Cumin lime ketchup is so easy to make and it is delicious served with french fries, chicken strips, fried shrimp, or even on top of hamburgers! This recipe for cumin ketchup makes a tasty condiment that only requires three ingredients!
Who doesn't love ketchup? Okay, maybe some people. But so many of us love ketchup with french fries, chicken strips, you name it. We grew up eating it.
I love it. But what I love even more? Making my ketchup fancy. It just brings an added flavor and makes me feel like I'm eating a restaurant-quality dish instead of just something I whipped up at home. In fact, I've eaten a lot of places that have fancy ketchups.
Luckily, you don't need to go to a restaurant for fancy ketchup. They are so easy to make at home. This recipe for a cumin lime ketchup only uses three ingredients that are easy to swap out. Don't have lime? Try lemon. Don't want to use cumin? Use chipotle powder instead! It's fun to experiment.
What kind of ketchup should you use?
Basically, just use your favorite ketchup to make the cumin lime ketchup. We try to keep organic ketchup in our house, so we typically use that. Some ketchups are also sweeter than others, so just use what you're used to. That way you're simply elevating the ketchup you typically use with the flavors of cumin and lime!
Cumin is a spice that has a warm, earthy flavor. It's used a lot in curries, chilis, and even taco seasonings! It's a spice to keep around, because it can elevate so many foods! You can buy it whole in seed form, or ground in a powder form. I tend to use the powder version in my cooking, and this ketchup recipe calls for ground cumin.
What to serve with the ketchup?
We all know that ketchup isn't meant to be eaten on its own. And this cumin lime ketchup shouldn't be either! Especially when it can be eaten with so many delicious things.
First, there's the obvious. French fries. This ketchup pairs so nicely with regular fries and sweet potato fries. You can use it with homemade french fries, like these oven baked fries with garlic and parsley or these crispy battered french fries. The cumin ketchup is also a delicious way to spice up frozen french fries.
Next, you can easily enjoy this cumin ketchup with some breaded chicken or shrimp. Especially if your chicken or shrimp winds up being on the slightly bland side, spice it up with this nicely spiced ketchup!
And you can of course top a hot dog or hamburger with the cumin lime ketchup. It's sure to elevate it and and a bit of extra flavor! And you can even add it to meatloaf!
How long can this be stored?
This can be kept in the fridge for 2-3 days. However, it usually won't last that long! We usually eat it all the day we make it. You might need to give it a quick stir after removing from the fridge.
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How to make the cumin ketchup:
First, grab some ground cumin, a lime, and your ketchup.
Put your ketchup in a small bowl. Then add the cumin and squeeze the lime juice in.
Then, simply stir together to combine and enjoy!
Cumin Lime Ketchup
- ⅓ cup ketchup
- ½ lime
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- Into a small bowl, add the ketchup and ground cumin.
- Cut the lime in half and squeeze the juice from half of the lime into the bowl.
- Mix together with a spoon or fork until well combined.