What Side Dishes Go With Skirt Steak? 13 Of The Best Options

Skirt steak is a highly specific cut of beef that is popular because of its incredibly rich flavors and is slightly less soft than other cuts of beef, which makes it a very interesting flavor and texture to indulge in.

Skirt steak is a cut of beef that is incredibly fatty, which helps to give it an incredibly rich and meaty flavor that is so incredible.

What Side Dishes Go With Skirt Steak? 13 Of The Best Options

Because of this highly specific but pleasant flavor, you will need to find the perfect side to be served alongside it, a side that helps to elevate those flavors and complement them.

You’re probably here because you want to know about some of the very best side dishes that can be made to accompany some skirt steak.

You won’t be disappointed because, down below, we will be exploring 13 of our very favorite side dishes that you can make to go alongside your skirt steak! 

Dive in down below now to get started!

1. Salsa Verde

Salsa verde, a sauce renowned for its iconic green color is also highly renowned for its amazing flavor. The sauce is incredibly vibrant and sweet, and it has a great fieriness to it that makes it so delightful on the palate. 

We love the way this sauce tasted when paired with skirt steak. The vibrant flavor paired so excellently with the more subtle and rich meaty flavors of the skirt steak.

The variety of herbs included in this sauce, like basil, parsley, dill, and sometimes mint, helps to make this sauce incredibly vibrant.

Every few seconds you’ll notice hints of another herb in the sauce, and the way it pairs with the meaty flavor of the steak is amazing!

2. Charred Greens

Greens can be totally perfect to pair with skirt steak. They can add a sense of crunchiness that contrasts with the more chewy nature of the meat, which can make the whole meal even more incredible. 

We love the way these greens taste, especially after being cooked along with some butter, garlic, and lemon juice. The greens become incredibly savory but have a slight hint of sweetness to them that is so delectable. 

Once the greens have been cooked until soft, they are then scattered with sliced almonds, which helps to make the texture even better! 

3. Green Beans And Shallots

Green beans are great to serve with skirt steak because they are satisfyingly earthy in flavor, and once you have cooked them, that same flavor becomes rather buttery, which of course pairs well with the intense meatiness of the skirt steak! 

This recipe helps you to cook the greens up in butter, which gives them an even richer flavor, while the shallots that are scattered over the top help to give the beans a sharp hint of acidic flavor that also pairs well with skirt steak!

4. Pineapple And Cucumber Salad

If you are planning to serve your skirt steak at an outdoor event, during the summer months, then you simply need to pair it with this pineapple and cucumber salad.

The sweet flavors here are so refreshing, and create the perfect contrast for the meaty flavors of the skirt steak. The inclusion of onions in the salad helps to give it a slight spiciness that is so mouth watering!

5. Garlic Butter Sauteed Zucchini

Because skirt steak is so chewy, you will definitely want to pair it with a side dish that is softer. The perfect candidate for this is this recipe for garlic butter sauteed zucchini which is rich and delicious.

The zucchini seems to melt away on your tongue, and the addition of scallions helps to ensure every bite is interesting.

This is a great side to make if you want something that is easy to serve out to multiple guests.

You can easily place the dish on the table and leave it to your guests to serve themselves as much as they want! It’s easy to whip up, so you should have no trouble making large batches to feed everyone! 

6. Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are perfect to serve up alongside skirt steak, but what do you do if you want to enjoy the beauty of mashed potatoes while also enjoying the crispy satisfaction of fries? The answer is crispy smashed potatoes!

These amazing potatoes have a fluffy inner flesh and a great crispy outer surface that makes them satisfying to bite into.

Combining the potatoes with perfect herbs and other ingredients like garlic help to result in an easy-to-serve dish that pairs perfectly with skirt steak!

7. Corn Salad

Corn salad is known for its sweet and slightly creamy flavor that is combined with some incredibly worthwhile texture.

Corn has a slight crunch as you bite into it, and release its flavors, this means that corn can be perfect as the main event in a wider salad to accompany your skirt steak. 

This salad combines corn with chopped onions, avocado, and cotija cheese to create a creamy but crunchy salad that pairs perfectly with skirt steak’s meaty flavor. 

8. Roasted Potatoes

We love roasted potatoes precisely because of how simple and pleasant they are.

It’s easy to just chop some potatoes up, throw them into a pan, and then allow them to roast alongside some fresh herbs and spices to create a perfect accompaniment to just about any meal. 

Of all of the roasted potato recipes on the internet, this has got to be our absolute favorite. The potatoes come out crispy on the outside, but have a soft and juicy texture on the inside. It’s amazing! 

9. Guacamole

Guacamole is best known as a dip that is perfect for tortilla chips, or wrapped up into tacos, but it is also a perfect side to use to accompany skirt steak.

The texture of guacamole pairs so well with skirt steak, because it is incredibly creamy, and it melts away on the tongue. The chewiness of the skirt steak soon gives way to a melt-in-the-mouth sensation similar to the guacamole.

As well as this, guacamole is simply fabulous, and worth pairing with countless beef dishes! 

10. Grilled Vegetables

If you are totally lost for ideas on what to cook to serve up alongside your skirt steak, then you can easily fall back on the classic favorite of grilled vegetables. 

This recipe will show you how to easily grill up some perfect grilled vegetables that are flavorsome, and have a slightly crisp outer texture that is so amazing you’ll have to go back for extra helpings.

The best thing is, so many vegetables take well to the grilling process, so you can easily pick the perfect vegetables you love, and then grill them up to pair with your skirt steak! 

11. Stuffed Mushrooms

By simply removing the stalks from some small mushrooms, you can easily create some perfect little morsels that can be filled with flavor.

This recipe will show you how you can create stuffed mushrooms that are packed to the brim with immensely rich flavor.

We love that the mushrooms in this recipe are filled with sausage flavors to create a meaty dish that is incredibly soft and pairs perfectly with the slightly chewy texture of skirt steak. 

12. Korean Bean Sprout Salad

Bean sprouts are known for having a great crunchy texture that is paired with a very earthy flavor that is simply heaven to eat.

By quickly frying up the bean sprouts with some garlic and soy sauce, and then topping them with sesame seeds, you can quickly create a salad that pairs so naturally with the rich flavors of your skirt steak.

We loved how easy this dish not only was to prepare but also to serve to guests. The crunch of the bean sprouts provided the perfect contrast to the soft chewiness of the skirt steak. 

13. French Onion Soup

If you’re willing to dedicate a little more time and care to creating the perfect side dish for your skirt steak, then you will definitely want to give this perfect recipe a try! 

The soup is so immensely rich that as soon as you even taste a single drop your mouth is lit up with flavor. And when that flavor combines with the richness of the skirt steak… Wow! 

Of all the French onion soup recipes across the web, this has to be our absolute favorite. We loved the way the soup was topped with some toasted bread and cheese to change the texture and add a mature contrast in flavor. 

To Wrap Up

These are just a few of the best dishes that you can easily pair with a skirt steak, but they are easily the very best of the best!

They each help to bring out the most from your skirt steak, and help to create a meal to remember, so why not try making one of these tonight? We’re sure there is something for everyone on this eclectic list!

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