When pizza night comes around every week, it is sure to be one that gets you and your family excited. However, you might be wondering what you can serve alongside these fresh pies to help you spice things up each week. The trick to finding the perfect side dish for pizza is creating or ordering something that can balance out the doughy, cheesy components of the main attraction.
When you’re thinking about options for the ideal pizza companion, you can use some of these suggestions for you below. Each suggestion can hold its own as the perfect side dish for your order from Stan’s Pizza Joint.
Pizza Appetizers You Can Make Right At Home
If you have some time before your pizza gets to your house and you are in the mood to work some culinary magic in the kitchen, you can opt to make your own side dish for your pizza night. You can customize the meal for your family, or you can make enough food to help feed a crowd. These are some of our fave recipes for sides that make a great addition to your pizza:
Roasted Lemon Asparagus
This hint of citrus can be the best compliment to your pizza dinner. Pizza can sometimes be a heavy part of dinner, with its robust thick crust and sauce, cheese, and toppings. You can lighten things up a bit with a refreshing taste that lemon brightens up with this choice of side dish.
You will need:
- A bunch of asparagus
- 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Wash your asparagus. Cut the thick bottoms off. Toss the bottoms away. Then place the asparagus stalks in a shallow baking dish where you will coat them in olive oil. Be sure that they are well covered. Add in salt and pepper and roast in the oven for 20 minutes, tossing once during the cooking process.
Pull the asparagus out of the oven, and zest the lemon over the top. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice over the asparagus from one half. Toss with tongs and serve immediately.
Spinach Salad With Peppers
A nice, big and hearty spinach salad is a great compliment to almost any type of pizza. Combined with the sweet, crisp taste and texture of fresh peppers, you are looking at a mighty salad that can hold its own.
You will need:
- 6 cups of fresh spinach
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 1 red onion, thinly sliced
- Your favorite balsamic vinaigrette dressing
Put all of the ingredients into a large salad bowl, mix with your dressing and you’re done.
Simple Carrot Coleslaw
This fresh and bright companion to your pizza can be whipped up quickly and easily. It’s a great option when you think you don’t have any ingredients on hand. It is crispy and will brighten up the meal in a jiffy.
If you have a craving for pizza, Stan’s Pizza Joint is who you need to call! We make the best pizza in the Burnaby area and offer delivery service as well. If you’re in the mood for a delicious pizza, contact us now!