12 Creative Ways to Add More Sriracha to Your Life

So, the bad news is that Sriracha is still being sued by Irwindale for the company’s deliciously pungent odors. The good news is that Sriracha couldn’t ever possibly leave us, lawsuit or no lawsuit. I mean, Trader Joe’s is already selling their own version. 

Huy Fong’s hot sauce is so tasty and on point, it can be spread or baked on just about anything. Spicy, garlicky sauce that tastes like red hot chili peppers (not the band, although if The Red Hot Chili Peppers had a flavor, it would definitely be Sriracha), Sriracha is a foodie’s bestie.

I know we’ve smothered our scrambled eggs, burritos, and Pho in Sriracha, but have you tried any of these Sriracha-inspired recipes?

1. Sriracha Summer Salad

Recipe from: YVearl 

Pining for summer? Me too. All I want is corn, BBQ, coleslaw and a skin tone that is at least one shade darker than “Are You About To Pass Out?” Alas, we still have four months. This doesn’t mean you can’t whip up a summer meal, though. This salad calls for corn, black beans, avocados and tomatoes. It’s super easy to make, and it’s simple and fresh. The Sriracha provides that extra kick it needs, so if you’ve been chilly lately, you’ll definitely feel the heat after eating a bowl of this salad.

2. Sriracha Broccoli

Recipe from: Food and Other Things 

I know sometimes we need to toss in a few strips of bacon or a couple of teaspoons of ranch dressing to truly enjoy our daily dose of veggies, but with Sriracha, you can add flavor without the mean carbs. Plus, Sriracha + any vegetable is DELICIOUS.

3. Garlic Sriracha Popcorn

Recipe from: Mess Makes Food

I don’t know if it’s just the restaurants in my neck of the woods, but lately I’ve seen a lot of popcorn appetizers. Even though I’m unwilling to pay fifteen dollars for a bowl of gourmet PopSecret, I still think it’s a cool idea. All I had to do was Google “fancy popcorn recipes that go for $15 at a restaurant” and I instantly got pages on pages of results. This particular recipe is easy and combines the sweet and spicy flavors of brown sugar and Sriracha. So go put that in your pipe and smoke it, fancy restaurants.

4. Sriracha Mac ‘n Cheese

Recipe from : Young, Broke, and Hungry

Are you ready for some next-level mac ‘n cheese? Okay, good. This recipe calls for copious amounts of our beloved hot sauce (when I made this, I added half a tablespoon more, but I’m insane), as well as sharp cheddar and garlic cloves to really make this mac ‘n cheese zesty and probably not suitable for a first date.

5. Sriracha Roasted Chick Peas

Recipe from: My Whole Food Life

These spicy little treats are a perfect alternative to chips. Protein-packed and flavorful, these DIY roasted legumes can be made in big batches, and make awesome snacks to take to work, school, and the gym.

6. Crunchy Baked Asparagus Fries with Lemon Herb Sriracha Dip

Recipe from: In Sock Monkey Slippers

I made these once for my fiancee and he asked where I ordered them from, which I took as a compliment. Not only are these crunchy pieces of asparagus delicious, but the creamy, herby sauce that accompanies them is divine. I love that this recipe incorporates several different flavors which all tie in together nicely.

7. Grilled Cheese and Apple Sandwich with Sriracha Butter

Recipe from: The Endless Meal

My fiancee is from Massachusetts, so he eats his apple pie with a slice of cheddar cheese (I’m not generalizing by the way, I was told a lot of East Coasters do this, so don’t get mad at me). I told him he was really weird, but then he made me try this curious combination, and you know what? It was really good. This grilled cheese sandwich combines these two unlikely flavors and is paired with Sriracha butter (get the recipe for this here) for that extra “I Didn’t Even Think Of That” flavor.

8. Sriracha Chipotle Cauliflower “Wings” 

Recipe from: Delightful-Delicious-Delovely

I’ve been on a cauliflower bender, you guys. You can pretty much make anything with cauliflower, whether it’s sauce or crust. These vegetarian “wings” are packed with so much flavor, you’ll forget you’re not eating meat.

9. Sriracha Avocado Chicken Salad

Recipe from: The Lemon Bowl

Avocado AND Sriracha? What is this? Trendy foodie heaven? Not really, but I am definitely on this bandwagon. This recipe is super simple and calls for a lot of heat, so bring on the milk.

10. White Cheddar, Roasted Garlic, Sriracha Dip

Recipe from: Domestic Fits

This delicious, cheesy dip can be paired with just about anything. Try it with soft pretzels, carrots, pita bread, or pizza, and you will not be disappointed.

11. Sweet Potato Tater Tots with Sriracha Aioli

Recipe from: Climbing Grier Mountain 

I normally don’t like Tater Tots because they remind me of 6th Grade Camp, and anything that normally does that I stay away from, but THESE baked little potatoes are the exception. This recipe actually calls for freezer Tater Tots which is convenient for me, but you can also make yours from scratch. 

12. Nachos with Sriracha Cheese Sauce

Recipe from: The Weary Chef

I’m going to leave you guys with this gorgeous display of nachos, because if I haven’t convinced you to try any of these recipes, I personally feel like this one should be too hard to pass up.

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