So you’ve made that delicious shrimp caesar salad, and now you’re wondering what to serve with it.
Well, I’m here to help!
Shrimp caesar salad can be served with any side you like. It’s good with any light and fresh vegetable, like broccoli or asparagus. You can also serve it with a salad or a green salad, which will add some crunch and color to the dish.
As you can probably imagine, there are tons of options, but I’ve narrowed down the list to 17 easy sides that will go perfectly with your delicious main course.
From crispy roasted potatoes to creamy mashed potatoes, these side dishes are sure to please anyone lucky enough to get a taste of your shrimp caesar salad!
What to Serve with Shrimp Caesar Salad
Shrimp Caesar salad is one of my favorite dishes.
It’s easy to make, and it’s a great way to get some greens in while enjoying delicious shrimp.
Below, I’ve compiled 17 of my favorite sides for this dish.
You’ll find everything from simple ones to more complex options.
So whether you’re just looking for something simple or something special, there’s sure to be something here that will satisfy your appetite!
Breadsticks are an easy side dish for your shrimp caesar salad—they taste great dipped into the dressing from your salad or eaten on their own.
To make breadsticks from scratch, simply cut up some bread dough into strips (or buy ready-made breadsticks), then brush them with melted butter or olive oil before baking them at 350 degrees F for 10-15 minutes until golden brown on all sides (but not burned!).
Crackers are another great option because they’re crunchy and can be eaten by hand—so no need for utensils or plates!
You can buy them at most grocery stores or make your own by mixing flour, salt and olive oil together then rolling out into thin sheets.
Bake these on a sheet pan until golden brown (about 20 minutes).
3. Garlic Bread
Garlic bread is another classic side dish that goes well with many meals, including salads (and pastas).
To make this one at home all you need is some garlic cloves and a loaf of French bread—that’s it!
Just rub the garlic cloves over both sides of each slice of bread and then toast on a baking sheet for 10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit until golden brown on top.
This one is pretty self-explanatory: French fries taste great with just about anything, including shrimp caesar salad!
They’re also easy to make at home without any fancy equipment—just cut up some potatoes into wedges, toss them in oil and salt, then bake in the oven until cooked throughly (about half an hour).
You can also use frozen french fries from the grocery store if you don’t feel like making your own.
Mashed potatoes are another classic side dish—it’s easy to make too!
Just boil some potatoes until they’re tender (about 20 minutes), then mash them with a potato masher or ricer until smooth.
Add butter and milk until they reach your desired consistency and season with salt and pepper before serving warm alongside your shrimp caesar salad!
6. Potato Salad
Potato salad is another great side dish for this meal.
In fact, it’s kind of a classic pairing with seafood!
Just boil some potatoes until they’re tender but not falling apart (about 15 minutes), then mix them with mayonnaise and other seasoning ingredients like lemon juice or vinegar depending on your taste preferences; add some chopped celery for a nice crunchy texture; then refrigerate for about an hour before serving alongside your shrimp caesar salad.
Roasted potatoes will add a nice contrast of texture and flavor to your meal!
Start by cutting up some potatoes into wedges or sticks; toss them in olive oil or melted butter; season with salt and pepper; then roast at 400 degrees F until they’re tender but not falling apart.
You can also add rosemary or thyme if you like your roasted potatoes extra aromatic!
Grilled vegetables are always a great choice for this time of year—they have a smoky flavor that pairs well with other dishes, especially things like seafood or fish.
If you’re looking for something easy but still delicious, try grilling some zucchini slices or asparagus spears alongside your shrimp caesar salad; both will be delicious and cook quickly on the grill so they won’t take up too much of your time!
Like french fries, baked zucchini sticks are a great match for shrimp caesar salad because they’re crispy and flavorful enough to stand up on their own without being overpowered by other foods on your plate.
Plus they add a nice extra bit of fiber and nutrition to balance out all those carbs in your meal.
To make them, simply slice up some zucchini into sticks (about one inch thick), toss them with olive oil, salt and pepper then bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit until tender (about 15 minutes).
10. Quinoa Salad
To make quinoa salad, cook 1 cup of quinoa according to package instructions; then mix it with chopped cucumber, bell pepper, tomato, avocado slices (or guacamole), cilantro leaves (or parsley), lemon juice and olive oil until well-combined; top with crumbled feta cheese if desired before serving alongside your caesar salad!
11. Broccoli Salad
Broccoli salad is another classic side dish that goes well with chicken or fish entrees.
It’s also super easy to make: Just boil broccoli florets until they’re tender (about 2 minutes), then put them in a bowl with mayonnaise and other ingredients like raisins, almonds or sunflower seeds depending on what kind of flavor profile you’re looking for.
12. Fruit Salad
Fruit is another natural pairing for this kind of salad because of its sweet flavor profile.
Try this simple fruit salad recipe:
- Combine 1/2 cup sliced strawberries, 1/4 cup blueberries, 2 tablespoons orange juice, 1 teaspoon honey and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract into a bowl.
- Stir well until thoroughly combined, then serve alongside your shrimp caesar salad!
13. Green Beans
Green beans are another simple side dish.
To prepare them at home, first wash and trim the ends off of your green beans (this will help them cook faster).
Then saute the beans in some butter until they’re crispy on the outside and tender inside.
The best part is that once they’re done cooking, they’ll still have their bright color intact!
If there’s anything better than cheese and broccoli together, I haven’t found it yet!
This recipe is simple enough for even novice cooks to follow—just boil some broccoli florets until they’re tender (about 3 minutes), then mix them with cheddar cheese and cream of mushroom soup.
Bake until bubbly hot (about 30 minutes), then serve alongside your shrimp caesar salad for a perfect pairing of flavors!
Cauliflower is a great alternative if you want something on the healthier side instead of french fries but still want to keep things light.
To make this one work, just cut up a head of cauliflower into bite-sized pieces, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper before roasting in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes until tender—but not mushy!
16. Cauliflower Mash
Cauliflower mash is a great side dish because it’s healthy and full of flavor—plus it’s super easy to make on its own.
Just combine cauliflower florets with buttery spread (like Earth Balance), nutritional yeast flakes (this is optional but gives the cauliflower “mashed potatoes” flavor), garlic powder, sea salt and ground pepper in a food processor until smooth!
Mushrooms are a perfect texture compliment for Caesar salad; they’ll add some earthiness to your meal while still adding a bit of crunchy texture.
To prepare them, simply slice up your mushrooms into bite-sized pieces and sauté them in a pan with butter over medium heat until they start to soften (about five minutes).
If you want to get fancy and make this dish vegetarian friendly, try using vegan butter instead of regular butter for an extra-rich flavor!
What to Serve with Shrimp Caesar Salad (17 Easy Sides)
- Garlic Bread
- Crispy French Fries
- Mashed Potatoes
- Potato Salad
- Crispy Roasted Potatoes
- Grilled Vegetables
- Baked Zucchini Sticks
- Quinoa Salad
- Broccoli Salad
- Fruit Salad
- Green Beans
- Broccoli Cheese Casserole
- Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
- Cauliflower Mash
- Sautéed Mushrooms
- Pick any side dish from this list to serve with your delicious meal.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
- Be ready to munch in no time!