No-Salt Fajita Rub

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!
    11 of 11 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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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    this makes a nice rub. have used it on chicken and beef - 6/10/12

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This was way too hot for me but I will adapt it. I used it yesterday and I will give my neighbour the rest. Then i will start much smaller amounts on the heat because I do need to learn to use these salt free alternatives. I love salt Not sugar. Thanks Pat in Maine. - 5/29/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Mmmmmm.....this looks really good....and really useful for giving some interest to a meal. I will definitely give it a try! Thanks for this. - 9/23/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    loved it! it was quick and easy to make, plus salt free! Thanks for sharing - 6/16/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Perfect timing. I'm bringing dinner to someone on a no-salt diet, and this is tasty. - 6/1/12

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  • Incredible!
    this will work for holiday meals - 12/16/19

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  • Flavorful. Spicy but not too hot. - 10/5/19

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  • Incredible!
    GREAT! I added some onion flakes and celery seeds. - 9/19/19

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  • thank you - 8/29/19

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  • Very Good
    My family loves this but it isn't my style! - 8/13/19

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  • Thanks - 7/22/19

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  • Very Good
    enjoyed this.. changed a couple things for my own taste. - 6/21/19

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  • Incredible!
    This is excellent on grilled chicken. I will use it often. - 4/22/19

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  • Thanks - 4/17/19

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  • Incredible!
    Great - 4/7/19

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  • - 3/3/19

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious - 11/29/18

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  • Sorry, I need salt on meat, it changes the nature of the sear. - 10/26/18

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  • Nice! - 10/9/18

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  • Sounds awesome to add to recipes. Looking forward to make it up and have it on hand. Thanks for sharing. - 10/9/18

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  • Nice recipe - 10/8/18

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  • nice - 8/19/18

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  • Might be spicy, some salt is ok for normal diets - 8/11/18

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  • Excellent recipe! - 8/7/18

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  • NICE - 7/9/18

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  • This looks totally awesome - 7/6/18

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  • Good
    I tried this recipe and it came out pretty good. - 6/9/18

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  • This was pretty good!!! - 6/7/18

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  • excellent - 6/2/18

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  • Flavorful - 5/13/18

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  • Incredible!
    This is tasty and a great rub. I will use it often. - 5/7/18

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  • Very Good
    Great alternative. - 5/3/18

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  • Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 4/9/18

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  • great stuff - 4/5/18

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  • Thanks this looks delicious! - 4/3/18

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  • On the menu tonight - 3/30/18

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  • Very Good
    Very Good - 3/6/18

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  • Very Good
    yummy - 2/13/18

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  • Good
    Great way to reduce sodium - 2/11/18

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  • looks good - 2/1/18

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  • I don't drink coffee so therefore, I don't have a coffee grinder...any other options? - 10/5/17

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  • yummy - 10/5/17

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  • Going to try this! - 8/29/17

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  • yes - 8/19/17

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  • Definitely one to try. - 7/28/17

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  • No salt--No Sugar! WIn/WIn
    I used my immersion blender in a tall canning jar and pulsed a few times.
    - 7/28/17

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  • Very Good
    Will use this recipe again - 7/25/17

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  • Very Good
    I do not do hot:I switched chili powder for the red pepper flakes, but the chile` ancho` is what makes it great! - 7/16/17

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  • Good
    good - 7/9/17

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  • Very Good
    Easy to prepare and delicious! - 7/4/17

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  • Easy and tasty - 6/6/17

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  • great idea - 6/6/17

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  • Very Good
    Looks great - 6/2/17

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  • Incredible!
    very tasty - 6/1/17

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  • Incredible!
    This is very good. No salt needed - 5/26/17

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  • delicious - 4/26/17

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  • I can almost hear the platter sizzling. - 4/19/17

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  • Very Good
    Quick, easy, and tasty! Thanks. - 6/7/16

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  • I love fajitas. Can't wait to try this. - 2/8/16

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  • Incredible!
    Nice to have a salt free rub, I made it in the small bowl of my food processor, so far it is great on chicken, beef and shrimp all grilled and used in fajitas. - 5/19/14

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  • Very Good
    Used this rub on some chicken for the BBQ.. very good! - 8/18/13

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  • beef pork fish Seasoning rub - 3/7/13

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  • Very Good
    This is a really GREAT RUB!!! Made the Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers and they were fabulous! - 3/4/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great. I am going to giv it a try. - 2/2/13

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    very good - 1/14/13

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was easy to assemble and store, can't wait to use it :D - 1/3/13

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  • 0 of 6 people found this review helpful
    will try - 10/15/12

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  • Very Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will have to find cumin seeds. In the meantime will substitute powdered cumin. Has anyone tried this? - 10/15/12

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I love fajitas!!!! Can't wait to try this one!! Yummmmmm! - 6/11/12

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  • Very Good
    I like my rubs very hot and this can be as mind blowing as you like. - 5/28/12

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  • Incredible!
    Excellent!!! - 5/27/12

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    sounds yum! But I'll use my mortar and pestle, too -- easier to clean, like Robin said. - 5/27/12

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