These spicy bowls are flavorful, nutritious, simple to make, and have a nice kick! The base for the bowls is generally rice, and they’re often topped with some combination of vegetables, tofu, chickpeas, or beans. Get ready to take your mealtime to the next level with these delicious spicy bowls!
1. Spicy Power Bowl with Miso-Lemon Dressing
Spicy Power Bowl at its best. It’s a good-looking and nutritious bowl of food. The lemon-miso dressing complements the umami and sweet flavors of the veggies and brings it to the next level of tasty and satisfying. This Spicy Power Bowl with Miso-Lemon Dressing by Teri Macovei is spectacular!
2. Deconstructed Sushi Bowl with Spicy Sriracha Dressing
This Deconstructed Sushi Bowl with Spicy Sriracha Dressing by Sapana Chandra is made from all the ingredients commonly used to make plant-based sushi, but it doesn’t require any nori-rolling skills. It contains fresh mango for a delicate, sweet flavor; cucumber, carrots, and cabbage for crunch; avocado for creamy, healthy fat; and a spicy dressing for balanced heat. If you’d like to incorporate even more vegetables, replace the white or brown rice with cauliflower rice.
3. Veggie Grain Bowls With Crispy Parm Roasted Chickpeas and Spicy Ranch
Simple meals are the best and the easier the better. These Veggie Grain Bowls With Crispy Parm Roasted Chickpeas and Spicy Ranch by Tori Cooper are the perfect combination of a few really easy components.
4. Spicy Cabbage Rice Bowl
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5. Spicy Sofritas Black Bean Bowls
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These Spicy Sofritas Black Bean Bowls by Rene Barker are healthy, simple, and super delicious. Perfect for meal prepping or busy weeknights! A combination of chipotle peppers in adobo, salsa, onion, and garlic are blended up to make this yummy sauce. It is then mixed in with crumbled tofu and black beans. Serve it up with some rice (or quinoa) and fresh avocado and you have the perfect meal.
6. Spicy Cauliflower Power Bowl
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Everybody loves cauliflower ‘wings’ but this Spicy Cauliflower Power Bowl by Liz Martone takes the concept to a whole new level of deliciousness. The hearty quinoa base is topped with fiery cauliflower, sautéd kale, and creamy avocado to make a meal that’s got all the flavors you crave and the nutrients you need.
7. Spicy Tofu Rice Bowl
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This Spicy Tofu Rice Bowl by Gretchen Caldwell is full of marinated vegetables and fresh herbs, on a bed of grains – what more could you ask for? This is super simple to make and is sure to satisfy your cravings for something spicy. Of course, if it’s not hot enough already, just drizzle it with plenty of Sriracha!
8. Harissa Green Bean Bowls with Whipped Tahini
The best way to eat these Harissa Green Bean Bowls with Whipped Tahini by Kelli Foster is with a little bit of everything piled on your fork—a couple of tender roasted greens beans, a slice or two of pickled fennel, a few unwieldy strands of raw cabbage, as much freekeh as you can nestle in between the vegetables, and of course a dollop of whipped tahini on top. It’s spicy, acidic, nutty, creamy, and crunchy all at once, and it’s so delightful.
9. Spiced Red Lentil Bowls
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These Spiced Red Lentil Bowls by Kelli Foster contain an Ethiopian spice blend with a fiery red hue that typically combines fenugreek, cardamom, cumin, chile, ginger, paprika, and more, to deliver a warm aroma that’s spicy, sweet, and bitter. The combination and amount of each spice can vary from blend to blend, giving each one subtle nuance, and some (like ours!) can pack in the heat more than others. Start with 1 tablespoon (8 g) of the mix; if it’s on the mild side, go ahead and add a second tablespoon (8 g) the next time you make this bowl. Tangy pickled fennel, along with cauliflower rice, earthy chard, and fresh cilantro are a nice balance to the warm blend of spices.
10. Kale Falafel Salad Bowl
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This Kale Falafel Salad Bowl by Stephanie McKinnie is the epitome of comfort food. It’s spicy and it is hearty enough to be considered a meal. There is so much flavor, texture, and nutrition and the tahini jalapeño vinaigrette put it over the top! Because this dish is spicy, it pairs best with a slightly sweet or fruity wine like a Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Albarino, or sparkling wine. For a red, you want a spicier wine like a Grenache or Syrah.
11. Spicy Grilled Cauliflower Summer Bowl
This Spicy Grilled Cauliflower Summer Bowl by Anu Kadkol is a fresh, tasty dish made with spicy grilled cauliflower, a fresh salad, and black rice tossed with a refreshing mint coriander oil. Cauliflower is marinated in a spicy sauce seasoned with chili powder, smoky cumin, garlic paste, and turmeric powder that pairs perfectly with the refreshing mint coriander dressing.
12. Summer Kimchi Sushi Bowl
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This deconstructed Summer Kimchi Sushi Bowl by Parsley Vegan contains some of the most refreshing ingredients typically found in sushi. Mango is the true star in this dish, although it has a few close runner-ups like the vegan spicy mayonnaise drizzle and the kimchi. The flavors and textures of the ingredients of this dish mesh very well together and can easily be turned into sushi rolls instead of a sushi bowl if that’s what you’re in the mood for.
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