Spicy Recipes

Spicy black bean mushroom chili

Spicy Black Bean Mushroom Chili

Looking for a vegetarian chili substitute to all the meat chilies out there? Spicy black bean mushroom chili is one of our all-time slow cooker favorites. The mushrooms are a perfect meat alternative, giving the chili just enough thickness. Plus, they soak in those spices making every bite totally flavorful.

The heat in this dish comes from chili powder and chipotle in adobo sauce. You can adjust those two ingredients to make a milder or hotter experience. It tastes great right away, but for optimal heat, let the chili cool at room temperature and then rest overnight in the refrigerator. It’ll thicken and the spices really come alive the next day.

Looking for a meat-based spicy chili? Take a look at our sweet and spicy chili recipe. Brown sugar and piquillo peppers star.

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mango avocado salad

Spicy Mango Avocado Salad

Here’s a light summer salad with a zesty kick! This spicy mango avocado salad gets its heat from habanero pepper. To add a little extra fruitiness to the salad, swap out the habanero for it’s slightly sweeter (but just as spicy) cousin, the Scotch bonnet pepper. Want to see the differences? Read our PepperScale showdown on the two peppers.

As is, this salad makes a great summer appetizer, but try topping it with grilled chicken or shrimp to turn it into a full meal. It’s a quick an easy dish that is sure to impress.

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Basic Salsa Recipe

Basic Salsa Recipe

Want a basic salsa recipe from which you can then jump into experimentation of your own? Look no further; we’ve got you covered. This simple salsa takes very little time to make and is ripe for adjustments.

There are many ways to play with this recipe. Adjust the ingredient amounts on the list, or sub-out a hotter chili than the jalapeño (like a serrano pepper or even a habanero) for more heat. Try adding fruit as well to give the salsa a more exotic twist. 

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