Basic Spice Rub makes dinner special
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Amazing Basic Spice Rub for Grilling & Roasting

A perfect combination of salt and seasonings to keep on hand and use for grilling and roasting meats, vegetables, and more.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 /2 cup
Calories: 13kcal
Author: Jami Boys


  • 1/4 cup kosher salt*
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 2 tablespoons dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoons chili powder OR 2 tsp. Old Bay seasoning**


  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar or coconut sugar (omit if you'd like, though the touch of sweet is nice in grilling)
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper or more - adjust for personal taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and stir well to incorporate everything evenly.
  • Transfer to an airtight container and store for 6-9 months.


*If using sea salt, reduce to 3 tablespoons.
**Most of the time I make it with the chili powder, but I do love the flavor of Old Bay - if you have it on hand, give it a try every once in a while for a change.
Here are some ideas for using this rub:
  1. Rub on meats before baking or grilling. Add a sauce at the end, or not.
  2. Sprinkle on cut potatoes before roasting or grilling.
  3. Sprinkle on vegetables before roasting or grilling.
  4. Add to ground meat when making burgers (terrific!).
  5. Sprinkle on freshly steamed vegetables.


Serving: 1teaspoons | Calories: 13kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1186mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 443IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg