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Hot, Hot, Hot! 7 Spicy Foods for Summer

Spicy Lemon Chicken

I don’t know how you feel, but for me, there is something about summer and spicy food that just goes together so well. It is like the heat of the food negates the heat outside and everyone is happy. In the summer I tend to be more liberal with the hot sauce, often dousing cold soups like gazpacho, and adding hefty splashes to guacamole. There is really not limit to what I like on the spicier side. If you are like me and order your pizza with a light coating of hot pepper oil, then here are some more spicy food ideas for summer!

  • Sweet & Spicy Bacon 1 of 7
    Sweet & Spicy Bacon
    Start your morning off with a spicy kick with this awesome spicy bacon. You'll love the delicious, firey flavor from the hot pepper and chili powder. Better yet, top it with an egg and serve it on a toasted English muffin for the perfect spicy breakfast sandwich.
    Make sweet and spicy bacon
  • Spicy Refrigerator Pickles with Radishes 2 of 7
    Spicy Refrigerator Pickles with Radishes
    The classic spicy chicken sandwich is a totally awesome summer meal. Enjoy it on a toasted bun with mayo!
    Make spicy chicken sandwiches
  • Spicy Chicken Sandwich 3 of 7
    Spicy Chicken Sandwich
    The classic spicy chicken sandwich is a totally awesome summer meal. Enjoy it on a toasted bun with mayo!
    Make spicy chicken sandwiches
  • Spicy Thai Potato Salad 4 of 7
    Spicy Thai Potato Salad
    This refreshing, spicy salad is full of the flavors of Thailand! I love how the spicy Thai peppers give the recipe a truly authentic twist.
    Make spicy Thai potato salad
  • Spicy Lemon Chicken 5 of 7
    Spicy Lemon Chicken
    Spicy lemon chicken is perfect for an everyday dinner on the grill. Serve it with a side of corn and spicy gazpacho for the perfect summer meal.
    Make spicy lemon chicken
  • Deconstructed Spicy Shrimp Sushi 6 of 7
    Deconstructed Spicy Shrimp Sushi
    This deconstructed sushi is just the right light dish for summer. It would also be great for summer entertaining. Serve it with a refreshing white wine to counter the spice!
    Make deconstructed spicy shrimp sushi
  • Spicy Gazpacho 7 of 7
    Spicy Gazpacho
    It is full of garden fresh flavors, and you can add as much spicy tomato juice as you want to turn up the heat.
    Make a spicy gazpacho

Some more interesting posts:

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10 Easy French Recipes Everyone Should Know

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