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 Veggie Fajitas Recipe is incredibly easy because we use a sheet pan to get all the flavor with way less work and cleanup. These veggie fajitas are loaded with flavor and are super filling. By using a blend of spices, we pack plenty of smoky flavor into these amazing vegetables. I love loading these up…
These Thai Style Potatoes taste amazing with a sweet and spicy vegetarian Nam Jim. Easily adjust the spice level to your tastes. The sauce on these potatoes is a family favorite, so I’m always thinking up other ways to use it. This time I was looking for a side for a summer barbeque, and this…
Mushroom Bourguignon is a savory and comforting stew. It’s perfect served over mashed gold potatoes. Techniques for the Best Mushroom Bourguignon Meaty Baby Bella mushrooms are savory and filling. If you can’t find them, portabella mushrooms work great also. Make sure to get the mushrooms caramelized. When they look nice and brown all…
This polenta recipe with roasted beets is easy and savory. It’s perfect for weeknights and cold weather. There is much debate over how to cook the perfect polenta. Similar to grits, it’s a dish made with cornmeal, and if you do it right, it’s super easy. You’ll want to use plenty of liquid and stir…
This Easy 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 homemade dough is great, using premade biscuits means these…
Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potatoes are the perfect addition to a harvest bowl and are amazing as a standalone side. Easy to adjust the spice to your liking. These sweet potatoes are delicious, filling, and packed with flavor. They are amazing as a side dish, but I also love eating them on their own…