Check out this list of the BEST Spicy Vegetarian Recipes! Let us know which recipes you try in the comments below!
How to add some spice!
If you’re just wanting to add some heat to a recipe you already love, here are my favorite ways:
Crushed Red Pepper Flakes: If you’re looking to add a little heat to a recipe without changing the flavor too much, try adding some crushed red pepper flakes.
Cayenne pepper: Cayenne pepper is another fairly neutral way to add heat to a meal. Be careful though, a little goes a long way.
Hot sauce: This is a great way to douse on some heat. There are SO many delicious hot sauces out there. Local farmer’s markets are often great places to snag a fun and interesting hot sauce. In my pantry we usually keep at least a cayenne hot sauce, a green hot sauce, and an ancho chili hot sauce.
Sriracha: I separate this one out from other hot sauces because it has such a unique flavor profile. It’s great on eggs, tacos, and for spicing up take-out. I also use it in my peanut sauce to get a lot of flavor with less ingredients.
Hot peppers: This is probably the most common way to add some spice to a recipe. Jalapenos, serranos, and habaneros are great options.
Chutneys: If you’re not a huge fan of spicy but you love a good flavor, a chutney is a great way to add a little flavor without a lot of heat. I love chutneys on sandwiches and cheese boards.
What are some of your favorite creative ways to add spice to a recipe?
The BEST Spicy Vegetarian Recipes
These delicious and easy spicy vegetarian recipes are perfect for adding some heat to your meals. Being from the south, spice is present in many meals and I’ve developed quite the taste for it. Adding some heat is a great way to add extra flavor to your meals without adding a bunch of unhealthy ingredients. These spicy vegetarian recipes are not only delicious, but they are also easy. This list includes recipes that are perfect for weeknight dinners, lazy weekends, and entertaining.
Spicy Vegetarian Recipes
These delicious Spicy Vegetarian Recipes are perfect for satisfying your spice cravings.
This versatile sauce is delicious with spring and summer rolls, and it's also great with salads, satay, and more. Make sure to season it to taste, as it's made with prepackaged ingredients, different brands can have different amounts of sugar and salt.
This Tex-Mex Power Bowl combines bright lime crema and creamy avocado with savory roasted veggies and seasoned rice for a delicious meal. This is one of those dishes that tastes best when you get a little of everything on your fork. A warm savory veggie, with seasoned rice and beans, creamy avocado, and bright lime…
This Easy Vegetarian Bierocks Recipe comes together quickly with the help of canned biscuits. I remember eating these at my grandparent’s house when my aunt and uncle would come down to visit. This version is a little different; they actually made the dough! And while the homemade dough is great, using premade biscuits means these…
Roasted Vegetables with Tzatziki combines roasted vegetables and bright tzatziki to make this easy meal a family favorite. This is one of my favorite meals for spring, and probably ever. The tangy and savory tzatziki tastes amazing with the veggie kabobs, and I love the texture of the pearl couscous. Don’t worry if you don’t…
Panko Crusted Buffalo Cauliflower uses panko crumbs to give this lighter recipe the crispy crunch of its deep-fried cousin. Ingredients for Panko Crusted Buffalo Cauliflower Fresh Cauliflower: Fresh cauliflower stands up better to baking than frozen and still has a lot of crunch without getting soggy. Corn Starch: A corn starch slurry replaces the egg…
These fried Oaxaca cheese tacos combine crunchy fried cheese with savory poblano peppers, sweet mango, and a spicy homemade red pepper sauce for a mouthful of flavor in every bite. I used to feel like frying food was a big hassle, but once I simplified it, it became a lot easier. I just put some…
Beet Salad with Arugula and Balsamic Vinaigrette is bright and savory. Tangy citrus pairs well with peppery arugula and warm savory roasted beets. A bit of goat cheese adds creaminess and some heft, and if you have them on hand, some nuts like pecans or walnuts add a great texture. Salads are a favorite meal…