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21 Favorite Cumin Recipes

Cumin is an incredibly versatile, aromatic spice that can be used in a variety of ways. Check out our collection of 21 favorite cumin recipes!

My family loves to use ground cumin and cumin seeds in recipes from all over the world. If you’ve ever been looking for ways to use cumin more in the kitchen, keep reading!

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3/4 view of a sheet pan with Falafel-Spiced Chickpea Flatbread on top surrounded by garnishes.

Falafel-Spiced Chickpea Flatbreads

Naan is covered in garlicky tzatziki sauce and covered with Middle Eastern-spiced chickpeas, tahini, fresh herbs, and Sriracha in this street food/comfort food mashup.

A cast iron skillet filled with chicken fajitas with tortillas and garnishes alongside.

Our Favorite Chicken Fajitas

Grab your cast iron skillet – these chicken fajitas are a one-pan meal that is so good they’ll outshine your favorite Tex-Mex restaurant!

Tortilla chip scooping up guacamole.

Dino’s Restaurant-Style Guacamole

Restaurant-style guacamole is super simple to make at home! 2 ripe avocados + a few ingredients and you have the perfect Mexican appetizer in just 5 minutes!

Overhead view of bowls of Spicy Turkey Three-Bean Chili with toppings and cornbread alongside.

Spicy Turkey Three-Bean Chili

The best bowl of spicy turkey chili is easy to make at home! Includes tips for making it milder, freezing, and topping ideas. Perfect comfort food!

Top Chef All Star Marcel Vigneron's Chimi-Verde Dip

Top Chef All-Star Marcel Vigneron’s Chimi-Verde Dip

Tomatillos, fresh herbs, & avocado are blended together in this silky-smooth, spicy dip recipe courtesy of Top Chef All-Star Marcel Vigneron.

Holding a spice jar with layers of ingredients for homemade fajita seasoning Penzeys copycat recipe.

The Best Homemade Fajita Seasoning Recipe – Penzeys Copycat Spice Mix

Learn how to make the best homemade fajita seasoning blend from pantry staples so you can have restaurant-style fajitas at home any time!

Tex-Mex Meatballs with Mexican Cauliflower Rice: This paleo, gluten free Tex-Mex meal is simple enough for a weeknight and impressive enough for company. Super flavorful clean eating at its best!

Tex-Mex Meatballs with Mexican Cauliflower Rice

This paleo, gluten-free Tex-Mex meal is simple enough for a weeknight and impressive enough for company. Super flavorful clean eating at its best!

Overhead view of a plate with 3 Spiced Chickpea Tacos with Cilantro-Peach Relish and lime wedges.

Spiced Chickpea Tacos with Cilantro-Peach Relish

A sweet and tangy peach relish is piled on top of spiced chickpeas for a summery spin on these meat-free tacos.

Grilled Steak with Spicy Latin Rub

Grilled Steak with Spicy Latin Rub

A flavorful mix of spices and chipotle peppers impart bold flavors onto your steak of choice. Great with a spicy glass of Chilean red wine!

Bar-B-Q Turkey Burgers with Grilled Pineapple Guacamole: Grilled pineapple-studded guacamole is piled on top of these turkey burgers that have been brushed with a sweet-and-spicy bar-b-q sauce. #ad

Bar-B-Q Turkey Burgers with Grilled Pineapple Guacamole

Grilled pineapple-studded guacamole is piled on top of these turkey burgers that have been brushed with a sweet-and-spicy bar-b-q sauce.

Close up of a few cucumber slices topped with a spiced chickpea purée.

Falafel-Spiced Cucumber Bites

These cucumber bites are a healthy party appetizer recipe with major Middle Eastern flair! They’re quick & easy to assemble and make a great addition to any game day appetizer spread, dinner party, or cocktail party.

Cast iron skillet full of steak fajitas with toppings and tortillas alongside.

Our Favorite Steak Fajitas

These tender steak fajitas are one of my family’s very favorite meals – a perfect Tex-Mex dinner made in a single cast iron skillet.

Chicken Quesadillas with Chipotle Ranch Dip

Chicken Quesadillas with Chipotle Ranch Dip

Simply seasoned chicken thighs are cooked in the Instant Pot till tender, then shredded + sandwiched between 2 types of cheese in this delicious recipe.

Latin-Spiced Pork + Squash Skillet with Chili Lime Cherries: (#ad) This smoky-sweet single skillet meal is a quick and easy way to get a comfort food dinner with Latin flair on the table any night of the week.

Latin-Spiced Pork + Squash Skillet with Chili Lime Cherries

This smoky-sweet single skillet meal is a quick and easy way to get a comfort food dinner with Latin flair on the table any night of the week.

A plate of Roasted Kabocha and Eggplant Tacos with Poblano Crema and lime wedges.

Roasted Kabocha and Eggplant Tacos with Poblano Crema

There’s no need to peel the squash for these vegetarian tacos – just scrub it clean! You can even save the seeds and roast them for a tasty snack later.

Falafel with Yogurt-Herb Sauce

Falafel with Yogurt-Herb Sauce

Chickpea and herb patties are stuffed into pocket pitas for a tasty, plant-based sandwich. Delicious with a quick, tangy yogurt-herb sauce!

Muhammara in a serving dish topped with feta cheese alongside pita bread.

Muhammara

A rich, garlicky dip made from roasted red peppers, walnuts, and pomegranate molasses. Great served with pita bread and feta cheese.

Terri's Favorite Vegetarian Black Bean Burger

Terri’s Favorite Vegetarian Black Bean Burger

These veggie burgers pack some major flavor! The combination of cumin with fresh cilantro and green onion inside the patties is a real keeper.

Toasted Spice Guacamole

Toasted Spice Guacamole

Toasting spices before grinding them with a mortar and pestle amps up the flavor in this guacamole recipe.

Falafel-Spiced Chickpea Salad with Tahini-Lemon Vinaigrette (#ad): This quick, simple Middle Eastern salad + homemade pita chips brings all the flavor of falafel in a fraction of the time - no deep frying required! #snackwithbarleans

Falafel-Spiced Chickpea Salad with Tahini-Lemon Vinaigrette

This quick, simple Middle Eastern salad + homemade pita chips brings all the flavor of falafel in a fraction of the time – no deep frying required!

Caramelized Cumin-Roasted Carrots

Caramelized Cumin-Roasted Carrots

Aromatic cumin seeds add Indian flair to this simple side dish.

I hope this post has inspired you to pop open a jar of cumin and get cooking!

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