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10 Feisty Jalapeño Recipes You Need on Your Table This Summer

  • Abbey's Kitchen

    Spicy Corn and Avocado Dip

    Summer is all about dipping, so clearly you should be mixing guacamole with one of the season's hottest veggies—corn. The jalapeño only kicks things up a notch in the flavor department.

    Get the recipe: Spicy Corn and Avocado Dip

  • Laura Cowan

    Grilled Jerk Chicken Salad with Citrus Ginger Dressing

    From the marinade to the finished product, this hearty salad is full of produce helping you meet your daily servings of fruits and veggies. Add fresh jalapeños and you've got yourself a satisfying summer dish.

    Get the recipe: Jerk Chicken

  • Homemade Nutrition

    Bacon and Cream Cheese Jalapeño Poppers

    Consider these delicious poppers as a lighter alternative to the traditional bacon-wrapped version. By finely chopping cooked bacon and mixing it into the filling, you'll score the smoky flavor you're after without the mega calorie bomb.

    Get the recipe: Jalapeño Poppers

  • Kara Lydon, RD, LDN, RYT, The Foodie Dietitian

    Black Bean and Jalapeño Cauliflower Tostadas

    You've heard of cauliflower pizza, but what about cauliflower tostadas? These tasty flat taco shells are gluten-free, low-carb, and piled high with a jalapeño-black bean filling. Olé!

    Get the recipe: Black Bean Tostada

  • Dishing Out Health

    Island Turkey Burgers with Jalapeño Guacamole

    These lean turkey burgers are piled high with caramelized pineapple, red bell pepper, and an ultra-refreshing jalapeño guacamole. Best part: Each topping is as nutritious as it is flavor-packed.

    Get the recipe: Turkey Burgers

  • Jessica Fishman Levinson, MS, RDN, CDN of Nutritioulicious

    Spicy Watermelon Salsa

    This refreshing watermelon salsa is packed with summer's best ingredients, and gets a bright buzz from jalapeño. Consider it the perfect low-cal topper for burgers, chicken, or pork.

    Get the recipe: Watermelon Salsa

  • Sharon Palmer, RD, The Plant-Powered Dietitian

    Spicy Cauliflower Cilantro Salad

    Pairing the heat of jalapeño with refreshing cilantro brightens up this fresh cauliflower salad. And thanks to a light vinaigrette, this recipe is low on calories while being packed with fiber and cancer-fighting antioxidants.

    Get the recipe: Spicy Cauliflower Salad

  • The Healthy Maven

    Pico de Gallo

    Refreshing, flavorful, and super easy to pull together, this summertime staple is a simple way to add flavor to any meal. Go on, add as many jalapeños as your tastebuds can handle.

    Get the recipe: Pico de Gallo

  • It Doesn't Taste Like Chicken

    Roasted Jalapeño Hummus

    An easy way to ramp up the flavor of your ho-hum hummus? Oven-roasted jalapeño. Skip the chips in lieu of veggie sticks for a crunchy, satisfying snack.

    Get the recipe: Jalapeño Hummus

  • The Edgy Veg

    Chili Cheese Burrito

    Next time you're craving a fast-food burrito, make your own vegan chili-cheese version. Loaded with vegan protein, beans, and a sprinkle of spicy jalapeños, these may just become your new not-so-guilty pleasure.

    Get the recipe: Chili Cheese Burrito


Abbey Sharp, RD

Abbey Sharp is a Media Registered Dietitian (RD), national spokesperson, TV and radio personality, YouTuber, food writer and blogger, recipe developer, and the founder of Abbey's Kitchen Inc.  More →

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