Happy National Hot And Spicy Food Day! There is pretty much a National Food Day for every food: some are very silly, and some, like hot and spicy foods, should definitely be celebrated.
I guess you could say I’m a wimp because my spicy food tolerance is very, very low. My husband, on the other hand, believes the spicier the better! No matter what I make for dinner, even if it’s not intended to be spicy, he’ll throw chili powder or other hot sauces on it because he loves the heat. So we’ve rounded up some delicious hot and spicy food recipes in honor of this National Food Holiday. Get a glass of water ready! 😉
Spicy Pulled Pork. This spicy pulled pork recipe from Paleo Pot is hot, healthy, and cooked in the crock pot so it’s super easy to make! Pulled pork is a great foundation to any dinner. Eat it alone or make it into sandwiches! There are so many options.
Sizzling Hot And Spicy Meatballs. This recipe from And Her Little Dog Too shows you how easy it is to whip up spicy meatballs that only require a few ingredients. They would be fantastic alone, but also go great on subs as sandwiches!
Hot Artichoke Dip. This is artichoke dip taken up a few notches from Sweet Little Blue Bird. Green chilies give your average artichoke dip a wonderful spicy kick! Pair these up with pita chips for the ultimate snack food.
Spicy Hummus. I love hummus! I’m a vegetarian and this is a healthy, meat free snacking option. This spicy hummus recipe from Foods By God would be amazing served up with pita chips, or even healthy veggies like carrot sticks. This recipe isn’t molten lava hot, just spicy enough to give it a little something extra without setting your mouth on fire.
Five Spice Tofu. This tofu recipe from Tofu For Two is served up with sweet and sour vegetables for the perfect combo. The tofu is made with five spice powder and fried up to perfection.
Pretzel Bites With Spicy Mustard. I always appreciate when a recipe comes with a spicy dipping sauce so that I can use as much or as little as I’d like! This recipe from Delicious Knowledge is just that. These homemade, bite sized pretzels help you keep your portions under control and the tangy, spicy mustard sauce is on the side for your dipping pleasure.
Spicy Jambalaya. If we’re talking spicy, I can’t leave out this spicy New Orleans dish! This jambalaya recipe from Friday Delights is a traditional Louisiana dish with sausage, but it’s always a good idea to throw some shrimp in the pot too!