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 Sweet Potato Bowl is a hearty and healthy meal. A perfect balance of sweet, salty, spicy, and tangy. I love bowl meals. My rule of thumb is something hearty, something green, some sort of base, and a sauce. And usually, I add on avocado because I love avocado. The components linked in the…
Creamy mushroom pasta combines delicious caramelized mushrooms with protein-packed cottage cheese and decadent balsamic vinegar, creating modern comfort food. If you eat a vegetarian diet, or even a mostly vegetarian diet, you’ve almost certainly been asked: “but where do you get your protein?” And even though the modern diet contains far more protein than we…
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…
Vegetarian Chile Relleno stuffs poblano peppers with delicious veggies like zucchini, onion, mushrooms, corn, and black beans. Poblano peppers are one of my favorite ingredients. While tamer than many peppers, poblanos still pack a nice kick, and the flavor is much more savory than most other peppers. This tasty dish combines charred poblano peppers,…
This is the BEST Vegetarian Chili Recipe. It’s savory, spicy, and vegan too! Check out our fun ideas for chili toppings! As a Texan I have some opinions about chili. While many of my Texas compatriots will argue with outsiders about beans vs no beans, I’m far more concerned with flavor, specifically flavor development….
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…