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Spice It Up! Delicious and Savory Recipes Featuring Cumin


Cumin is a delicious addition when you really want to add depth and unique flavor profiles to your dishes. It’s spicy, smoky, delightfully aromatic, and has an incredibly long and interesting history. Cumin is also revered for its health benefits, as it serves as an excellent source of nutrients, and aids in digestion. We decided to show you some great recipes you can make for dinner tonight, courtesy of the Food Monster App.

1. Golden Raisin and Beluga Lentil Salad With Cumin Caramelized Vegetables
Vegan Gluten-Free Golden Raisin and Beluga Lentil Salad With Cumin Caramelized Vegetables

This hearty Golden Raisin and Beluga Lentil Salad is packed with caramelized vegetables, protein-rich lentils, and an elegant bouquet of herbs and spices, including cumin. It’s a great meal to make at the beginning of the week so you can have it on hand for lunches or a quick dinner.

2. Red Kuri Squash Soup With Cumin
Vegan Red Kuri Squash Soup With Cumin

Red kuri squash is a winter squash with an orange-pink color and a flavor akin to chestnuts. In this Red Kuri Squash Soup With Cumin, it’s roasted and pureed into a warming soup that’s thick and creamy. Serve this delicious soup on chilly days, with some fresh avocado toast on the side for dipping.

3. Eggplant Slices With Tahini Cumin Sauce
Vegan Eggplant Slices With Tahini Cumin Sauce

Try making this tonight; Eggplant Slices With Tahini Cumin Sauce These delicious eggplant slices are complimented perfectly with the nutty, smoky tahini cumin sauce. You won’t regret making this dish for dinner, it’s so good and satisfying!

4. 4-Ingredient Cumin Flatbread
Vegan 4-Ingredient Cumin Flatbread

These Four-Ingredient Cumin Flatbreads are completely gluten-free and paleo! They’re made from a combination of ground almonds and tapioca flour, which is what gives the flatbreads their stretchy, chewy texture. Serve with curries, soups, use them as a wrap, or just enjoy them as a savory snack.

5. Creamy Chickpeas With Turmeric, Black Cumin, and Parsley
Vegan Creamy Chickpeas With Turmeric, Black Cumin, and Parsley

Have you tried black cumin yet? This Creamy Chickpea dish is a great way to try it! This recipe is versatile and works as a salad topper, sandwich filler, over rice, or as a stand-alone dish. This is great to bring to work for lunch, too!

6. Black Bean Chili Pot Pie With Cumin Sweet Potato Crust 
Vegan Black Bean Chili Pot Pie With Cumin Sweet Potato Crust

Nothing says love from the oven quite like Black Bean Chili Pot Pie! These hearty little morsels are as healthy as can be with fiber-rich black beans, veggies, and a spiced sweet potato crust. Honestly, this is so tasty and spicy that you won’t ever miss a pastry casing, and you’ll feel much better for it too!

7. Jicama Burgers With Cumin, Coriander, Dill, and LemonVegan Jicama Burgers With Cumin, Coriander, Dill, and Lemon

These tasty Jicama Burgers are inspired by crab cakes and contain just five ingredients (if you count the spice blend as one!). While they may not taste fishy like a crab cake, the combination of jicama and walnuts creates a texture that is fairly spot-on. Also, with a blend of savory herbs mixed in, they taste amazing. Serve with some creamy avocado and you have quite the meal.

8. Moroccan Red Lentil Soup
Vegan Moroccan Red Lentil Soup

Hearty Moroccan Red Lentil Soup is a filling and delicious dish for any night of the week. The smoky cumin and warming spices blended into the soup make this dish extra special.

9. Punjabi Channa Masala
Vegan Gluten-Free Punjabi Channa Masala

Cooked with tamarind and cumin, Punjabu Channa Masala one of those curries which will definitely stand out in the lot. Its sweet but smoky flavor will outshine everything on the table with its unique flavor profile.  

10. Toor Dal With Cumin 
Vegan Toor Dal With Cumin

Toor Dal is one of the most popular varieties of dal in India. It is made from yellow pigeon peas, that are cooked, broken down, and then seasoned with a blend of garam masala, coriander, fresh chilis for heat, and fried cumin seeds. It’s so good and comforting, great for winter and those cold nights.

Do you already smell the sweet and smoky aroma of cumin? Check out our protein-packed lentil dishes. Cumin pairs beautifully with a lot of those dishes! Get creative with other recipes found on the Food Monster AppWith over 10,000 recipes, it’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Red Kuri Squash Soup With Cumin

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