Gosh! I love me some mimosa.
I’ve always been a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to my mimosas. I like to keep things simple with just orange juice and champagne.
However, lately, I’ve been thinking about trying out some different side dishes to go with my mimosas. I don’t know why, but the idea of a sweet and savory meal just sounds so good right now.
So, if you’re looking for some ideas on what to serve with your mimosas, get out your pen and paper because here are 15 of the best side dishes to go with this delicious drink:
Side Dishes for Mimosas
- Blueberry French toast bake
- Bacon & cheese quiche
- Coffee cake
- Potato pancakes
- Dark chocolate & orange scones
- Strawberry ricotta French toast
- Baked eggs avocado
- Eggs Benedict
- Lemon yogurt bundt cake
- Fresh fruit with yogurt sauce
- Granola-topped yogurt
- Chicken waffle sliders
Blueberry French toast bake
This fruity french toast is a delight! There are other variations you can try, like strawberry (more about this later on). I use blueberry frequently because I love the sweetness it adds to the dish.
The ingredients you will need are blueberries, bread, eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. You can also use frozen blueberries for this recipe.
The sweetness of the blueberry french toast paired with the sweetness of the mimosa is tres Magnifique!
Bacon & cheese quiche
This is a dish that can easily be made ahead of time and reheated. It’s also great for brunch because it’s so simple and easy to customize.
You can use any type of cheese you like, but I suggest using cheddar or Gruyere. This is because they both have a sharpness that helps to offset the sweetness of the mimosa.
The ingredients you will need are bacon, eggs, milk, cheese, pie crust, and salt. You can also use pre-cooked bacon for this recipe. Bake in the oven for 45-55 minutes or until the center is set.
This is for coffee lovers out here! This is a classic side dish for mimosas! It’s perfect for those mornings when you need an extra boost of energy.
The coffee cake will also help to absorb some of the alcohol from the mimosa.
You can use any type of coffee you like in a coffee cake. However, I suggest using a dark roast coffee. This is because the bitterness of the coffee will present a seamless contrast to the sweetness of the mimosa.
Potato pancakes are a great side dish for mimosas because they’re a hearty, nutritional, and versatile dish.
If you’re looking for something a little different, try adding some shredded cheese or diced ham to your potato pancakes. In addition, you can also use sour cream, chives, and applesauce as toppings.
Potato pancakes are made to be crispy; to achieve this you’ll need to use a little bit of oil when cooking them. Finally, the best potatoes for this dish are russet potatoes.
Dark chocolate & orange scones
Now, this is a treat everyone is going to enjoy. Dark chocolate and orange scones are a delicious way to start your meal. And the best part is that they’re not too sweet, so you can enjoy them with your mimosa without feeling like you’re eating dessert for breakfast.
Though there is a wide range of dark chocolate options to choose from, I recommend using those that have at least 70% cacao. As for the orange, you can use fresh or zested oranges.
Strawberry ricotta French toast
This is another great side dish for the sweet tooths amongst us. The ricotta cheese adds a creaminess that complements the fresh strawberries.
You will need bread, eggs, milk, sugar, vanilla extract, ricotta cheese, and strawberries. I also like to add a little bit of lemon zest to this dish.
The acidity of the lemon zest helps to cut through the sweetness of the meal.
Baked eggs avocado
Baked eggs avocado is a meal that is easy to make and full of nutrients. It’s perfect for when you need something light but satisfying.
To prepare this meal, first, preheat the oven to 425°F. Remove the pit from the avocado and dice it. Some of the avocados should be scooped out, leaving enough room for the egg.
Crack an egg into each avocado half. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Additionally, you can also add some cheese, bacon, or ham to this dish.
Egg Benedict is a classic dish that typically includes an English muffin, ham, and poached eggs, all covered in a delicious Hollandaise sauce.
Though it’s often eaten as a main course, egg Benedict makes a great side dish for mimosas. The rich flavors of the eggs and Hollandaise sauce compliment the bubbles in the mimosa, and the protein in the eggs will help to balance out the alcohol.
Plus, egg Benedict can be tailored to fit your taste. For example, you can use smoked salmon or avocado instead of ham, or swap out the English muffin for a croissant.
No matter what ingredients you choose, Egg Benedict is sure to be a hit at your next brunch gathering.
Lemon yogurt bundt cake
A friend of mine introduced me to this decadent recipe, and when paired with mimosas, it’s heavenly. The bundt cake is moist and fluffy, with a tart lemon flavor.
And the yogurt glaze gives it a lovely sweetness that takes this dish to the next level.
The tartness of the lemon gives the mimosa a zing, while the sweetness of the cake helps to balance out the acidity. This is a great dish to serve if you want something that is both sweet and savory.
Fresh fruit & yogurt sauce
This is a versatile dish because you can be diverse with the fruits used.
The benefit of fresh fruits is that they’re packed with nutrients and antioxidants. I like to use a mix of berries, kiwi, and mango. But like I said you can use any of your favorite fruits for this dish.
Add some yogurt to the mix, and you have a balanced meal that is healthy and delicious. The yogurt also helps to cool down the acidity of the mimosa.
Granola topped yogurt
This is another yogurt-based side dish for a mimosa. Granolas are a great way to add some texture and flavor to your meal.
I like to use a mix of oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can even add some chocolate chips. This is a dish that both kids and adults will enjoy.
The granola provides a crunchiness that goes well with the smoothness of the yogurt. And the mimosa melds all the flavors together perfectly.
Plus, it’s a healthy option that will help to soak up some of the alcohol.
Chicken waffle sliders
Waffles and chicken? what’s not to love?
This dish is perfect for those who want something savory. The chicken is juicy and tender, with a slight crunch from the waffle. And if you want, you can even add some cheese or bacon.
You can either make your waffles or use store-bought ones. I like to use mini waffles so that they’re the perfect size for a slider.
This was my go-to meal for breakfast and brunch when I lived in London. The softness of the scones complements the sweetness of the mimosa.
There are many different flavors of scones, so you’re sure to find one that you like. And if you’re feeling fancy, you can even add some clotted cream and jam.
Scones are not as filling as some other side dish options mentioned above, so they’re perfect if you want something light.
Whether they are glazed with sugar, maple syrup, or chocolate toppings, doughnuts are a perfect accompaniment to mimosas.
They are soft and fluffy on the inside with a crispy exterior. You can get as creative as you want with your doughnuts, there is something for everyone.
From a sweet side dish to another savory side dish. Frittatas are a great way to incorporate vegetables into your meal.
And they’re also packed with protein, which will help to soak up some of the alcohol. I like to use a mix of vegetables, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
Some of my favorite vegetables to use are zucchini, tomatoes, and onions. You can also add cheese, meat, or tofu.
A list of other options
- Chocolate-covered strawberries
- Cranberry orange shortbread
- Mushroom & asparagus frittatas
- Vegan frittatas
- Apple rose puffed pastries
What appetizer goes well with mimosas?
There are a few different options when it comes to appetizers that go well with mimosas. Some of our favorites include chicken waffle sliders, scones, and frittatas.
What fruit goes with mimosas?
The great thing about mimosas is that you can be diverse with the fruits used. I like to use a mix of berries, kiwi, and mango. But you can use any of your favorite fruits for this dish.
What is the best drink to have with mimosas?
The best drink to have with mimosas is orange juice. However, you can also use other juices such as cranberry or pineapple juice.
So there you have it, 15 of the best side dishes to serve with mimosas. No matter what your preference is, there is sure to be a dish on this list that you’ll love.