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    Updated on May 18, 2020. Posted on Jun 24, 2016

    27 Delicious Recipes For Spicy Food Lovers

    These pair best with an ice cold beer. (Or three.)

    1. Spicy Orange-Ginger Chicken

    Mark Weinberg /

    See ya, mall food courts. Get the recipe.

    2. Spicy & Vegetarian Ma Po Tofu

    Mark Weinberg /

    Your tongue may be on fire but trust me, it's worth it. Get the recipe.

    3. Spicy Shrimp

    James Ransom /

    These get even better when you turn the leftovers into shrimp salad. ::praise hands:: Get the recipe.

    4. Herbed Chicken Burgers with Spicy Aioli

    James Ransom /

    Kick up the heat on your weeknight dinner (and don't forget the wine). Get the recipe.

    5. Eggs in Spicy Minted Tomato Sauce

    James Ransom /

    Breakfast for dinner: the spicy version. Get the recipe.

    6. Spicy Vegan Eggplant Pasta

    James Ransom /

    Spicy and vegan. Get the recipe.

    7. Spicy Thai Steak Salad

    James Ransom /

    Skip Thai food takeout and replace it with this spicier home-cooked version. Get the recipe.

    8. Spicy Chocolate-Covered Tortilla Chips

    Jessica Murnane /

    Spicy, salty, chocolatey — AKA the perfect snack. Get the recipe.

    9. Barbara Lynch's Spicy Tomato Soup

    James Ransom /

    It's tomato season, ladies and gents. Take advantage appropriately. Get the recipe.

    10. Spicy Indian Mango Pickles

    Nik Sharma /

    Mangoes aren't just for island time. Pickle 'em for a condiment that you can add to everything. Get the recipe.

    11. Spicy, Peanutty Udon with Kale

    Laura /

    Grab your Sriracha, it'll come in handy with this one. Get the recipe.

    12. Spicy Pineapple Chicken Stir Fry

    James Ransom /

    Savory and sweet. Get the recipe.

    13. Sriracha-Lime Corn Salad

    Bobbi Lin /

    Eat your corn off the cob this week. Get the recipe.

    14. Spicy Chicken Salad

    Bobbi Lin /

    This is the salad to make with your chicken dinner leftovers. Get the recipe.

    15. Green Gazpacho with Chili Cumin Shrimp

    Mark Weinberg /

    There is such thing as warm-weather soup. It's green and delicious, especially with some spicy shrimp to heat it up. Get the recipe.

    16. Grilled Watermelon with Tequila

    Mark Weinberg /

    This is basically a deconstructed watermelon margarita topped with chili powder. Get the recipe.

    17. Hot Chicken and Jalapeño Bacon Cheddar Waffle

    Mark Weinberg /

    With plenty of pickles on the side. Get the recipe.

    18. Spicy Oven-Roasted Okra

    Mark Weinberg /

    Okra = your new favorite veggie. Get the recipe.

    19. Spicy Braised Chicken with Citrus and Rhubarb

    Armando Rafael /

    Spicy and seasonal (hey there, rhubarb) eating on the cheap. Get the recipe.

    20. Lablabi a.k.a. Middle Eastern Spicy Chickpea Stew

    James Ransom /

    An easy way to upgrade bland chickpeas? All. The. Spices. Get the recipe.

    21. Kimchi Fried Rice

    James Ransom /

    Fried rice deserves a little kimchi. Get the recipe.

    22. Spicy Chickpea and Sour Tomato Curry with Noodles

    Tom Hirschfeld /

    Grab some bread because you're going to want to mop up every drip of curry. Get the recipe.

    23. Spicy Korean-Style Gochujang Meatballs

    James Ransom /

    Eat this as an appetizer or on top of a salad for your main. Get the recipe.

    24. Spicy Peanut Kale Salad

    Gena Hamshaw /

    Go green. Get the recipe.

    25. Spicy Indian Eggplant

    Mark Weinberg /

    Also known as bhartha, a takeout favorite. Get the recipe.

    26. Spicy Thai Salad with Chile Jam Dressing

    Bobbi Lin /

    Savory jams FTW. Get the recipe.

    27. Sweet and Spicy Pretzel and Nut Mix

    Mark Weinberg /

    Sure beats Chex Mix. Get the recipe.

    For more spicy recipes, head over to Food52.