this post has savory spice mixes for meat and fish, plus sweet spice mixes for drinks and desserts, plus a marinade and infused olive oil recipe
DIY Spice Mixes, Dry Rubs and Marinades
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. In addition to making your own salad dressings, it’s an excellent way to save money and maximize flavor while controlling your salt and sugar intake.
Get creative with these spice mixes and try them out on different dishes – let us know how it goes!
- Homemade taco seasoning from Fit Mom in Training
- Spicy dry rub for pork from We can begin to feed
- Italian, Thai, Mexican, Mediterranean and Indian blends from Sprint 2 the Table
- Everything Bagel seasoning from Treats with a Twist
- Cajun spice rub from Food.com
- Big Daddy’s Blackened Tilapia from The Food Network
- Rib dry rub from The Food Network
- Homemade lemon pepper seasoning from Food.com
Another option for adding flavor to your grilled main dishes and sides: Basil infused olive oil from Gingermantra.
Here’s a marinade recipe for your chicken, just throw it in a ziplock bag to let that flavor soak in:
Want MORE DIY spice recipes? For something sweet, try these DIY Pumpkin Spice and Chai Spice mix recipes
How do you like to spice up your grilled dishes? Let us know in the comments!