Spanish Rub

Spanish Rub

Two kinds of paprika, cilantro and lemon give Spanish flair to pork chops, tenderloin or shrimp.

From EatingWell: November/December 2008
Yield: about 1 cup
Active Time: 5
Total Time: 5


  1. 6 tablespoons smoked paprika, (see Ingredient note)
  2. 3 tablespoons regular paprika
  3. 3 tablespoons dried cilantro
  4. 3 tablespoons coarse salt
  5. 1 tablespoon ground dried lemon peel
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper


Combine smoked paprika, regular paprika, cilantro, salt, lemon peel and pepper in a small bowl.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months.
  • Ingredient note: Smoked paprika is a spice made from grinding smoke-dried red peppers. It can be used in many types of savory dishes and is available in some large supermarkets with other spices and at


Nutrition Per Serving: 4 calories; 0 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 211 mg sodium; 33 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus:

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