Shrimp Louie salad is a classic, and it’s easy to see why.
With its combination of shrimp, cucumbers, tomatoes, and hard-boiled eggs, it’s the perfect light meal for a hot summer day.
But what sides can you serve with shrimp Louie salad?
The answer is simple: anything that doesn’t clash with the flavors in the dish!
For example, if you’re serving shrimp Louie salad as an appetizer at a dinner party or barbecue, you might want to go with something like potato chips or french fries.
Or if you’re serving yours as part of a picnic lunch or beachside snack, why not try some fresh fruit?
The options are virtually endless—you just need to keep in mind that this is not meant to be a heavy meal.
There are so many possibilities!
If you’re looking for some easy-to-make sides that go well with shrimp Louie salad, I’ve got 13 ideas for you.
What to Serve with Shrimp Louie Salad
The classic shrimp Louie salad is a great dish to serve at a party: it’s tasty, it looks beautiful, and it’s easy enough to make that even your most inexperienced guests can do it.
But what if you want to take your shrimp Louie salad from good to great?
That’s where these 13 side dishes comes in:
I love serving crispy fried potato chips with shrimp Louie salad.
The crunchiness of the potato chips is a great contrast to the creamy salad, and the saltiness of the chips pairs well with the sweet shrimp.
To make this combo into a complete meal, I’ll usually serve this dish alongside some fresh fruit and some good quality bread.
The sweetness of the fruit balances out the saltiness of the chips, while the bread provides an extra texture contrast to all of those different flavors in one bite!
When cooking this side dish, be sure not to cook them too long or they’ll burn.
And don’t forget to season them!
I like to make my coleslaw with a little bit of mayo and some vinegar, but you can use whatever dressing you like.
Sometimes I’ll add a little sweet relish or even a couple tablespoons of ketchup.
If you’re feeling fancy, mix in some celery seed, too!
If you’re looking for something that goes perfectly with shrimp Louie salad, try mixing your coleslaw with some shredded carrots and green onions.
Then, just put it all on top of some lettuce leaves and wrap that baby up tight! You can also add in some shredded chicken if you want to make it a full meal.
If you want the best flavor out of your shrimp Louie salad, don’t forget to let your mayo sit out for about 20 minutes before using it!
This will give it time to thicken up—and who doesn’t want thick mayo?
Like most people, I tend to prefer spinach salads as a side dish rather than as the main event.
But when you’re making a shrimp Louie salad, it’s hard to go wrong with pairing this spinach salad with your main dish.
I like to make my spinach salad by sautéing onions in butter and olive oil until they’re soft and translucent, then adding the spinach and tossing it together with some salt and pepper.
I’ll let that cook for about five minutes before adding some crumbled feta cheese on top—just enough so that it melts into the greens but doesn’t overpower them.
If you want to turn this into more of a meal, just add some shrimp!
Make sure not to overcook them; this is best when they’re still slightly pink inside.
And don’t forget a squeeze of lemon juice!
Here’s another delicious option: Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus.
This is an easy way to add some extra flavor and texture to your meal without taking away from its simplicity.
I personally like to serve this as a part of my shrimp Louie salad for two reasons: one, because it makes an amazing plate; and two, because there are never any leftovers!
This side dish is really simple to make.
- First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Then, cut the potatoes into wedges and place them in a glass baking dish.
- Next, add some salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste.
- Then top the potatoes with bacon pieces (about 4 strips) and pour some sour cream over them until they are covered.
- Finally, bake them in the oven for 45 minutes or until they’re browned on top and tender inside.
When it comes to comfort food and good vibes, I don’t think anything beats mashed potatoes.
That’s why when I’m making a shrimp Louie salad, I often make sure to include the mashed potatoes on the side.
I personally like to make my mashed potatoes with garlic and butter (and cheese), but you can use any recipe you like!
Just make sure that they’re soft enough that they won’t dry out by the time dinner is served.
If you want your meal to be even more complete, try adding some shredded carrots and peas along with some bacon bits.
This will give your salad an extra texture contrast that will really make it pop!
Here’s a tip: don’t forget to add salt!
When cooking this meal, remember that shrimp is already quite salty on its own, so don’t add too much salt or else your dish will end up being too salty for most people’s tastes.
7. Garlic Bread
When I make shrimp Louie salad, I also like to serve it with garlic bread.
It’s the perfect combination of salty and sweet, crunchy and soft, fresh and rich.
How I personally prepare this side dish:
- Cut a baguette into slices about an inch thick
- Drizzle olive oil on both sides of each slice of bread (I like to use extra virgin)
- Sprinkle some minced garlic over one side of each piece of bread (I like 2 or 3 cloves per slice)
- Put them in the oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes or so (until they start to get crispy)
8. Potato Salad
This combo is great because it’s an easy way to make your lunch or dinner more filling without having to spend too much extra time or money on preparation.
If you want to make this into an even more substantial meal that will last you through the week, try adding some boiled eggs or hard-boiled eggs along with the potato salad!
They’ll give you some protein while also adding flavor to your salad.
How I personally prepare this side dish:
- I cook the potatoes in salted water until they’re fork-tender, then drain them and let them cool.
- While they cool, I mix together a simple vinaigrette with olive oil, mustard, lemon juice and salt.
- Once the potatoes have cooled, I add in some chopped celery, parsley and baby dill pickles.
- Then I toss everything together and serve it alongside the shrimp Louie salad!
9. Pasta Salad
I love pasta salad because it’s a great way to use up leftover veggies, and it’s a perfect side dish for any meal.
This recipe is particularly good because it has a tangy dressing that compliments the shrimp Louie salad main dish that I like to make.
- To make this dish complete, start by cooking the pasta and then draining it.
- In a small bowl, mix together mayo, lemon juice, mustard powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
- Add this mixture to the cooked pasta along with chopped onion and celery.
- Stir until well combined.
- For an added crunchy texture, add some cucumbers and tomatoes to your pasta salad before serving!
I’m a big fan of side dishes that can be adapted to make a complete meal.
Roasted Brussels sprouts with pecans and mustard vinaigrette are no exception.
Here’s the thing: you can make this side dish as the main course, or you can add some cooked shrimp Louie salad and make it a complete meal.
Either way, it’s delicious!
To get started on this combo, just follow these steps:
- First, preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Then spread out your Brussels sprouts in an even layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil (you’ll want them to roast evenly).
- Toss them in olive oil, salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper (to taste) until they’re coated thoroughly (about 15 minutes).
- Roast until tender and browned at the edges (about 20 minutes).
Green bean casserole is a force to be reckoned with.
First of all, it’s delicious—it’s got a crispy topping and a creamy sauce that’ll make your taste buds go wild.
But not only that—it’s also easy to make!
All you need are fresh green beans, cream of mushroom soup, and fried onion rings (which you can buy at the store).
Just follow these simple instructions:
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Slice green beans into thirds or halves depending on their size; place them in an oven-safe dish; pour mushroom soup over the top; sprinkle with onion rings; bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown around the edges!
- Serve alongside your shrimp Louie salad for an extra kick of flavor (and calories)!
12. Fruit Salad
If you’re looking for a new side dish that’s sure to take your dinner from good to great, give this fruit salad a try.
It’s easy to make and even easier to clean up after—just cut up some fruit and toss it with some yogurt!
When you’re looking to take your main dish from good to great, there’s nothing better than a side of sautéed mushrooms and onions.
I love this recipe because it’s easy and versatile: you can use any kind of mushrooms (including portobello) and onions—or even better, mix them all up! I like to add a little bit of garlic and lemon juice in there too.
Once you’ve got these side dishes prepared, try adding them to your favorite salad recipe or serving them as an appetizer before the main event.
What to Serve with Shrimp Louie Salad (13 Easy Sides)
- Crispy Fried Potato Chips
- Spinach Salad
- Bacon-Wrapped Asparagus
- Baked Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives (and Bacon)
- Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Butter (and Cheese)
- Garlic Bread
- Potato Salad
- Pasta Salad
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans and Mustard Vinaigrette
- Green Bean Casserole
- Fruit Salad
- Sautéed Mushrooms & Onions
- Pick any side dish from this list to serve with your meal.
- Prepare the ingredients according to the recipe.
- Be ready to munch in no time!