Skinny Ms. Dry Spice Rub

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You'll savor the flavor fireworks after trying this rub!

When it comes to preparing delicious meals, using the right spices makes all the difference. A good dry rub can turn a boring slice of meat, poultry, fish, or even veggies into a mouthwatering meal! All you need are a few simple ingredients! And while dry rubs are often used for grilling, our Skinny Ms. spice rub also works perfectly for baking, roasting, and more. It’s the perfect solution to your dinnertime dilemma!

Why We Love Using this Healthy Rub

If you are trying to be more health conscious, learning how to season your food properly is an absolute must. Spices are the best, low-calorie way to add tons of flavor to any dish! Thanks to our Skinny Ms. spice rub, you won’t need any high-fat, high-calorie marinades or sauces. 

And the other great thing about this homemade spice blend? You likely already have most– if not all of the ingredients you need in your spice cabinet! Not only does this make things easy, but keeps it budget-friendly as well!

Related: Skinny Ms. Greek Seasoning

How to Use a Dry Rub

Real grill masters know that their barbecued food is only as great as its seasonings. So, get ready to dust off the grill because once you try our Skinny Ms. spice rub, you’ll be using the grill a lot more often!

From beef to poultry and pork to fish, you can truly enjoy this spice rub on any protein! It’s fantastic on any steak and delicious on ribs. The best way to get the rub to adhere to the protein is to pat it dry with a paper towel and then firmly press the seasoning into it with your hand.

Related: Slow Cooker Spicy Barbecue Drumsticks 

But this rub isn’t just for animal protein! You can use it on practically any vegetable! Try it on grilled corn on the cob or roasted vegetables like squash, potatoes, peppers, onions, Brussels sprouts, and more! Just sprinkle the desired amount on top of your prepared veggies and get cooking!

How to Make SkinnyMs. Dry Spice Rub

Our Skinny Ms. spice rub is so easy to make! All you need to do is grab a small bowl and add a teaspoon of chipotle chile pepper, dried oregano, cumin, chili powder, ground mustard, paprika, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to it. Then, add as little or as much kosher salt as you’d like. Give it a good stir and the best dry rub recipe is ready to use!

Want to make a bigger batch? If you want to use this spice over and over again, you can make more the first time! Simply use a tablespoon of each of the spices instead of a teaspoon.

Best Way to Store Homemade Dry Rub

If you end up with some leftover spice rub or made a bigger batch to begin with, proper storage is crucial to keeping it fresh! Store the unused seasoning in a jar or other air-tight container. Then, place the container in a cool dry place for up to 6 months!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to grill food to use a dry rub?

Nope! While grilling is the most popular method of cooking with dry rub, you can bake, roast, or broil in the oven, or even use an air fryer!

Do you add dry rub to raw or cooked food?

Raw. Dry rub is meant to be added to food before the cooking process begins.

What is the difference between seasonings and rubs?

Dry rub is typically coarser than seasoning and applied much more liberally. This not only adds tons of flavor but contributes to the texture as well. 

What is the difference between a wet rub and dry rub?

Wet rubs are used the same way as dry rub but include some type of wet component like vinegar, olive oil, avocado oil, alcohol (beer or bourbon, for instance), mustard, mayo, egg, etc…

How do you get dry rub to stick?

Make sure to pat your protein or vegetables dry with a paper towel before adding your rub.

What kind of meat can I use this SkinnyMs. dry spice rub on?

This rub can be used on any cut of beef steak, brisket, pork chops, pork ribs, pork loin, turkey breast, chicken breast, thighs, wings, drumsticks, and fish. Have another way to use this rub? Tell us about it in the comment section!

How far ahead of time should I apply the rub?

You can apply dry rub right before cooking, or let it sit for a few hours before grilling. If you’re hot smoking meat, feel free to apply it up to 24 hours ahead of time!


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Skinny Ms. Spice Rub

Turn a bland piece of meat into a masterpiece with this spectacular rub!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
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Total Time 5 minutes
Serving Size 1 tablespoon
Course Condiment
Cuisine Universal
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • kosher or sea salt to taste


  • Combine ingredients, store in an airtight container away from direct light until ready to use.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 44mg | Potassium: 227mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2481IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3mg |
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