If you’re wondering what to serve with your fried green tomatoes, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 16 of the most popular side dishes for fried green tomatoes.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes for fried green tomatoes are remoulade sauce, hot crab dip, scrambled eggs, and creamy coleslaw. I also like to serve them with cheesy grits and pimento cheese. Another way to serve them is instead of red tomatoes in dishes like BLT sandwiches, Caprese salad, and eggs benedict.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
A classic BLT is delicious.
But one day I decided to swap out the normal tomatoes with fried green tomatoes and it was marvelous.
The BLT was extra tangy, extra crunchy, and extra delicious.
This sandwich is really simple to make too. It’s the perfect summer lunch when you’re pressed for time but need something tasty.
Psst… add some avocado too for a creamy, juicy BLT Sandwich.
Cajun remoulade sauce
Remoulade sauce is a classic sauce pairing for fried green tomatoes.
But, what exactly is remoulade sauce?
It’s a mayo-based sauce jazzed up with Worcestershire sauce and Creole seasoning, boasting a decent kick of heat that works well with the slightly sour tomatoes.
Bring the taste of New Orleans home with this Cajun remoulade sauce.
One of the most fun ways to serve fried green tomatoes is in a stack.
You pile up the tomatoes with a layer of something else between each tomato – kind of like a tomato sandwich.
And pimento cheese is one of the most popular ‘layers’.
It’s sticky, soft, sweet, and creamy. Just what you need to contrast with the crispy, sour tomatoes.
Gimmiesomeoven has a great recipe for pimento cheese.
Keep things simple and swap the toast in your breakfast out for some fried green tomatoes.
Your breakfast will be slightly more bitter than usual, but it will make sure you’re fully awake!
For the best, creamiest scrambled eggs recipe, head on over to the NY times. They include plenty of butter to mellow out the tart tomatoes.
Just like the BLT sandwich, you can swap the tomatoes out in a Caprese salad with the fried green tomatoes.
You can serve it like the traditional salad, or make a stack like in the picture above (this is what I was talking about earlier under pimento cheese).
Thecozyapron uses a balsamic vinegar drizzle, but I think pesto works well too.
And you can even add some prosciutto ham if you’re feeling fancy.
If you’ve left everything to the last minute, arugula salad is the way to go.
It’s super easy to prepare – you only need 6 ingredients and 15 minutes.
Arugula has a subtle pepperiness to it, which helps it stand out against the fried tomatoes, but it won’t overwhelm you. I find other greens to be a little bland sometimes.
Delicious meets nutritious in this arugula salad bowl.
Macaroni and cheese
Turn your fried green tomatoes into the ultimate comfort food by serving them with a side of mac and cheese.
Imagine the soft layers of macaroni topped with melted, rich cheese and served alongside your tart and crunchy green tomatoes.
I don’t know about you, but it makes my mouth water.
Say hello to this baked mac and cheese recipe filled with ooey-gooey deliciousness.
Turn your Fridays into fried days with fried green tomatoes and shrimp tempura.
Trust me. You can’t get a fried-day much better than that.
The delicate, sweet undertones of shrimp complement the acidic flavor of green tomatoes.
And if you have any spare vegetables in your fridge, you dip them in the batter and fry them too!
Make your fried green tomatoes a complete dinner by serving them with a hefty helping of jambalaya.
This one-pot rice meal is packed with textures and tastes to make your taste buds dance.
The Cajun flavor ties everything together and adds a significant kick of fieriness. It’s the perfect savory base for a dish as simple as fried green tomatoes.
Keep this classic jambalaya recipe on hand.
Tomatoes are one of those foods that spans every meal, and so are grits.
You can eat them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Creamy cheese grits is like a savory porridge, and with a crunchy fried tomato on top, you have a humble but tasty meal.
Check out this creamiest cheese grits recipe. You’ll fall in love.
And if you want to make it a dinner, pour some gravy over the top.
Two of my summer go-to favorites are fried green tomatoes and corn salsa.
The salsa adds a refreshing and colorful vibe to the fried green tomatoes. Plus it matches the tomato’s acidity with some sweetness from the corn.
Serve them together and you’ll have an instagrammable marvel.
This black bean and corn salsa looks and tastes amazing.
Psst… toss in some diced jalapenos for a fiery punch.
Cheesy hot crab dip
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of cheesy hot crab dip, I need to warn you that this dish is incredibly addictive.
It’s stuffed with three kinds of cheese, creamy mayo, and delicate crab meat.
Dip your fried green tomatoes into the gooey cheese (or eat it straight from the spoon)! Either way works.
Ready for your dinner party?
This cheesy hot crab dip recipe is pretty much the way to your guests’ hearts.
Crab and avocado eggs benedict
Indulge yourself in an elegant brunch by serving eggs benedict alongside your fried green tomatoes.
This muffin dish is normally topped with ham, poached eggs, and hollandaise sauce.
But, the sky’s the limit.
Dress up the classic eggs benedict with crab, avocado, and fried green tomatoes for a culinary adventure.
This crab and avocado eggs Benedict recipe will bring decadence to your table.
Bacon and bean soup
When you serve soup you always need something extra to dip into it.
And for times when bread seems too boring, fried green tomatoes are a great stand-in.
They add enough bite and the breading can soak up all the flavors from the broths.
I think the smokey notes from this bacon and bean soup would work well with the tomatoes.
A creamy red tomato soup would be lovely too. Or a corn chowder.
I’m not sure there’s a dish or occasion where a creamy coleslaw wouldn’t be a good side option.
A spoonful of coleslaw will help brighten up your fried green tomatoes and the cool temperature will give a nice contrast to the hot snacks.
You can’t get much easier than this coleslaw recipe. It’s perfect for your next summer cookout.
Whipped goats cheese
If you want to fancify the fried green tomatoes, serve them with some whipped goat’s cheese.
It’s not something you’d immediately put together – but once you’ve tried it, you won’t want the tomatoes any other way.
Drizzle some honey over the dish to finish it off and add some sweetness.
This whipped goat’s cheese is light, airy, and moreish.
The best side dishes for fried green tomatoes
- BLT sandwich
- Cajun remoulade sauce
- Pimento cheese
- Scrambled egg
- Caprese salad
- Arugula salad
- Macaroni and cheese
- Shrimp tempura
- Cheesy grits
- Corn salsa
- Cheesy hot crab dip
- Crab and avocado eggs benedict
- Bacon and bean soup
- Creamy coleslaw
- Whipped goats cheese
What To Serve With Fried Green Tomatoes
- 1 portion fried green tomatoes
- Prepare your fried green tomatoes according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: blt sandwich, cajun remoulade sauce, pimento cheese, scrambled egg, Caprese salad, arugula salad, macaroni and cheese, shrimp tempura, jambalaya, cheesy grits, corn salsa, cheesy hot crab dip, crab and avocado eggs benedict, bacon and bean soup, creamy coleslaw, and whipped goats cheese.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!