What to Eat With Focaccia Bread

Focaccia bread is an Italian yeast bread that can be sweet or savory. It has a soft and fluffy texture similar to pizza crust, which is why it is sometimes referred to as “pizza Bianca.” Needless to say, this tasty bread is quite popular. But what exactly do you eat with it?

There are so many great things you can serve with focaccia bread. The classic choice is soup or salad (or both!). However, you can also opt for yummy dips like hummus or olive oil and balsamic vinegar or make it a complete meal with steak, pasta, or salmon.

Hey, there, focaccia fans! Michelle here. Today, we’re talking all about the very best things to eat with focaccia bread. I promise you’ll find something you love on my top ten list!

Let’s eat!

What to Eat With Focaccia Bread – Ten Options

New to the world of focaccia bread or just want to try out some new flavors? I’ve got you covered. Below you will find the ten best ways to eat focaccia bread. There’s something for everyone’s palette below!

1. Soup

One of the most popular ways to enjoy focaccia bread is with a nice, warm bowl of soup. Any soup will do, but you can’t go wrong with pairing focaccia bread with an Italian kind of soup, like chicken gnocchi or minestrone.

Go ahead and dip the focaccia right into the soup – you won’t regret it.

2. Salad

While the soup is a top-notch pairing for focaccia, salad is another healthy and crisp choice. In fact, this might be the preferred option for those warm summer afternoons when you want something fresh and hydrating.

The ideal salad pairing for focaccia is an Italian salad, of course. Pile on the lettuce, radicchio, tomatoes, onions, and olives – oh, and don’t forget to top off all of those lovely elements with an Italian dressing. Serve focaccia on the side and enjoy this lovely duo!

3. Hummus

Have you jumped on board the hummus train yet? No? Then you’re truly missing out.

Although hummus is a Middle Eastern dip, it pairs beautifully with Italian focaccia bread.

Plus, it’s super easy to make – and who doesn’t love when a recipe is easy-peasy? All you need is to puree chickpeas, garlic, tahini paste, lemon juice, and butter or olive oil. Blend until smooth and enjoy a sensational dip that’s bursting with flavor.

4. Eggs

Are you looking for the perfect breakfast combo featuring focaccia bread? Then let me introduce you to this stellar duo: eggs and focaccia bread!

There are lots of ways to enjoy eggs with focaccia bread. Keep it simple with a quick scramble, or amp things up with an omelet that’s littered with all the vegetables.

However you decide to whip up your eggs, you can certainly enjoy it paired with focaccia. Talk about a top-notch breakfast to see you through your busiest mornings!

5. Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar

Is Hummus not your thing? Don’t worry – it’s not for everyone. That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a nice dip with your focaccia bread, though!

Instead, try slathering or dipping your focaccia with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. If desired, you can also add some black pepper and salt. This will really take the flavors to new heights. 

This is undeniably one of the best snack ideas featuring focaccia!

6. Steak

When you think of steak, you might think of sides like baked potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and asparagus. And quite honestly, you can still enjoy all of those side dishes. However, I highly recommend adding focaccia to the lineup!

Focaccia and steak go together wonderfully. It’s sure to be a winner – just ask your taste buds after the first bite!

7. Sauteed Vegetables

I have heard a lot of people say that sauteed broccoli is a great side dish to serve with focaccia. And I agree. Yet, I wonder why it has to stop at broccoli. In my house, we tend to serve a variety of vegetables at once – because variety is the spice of life, right?

That said, I highly suggest sauteeing many different kinds of vegetables in butter and Italian seasoning. Some of our favorites include broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and green beans. But the sky’s the limit!

8. Charcuterie Board

The great thing about charcuterie boards – or “adult Lunchables” – is that you’re in complete control of the ingredients. However, they typically come with an assortment of cheeses, nuts, fruits, and vegetables – all of which pair wonderfully with focaccia bread.

That said, the next time you’re putting together a charcuterie board, forget the crackers. Opt for focaccia bread instead and impress all of your millennial besties.

9. Pasta

I’m slightly obsessed with pasta. Naturally, I had to add it to my top ten list of what to eat with focaccia bread.

What kind of pasta, you ask? Well, any kind will do.

My personal favorites are fettuccine alfredo and pesto. However, you can make any kind of pasta you’d like. You can even keep it simple with a bowl of butter noodles!

10. Salmon

Salmon is a staple in our household. What can I say, we love the flavor, and we love the nutritional value. And it goes beautifully with some focaccia bread!

Our favorite way to make salmon go with focaccia bread is to drench it in olive oil, garlic, and Italian seasoning. Then, air fry it for about seven minutes at 400F (although this time can change depending on the thickness). 


Focaccia is a pretty versatile type of bread, wouldn’t you say? While I’m sure you’re itching to go make a scrumptious meal featuring focaccia, I just wanted to suggest that you check out these FAQs real quick.

What do you do with focaccia bread?

If you want to utilize the focaccia bread, make a pizza or sandwich.

Do you eat focaccia alone?

Focaccia is so delicious that you can eat it alone. However, I recommend pairing it with some other items. If you want to eat it alone, at least whip up a small bowl of hummus or olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Should focaccia bread be served warm?

Focaccia bread doesn’t have to be served warm. In fact, many people enjoy it at room temperature. Although, you can certainly eat it while it’s nice and warm. That’s the preferred way to eat focaccia.

Enjoy Your Delicious Plate with Focaccia Bread!

Focaccia is a versatile and delicious bread that can pair well with just about anything. I suggest trying it with soup or salad. You can also nosh on focaccia with hummus, eggs, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar, steak, sauteed vegetables, pasta, or salmon, or add it to a charcuterie board.

What do you eat with your focaccia bread?

About Michelle
I have been a lover of sweets since day one. This led me on a self-taught baking journey starting at the age of 13. It's been over 10 years since the start of my baking adventures, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. Now, people rave about my delectable treats, whether it’s a chocolate cake or a strawberry crepe.

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