Summer is the perfect time to fire up the grill and cook some amazing burgers! If you’re looking for a new twist on the classic burger, why not try serving shrimp burgers instead? Shrimp burgers are light, healthy, and delicious – perfect for a summer meal. However, it is often not just the burger that makes a delicious meal, but the side servings that add variety to the plate and introduce more flavors. With so many side dishes out there, what to serve with shrimp burgers to make it a mouth-watering meal?
What to Serve with Shrimp Burgers?
Below, we look at the most-loved side servings with shrimp burgers.
Avocado Peanut Coleslaw
This Avocado Peanut Coleslaw is the perfect side salad to serve with shrimp burgers! It’s packed with healthy ingredients like cabbage, carrots, and avocados and gets a flavor boost from lime juice, cilantro, and roasted peanuts.
The coleslaw can be made ahead of time, perfect for busy weeknights or summer potlucks. This slaw accompanies shrimp burgers, but it would also be great with grilled chicken or fish. The creamy avocado dressing is made with Greek yogurt, lime juice, and cilantro. The coleslaw itself is a mix of cabbage, carrots, and red onions. You can add peanuts for some crunch, but you could also use chopped almonds or sunflower seeds.
The avocado Peanut Coleslaw adds the perfect amount of creaminess and crunch to the burgers, and the flavors all work together really well. So whether you’re looking for a new side dish or an easy weeknight meal, give this Avocado Peanut Coleslaw a try.
Broccoli Apple Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing
This broccoli apple salad is the perfect side dish for any meal, especially shrimp burgers! The Greek yogurt dressing is light and refreshing, while the broccoli and apples add a crunchy texture and sweetness that complements the savory flavors of the burgers. This salad is healthy, easy to make, and will be a hit at your next barbecue or summer party!
To make the broccoli apple salad with greek yogurt dressing:
- In a large bowl, combine one head of broccoli florets (cut into bite-sized pieces), two grated apples, and 1/4 cup diced red onion.
- In a small bowl, whisk together half-cup plain Greek yogurt, two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, one tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon of Dijon mustard, and salt and pepper to taste.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
- Serve immediately or store in the fridge for later. Enjoy!
Deep-Fried Sweet Potato Fries
Delicious sweet potato fries, deep-fried to perfection and served with shrimp burgers – what could be better? This dish is the perfect combination of sweet and savory and will leave you wanting more.
Deep-fried sweet potato fries are definitely a treat, and when paired with shrimp burgers, they make for an irresistible meal. The key to making perfect sweet potato fries is to slice and cook them evenly. We like to cut it into half-inch pieces, but feel free to cut them larger or smaller depending on your preference.
Once your sweet potato fries are sliced and ready to go, it’s time to start frying them. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and then add the sweet potato fries. Fry the fries for about 3-5 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
So there you have it – a delicious and easy meal that will please everyone. Deep-fried sweet potato fries and shrimp burgers are the perfect combination of sweet and savory and will leave you wanting more. So next time you’re looking for a delicious and easy meal, make sure to give this one a try!
French Potato Salad
This potato salad is the perfect accompaniment to shrimp burgers. The potatoes are cooked until tender and then tossed with a simple vinaigrette made with Dijon mustard, white wine vinegar, and olive oil. Some chopped fresh parsley and chives add a bright flavor to the salad.
To make sure the potatoes are cooked through, you can test them by piercing them with a knife. If they’re done, the knife should slide in easily. You don’t want to overcook the potatoes, or they will fall apart when you toss them with the dressing.
If you’re not serving the salad right away, you can hold off on adding the herbs until just before serving. Otherwise, they’ll lose their color and flavor. This potato salad can be served at room temperature or cold.
Drinks, Comfort Food, and Dessert
Try a light beer or a fruity cocktail if you’re looking for a refreshing drink to pair with your shrimp burger. For something non-alcoholic, a cold glass of lemonade or iced tea would also be perfect.
For comfort food, sides, mashed potatoes, mac, and cheese, or coleslaw would all be delicious choices. And of course, no comfort meal is complete without some fresh bread!
Why not try a classic like an apple pie or strawberry shortcake for dessert? Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, go for a chocolate or bacon-wrapped ice cream sundae.
No matter what you choose to drink or eat with your shrimp burger, you’re sure to have a delicious and satisfying meal with either of these sides!