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Cumin Recipes To Spice Up Your Life (PHOTOS)

Cumin, we you.

Cumin is one of those underrepresented spices that people don't use as much as they should. Its intense flavor goes surprisingly well with a wide range of cuisines, and can liven up meat and vegetables alike.

Whether you're using ground cumin or you crush cumin seeds yourself, the spice is very aromatic and a little goes a long way. We're in favor of using as much cumin as you want, however, even if the recipe calls for just a pinch.

Next time a recipe seems a little lackluster, try adding some cumin. Here are 23 recipes where cumin made everything better.

1
Cilantro Lime Shrimp
Skinny Taste
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2
Steam-Roasted Carrots with Cumin
Kenzi Wilbur via Food 52
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3
Lamb Sliders with Feta Cheese, Red Onions, and Cumin Mayonnaise
daisyt13 via Food52
4
All-American Beef Chili
Brown Eyed Baker
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5
Red Lentil Dal
Elise Bauer via Simply Recipes
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6
Southwestern Roasted Cauliflower With Cumin & Paprika
Cookin' Canuk
7
Eggplant Dip (Baba Ghanouj)
Elise Bauer via Simply Recipes
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8
Cumin-Crusted Pork Loin Chop
The Enchanted Cook via Food52
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9
Cumin- and Lemon-Scented Green Olives
Kemp Minifie via HuffPost Taste
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10
Pot-Roasted Eggplant With Tomatoes and Cumin
Food & Wine via HuffPost Taste
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11
Tangy Tomatillo-Cumin Salsa
Food & Wine via HuffPost Taste
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12
Salsa Verde Chicken Soup
Soup
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13
Spicy Southwest Pumpkin Soup
A Spicy Perspective
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14
Falafal
Alexandra Cooks
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15
Barbecued Chicken
Slim Palate
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16
Perfect Guacamole
Gimme Some Oven
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17
Sweet And Salted Almonds
Verses From My Kitchen
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18
Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos
Two Peas And Their Pod
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19
Ancho Chile Braised Country Style Pork Ribs
Slim Palat
20
Roasted Broccoli with Cashews, Cumin and Ghee
AntoniaJames via Food52
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21
Spicy Sweet Potato Wedges
Go Cook Yourself
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22
Skinny Cumin Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
The Girl Who Ate Everything
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23
Lentil Tagine With Whole Wheat Couscous
This Gal Cooks
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