Love for Food + Vegetarian

Sweet and Sassy Spice Rub

I use a lot of spice blends depending on mood. I have a Moroccan blend, a salt free blend, a Thai blend. . . I'm a little spoiled living near Kalustyan's. Kalustyan's is the best spice store and has something like 3,000 spices. I think they have over 25 types of sea salt or something. It's a foodies paradise. They have quite a few of there own spice mixes which are great but not that cheap. Also, you can't tweak them to your liking and many of them have a lot of salt. This is a versatile rub which I found the recipe to at the Whole Foods website. You get a WHOLE LOT of spice blend for $3.00. It's a bit too much for one person so you can always half the recipe or share with friends :)

Ingredients: Makes about 3 cups (tons of servings depending on how much you use/what your making)

1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
1/4 cup sweet or smoked paprika
1/4 cup garlic powder
1/4 cup kosher or coarse salt
1/4 cup freshly cracked black pepper
3 tablespoons onion powder
3 tablespoons thyme
3 tablespoons oregano
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Place all ingredients in a food processor. Pulse until well mixed. Store in an airtight container or divide evenly and package for gift giving.

Cost: $3.00 total
Time: 15 minutes total

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Sweet and Sassy Spice Rub + Vegetarian