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U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council

Savory Blueberry Rub

Savory Blueberry Rub



  • 1/3 cup blueberry powder *
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder



1. In a small bowl, stir all ingredients together.

2. Pour into a jar, label, date and seal. Use within 3 months.


Uses: rub for grilling ribs, beef, pork, lamb, poultry or fish; rim cocktail glasses; stir into Bloody Mary mix; add to sauces, marinades or dressings; finish plates

* Blueberry powder is available online or at well-stocked retailers (make blueberry powder by pulverizing freeze-dried blueberries in a blender).

Yield: 3/4 cup