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You should know I’m that salad type of guy. The green salads type, to be exact.
I’m here to share my guide on the best green salads to serve with prime rib. But before we get into that, let me first give you a little background on myself.
I grew up in a family of foodies. Both of my parents are AMAZING cooks, and they instilled in me a love of good food from a young age. Apart from home-cooked meals, my parents would often take us out to restaurants to try new cuisines.
One time, we went out for prime rib, and my dad ordered the green salad as an accompaniment. I remember being so fascinated by how the green salad brought out the prime rib flavor.
Since then, I’ve been on a quest to find the perfect green salads to serve with prime rib. And I’m happy to say that I’ve found some real winners. Here are my best green salads to serve with prime rib.
Green Salads To Go With Prime Rib
- Broccoli Caesar Salad
- Parmesan Romaine Salad
- Sesame Ginger Noodle Salad
- Potato Salad
- Bacon and Egg Salad
- Tuna Salad
- Asian Slaw
- Mushroom and Chile-Garlic Green Beans
- Fresh Fruit Salad
- Greek Salad
- Spicy Chicken Salad
- Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
- Cucumber Tomato Salad
Broccoli Caesar Salad
I remember the first time my mom made this salad for me. I was hooked from the first bite. The creamy dressing, the crunch of the broccoli, and the salty Parmesan cheese came together in perfect harmony.
This is my go-to green salad when I’m serving prime rib. It’s simple to make, and it always pairs well with the rich flavor of prime rib.
The savory flavors of the Parmesan cheese and garlic dressing pair nicely with the juicy, flavorful prime rib.
Moreso, the color of this salad is also very pleasing to the eye. The green of the broccoli, the white of the cheese, and the red of the tomatoes all contrast nicely with the pink prime rib.
Parmesan Romaine Salad
This is another green salad that goes great with prime rib. I always love how the Parmesan cheese and croutons add a nice savory flavor to the salad, while the lemon dressing gives it a nice tang.
The romaine lettuce is also a good choice for this salad because it holds up well against the richness of the prime rib. It is tossed with a light vinaigrette, making it a refreshing option.
I also like to add some cherry tomatoes to this salad for a pop of color.
Additionally, the sharp flavors of the Parmesan cheese pair well with the prime rib, while the acidity of the lemon dressing helps to cut through the richness of the meat.
Sesame Ginger Noodle Salad
This Asian-inspired green salad is a great option if you’re looking for something a little different. This dressing is infused with ginger, sesame oil, and plenty of garlic for a rich flavor. The noodles add some substance to the dish.
I also like to add some grilled chicken or shrimp to this salad to make it a complete meal.
This green salad is also a good option if you’re looking for something vegetarian or something with a little bit of spice.
The chili-garlic green beans add a nice kick, while the mushrooms give the salad some heartiness.
This is a great option if you’re looking for something a little heartier. The potatoes add some substance to the salad, while the green beans and eggs provide some protein.
I also like to add some diced onion and celery to this salad for a bit of crunch. Furthermore, the mayonnaise-based dressing pairs well with the prime rib.
If you want to add a bit of color to this salad, you can also add some diced tomatoes. This green salad is a great option if you’re looking for something that will fill you up.
Bacon and Egg Salad
Mom makes the best bacon and egg salad.
I’ll never forget the first time I had it.
It was at one of those old-fashioned diners that you don’t see much anymore. You know, the kind with the green vinyl booths and the jukebox in the corner.
Anyway, I was about eight years old, and we were on vacation. She made this delicious bacon and eggs salad with tomatoes, green onions, and a vinaigrette dressing.
I’ve been hooked ever since.
If for you, green does not necessarily mean leafy, then this green salad is a great option. The tuna provides some protein, while the green beans and diced onion add some crunch.
This green salad is a great option if you’re looking for something with some protein. The tuna provides some heartiness, which you will be in great need of if you’re planning on eating a lot of prime rib.
Being from Asia, I am a bit partial to this green salad. The cabbage and carrots provide a crunch, while the green onions add a bit of spice.
This is dad’s specialty.
He always makes a big batch whenever we have a family gathering. It’s one of my favorite green salads to eat with prime rib.
The dressing is a simple mixture of rice vinegar, soy sauce, and sesame oil. But, don’t let the simplicity fool you. This green salad is packed with flavor.
Mushroom and Chile-Garlic Green Beans
Just the thought of this green salad makes my mouth water. The vegetables have a pleasant crunch from the mushrooms and green beans, while the chili-garlic sauce adds a powerful kick.
This green salad is also a good option if you’re looking for something vegetarian. If you want to add some protein, you can also grilled chicken or shrimp.
Fresh Fruit Salad
I can never get tired of this green salad. The sweetness of the fruit, paired with the crunch of the green apples and grapes, is a perfect contrast to the richness of the prime rib.
Plus, this green salad is a great way to get your daily dose of fruits and vegetables.
Just make sure that all your fruits are washed properly. You don’t want to ruin your health with some dirty fruit.
If you ever see me eating prime rib, there’s a high chance that I’m eating it with this green salad. I just love the flavor of the feta cheese and Kalamata olives.
This green salad is also a good option if you’re looking for something lighter. And I love that I can get my daily dose of vegetables with this green salad.
Spicy Chicken Salad
Now this one is for all my spice lovers out there. The chicken provides some protein, while the green beans and diced onion add some crunch.
The dressing for this salad is a bit spicy, so it pairs well with the prime rib. Just make sure that you don’t add too much dressing, or else you’ll be in for a mouthful of fire.
Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad
Anyone who knows me knows that this is one of my favorite green salad. The chicken is marinated and grilled, and the salad includes romaine lettuce and croutons for some crunch.
You would not believe that this delicious salad is ridiculously easy to prepare, or would you?
The word is derived from the Arabic word “taabil”, which means “to seasoning” or “spice.”
Tabbouleh is a Lebanese salad that is traditionally made with bulgur, tomatoes, mint, onion, and parsley.
I like to add some lemon juice and olive oil to this salad for a bit of flavor. This green salad is a wonderful alternative to heavier salads since it’s less fatty.
Cucumber Tomato Salad
There is never a time when I don’t enjoy this green salad. The cucumber and tomatoes provide a refreshing crunch, while the red onion adds a bit of spice.
This green salad has a lot of water content, so it’s a great way to stay hydrated. And it’s also a good source of vitamins A and C.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the best side dishes to eat with prime rib?
There is no single answer to this question. It depends on your personal preferences and what you are looking for in a side dish.
That said, my favorites are green salads like Asian slaw, mushroom, and chili-garlic green beans, fresh fruit salad, Greek salad, spicy chicken salad, grilled chicken Caesar salad, tabbouleh, and cucumber tomato salad.
What goes with prime rib for Christmas?
When it comes to Christmas, I like to keep things traditional. That means I usually serve green beans, roasted potatoes, and cranberry sauce with my prime rib.
If you’re looking for something a little bit different, you could also try mashed sweet potatoes or roasted Brussels sprouts.
How much prime rib do I need per person?
This really depends on how much your guests eat. A good rule of thumb is to plan for about ½ pound per person.
If you have a lot of big eaters, you may want to plan for 1 pound per person. And if you have any vegetarians attending, you’ll want to make sure there’s enough green salad to go around.
Obviously, there are many green salads that go great with prime rib. To green-ify your salad, you could use green goddess dressing, avocado, or green onions.
Finally, I cannot stress enough that you must wash your fruits and vegetables before eating them. You don’t want to get sick from dirty produce.