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BBQ Date Dry Rub

BBQ rub using dates as a natural sweetener as opposed to sugar. Use as a BBQ seasoning on vegetables, chicken, pork, or beef.


11 servings, 86 g, 0.5 cupt



Total Time:

10 minutes 15 seconds


2.0 Litre Container


¼ cup (35 g) medjool dates, pitted
¼ cup (7 g) dried porcini mushrooms (or other dried mushroom)
2 Tablespoon (14 g) paprika
1 Tablespoon (8 g) chili powder
1 teaspoon (3 g) celery salt
2 teaspoon (5 g) onion powder
1 teaspoon (2 g) ground cumin
1 teaspoon (2 g) ground black pepper
1 teaspoon (5 g) kosher salt, optional
1 teaspoon (5 g) dry mustard


Place all ingredients into Vitamix container and secure the blade base.

Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to Variable 8. Blend for 15 seconds or until finely chopped.

Chef's Notes

Make this simple recipe fresh and as needed with this easy process. The rub will start to cake together after siftng for awhile due to moisture in the dates. Dried porcini mushrooms are our favorite choice for this recipe, but any dried mushroom will work.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size 8 g (1 serving)
Amount Per Servings
Calories 20
Total Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Sodium 300 mg
Total Carbohydrate 4 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 1 g