Are you interested in vegan dishes? Looking to spice things up with your meals? Check out our list of 10 amazing ideas to learn more!
Are you someone who likes to smear the hot sauce on everything you eat? Can’t take a bite until you’ve sprinkled your food with chili flakes?
Well, then you’ve come to the right place. While some may only use spices for hot wings, curries and chilies, we’re here to tell you that you can enjoy using spices on your regular meals as well.
Thanks to the culinary creativity of many chefs and bloggers, a strong kick of spice can help change the taste of your meal to a large extent. So, without further ado, let’s know about 10 amazing spicy vegan dinner ideas that’ll surely liven things up in your life.
1. Seitán Fajitas with Papaya-Habanero Salsa
Our first pick is the mouthwatering Seitan Fajitas with a very nice papaya-habanero salsa on the side. If you’re looking for a party in your mouth, this recipe is that. Gone are the days of having the same old boring vegan dinners.
The excellent combination of fresh, bright bell peppers topped with a generous amount of seasoning which includes garlic, onion, cumin, and cayenne will definitely change the way you plan your meals. Not to mention how the fabulous sweetness of the papaya mixes well with the red, hot habanero. However, do be careful as a little amount of habanero goes a long way!
This is definitely one of the Dinner ideas with which you can wow your family, friends, or partner.
2. Jalapeño Cheddar Bagels
Are you bored with having the same store-bought bagels every day? Well not anymore!
It’s time to switch things up and get yourself on the freshly-baked homemade bagels wagon. Once you get your bagel, top it off with some yummy vegan cheddar and smear a bit of jalapeño on it as well. The cheesy, doughy wonder will no doubt give you the wake-me-up you need in the morning, starting your day.
This is the perfect idea for those who have trouble functioning in the morning. So, do give it a try!
3. Broccoli in Hot Garlic Sauce
If the heading itself is not enough to make you drool, then it should. Why, you ask? Well, because broccoli in hot garlic sauce sounds like the best combination to us.
Being a vegan doesn’t mean your meals have to be bland and tasteless. Broccoli has a reputation of being rejected by many, but once you get some spices rolling, anything will taste excellent.
Inspired from the East, this dish is packed with vibrant flavors all due to the amazing garlic sauce. The sauce is very simple and includes onions, garlic (of course), red chili flakes, and you guessed it – hot sauce.
It’s super easy to make and best of all, you get to customize the level of spice according to your tolerance!
4. Strawberry Habanero Margaritas
Margaritas in general are easily the source of a good time. And yet, there’s always room for improvement. If you’re not afraid of trying unique combinations, then our strawberry habanero margaritas might just be the antidote for you after a spicy, hot Mexican meal.
The combination of juicy strawberries and hot habanero is just perfect. More than that, it’s the coconut water base that really ties the whole drink together. That, and of course, the tequila plays a big role too. Without it, the drink would be quite meaningless and a lot less fun. So, don’t forget that!
5. Sriracha Habanero Vegan Buffalo Wings
Habanero is the real hero in these dishes that we’ve got here for you. But what happens when you add in a bigger spicy element and combine the two?
If you’re eager to find out and not scared of opening up the gates of hell, then our Sriracha habanero vegan Buffalo wings are the dish for you. The wings, spiked with peppery Sriracha and an unforgiving habanero glaze, are absolutely delicious and superbly hot.
To help keep things cool, you can add in a parsley-garlic sauce as well.
6. Chocolate Sriracha Ice Cream
No doubt you’re confused by this combination of a hot and frozen dessert. Don’t worry, it’s not as bad as it sounds!
Although it won’t melt the chocolate any faster, the union of cinnamon and sriracha will make you wonder why you never tried it before. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the perfect combination of pepper sauce with the smooth, coconut milk base of the chocolate ice cream.
7. Caramelized Onion Buffalo Tarts
It’s no secret that onions are awesome and that they have a ton of benefits. So, whenever you add onions to any dish, it instantly becomes delicious.
The same is with our caramelized onion buffalo tarts. While we’re aware that not many people like the taste of savory pastries, this dish will certainly change their minds.
All you need to create this masterpiece are celery, cheddar, sour cream, vegan cheese cream, hot sauce, some soy curls, and sweet caramelized onions, and you’re all set!
8. DIY Chile Garlic Sauce
We all want to have a sauce we can use on any item we like to eat, right? Be it savory or sweet, this DIY chili garlic sauce we have for you is just that very sauce. Since you have the power to customize it to fit your spice tolerance, you can use this sauce to make any of your dishes taste so much better. Be it bagels, ramen, spaghetti, sautéed vegetables, this sauce will be the winner every time.
9. Kimchi Stew
An amazing invention from Korea is their kimchi. The distinct spicy nature of the kimchi tastes even better when it’s used to make a stew. Packed with savory flavors and generous amounts of veggies including mushrooms, tofu, and endless onions, it tastes even better.
To make it even more red hot than it already is, you can always add a little gochujang or red pepper paste to your stew.
10. Roasted Butternut Squash Sliders with Balsamic Caramelized Onions and Sriracha Mayo
Finally, our last dish for you is our roasted butternut squash with balsamic caramelized onions and sriracha mayo. The name is quite a mouthful, we agree. But once you get a taste of these vegan burgers, you won’t even want to have a normal one.
What really ties the sliders together are the spicy mayo and caramelized onions. Who knew spicy mayo had the power to change things up this much? We were surprised, and we hope you will be too!
In conclusion, we’d like to say that we hope our list of ideas help you spice up your meals, literally. We’re aware of how taxing it can be to have the same meals every day. Not to mention how you lose all your will to even cook because of it.
So, think of our list of ideas as your saving grace and get on with making some spicy dishes for you and your family. Don’t forget to let us know what you made and how it tasted!