Heat Up Your Kitchen with These 11 Spicy Side Dishes Slideshow
December 29, 2015
Develop intense flavor quickly with these side dish recipes that bring the heat
Heat Up Your Kitchen with These 11 Spicy Side Dishes
When trying to cook quick and easy meals, flavor can often come second to the time crunch. Quick-cooking methods mean less flavor development, but there are plenty of ways to coax flavor in a short period of time. Adding some heat to your side dishes is a quick way to banish blandness from the dinner table without too much additional time.
Collard Greens in a Spicy Tomato Sauce
Normally, collard greens require long cooking times to soften. Make them in a pressure cooker and they’ll be ready in about 10 minutes. You can serve the greens as a side dish for hearty mains like pork chops, or toss this dish with pasta for a vegetarian meal. — The Great Big Pressure Cooker Book
Spicy Kale and Lemon Israeli Couscous
Spicy Mac and Cheese
We love any way to spice up a mac and cheese, and this recipe was one of our favorites. Sun-dried tomatoes, broccoli florets, and a cheesy sauce take the heat with a dash of cayenne, resulting in a savory and gooey mac and cheese that has a hint of spice in it. — HUNGRY
Spicy Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Spicy Tomato Sauce with Sopressata and Charred Zucchini
This dish, which includes spicy cured sopressata and smoky, charred zucchini, gets its heat from the addition of sriracha. Serve this ratatouille-like side over pasta or on its own for a spicy, flavorful side dish.
Spicy Sesame Salad
This spicy slaw-like salad comes from One Lucky Duck in the Chelsea Market Cookbook. Instead of the usual lettuce base, this recipe is made up of sliced Savoy cabbage and carrots. Jicama adds some crunch to the base and beets brighten up the whole thing. — Chelsea Market Cookbook