The combination of sweet and spicy flavors within recipes is an amazing complex pairing that will make your taste buds happy! If you’re getting bored with your standard meals, these recipes are a great way to keep things exciting and add in some new flavors to your routine. Whip up these 10 sweet and spicy recipes from our Food Monster App, and let us know which one is your favorite!
1. Sweet and Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
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These Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower Wings from Jennifer Harmon are spicy, but also have a nice, sweet note, so it’s not all about the heat — especially when you pair them with the cool, creamy ranch dip. The cauliflower florets are soft, but crispy on the outside, and so tasty you’ll want to eat an entire tray by yourself. These would be the perfect appetizer at a barbecue, game day, or any day.
2. Sweet Hot and Spicy Soup
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Sweet Potato soup with a spicy kick is just what you need on a cold winter or fall night. This Sweet Hot and Spicy Soup from Gabriela Lupu is filling and chock full of delicious, dynamic flavors that complement each other quite beautifully!
3. Sweet and Spicy Tofu
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This Sweet and Spicy Tofu from Rhea Parsons combines spicy Cajun seasoning with sweet, fruity marmalade. Here the spice and sweet are a marriage made in heaven. This works perfectly for both tofu and tempeh, so why not make both?
4. Crispy Oven Fried Brussels Sprouts With Sweet and Spicy Sauce
This Crispy Oven Fried Brussels Sprouts With Sweet and Sour Sauce recipe from Jordan and Clark Cord is completely vegan – no egg dipping necessary. The brussels sprouts are dipped in aquafaba, then panko, then baked until crispy. Oven fried!
5. Sweet and Spicy Golden Chia Pizza
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This Sweet and Spicy Golden Chia Pizza from Harriet Porterfield will take your pizza night to the next level! The neat thing about this gluten-free pizza crust is that it’s so easy to make – no kneading necessary! This crust is thin, crisp, and able to withstand being overloaded with toppings. The sauce is sweet, spicy, and slightly sticky. It’s a simple recipe: Just grab some chickpea flour, turmeric, and chia seeds and we’re half-way to pizza time.
6. Sweet and Spicy Bok Choy
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Sautéed in a sticky glaze of maple syrup and Sriracha, this Sweet and Spicy Bok Choy from Jordan and Clark Cord has a mouthwatering mixture of spicy and sweet. The bok choy softens up perfectly as it cooks, getting a little crisp from the pan, and then it soaks up every drop of the sauce between all of the leaves. Pair this with sticky rice for a delicious, Chinese meal.
7. Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Chili
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8. Sweet and Spicy Baked Cauliflower
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Keep it simple with this oven-roasted side dish: Sweet and Spicy Baked Cauliflower from Jordan and Clark Cord. Cauliflower florets are tossed in an irresistible sweet and spicy marinade and baked until tender. This is one of those recipes you can keep on hand, in the back of your mind. When you see cauliflower on sale. When you have cauliflower that’s on the verge of going bad. Or, if you’re a huge fan of cauliflower.
9. Sweet and Spicy Coconut Sushi
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These Sweet and Spicy Coconut Sushi rolls from Anarki “AJ” Tjon Affo are the perfect combination of spicy and sweet. Made with black rice, creamy coconut milk, hot chili flakes, garlic, and plenty of veggies, they are not only delicious but a rainbow of colors. Serve with a drizzle of red chili sauce for bold presentation and of course, spiciness!
10. Creamy Pumpkin Risotto With Sweet and Spicy Roasted Pepitas
Want to serve a show-stopping main course? Look no further than this decadent Creamy Pumpkin Risotto With Sweet and Spicy Roasted Pepitas from Liz Moody. It’s creamy, rich, and delicious – and because it’s both vegan and gluten-free, it will satisfy everyone at the table!
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