Juniper Rub

Juniper Rub Recipe
Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Cindy Barr
Juniper berries lend a piney accent to our Juniper Rub that is used as a flavor booster for grilled chicken or pork.


Serves 4 (serving size: about 2 teaspoons)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 77
Fat 7.1 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Sodium 240 mg


2 teaspoons juniper berries
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
6 minced sage leaves
1 minced garlic clove


Place juniper berries, peppercorns, kosher salt, crushed red pepper, and bay leaf in a coffee or spice grinder; process until finely ground. Combine juniper mixture, olive oil, sage leaves, and garlic.

Robin Bashinsky,

Cooking Light

July 2013
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