We know what you’re thinking… more heat when it’s hot outside? Don’t worry, these are the perfect recipes to enjoy this summer, they’re hot but so delicious and enjoyable that you’d only focus on the flavor, not the heat! Or maybe you’re just that much into spicy foods that already feeling hot doesn’t deter you from craving spicy foods. Either way these spicy plant-based recipes from the Food Monster App are sure to please!
1. Homemade Spicy Italian Sausage
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These Homemade Spicy Italian Sausages by Rhea Parsons are firm enough to hold up on the grill. When you cook them, they are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside but not mushy, and filled with spicy, Italian flavor. Using black-eyed peas instead of pintos removed the “beany” taste and provided a neutral background for the spices to shine through. The same recipe can be used with different spice mixes to make breakfast sausages, chorizo sausages, or apple sage sausages. They can be sliced up to use in other recipes or eaten whole on a hero with sauteed peppers and onions. You can shape them into links or patties.
2. 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!
3. Vegetable Tteokbokki: Korean Spicy Rice Cakes
If you are looking for something with at little heat, this Vegetable Tteokbokki by Adam Merrin and Ryan Alvarez is the perfect recipe. Tteokbokki is a Korean dish traditionally made with rice cakes, fish cakes, and a sweet, spicy, thick sauce. However, this version cuts out the fish cakes and covers the rice cakes in a rich, sweet, spicy, red miso sauce. These chewy rice cakes and bold, fiery sauce make this dish a perfect meal for cold weather.
4. Harissa Roasted Potato, Okra, and Broccoli
Cooking okra right can be tricky, but this simple, tender, and flavourful medley of harissa-infused roasted vegetables will make you a fan. Broccoli, potatoes, and okra are roasted in a piquant sauce of harissa, garlic, olive oil, and ground black pepper. Sun-dried tomatoes are tossed in at the very end for added savory flavors and because the combination of okra and tomatoes cannot be beat. Try this Harissa Roasted Potato, Okra, and Broccoli recipe by Elsa Brobbey.
5. Kari Laksa
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“Kari” is curry in the Malay language. Laksa pronounced “lak-sah” is a spicy noodle soup commonly found in Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. Each country and state has its own version of laksa and ingredients and each argue that theirs is the best version. However you eat laksa, you know you got your laksa recipe down when you or your guests start slurping, wiping their brow, and getting runny noses throughout the meal. This Kari Laksa by Molly Patrick will be your new favorite noodle soup!
6. Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower Bites
Whether for an appetizer, main dish or party food, my Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower Bites by Rhea Parsons are so tasty, hot and tangy, you better make a few heads worth because once you pop one of these bites into your mouth, you won’t be able to stop. Enjoy!
7. Spicy Bean Chili With Leftover Roast Potatoes
What to do with leftover potatoes? This tasty, hearty, and healthy Spicy Bean Chili With Leftover Roast Potatoes by Niki Webster is the answer! A little bit of sweetness and a touch of savory flavor make this spicy chili the perfect go-to meal for cold days.
8. Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza With Blue Cheeze Spread
This Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza With Blue Cheeze Spread by Caitlin and Riley Gladney-Hatcher is to die for. It is spicy, savory, and crunchy. The blue cheeze spread really makes this pizza – it tastes really close to blue cheese (most people wouldn’t know, really!). For such an impressive meal, it’s not that difficult to bring together and it’s really worth it.
9. Korean Spicy Sweet Potato Falafel Tacos With Kimchi
These Korean Spicy Sweet Potato Falafel Tacos With Kimchi by Maikki Vasala combine Korean flavors with Mediterranean falafels and Mexican tacos … this is the most culturally diverse meal you’ll ever have! And it’s pretty darn delicious, too.
10. Santa Fe Roasted Stuffed Peppers With Spicy Cashew Mozzarella
These colorful Santa Fe Roasted Stuffed Peppers by Melissa Huggins are a must-try for all! They’re filled with savory sautéed vegetables like mushrooms and carrots, as well as protein-rich quinoa and black-eyed peas that’ll keep you full. The cashew mozzarella is optional, but its is highly recommended. You won’t believe how easily you can turn cashews into gooey, melty mozzarella. Combine everything together, roast it in the oven, and enjoy a meal that you’ll definitely be coming back to.
11. Sriracha Black Bean Burgers
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Crispy and slightly golden on the outside, chewy on the inside with the perfect blend of spiciness, smokiness, and sweetness, these Sriracha Black Bean Burgers by Lucie Javorska are love at first bite. While some healthy dishes may not be considered filling enough, this burger provides long-lasting, delicious energy! Top them with a generous splash of chili sauce for an extra spicy kick or a dollop of vegan sour cream if you’d like to tune the heat down a bit instead.
12. Sweet and Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings
These Sweet and Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Wings by 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.
13. Spicy Sweet Potato and Chickpea Burger
These Spicy Sweet Potato and Chickpea Burgers by Silvia Ribas are packed with flavor from carefully selected spices such as cumin, paprika, and turmeric. Adjust spiciness to taste and create an awesome dining experience by topping with your choice of salad, tomato, onion, and avocado. Need another reason to try? These burgers freeze really well, so be sure to make a double batch to enjoy later on.
14. 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 by 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.
15. Easy Spicy Falafel Patties
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Could these Easy Spicy Falafel Patties by Robin Runner be any easier to make? These falafel burgers get their heat from fresh Thai chilis and the spiciness is balanced with cool cilantro. As they bake, they get crispy like a falafel, giving you that perfect crunch when sandwiched between a soft burger bun with all the trimmings.
If you enjoy recipes like this, check out 15 Hot and Spicy Recipes That Bring on the Heat and 10 Spicy Vegetable-Based Szechuan Flavored Recipes. We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for 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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