If you’re wondering what to serve with your farinata, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 13 of the most popular side dishes for farinata.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
Farinata can be served on its own, but the best side dishes ideas include a white bean and cucumber salad, eggplant caponata, whipped goats cheese with roasted beets, and tomato soup. I also like eating farinata with pan-seared mushrooms, pumpkin hummus, vegan pesto, or a bean chili.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Charred broccoli salad
Looking to add some extra nutrients and color to your farinata?
This charred broccoli recipe is a strong contender.
The cheddar, dates, and almonds soak up the tangy-sweet dressing, while the charred broccoli stays firm and crunchy.
It’s easy to customize too. I like adding olives if I’m serving it during the winter, or some tomatoes if it’s summertime.
Heirloom tomato salad
Ready in just 10 minutes, this heirloom tomato salad is packed with healthy fats and sharp flavors from the anchovies, plus some creaminess from the avocado.
This recipe is paleo and dairy-free, making it a healthy, inclusive side dish for your farinata.
It looks amazing too. You can’t really go wrong with this staple salad.
Vegan basil pesto
Searching for a sauce to accompany your meal?
I have the perfect solution – this easy vegan basil pesto.
Combine cashews, garlic, and fresh basil to create a delicious twist on classic green pesto.
You can drizzle the pesto over your farinata wedges, or simply serve it as a dipping sauce on the side. It’s up to you.
And don’t worry about leftovers. Broke Bank Vegan’s recipe works great in sandwiches.
I know what you’re thinking, it kind of looks like a messed-up Ratatouille.
But save your judgment until you’ve tasted it!
Eggplant caponata is full of classic Italian ingredients like garlic, tomatoes, capers, pine nuts, olives, and of course, fresh eggplant.
You can serve it warm or cold, as a side, or spooned over the farinata. It will be delicious either way.
Check out this eggplant caponata today.
Farinata is a versatile dish, and one of the ways to use it is as a makeshift pizza base.
Spread some tomato sauce over the base, cover it with cheese and then sprinkle over a generous helping of olive tapenade.
Thank me later!
Psst… the tapenade will taste great on its own with the farinata too.
Tomato basil soup
There’s nothing quite as comforting as a bowl of warm and creamy tomato soup.
Bread is the usual side for soup, but farinata works just as well.
The ‘chickpea bread’ will soak up the soup, meaning every bite will be filled with flavor.
And this creamy tomato soup recipe is 1000x better than any can or carton.
Don’t fancy tomato soup? Why not try an asparagus soup or a mushroom soup instead.
White bean tomato-cucumber salad
Farinata comes in all shapes and sizes.
And luckily, this white bean and cucumber salad pairs well with just about all of them (especially this zucchini pie without egg).
The soft beans contrast brilliantly with the crunchy cucumber, and it’s easy to make the salad your own too.
Add jalapeno peppers if you want to add some heat, mozzarella cheese if you want some creaminess, and pepperoncini if you want some tang.
Three bean chili
This three-bean chili is hard to beat.
Simply open up a few cans of your favorite beans, chop up some vegetables, and let everything simmer in a pot for a while.
In no time at all, you’ll have a bowl of chili that will warm you from the inside out.
Follow Megan Calipari’s lead, and you’ll be ready to face any chilly evening.
Psst… save a bite of farinata until the end so you can use it to mop up all the juicy leftover sauce.
Pumpkin hummus with rosemary
Still not found the perfect dip?
Look no further than this pumpkin hummus with rosemary.
Made with real pumpkin puree, goat cheese, pomegranate, and rosemary.
The pumpkin puree gives the hummus a rich, earthy flavor, while the goat cheese adds a touch of creaminess, and the pomegranate and both sweet and sharp notes.
Serve this pumpkin hummus with your toasty farinata slices and some vegetable crudites like celery or carrots.
Whipped feta with roasted beets and pistachios
You haven’t really tried feta until you’ve had whipped feta.
Halfway between a dip and a cheese, this dish is crying out for you to scoop it up with some warm farinata.
The beets on top are earthy and sweet, and they also add a nice pop of color.
Learn how to make it with Yummy Vegan’s wonderful recipe.
Not sold on the pistachios? Swap them with your favorite nuts.
Arugula salad with parmesan
This arugula salad with parmesan is perfect if you’re a last-minute kind of person, or you just want a light lunch.
You can whip it up in a flash, and it’s packed with refreshing flavors from the zesty dressing.
Add avocado or cilantro as a garnish if you want more oomph to it.
Your endless google searches about what to serve with farinata may have just come to an end.
These pan-seared mushrooms will add a meaty texture to your dish, and they’re cooked in a garlic butter sauce that you can spoon all over the farinata when you serve it.
The farinata will quickly soak up all the sauce. yum!
This recipe is a 100% must-try if you’re up for a dish that’s bursting with umami.
If you’re looking for something more hearty than just a dip, try out this comforting goulash.
It’s the perfect stew for a winter’s day, and every stew needs some delicious bread to mop up all the sauce – which is where the farinata comes in.
This vegan goulash is packed with flavor – no one will miss the beef.
It might take a while to cook, but it’s definitely worth it.
The best side dishes for farinata
- Charred broccoli salad
- Heirloom tomato salad
- Vegan basil pesto
- Eggplant caponata
- Tomato basil soup
- White bean tomato-cucumber salad
- Three bean chili
- Pumpkin hummus with rosemary
- Whipped feta with roasted beets and pistachios
- Arugula salad with parmesan
- Pan-seared mushrooms
- Vegan goulash
What To Serve With Farinata
- 1 portion farinata
- Prepare your farinata according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: charred broccoli salad, heirloom tomato salad, vegan basil pesto, eggplant caponata, tapenade, tomato basil soup, white bean tomato-cucumber salad, three bean chili, pumpkin hummus with rosemary, whipped feta with roasted beets and pistachios, arugula salad with parmesan, pan-seared mushrooms, and vegan goulash.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!