If you’re wondering what to serve with your vichyssoise, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 13 of the most popular side dishes for vichyssoise.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with vichyssoise are focaccia, lamb chops, chicken caesar salad, and herb croutons. Try roast beef, crab cakes, poached lobster, and grilled shrimp for more protein-focused dishes. You can also serve prosciutto and melon salad, smoked salmon crostinis, and gruyere twists.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Focaccia is my go-to side for vichyssoise.
I love its golden-brown crunchy top and bottom crusts, plus its satisfying springy texture.
It’s closer to pizza than your average bread roll, and you get to load it with more flavors by using toppings.
I like using sun-dried tomatoes to add a sweet-tangy flavor.
Try your hand at making this focaccia with sun-dried tomatoes.
Seared lamb chops
Who says you can only have beautifully seared lamb chops at a restaurant?
You can replicate this restaurant-quality dish in the comfort of your kitchen with just a cast iron pan and five simple ingredients.
Just cook the lamb chops on high heat to get that caramelized crust and continuously baste them with butter to keep them moist and flavorful.
Here’s the full recipe: Pan Seared Lamb Chops.
Chicken caesar salad
Salads and soup are a classic pairing, so it’ll be remiss if you don’t serve your vichyssoise with one.
This salad may be simple, but it packs a flavorful punch, courtesy of its rich and creamy dressing.
With the carbs, protein, and nutrients in this chicken caesar salad, it’s basically a light meal on its own.
These herb croutons are the perfect crunchy addition to your silky smooth vichyssoise.
Just remember to use stale bread when making these, so it can absorb all the delicious goodness from your garlic-herb butter mixture.
This garlic and herb homemade croutons recipe is so good that you won’t be able to resist snacking on them.
Roast beef tenderloin
Need a show-stopping dish to go with your vichyssoise?
Look no further than this roast beef tenderloin.
With its beautiful caramelized crust and juicy, pink middle, your guests will drool when you set this dish down.
Let Diethood’s melt-in-you-mouth roast beef tenderloin recipe guide you to making this impressive dish.
There’s nothing more disappointing than biting into a crab cake and getting a mouthful of filler and little crab meat.
But not with these jumbo lump crab cakes!
With this recipe, you get huge chunks of crab meat throughout each cake, so you’re guaranteed to get them in every bite.
Enjoy these jumbo lump crab cakes with a refreshing bowl of vichyssoise and a glass of chardonnay.
Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus ‘fries’
Looking for a low-carb accompaniment to your vichyssoise?
Why not give these asparagus fries a try?
Your usual roasted asparagus are given a major flavor boost with the addition of a prosciutto wrapping.
The prosciutto crisps up nicely in the oven while your asparagus gets nice and tender.
These prosciutto-wrapped asparagus fries won’t last long – it’s a relief they’re a breeze to make.
Smoked salmon and herb cheese crostinis
Planning to serve vichyssoise as a starter?
Serve it alongside these smoked salmon crostinis.
The combination of crisp cucumbers and turnips, smoked salmon, and the herb goat cheese results in a perfectly balanced and satisfying bite.
These smoked salmon and herb cheese crostinis are guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser.
Parmesan zucchini chips
You can’t make a dish any simpler than these parmesan zucchini chips.
You just need zucchini and parmesan cheese to make these crispy treats.
The most challenging part about this dish?
Drawing as much moisture as you can from your shredded zucchini.
These irresistible parmesan zucchini chips are an excellent low-carb crispy treat.
Butter poached lobster tail
Make your vichyssoise soup more luxurious by topping it with a beautifully poached lobster tail.
The natural sweetness of your lobster with the flavors of lemon and butter makes for a heavenly bite.
Haven’t cooked lobster tails before? Don’t worry.
Wonkywonderful’s detailed recipe will guide you on how to get perfectly butter-poached lobster tails every time.
Prosciutto melon salad
Getting bored of your usual salad?
Ditch your go-to recipe and make this prosciutto and melon salad instead.
We usually see this flavor combination as finger food, but their salty-sweet combination also works well with tender greens and balsamic vinaigrette.
Tip: the melon balls look pretty, but they’re easier to cube.
Add a fun twist to your usual soup and salad combo with this prosciutto and melon salad.
Grilled garlic butter shrimp
Jazz up your vichyssoise with a serving of these grilled shrimp on the side.
I love shrimp cooked in any way, but grilling has got to be my favorite.
Charred smoky flavors go well with your naturally sweet shrimp.
But brushing them with garlic butter as they grill takes them to another flavor level.
Fire up your grill and make these grilled garlic butter shrimp – you won’t regret it.
Also known as torsades au fromage, the French usually serve them as a pre-dinner snack.
But it’s a guarantee they’ll go well as an appetizer with your vichyssoise.
They’re flaky and buttery, with a delicious nutty, cheesy flavor.
Tip: If you can’t find gruyère, you can swap it for a hard Swiss-made cheese like Emmental.
These gruyère cheese twists are guaranteed to run out quickly.
The best side dishes for vichyssoise
- Seared lamb chops
- Chicken caesar salad
- Herb croutons
- Roast beef tenderloin
- Crab cakes
- Prosciutto-wrapped asparagus fries
- Smoked salmon and herb cheese crostinis
- Parmesan zucchini chips
- Butter poached lobster tail
- Prosciutto melon salad
- Grilled garlic butter shrimp
- Gruyère twists
What To Serve With Vichyssoise
- 1 portion vichyssoise
- Prepare your vichyssoise according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: focaccia, seared lamb chops, chicken caesar salad, herb croutons, roast beef tenderloin, crab cakes, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus fries, smoked salmon and herb cheese crostinis, parmesan zucchini chips, butter-poached lobster tail, prosciutto melon salad, grilled garlic butter shrimp, and gruyère twists.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!