03/10/2014 09:18 am ET | Updated Mar 10, 2014

Cumin Recipes To Spice Up Your Life (PHOTOS)

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.

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