subtle flavour of your favourite infused consommé, cornbread is a perfect side particularly when looking for an alternative to garlic bread. For those on Keto, Wholesome Yum is one of the best sites going. Delicious and totally dippable.
If you are on Keto, a cheesy cauliflower bread is the perfect dippers for creamy tomato soup or the perfect side for a hot cup of infused consommé. Just top with your favourite shredded cheese, add some parsley and/or a spot of hot spice – think crushed chili peppers. Broil in oven until golden.
When serving infused consommés nothing hits the spot like a French Dip. Fast and easy to make, when in the mood for these dipping treasures head to your local deli. Select the rarest cut of roast beef. Rarer is better because you’ll be heating the beef to melt the cheese the oven and you don want it to get tough.
While at the deli grab some of your favourite cheese. The melt down factor is important here. Provolone is perfect but so is apple smoked cheddar or some lovely asiago or nutty Swiss.
As for rolls — crunchy or soft, baguette or thick sliced loaf; the choice is yours.
On The Side...
When your side is going near the soup, that’s when your inner chef can really shine. Pasta is the perfect pairing for soup or consommé. To keep the carb load down these low-carb zoodles are great. The site has several different ways to dress them up but our fav is with warm butter and a sprinkle of parm. To keep them firm, don’t overcook. Always add sauce after cooking zucchini.
If you don’t have a spiral veg cutter, try oven roasting parmesan zucchini sticks from damndelicious.net. This cooking site is a favourite. Her vegetables spring rolls with peanut sauce is amazing. As is her Cajun Shrimp Toast.
Danish open-faced sandwiches are as beautiful to look at as they are to eat. They can take a dining experience to a new level.