If you’re wondering what to serve with your asparagus soup, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 13 of the most popular side dishes for asparagus soup.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with asparagus soup are Irish soda bread, parmesan garlic croutons, or pan-fried scallops. For healthier options, try a lemon arugula salad or sauteed shitake mushrooms. You can also serve egg salad sandwiches, cucumber rounds, ot bacon puff pastry twists.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Irish soda bread
Crusty bread and creamy soup – you can’t get any more classic than this combination.
This chewy Irish soda bread is the easiest and quickest bread you’ll ever make. You can have your dough mixed and ready to bake in five minutes.
No yeast = no proofing!
Make a loaf of this Irish soda bread and keep it in the freezer for whenever you have soup.
Parmesan garlic croutons
Want something crunchy instead of chewy bread?
These cheesy croutons are exactly what you’re looking for.
All you need are some cubes of white bread, some dried herbs, and some parmesan.
Aside from crunch, these croutons add a salty, slightly tangy taste to your asparagus soup.
Psst… these parmesan garlic croutons are so good that you might find yourself sneaking a handful (or two) and snacking on them.
Bacon puff pastry twists
Take your asparagus soup up a notch with a serving of these bacon puff pastry twists.
Smokey, buttery, and flaky – who would ever say no to that?
They look amazing too, perfect for serving alongside your soup during holidays or at a celebration.
It’s the culprit for the highly addictive nature of these pastry twists.
These cheesy bacon-wrapped puff pastry twists might be my favorite way to eat bacon!
Egg salad sandwich
Step aside, grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup, there’s another tasty duo in town – egg salad sandwich and asparagus soup.
This egg salad sandwich is as simple as you can get with just a few ingredients – eggs, scallions, celery, and mayonnaise.
A touch of pickle juice is optional but will help balance out the sweetness from the mayonnaise.
Pro-Tip: Steam your eggs so you can peel them easily.
And here’s more ideas on what to pair with egg salad sandwiches.
Make pan-seared salmon to serve alongside your asparagus soup for a light, elegant lunch.
Pan-seared salmon, when done right, is simply exquisite.
You get a delectable crispy crust and juicy flakey pieces that are just to die for.
Prepare this with a lemon-garlic pan sauce to make your salmon even tastier.
I like to flake the pan-seared salmon into my soup, the color combination looks so tasty!
Craving something crispy but low-carb to go with your asparagus soup?
These parmesan chips fit the bill.
Aside from parmesan, these chips are loaded with pine nuts, making them extra crunchy and oh-so-satisfying to eat.
And the best part?
They’re ridiculously easy to make. You only need four ingredients and 15 minutes.
I won’t blame you if you immediately go through half a tray of these addictive parmesan chips with oregano and pine nuts.
Add a fancy flair to your asparagus soup with these pan-fried scallops.
If it’s your first time cooking scallops, don’t be intimidated.
You just need to keep a close eye on them to prevent them from getting overcooked.
Pop a couple of these flavorful, perfect pan-fried scallops with white wine garlic sauce over your asparagus soup for a mouthwatering, Instagram-worthy bowl of food.
Spicy potato wedges
If you’re sick of the usual potato fries, you’re in for a treat.
These fiery potato wedges are seasoned with cayenne pepper, paprika, and onion and garlic powder.
Potato wedges are great for serving with soup because the more potato there is – the more soup your wedge can soak up!
Don’t like spice? Skip the cayenne pepper.
Pull apart garlic bread
I know there’s a lot of bread on this list, but you did ask what to pair with soup!
This pull apart cheesy garlic bread (otherwise known as crack bread) is perfect when you’re entertaining.
Pop the bread in the middle of the table, and let everyone have fun pulling off their own section.
Then watch them wipe the bowl clean and celebrate how little washing up you have to do.
Garlic butter steak bites
Is asparagus soup not enough to keep you full?
Make these garlic butter steak bites to add more substance to your tasty soup.
This dish is easy to prepare, and you don’t have to use an expensive cut of beef to make it work.
Adding garlic butter at the last minute of your steak bites’ cooking really packs them with more flavor.
These garlic butter steak bites are guaranteed to become a dinner staple in your household.
Arugula salad with lemon
If you want something light that still has enough kick to stand out, make this peppery arugula salad.
It’s super easy to prepare, so perfect if you’ve left everything to the last minute.
And its tangy, refreshing taste is perfect for the earthy asparagus. The lemon adds a nice acidity that will cut through any creaminess in your soup.
Delicious meets nutritious in this arugula salad bowl.
Sauteed shiitake mushrooms
Beef up your asparagus soup with a heaped serving of these sauteed shiitake mushrooms.
This is a simple dish, but don’t count it out.
The natural, umami flavor of the shiitake mushrooms shines when matched with the fresh spring asparagus.
These shiitake mushrooms will make you feel warm and cozy.
Cucumber rounds with cream cheese
These fancy cucumber rounds topped with cream cheese are perfect hors-d’oeuvres to serve before asparagus soup.
They’re really light so won’t fill anyone up and are super refreshing.
Keep this cucumber rounds with herbed cream cheese recipe handy for the next time you’re planning a party.
It’s really easy to mix up the cream cheese flavors too – I like to add some chili for a little surprise.
The best side dishes for asparagus soup
- Irish soda bread
- Parmesan garlic croutons
- Bacon puff pastry twists
- Egg salad sandwich
- Pan-seared salmon
- Parmesan chips
- Pan-fried scallops
- Spicy potato wedges
- Pull apart garlic bread
- Garlic butter steak bites
- Arugula salad with lemon
- Sauteed shiitake mushrooms
- Cucumber rounds with cream cheese
What To Serve With Asparagus Soup
- 1 portion asparagus soup
- Prepare your asparagus soup according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: Irish soda bread, parmesan garlic croutons, bacon puff pastry twists, egg salad sandwich, pan-seared salmon, parmesan chips, pan-fried scallops, spicy potato wedges, pull-apart garlic bread, garlic butter steak bites, arugula salad with lemon, sauteed shiitake mushrooms, and cucumber rounds with cream cheese.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!