From Cucumber-Jalapeno Margaritas to Spicy Gluten-Free Cornbread

By: David Ingram - Aug 24, 2015
Choosing any one of these spicy jalapeno recipes is sure to add an extra little kick of festive flavor to your taste buds. The beauty of the jalapeno lies in its level of spice. It's not too hot that it will ruin your day, but it still packs enough heat to liven things up.

What is also great about using the spicy jalapeno in a recipe is just how versatile the pepper actually is. It can appear alongside more obvious dishes, like in the crust of your favorite pizza, or be paired with less than expected choices in a strawberry salsa.

Perhaps most surprising is how well the jalapeno fits in certain drink combinations. Try it in a healthy green smoothie, or mix it together with watermelon for a unique and spicy sangria on a hot summer's day.