Are you a fan of spicy food? Do you want an extra dose of amazing flavor in your recipes? Can you handle the heat? If yes, then these 15 spicy and delicious Jalapeño recipes that you can find on our Food Monster App are for you! Check all of these out and see which one is your spicy new favorite – if you’re bold enough, that is!

1. Grilled Corn Salad With Jalapeño and Avocado

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What’s fab about this Grilled Corn Salad With Jalapeño and Avocado by Gabrielle St. Claire is everything! It’s quick, easy, affordable, packed with veggies, flavor, has texture, has heat, a little sweet, a lil smoky, is perf for any season, you can switch up the sauce base and use dairy free yogurt or sour cream, or omit altogether, it’s great for entertaining, amazing as a side dish or garnish on sandwiches or tacos, and is just an all around crowd pleaser!!

2. Squash Fritters With Jalapeño Cream

Squash Fritters With Jalapeño Cream [Vegan, Grain-Free]

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These Squash Fritters With Jalapeño Cream by Plant Tribe are super simple and quick to make. Mashed winter squash (or sweet potato) are combined with a spicy jalapeño cream and then fried to crispy perfection. They can be a delectable side or take the main stage when paired with a side salad.

3. Jalapeño Poppers With Peanut Sauce

Jalapeno Poppers With Peanut Sauce

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Jalapeño Poppers With Peanut Sauce by Anett Velsberg are definitely a party favorite. There is something about the combination of spicy jalapeño, melty, gooey cheese, and an uber flavorful sauce that makes these little bites so satisfying. They’re also super fun to make which is always a plus.

4. Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus

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This quick and easy Cilantro Jalapeño Hummus by Celeste Meredith is a wonderful combination of flavors. A take off the traditional hummus recipe, but spiced-up a bit. This tasty snack comes together in no time. It all goes into a food processor or blender and blended until smooth and creamy.

5. Jalapeño ‘Cheddar’ Knots

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Adding a hint of heat to anything whether it be the focal point or just a hint enhances the flavor and actually help you burn calories due to peppers containing capsacian! This Jalapeño ‘Cheddar’ Knots recipe by Gabrielle St. Claire may seem like it has a lot of steps or time, but the instructions are seamless. It’s easy, cheesy, has minimal ingredients, doesn’t have to be perfect, packs heat, and is perfect for any season.

6. Smoky Lentil Chili With Jalapeño-Cheddar Cornbread

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With this Smoky Lentil Chili With Jalapeño-Cheddar Cornbread by Nancy Partington, pops of flavor from jalapeño, scallions, and cheddar scattered throughout the batter make the cornbread extra special. The crunch of the dried garlic and onion flakes, poppy and sesame seeds and grains of coarse Himalayan pink salt makes for a wonderful contrast with the tender crumb.

7. Chipotle Cauliflower Jalapeño Fritters

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These spicy and appetizing Chipotle Cauliflower Jalapeño Fritters by Liz Moody are pure magic. You can make them ahead in big batches and freeze them, crisping them up in the oven again just before serving. Who’s the coolest person at your next potluck? You are!

8. Jalapeño Hush Puppies

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Some of you may be wondering, what the heck is a hush puppy? It’s basically a fried corn dog, with no dog, and whatever you else would like to pack in there! Sounds underwhelming, but it’s so good. Some days you just need something fried and indulgent – like these Jalapeño Hush Puppies by Gabrielle St. Claire!

9. 5-Ingredient Spicy Black Bean Jalapeño Burgers

5-Ingredient Spicy Black Bean Jalapeño Burgers

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These 5-Ingredient Spicy Black Bean Jalapeño Burgers by Michele Elizabeth are paired with a tahini lime sauce, healthy, tasty, and store well in the freezer. These simple burgers have a hearty, earthy flavor that’s given a spicy kick from the jalapeños that is counteracted by the creamy, tangy tahini sauce. Plus they’re quick and easy to make.

10. Jalapeño and Corn Fritters

Jalapeño and Corn Fritters [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Who doesn’t love a crispy, crunchy corn fritter? You will want to eat as many of these Jalapeño and Corn Fritters from Smith and Daughters: A Cookbook (That Happens To Be Vegan) as you can get your hands on. The jalapeño adds the perfect touch of spicyness to compliment the sweetness of the corn.

11. ‘Chicken’ Sriracha Jalapeño Mac n’ Cheese

'Chicken' Sriracha Jalapeño Mac n' Cheese

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This ‘Chicken’ Sriracha Jalapeño Mac n’ Cheese by Ashley Hankins is definitely not your average mac and cheese recipe. The decadent smokey cheese sauce is packed with sautéed jalapeños and vegan chicken, pasta, and breadcrumbs before being baked until it’s hot and bubbling. It’s the best bar food you can imagine – without the bar.

12. Blood Orange Jalapeño Salsa

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This Blood Orange Jalapeno Salsa by Laura Nockett is a citrus salsa made with blood oranges, avocados, red onions, cilantro and a spicy kick of jalapeños! A perfect appetizer for anytime of year!

13. Avocado Cilantro Lime Vegan ‘Chicken’ Tacos with Spicy Aioli

Avocado Cilantro Lime Vegan ‘Chicken’ Tacos with Spicy Aioli

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These tangy and flavorful Avocado Cilantro Lime Vegan ‘Chicken’ Tacos with Spicy Aioli by Joni Marie Newman are filled with delicious ingredients. This recipe is non-vegan approved and oh-so filling!

14. Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar

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If you’re looking for a quick and easy snack alternative to the everyday chips and salsa.. you have to try this classic vegan Texas Caviar by Gabrielle St. Claire that’s packed to the max with every veggie under the sun! Its quick, easy, affordable, great for entertaining, bright, colorful, flavorful, could easily be made in bulk, and bottom line. Being comprised of a handful of ingredients, and 99% being veggies, requiring no baking, can be made with a quickness and tastes like liquid gold.

15. Homemade Pickled Jalapeños

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These Homemade Pickled Jalapeños by Lan Pham Wilson are the perfect way to amp up any recipe. Chickpea salads, veggie hot dogs, you name it, they can make it better. Fresh sliced jalapeños are combined with rice vinegar, garlic, salt, and a touch of sugar.

Enjoyed these Jalapeño recipes? Looking for more spicy recipes? Try 15 Spicy Vegan Recipes To Try This Summer and 15 Hot and Spicy Vegan Recipes! We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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