Slideshow: Jalapeño Peppers
Celebrate summer with spicy jalapeno peppers. These versatile chilies wake up your taste buds — and fight inflammation, too.
Add small-diced roasted (or raw) jalapeños to salads, soups, sauces, sandwiches and egg dishes for a flavor boost and a kick of heat.
Use chipotles (smoke-dried jalapeños) in adobo sauce to add smoky heat to dishes. Remember: A little goes a long way!
Grill jalapenos whole to serve with barbecue, fajitas and grilled chicken.
Spike some vinegar with sliced jalapeños and a little garlic for your own homemade hot sauce to drizzle over meat and beans, and into soups and salsas.
Roasted Jalapeño Honey Butter
Smoky heat from roasted jalapeños paired with sweet honey creates a taste sensation that kicks up the flavors in butter. Try this spread on grilled corn on the cob or brushed over grilled chicken breasts. Get the recipe here.
Crispy Jalapeño Slaw
Combined with a light lime vinaigrette, the vegetables in this slaw stay crisp. The jalapeño will mellow out as the salad marinates. A combination of chilies, such as banana, Anaheim and poblano, can be used in this recipe as well. Try adding this slaw to fish tacos or burritos, or serve as a side to a turkey or veggie burger. Get the recipe here!
Pineapple Avocado Salsa
Jalapeños bring depth and subtle heat to this sweet and savory salsa, which can be simply paired with good quality chips or used as a topping for grilled chicken or pork. Turn this salsa into a salad by adding black beans, grilled corn and steamed brown rice. Get the recipe here!
Grilled Stuff Peppers
A healthy spin on deep-fried jalapeño poppers, this festive recipe will be a big hit on the grill. Get the recipe here!