Some people love spicy foods, some people hate them. No matter which side you fall on, it’s worth giving these spicy vegan recipes a try! You can always adjust the spice based on your preferences (or just make sure to keep a large glass of oat milk nearby!) From spicy biscuits to spicy soup to spicy ice cream, we’ve got so many spicy vegan recipes for you to make! These are some hot recipes!
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1. Spicy Sriracha Buttermilk Biscuits
Is there anything better than a warm, buttery biscuit at breakfast on Sunday morning or with a hearty dinner? We can’t think of anything. These Spicy Sriracha Buttermilk Biscuits by Emily Brees are fluffy and moist, thanks to the non-dairy milk, and nicely golden and flaky after just 20 minutes in the oven. Pair these with a flavorful Sriracha compound butter and dig in!
2. Spicy Chipotle Rice and Beans
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If your diet consists of beans and rice (like ours does), then you need to have this Spicy Chipotle Rice and Beans by Kristen Genton in your recipe book on hand at all times! It’s not just your typical beans and rice, but it adds LOADS of flavor for not that much more work. This will jazz up your weekly beans and rice kick. It’s great on its own, but in tacos or burritos, it would shine!
3. Spicy Thai Peanut Soup
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Julie Zimmer‘s Spicy Thai Peanut Soup with shiitake mushrooms, carrots, and silken tofu is so flavorful, aromatic, and creamy. One bowl with noodles is a complete meal rich in plant protein, vitamins, and antioxidants. The lemongrass, red curry paste, herbs, spices, coconut milk, lime juice, and zest give the soup an authentic Thai flavor.
4. Crispy Spicy Tofu
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Even if you think you don’t like tofu, this Crispy Spicy Tofu by Tara Sunshine is one to try. It’s flavourful and super easy to make with just the right kick of heat. And talk about versatility! This tofu is great in Buddha bowls, tacos, or stir fry, on pasta, salad, or rice, or as a topper for nachos, pizza, or toast.
5. Canned Spicy Cauliflower with Turmeric
This spicy cauliflower uses red pepper flakes instead of fresh peppers, so you can easily make it spicier for those who prefer a lot of heat. Angi Schneider‘s Canned Spicy Cauliflower with Turmeric is so tasty!
Reprinted with permission from The Ultimate Guide to Preserving Vegetables by Angi Schneider, Page Street Publishing Co. 2020. Photo credit: Dennis Burnett
6. Spicy Herb and Broad Bean Burger
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This Spicy Herb and Broad Bean Burger by Nina Olsson is loosely inspired by the broad bean burger served by Burgermeester in Amsterdam. The restaurant version of this burger is favored by Middle Eastern spices and herbs.
7. Spicy Plum and Apple Chutney
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Not sure what to do with all of the apples lying around your house? Here’s an idea: make this deliciously flavorful chutney! It has the sweetness of plums and apple, the spiciness from cinnamon, cumin, and ginger, and the perfect savory touch from garlic, onion, and a bit of salt. This Spicy Plum and Apple Chutney by Rachel Clarke livens up any dish, tastes wonderful on a roasted piece of seitan, and perks up sandwiches instantly.
8. Spicy Balsamic Baked Eggplant Chips
9. Sweet and Spicy Watermelon Curry
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This Sweet and Spicy Watermelon Curry by Anuja Kohli Mariwala is going to be one of your go-to recipes after the first try. It’s easy, quick, beautiful, and delicious. Plus, this is a low-waste dish because it uses almost all of the watermelon. Hop in the kitchen and whip up a batch of this subtle, light, summery curry the next time you have company – it will be a hit.
10. Thai Chili Peanut Ice Cream
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Yep. You read that correctly. Do you know that yummy peanut sauce that comes with a variety of dishes on Thai menus? It is my condiment of choice for almost everything, and this recipe offers the same sweet, nutty flavors in a cool, creamy scoop with a touch of spice. It is unique, textural, and flavorful. Feel free to remove the chili altogether or turn it up or down based on your taste. This Thai Chili Peanut Ice Cream by Incredible Vegan Ice Cream, Deena Jalal is fantastic!
11. Spicy Mexican Soup
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12. Smokey Chipotle Hummus
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Hummus is perfect for a quick bite. It’s also simple to make and packed with protein however, it can get a bit boring. Here’s a recipe that will turn up the heat and break you out of a hummus slump! This Smokey Chipotle Hummus by Crissy Cavanaugh will step up your snack game and keep you full!
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