Wondering what to serve with moussaka for dinner? This handy guide covers all of the best sides for this traditional Greek dish – from veggies, to salads, and more!
Moussaka is a delicious traditional Greek dish that layers potatoes, eggplants, and a ground meat filling with a delicious, creamy bechamel sauce.
Making moussaka is definitely a labor of love, so let’s be sure to choose some side dishes that really complement it well.
I’m sharing 25+ of the most popular and best sides for moussaka.
Side Dishes for Moussaka
This simple Shirazi Salad recipe features fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion. Dressed with plenty of fresh herbs and tossed with a tangy dressing made with lime juice and olive oil. Every bite is bursting with refreshing flavors!
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries with Lemon Tarragon Aioli are perfect for snacking. Strips of zucchini, coated in panko cook up perfectly crispy in the air fryer. Dip them in an easy-to-prepare creamy aioli flavored with tarragon and lemon.
This Arugula Salad recipe with red wine vinaigrette is my go-to green salad. The arugula has a peppery bite to it which pairs wonderfully with the acid in the vinaigrette. It’s the perfect salad for pairing with rich dishes.
Add a healthy boost of nutrients to your dinner with this easy Sauteed Spinach. Baby spinach is added to a skillet along with garlic and olive oil, then sauteed gently to create a simple side dish that pairs with any meal!
This delicious Radicchio Salad is dressed in a creamy lemon-vinaigrette and tossed with buttery calvestrano olives, tasty breadcrumbs and nutty parmesan cheese. And, a special tip ensures that your radicchio won't be bitter!
This Tomato Cucumber Salad features fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion. Dressed in a tangy homemade red wine vinaigrette, every bite is bursting with refreshing Mediterranean flavors!
Crostini are easy to make at home using just 3-ingredients – bread, olive oil and salt. This simple crostini recipe is the perfect appetizer for parties. You can make them ahead of time and serve them with a variety of toppings.
Sunchokes are a knobby root vegetable that can be prepared in more ways than you can imagine! In this recipe, you’ll learn how to roast them with olive oil, garlic, and thyme. It’s an easy side dish you can pair with anything.
This Shaved Fennel Salad comes together quickly and has such a delicious light lemon vinaigrette and wonderful crunch. It's the perfect side salad for rich and hearty dishes like pasta or braised short ribs.
Many of these moussaka side dish recipes can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for a few days or even in the freezer. Simply check the individual recipes for full storing instructions and details on how to make ahead.
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What to Serve with Moussaka: 25+ Greek Side Dishes
Wondering what to serve with moussaka for dinner? This handy guide covers all of the best sides for this traditional Greek dish. Try this simple Shirazi Salad. It features fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion. Dressed with plenty of fresh herbs and tossed with a tangy dressing made with lime juice and olive oil.
¾poundPersian cucumbers(or English cucumbers, small diced)
¼cupminced red onion
2Tablespoonschopped fresh parsley
2Tablespoonschopped fresh dill
2Tablespoonschopped fresh mint
2limes(juiced (about ¼ cup lime juice))
3Tablespoonsextra virgin olive oil
Kosher salt & pepper(to taste)
Small dice the tomatoes into approximately ¼” cubes.
Toss the tomatoes with ½ teaspoon kosher salt and place them in a colander to drain while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
Small dice the cucumbers into approximately ¼” cubes, similar to the tomatoes.
Add the cucumbers, onion, fresh herbs, lime juice and olive oil to a large bowl. Add the drained tomatoes and toss to combine.
Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
For best results, refrigerate for 15-30 minutes before serving.
Storage: Keep any leftover salad in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Just keep in mind that the veggies will soften as they sit in the dressing, possibly making the leftovers soggy. Dried Mint: Traditionally dried mint is used, however, I normally have fresh herbs on hand. If you would like to use dried mint, swap out the fresh mint for 1 teaspoon dried mint.