No-Salt Fajita Rub

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No-Salt Fajita Rub

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 19.8
  • Total Fat: 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 30.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 3.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.6 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g

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Introduction

If you love fajitas, but are watching your sodium intake, try this salt-free rub! It lends a complex flavor to meat without the high sodium counts traditionally found in Mexican dishes. If you love fajitas, but are watching your sodium intake, try this salt-free rub! It lends a complex flavor to meat without the high sodium counts traditionally found in Mexican dishes.
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

    1 teaspoon ancho chili powder*
    1 teaspoon cumin seed
    1/2 teaspoon oregano
    1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
    1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or dried garlic

    * or your favorite chili powder


Tips

To make it a marinade: Combine the rub with the zest and juice of one lime, plus 1 T vegetable oil. Pour over the meat, cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or overnight.


Directions

Combine all ingredients in clean coffee grinder or blender. Pour into a glass jar or covered container. Store in a cool, dry place away from light for up to six months.

Yields 1 batch.

Big-Batch Measurements:
4 teaspoons ancho chili powder*
4 teaspoons cumin seed
2 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons garlic powder or dried garlic
(Makes 4 batches.)

Serving Size: Yield 1 tablespoon, which flavors 1 pound of protein

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  • Very Good
    14 of 15 people found this review helpful
    Because it's so difficult to clean a coffee grinder, I use a mortar and pestle to grind spices. This also makes it easier to get exactly the texture I want. - 5/27/12

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  • Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    5 Stars

    I used this with lime juice and olive oil as a marinade/rub on flank steak and it was sensational. - 6/8/12

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Always looking for good, salt-free seasonings. But, I think the calorie count is wrong for 1 serving. If 1 TBSP flavors 1 pound of protein, that's really at least 4 servings. Most servings of protein are 3-4 ounces. I wouldn't even count calories for the seasoning. - 5/27/12

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Love the rub. Big Batch makes about 4 Tablespoons. Thanks - 5/25/12

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This is my new go to for chicken fajitas. I love it. I also use cilantro. It is even better after it sits overnight after cooking. - 5/21/13

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