Livliga Vegetable Rub—Simple and Savory

Friday, April 5, 2019
There is nothing better than a home cooked meal. What I have learned over the years is that when preparing a meal simpler is usually the best. Often a mixture of herbs and spices to add flavor to your food is all you need.

Previously I have shared recipes for dry rubs for your meat as well as squash.  There are so many health benefits to adding herbs and spices to your meals in addition to adding mouthwatering flavors. People often get marinades and rubs confused. The main difference is that the marinades tend to tenderize the meat as the protein marinates whereas a rub is more of a flavorful coating that adds texture and taste to the protein.

Just as your meats can benefit from a flavorful rub, so can your vegetables. Here is a rub recipe I have developed that makes just about any vegetable taste yummy and works well if you are roasting a medley of vegetables too. Make a batch of it, put it in an airtight container, and then you can have it ready whenever you want a quick rub to spice up your veggies. Typically I use about a teaspoon for a “serves 4” recipe. Make sure to adjust the amounts according to your palette and preference.

Simple and Savory Vegetable Rub


  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper, freshly ground
  • ¼ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic, California style
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon cumin


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Store in an airtight container. Make sure to label it so you know what it is.
  3. Use as desired. Should provide 4 or 5 uses. Make bigger batches if desired.

Enjoy! And Live vibrant!

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