DIY Dry Rubs, Spice Mixes and Marinades


Dry Rub roundup photo cred: clockwise from top:


This time of year it’s likely you’ll find friends, family and neighbors gathering around the grill. When temperatures rise, the idea of a hot oven in the kitchen is definitely not too appealing. Whether yours is charcoal or gas, chances are your grill has been unveiled for the season and is already being put to use.

This time of year we want to throw EVERYTHING on the grill! Chicken, fish and beef all seem to taste better when grilled outside in the summertime. Even veggies – and especially corn on the cob, seem to pop with flavor when they’re grilled. We’ve rounded up some DIY spice and rub recipes for you in this post. Give them a try and let us know which one is your favorite!

Making your own rubs and spice mixes is a great way to control your sodium intake and also avoid any unwanted ingredients. Plus, you can adjust the recipe to meet the tastes of your household.

Get creative with these spice mixes and try them out on different dishes – let us know how it goes!

Happy grilling!

  1. Homemade taco seasoning from Fit Mom in Training
  2. Spicy dry rub for pork from We can begin to feed
  3. Italian, Thai, Mexican, Mediterranean and Indian blends from Sprint 2 the Table
  4. Everything Bagel seasoning from Treats with a Twist
  5. Cajun spice rub from
  6. Big Daddy’s Blackened Tilapia from The Food Network
  7. Rib dry rub from The Food Network
  8. Homemade lemon pepper seasoning from


Another option for adding flavor to your grilled main dishes and sides: Basil infused olive oil from Gingermantra.


How do you like to spice up your grilled dishes? Let us know in the comments!




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