What do you call food without a lot of pepper or salt or spices? How is the taste of ordinary food called?
Such food is unseasoned:
a : not seasoned with added spices or savory ingredients
// unseasoned food
If you want to emphasize a lack of flavor, you can use the word bland:
2 c : lacking strong flavor
// Expect both kinds of salsify to be subtle and delicate—too bland for some tastebuds.
Food that is simple, not rich, spicy nor particularly sweet or salty is sometimes said to be plain. Plain food does not mean it is without salt, flavourings or sugar; plain simple cooking is the type of food one eats at home, and is suitable for both savoury and sweet food.
Plain fish and chips
Plain potato soup
Plain sponge cake.
- He prefers plain food - nothing too fancy.
‘Yet, perhaps because he deals mainly with sophisticated food, he prefers plain cooking at home.’
‘He liked plain food, without sauces or cheese, and plenty of fresh vegetables, including those grown in the garden of his estate.’
- Either way, a dollop of sour cream or plain Greek-style yogurt is a fine finish
- Plain rice and water, with 12-hour days, 7 days a week, of hard physical labour
- Scatter the top with more raspberries and grated plain chocolate before serving.
The first problem here is that your question is somewhat ambiguous, because (at least in US English) spicy has two distinct meanings. It can be either something that is flavored with traditional spices like cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg &c, or it can be something that contains (often to excess) chili pepper.
Beyond that, there really isn't a single word that covers all sorts of unspiced foods, since there are so many differently-flavored "ordinary" foods, many of which have strong flavors that aren't the result of either sort of spice - e.g. chocolate, some kinds of cheeses, many fruits.
"Bland" doesn't really fit, since it just means that the food doesn't have strong flavors, regardless of whether that lack is innate to the food itself (as for instance mashed potatos), or because it wasn't spiced.
not seasoned with added spices or savory ingredients
a diet restricted to foods naturally low in sodium content and prepared without added salt that is used especially in the management of hypertension, heart failure, and kidney or liver dysfunction