Mediterranean Spice Rub Recipe -
Mediterranean Spice Rub Recipe
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Mediterranean Spice Rub

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"This spice rub is perfect for lamb, chicken or beef. It can be used for satay or kabobs."

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Original recipe makes 1 /2 cup Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. Prepare the spice rub by stirring together the salt, coriander, cinnamon, cumin, nutmeg, and pepper in a small bowl. Store at room temperature in an airtight container.
  2. To use, coat meat liberally with the spice mix, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before grilling or roasting as desired.
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Jul 13, 2009

Don't bother. The cinnamon is so overpowering that its all you taste. Pretty one dimensional. Plus, its too confusing to your pallet. I kept tasting apple pie spices but trying to make it right on the meat. It didn't work.

Jan 26, 2010

I got this recipe from a Indian friend of mine. I really enjoy it on lamb.

Apr 19, 2011

This is a really good starting point. I didnt measure anything. I used my judgement as to how much I wanted of each spice and went from there. It turned out great! I used it as a rub for some gyros and it was delicious. I still have some left over to use again.

Mar 20, 2014

The critical review (by TinHouston) and the positive one (by ak04) were both very helpful. My favorite Mediterranean place shut down and I have always wondered what spices they used for their meat and veggies. I made sauteed veggies (onions, tomatoes and bell peppers). I took the reviewers' advice and didn't measure, being careful to go very light on the cinnamon and nutmeg and I was amazed that it turned out just like the restaurant! I am giving this 4 stars because I haven't tried the exact recipe measurements. If I try the recipe quantities, I'll update my review. **UPDATE:** I'm sorry but I have to bring my rating down. The quantities in this recipe are WAAAY off- the flavor exactly as TinHouston described it. Glad I only wasted an onion instead of adding it to the meat. The ingredients are good- just not the quantities. I can't remember exactly how much I put last time, but I'd recommend equal portions of cumin & coriander (1 tsp each), salt and pepper to taste and just a pinch or max of 1/4 tsp each of cinnamon & nutmeg.


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  • Calories
  • 22 kcal
  • 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.6 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.9 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 0.6 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 1746 mg
  • 70%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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