Growing up we always used cumin in chili and in all things Tex-Mex, so you can only imagine my surprise when I tried something simple like roasted carrots and tasted that old familiar flavor in a brand new way. Turns out the cumin is an amazing spice to have on hand, and goes so perfectly with so many different foods!
Obviously Tex-Mex or Mexican food has a good amount of this amazingly aromatic spice to it. It’s known for it’s smokey flavor and smell, and adds a good amount of oomph when paired with soups, stews and meats. One thing that I love cumin for, though, is roasted root vegetables. The starchiness of the veggies is a great vehicle for a little extra smokey flavor, and man can cumin deliver!
While it can be a little intimidating, this is one spice you don’t want to miss out on. One of my favorite things is to add a pinch in with our hamburger meat to really bring out the meatiness. And in case you’re not a burger fan, here are some other delicious ways you can enjoy this amazing spice!
Roasted carrots with cumin
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