If you’re wondering what to serve with your blintzes, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 12 of the most popular side dishes for blintzes.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best sides dishes for blintzes include jam, sour cream, lemon curd, roasted asparagus, cucumber and dill salad, and smoked salmon or lox. I also recommend tomato soups, potato pancakes, and a fresh fruit salad. If you want a dessert, serve the blintzes with warm chocolate sauce.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Jam and sour cream
The most traditional topping for blintzes is a jam and sour cream combo.
Bit of sweet, bit of tang, and a whole lot of yumminess.
You can easily buy jam from the supermarket, but making homemade jam is so much tastier.
And it only takes around 15 minutes! You can use fresh or frozen strawberries for this strawberry jam.
Lox is a form of cured salmon that’s been preserved by either curing or brining. The most traditional method is to use salt.
It’s very similar to smoked salmon.
The buttery salmon is a match made in heaven for a blitnzes, especially if you sprinkle a few capers onto the plate too.
There’s not much hands-on work to making your own lox, but you will need to start the process 48 hours before you plan to serve it.
An onion jam is distinctive; it’s smoky yet sweet and it’s totally addictive.
It might not be as good-looking as a bright red fruit jam, but what it lacks in visual appeal, it compensates for in flavor.
This sweet onion marmalade is a delicious slathered over a cheesy blintz but can work with sweet or savory spreads.
It tastes great with some salty blue cheese too.
Asparagus is a very elegant vegetable and doesn’t need much dressing up to taste amazing.
It’s good simply steamed with butter, but my favorite way to serve it with blintzes is parmesan roasted asparagus.
The creamy blintz filling contrasts brilliantly with the crunchy asparagus and acidic lemon.
And if you want to go all out, spoon some hollandaise sauce over the top.
Israeli quinoa chopped salad
Wanting to keep things savory?
This chopped salad is filled with flavorful herbs and fresh, crunchy textures from bell peppers, cucumber, and tomatoes.
It also has more substance than your normal leafy green salad, so you won’t be left feeling hungry.
Make this Israeli quinoa chopped salad an hour ahead so the flavors have a chance to fully blend.
Creamy tomato soup
Nothing screams comfort food like a bowl of homemade tomato soup (it tastes WAY better than the canned version!).
Blintzes and tomato soup is similar to grilled cheese and soup.
They work together because the cheese helps mellow out the rich tomatoey flavor.
Other soups you could serve include broccoli and cheese soup, a tomato bisque, or an asparagus soup.
Fresh fruit salad
Fresh fruit and blintzes is a classic.
You can go for fresh berries or even stewed berries.
But I like to go big and serve a rainbow fruit salad filled with all my favorite fruits.
This creamy fresh fruit salad has a sharp lime dressing to keep things fresh, so you don’t have to worry about everything turning brown.
Don’t forget to save a bit of blintz for the end so you can mop up all the leftover fruit juices.
Latke fried potato pancakes
Potato latkes are similar to hash browns in that they use grated potatoes.
But they’re much thinner, so they get super crispy which is a nice contrast to the softer texture of the blintzes.
They work really well with more savory blintzes, especially ones with a meaty stuffing.
I recommend this easy, no matzo meal potato latke to make it easier for you.
Lemon curd has a fruity, citrusy base. It’s tart and often overlooked in favor of the more popular fruit jams.
But I think this easy lemon curd makes a perfect topping for blintzes when you’re looking for something a little different.
It brightens the plate and keeps things from getting overly sweet.
Cucumber salad with dill
Want an easy, refreshing side?
A cucumber salad is perfect for summer and the milder flavors ensure that the flavor of the blintzes will really shine.
This simple but tangy cucumber salad is extra light because it has no mayonnaise or cream.
Instead, it’s flavored with lemony dill, a bit of sugar, and some onion.
Jewish potato salad
You can’t go wrong with serving potato salad – it’s universally loved.
Hearty potatoes coated in a peppery, but creamy dressing, with a pop of green peas and sharpness from the capers.
Pair it with the exquisite buttery taste of blintzes, and you have an instant crowd-pleaser.
Serve this Jewish potato salad at your next party.
Chocolate fudge sauce
One of the things I love about blintzes is that you can eat them for any meal. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, a snack, and (the best one) dessert.
And when you’re serving dessert who isn’t going to love a chocolatey, fudgy dipping sauce?
Dipping blintzes in the warm chocolate fudge is pure indulgence.
Serve this gooey chocolate sauce warm for the best results.
The best side dishes for blintzes
- Jam and sour cream
- Onion marmalade
- Lemon asparagus
- Israeli quinoa chopped salad
- Creamy tomato soup
- Fresh fruit salad
- Latke fried potato pancakes
- Lemon curd
- Cucumber salad with dill
- Jewish potato salad
- Chocolate fudge sauce
What To Serve With Blintzes
- 1 portion blintzes
- Prepare your blintzes according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: jam and sour cream, lox (salmon), onion marmalade, lemon asparagus, Israeli quinoa chopped salad, creamy tomato soup, fresh fruit salad, latke fried potato pancakes, lemon curd, cucumber salad with dill, Jewish potato salad, and chocolate fudge sauce.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!