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3 Spicy snack foods

Heat things up with these three easy and spicy Sriracha snacks.

 Spicy snacking

My bottle of Sriracha sauce gets quite a workout in my kitchen. I drizzle it on my morning eggs, on salads for lunch and anything that involves rice automatically gets a dousing. For you spice addicts out there, it's the perfect condiment. These three snacks are an easy way to get your spicy Sriracha fix in between meals.

1

Sriracha snack mix recipe

Sriracha snack mix

Serves 4-6

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 cup unsalted peanuts
  • 1 cup shelled frozen edamame, thawed
  • 3/4 cup sesame sticks
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Generous pinch kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Combine the chickpeas, peanuts, edamame and sesame sticks in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk together the Sriracha, olive oil and salt and pour over the mixture.
  4. Toss to combine and spread out in an even layer on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally so it doesn't burn. Remove from the oven when golden brown and crispy.
  6. Best served immediately.
2

Sriracha kale chips recipe

Sriracha kale chips

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 large head kale, washed, leaves torn off stem into pieces and thoroughly dried
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Place the kale leaves in a large bowl.
  3. Whisk together the Sriracha and olive oil.
  4. Pour over the kale and toss to combine, fully coating all the leaves.
  5. Spread the kale out onto 2 baking sheets in an even single layer.
  6. Sprinkle each sheet with kosher salt to taste.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping the leaves over halfway through.
  8. Once crispy and browned on the edges, remove from the oven and serve.
3

Sriracha popcorn recipe

Sriracha popcorn

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag plain unsalted, no butter microwave popcorn
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Pop popcorn according to directions (alternatively, you can use kernels and pop it in a pot).
  2. Whisk together the butter and Sriracha.
  3. Remove the popcorn from the bag and pour into a large bowl.
  4. Pour the Sriracha mixture over the popcorn and toss to combine with a spatula.
  5. Sprinkle the salt over the popcorn and serve.

More Sriracha recipes

Sriracha vegan buffalo wings
Spicy Sriracha baked cauliflower with cool yogurt dipping sauce

Sriracha and mango guacamole

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