Middle Eastern Lamb Rub

Lamb rub
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
61 Calories
3g Fat
9g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 61
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1168mg 51%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 2g
Calcium 52mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This spice rub is perfect for any lamb recipe with its Middle Eastern-inspired flavor. This wet rub also works well on beef, poultry, and fish.


  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon (juice of one small lemon)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL salt
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL cloves

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine all ingredients and mix together until it forms a paste.

  3. Rub this mixture over the surface of the meat, making sure to get it evenly distributed.


  • Marinate beef and lamb for 4 to 12 hours.
  • Marinate pork for 2 to 6 hours.
  • Marinate poultry for 1 to 3 hours.
  • Marinate fish for 15 to 30 minutes.