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Moroccan Spice Rub

Yield: Yields about 1/4 cup.

If there’s a commercially prepared North African-inspired spice rub that you like, feel free to use it instead for the Moroccan Grilled Chicken Sandwiches.


  • 2 Tbs. sweet paprika (preferably Hungarian)
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne


  • In a small bowl, stir together all the ingredients. Cover the bowl. Stored in an airtight container, the spice rub will keep at room temperature for up to six months.


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  • grlup | 08/07/2014

    This is the #1 spice rub in our house. Guests rave about it. The kitchen aroma is so fragrant once the grilled meat is brought inside after grilling meat with this rub. Try it, you won't be sorry.

  • HappyHuman | 02/09/2009

    A great straightforward rub recipe that has nice complex flavors. If you don't have time to make it yourself or don't want to buy all the ingredients, try this Moroccan rub - one of my favorites http://www.happyhumanfoods.com/products.html

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