What sides pair best with London broil? You can pair London broil with yummy veggies like roasted asparagus, Brussels sprouts, spaghetti squash, broccoli with toasted almonds, and oven-roasted mixed veggies. Alternatively, pair London broils with hearty starches, including scalloped potatoes, spinach rice with feta, and lemon basil orzo.
Look no further if you feel like treating your friends and family to delicious London broil but you’re tired of playing roulette with side dishes. We believe that sticking to simplistic sides will allow your London broil to shine.
These top eight sides complement London broil without overpowering it while ensuring a restaurant-quality dinner at budget-friendly prices.
Easy Roasted Asparagus
Roasted asparagus is a simplistic side dish and tasty option to pair with London broil, especially if you have limited time.
Oven-roasting asparagus is one of the most straightforward ways to prepare juicy asparagus spears. Coat the asparagus in olive oil and sprinkle the spears with garlic, salt, and pepper, and roast them until tender and lightly browned.
If you’re feeling creative, drizzle the roasted asparagus with lemon juice or balsamic vinegar and sprinkle some freshly grated Parmesan cheese onto the spears -this will kick your asparagus up a notch!
Tip: use fat asparagus spears to prevent tough and stringy roasted asparagus. The skinny spears dry out too quickly in the oven.
Smokey Brussels Sprouts
Smokey Brussels sprouts complement any piece of steak, including London broil.
Cook halved Brussels sprouts in olive oil over medium-high heat until browned. Then, add chopped garlic, some light brown sugar, smoked paprika, and kosher salt for seasoning.
Once cooked, remove from heat, stir in a drizzle of apple cider vinegar, and top the dish off with chopped salted, smoked almonds. Then, if you are feeling extra decadent, top the Brussels sprouts with grated Manchego cheese.
Tip: Due to the touch of sugar, stir the Brussels sprouts often to prevent burning.
Spaghetti squash is another simplistic and straightforward side dish that gives London broil the full shine. Making spaghetti squash is so easy that the most challenging part is probably cutting the squash in half- no kidding!
Our method of preparing spaghetti squash involves cutting the squash in half lengthwise and scooping out the seeds.
Then, lightly drizzle the insides with olive oil and a little sprinkle of salt, pepper, and parmesan cheese.
Next, poke several holes in the squash’s skin with a fork and pop it into the oven at 400°F. After 40 minutes, the squash should be al dente.
Then, once cool enough to touch, scrape the strands loose with a fork and fluff them up as you go.
Roasted Broccoli & Toasted Almonds
Roasted broccoli is a healthy option that pairs well with many steak recipes, including London broil.
However, we like to take our recipe to a whole new level by tossing in toasted almonds, aged pecorino cheese, garlic, red pepper flakes, and a tangy squeeze of lemon juice.
If you’re interested in making this absurdly addictive roasted broccoli recipe, brace yourself as these crispy, caramelized broccoli florets turn into bites of heaven.
Slice ½ inch thick broccoli steaks or medium florets and toss the broccoli in a prepared mixture of olive oil, pressed garlic, and red pepper flakes.
Then, roast the florets for 20 minutes at 425°F, adding almond slices and flipping them halfway through the process.
Once your broccoli is toasty and golden, add a squeeze of lemon juice and top the florets with the grated pecorino cheese and fresh lemon zest.
Perfectly tender oven-roasted vegetables are a quick and easy healthy side for London broil.
You can switch up this recipe to include any vegetable in your pantry or fridge. This almost hands-off dish is one of the best ways to clean out your veggie tray.
We use broccoli, cauliflower, red bell peppers, baby carrots, beets, onions, garlic, and mushrooms. Lay the veggies on a sheet pan, drizzle them in olive oil, and add garlic powder, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning.
Transfer your veggies into the oven until crisp and tender. The piping hot oven will bring out the vegetables’ natural sugars, resulting in a sweet depth of flavor.
Scalloped potatoes are a classic, quintessential side for juicy London broil. These thinly sliced, cheesy potatoes with a rich, creamy sauce are a perfect “from scratch” side dish.
To prepare comforting scalloped potatoes, ensure you thinly slice the potatoes (we recommend using Yukon and Russet potatoes).
Then, make a roux with butter, flour, and milk; you can add cheddar to the roux for an extra cheesy sauce.
Next, spread two potato layers with your white sauce in between and top off the dish with sharp cheddar and a pinch of salt, pepper, and paprika.
Lastly, bake the dish uncovered for an hour at 350°F.
Spinach Rice With Feta
Spinach rice is a fun way to transform everyday white rice into a classy side dish that complements and spices up your London broil.
Start by sautéing diced garlic cloves in olive oil, then add the spinach, allowing it to wilt. Next, add water, white rice, and seasonings and let it cook for 15 minutes.
Lastly, fluff the rice and add lemon juice, fresh dill, and feta.
Lemon Basil Orzo
Lemon basil orzo is a fresh pasta side perfect for adding to your London broil.
Simply cook the orzo according to its package directions and while the orzo cooks away, sauté lemon rinds, garlic, and onions.
Add the ingredients together once the orzo is cooked and spice it up with fresh basil, salt, pepper, and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. Toss well and enjoy!
Best Wine Pairings For London Broil
The best wines to match London broil include:
Sangiovese: the red fruit flavors and acidity cut through the chewiness of London broil.
Cabernet Franc: A herbaceous Cabernet Franc offers a sweet-fruit-smoky style perfect for London broil and a side of greens.
Garnacha: Garnacha offers a zesty profile and red berry fruit flavors ideal for slicing through chewy London broil steak.
Malbec: Malbec wine offers strong berry flavors and a velvety texture.
Cabernet Sauvignon: Cabernet Sauvignon is a mouth-puckering wine with black fruit and green pepper notes, ideal for marinated London broil.
Best Sauces For London Broil
The best sauces to match London broil include:
We prefer mushrooms on the meaty side, like baby Bellas or crimini, as they hold their texture best when cooked. sauté garlic and mushrooms in butter until the mushrooms are browned.
Next, stir in broth, cream, Worcestershire sauce, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Keep the sauce cooking for another 5-8 minutes while stirring occasionally.
Herb Garlic Butter Sauce:
Make the most out of London broil with 3-ingredient herb garlic butter sauce.
Simply mix softened butter with fresh or dried herbs and minced garlic and melt into a sauce in the skillet when your London broil is ready.
Creamy Horseradish Sauce:
Horseradish sauce matches any piece of steak, including London broil.
All it takes is whisking sour cream, prepared horseradish, thinly sliced chives, lemon juice, salt, and pepper together in a bowl.
Lastly, refrigerate until chilled.