Moroccan Spice Rub

Moroccan Spice Rub
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Ratings (5)
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: about 2 1/4 cups (1 serving)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1274 Calories
111g Fat
68g Carbs
16g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This flavorful Moroccan-inspired wet seasoning rub works perfectly on most meats and grilled vegetables. Try it on lamb chops, kebabs of any kind, and grilled eggplant.  


  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup parsley (chopped)
  • 2 to 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ginger (fresh and minced)
  • 2 teaspoons salt (coarse)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Steps to Make It

1. Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container and refrigerate. Mixture will keep for up to 5 days if stored properly.

2. If using on meat, apply a good amount and let marinate in refrigerator. For beef, lamb, and pork, marinate for 4 to 12 hours. For poultry, marinate for 2 to 4 hours. If using on seafood, marinate for 30 minutes. Lastly, if grilling vegetables, apply rub right before placing onto the grill. Cook as directed.