All-Purpose Herb Rub

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 8

To season meat or poultry before grilling, first coat the food well with canola or olive oil, then rub this flavorful herb blend on all sides of the food, rubbing well to cause some friction.


  • 1 Tbs. dried basil 
  • 1 Tbs. dried thyme 
  • 1 Tbs. dried oregano 
  • 2 tsp. dried rosemary 
  • 1 tsp. coarse sea or kosher salt 
  • 1/2 tsp. coarsely ground pepper 


In a small bowl, stir together the basil, thyme, oregano, rosemary, salt and pepper. Makes about 4 Tbs., or enough for 2 to 3 lb. of meat or poultry.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma, Essentials of Grilling, by Denis Kelly, Melanie Barnard, Barbara Grunes & Michael McLaughlin (Oxmoor House, 2003).