If you’re wondering what to serve with your pimento cheese sandwiches, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 13 of the most popular side dishes for pimento cheese sandwiches.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best side dishes for pimento cheese sandwiches are tomato soup, a simple chefs salad, some vegetable chips, or a spicy tomato chutney. For something with more substance, try fried chicken or mashed potato balls. Other suggestions include caramelized onions, a cucumber salad, or fried tomatoes.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Creamy tomato soup
Tomato and cheese are a classic flavor combination, and everyone’s heard of tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, right?
Tomato soup and pimento cheese sandwiches are another variation on this.
This creamy tomato and basil soup is perfect when you want a light dinner or a comforting lunch.
And it’s perfect for dipping.
The classic chef salad is full of flavor thanks to crisp lettuce, savory meats, boiled eggs, and fresh veggies like radish and tomatoes.
It’s great for days when it’s too hot to be cooking in the kitchen, but you still want something satisfying.
And you can customize it however you like.
One of my favorite additions is some sweet red bell peppers.
Home-made vegetable chips were all the rage a while ago.
They’ve dropped off the radar now slightly, but that doesn’t make them any less delicious.
They’ll add some much-needed color and crunch to your plate.
Which vegetables are you going to choose?
This recipe from Erin uses beets, carrots, and parsnips.
Rosemary tomato peach chutney
Chutney originated in India and its root word “chatni” means strongly spiced.
But don’t let this scare you – this rosemary-tomato-peach chutney will perk up your creamy pimento cheese sandwich brilliantly.
Just remember, a little goes a long way.
The chutney will stay good for up to two weeks in the fridge… if it lasts that long!
Fried green tomatoes
Green tomatoes are unripe, firm tomatoes that taste great when they’re covered in breadcrumbs and fried.
They have an acidic flavor (which is strangely addictive) and are very popular in the Southern states.
Try these crunchy oven-fried green tomatoes with your cheesy pimento sandwich. You can serve them as a side, or you beef up your sandwich and put them inside.
Bean and corn salad
Fancy going on a culinary adventure?
This Mexican-inspired black bean and corn salad is fresh but filling.
The soft textures of the beans and avocado will mesh well with the velvety pimento spread, and the tangy dressing will pair well with the heat from the peppers.
You’re in for a flavor-packed lunch with this side.
Cucumber rounds with cream cheese
These fancy cucumber rounds topped with cream cheese are perfect hors-d’oeuvres to serve alongside your pimento cheese sandwiches.
They’re nice and 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.
You can mix things up a bit too by using guacamole or whipped goat’s cheese instead of cream cheese.
Fried potato balls
Fried potato balls make an excellent snack and an even better side for a pimento sandwich.
They’re fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. Kind of like fries, but so much more fluffy and so much more crispy.
These fried-mashed potato balls are bursting with an insane amount of flavor from jalapenos, cheddar cheese, and ranch seasoning.
I mentioned tomato soup earlier, but that’s not the only soup you can serve with pimento cheese sandwiches.
Another soup I really like is asparagus soup.
It screams of summer and the earthy undertones highlight the sweet-but-tangy notes of the pimento cheese.
Cold or warm weather, this cream asparagus soup will look tasty on the table.
Japanese cucumber salad
Want a refreshing, palate-cleansing side?
Try this Japanese cucumber salad.
It reminds me of pickles. The sharp vinegary dressing will cut through the creaminess of the cheesy spread.
You can serve it on the side of the sandwiches, or you can pop a few slices of the dressed cucumber in the sandwich. It’s up to you.
Serve a twist on the usual cheese and onion sandwich by serving these caramelized onions with a pimento cheese sandwich.
The sweetness will pair perfectly with the spicy pimento cheese spread.
And the onions will add some much-needed bite to the meal.
Follow this 3-step recipe to make some yummy onion relish.
There’s always a place for fried chicken at my table.
If you’re serving your pimento sandwiches at a party or gathering, then a few pieces of fried chicken on the plate is never going to look out of place.
We all have our favorite recipes, from Korean to BBQ.
But this traditional southern crispy fried chicken recipe delivers in both taste and crunch.
Bring out the napkins, please!
A bowl of fresh fruits is always going to be a crowd-pleaser.
The delicate, sweet flavors will round off your meal of peppery pimento sandwiches perfectly.
This fruit salad is pretty exotic and combines berries, pineapples, grapes, and kiwi with a zesty honey-lime dressing.
Your guests won’t be able to resist digging in.
The best side dishes for pimento cheese sandwiches
- Creamy tomato soup
- Chef salad
- Vegetable chips
- Rosemary tomato peach chutney
- Fried green tomatoes
- Bean and corn salad
- Cucumber rounds with cream cheese
- Fried potato balls
- Asparagus soup
- Japanese cucumber salad
- Caramelized onions
- Fried chicken
- Fruit salad
What To Serve With Pimento Cheese Sandwiches
- 1 portion pimento cheese sandwiches
- Prepare your pimento cheese sandwiches according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: creamy tomato soup, chef salad, vegetable chips, rosemary tomato peach chutney, fried green tomatoes, bean and corn salad, cucumber rounds with cream cheese, fried potato balls, asparagus soup, Japanese cucumber salad, caramelized onions, fried chicken, and a fruit salad.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!