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Looking for a spicy keto dry rub that goes with all kinds of meat? Your search is over. This one has been tested on salmon, chicken wings, cod, pork tenderloin and ribs. – All Delicious! This rub is spicy, but won’t totally light you on fire. And of course, because we’re keto over here this rub has no sugar!

Recipe and photo courtesy of Cheryl McColgan, US Wellness August 2021 Featured Chef.


This recipe is so easy, there is really no need to buy a prepared dry rub! In just about five short minutes you can have a spicy keto dry rub that is versatile and makes a huge batch. Most of the measurements are already taken care of for you since you can easily buy two-ounce spice jars. This recipe is enough for 12 or more full racks of ribs. It lasts even longer if you’re using it on smaller cuts of meat.

Spicy Keto Dry Rub

Recipe By: August 2021 Featured Chef Cheryl McColgan | Heal Nourish Grow

  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 5 Minutes
  • Servings: 48 Servings
  • Calories: 29 kcal

This Rub Pairs Well With: Salmon, Chicken Wings, Beef Ribs, Pork Tenderloin, Chicken Thighs, and so much more!


  • 4 ounces smoked paprika
  • 2 ounces garlic powder
  • 2 ounces onion powder
  • 2 ounces chili powder
  • 2 ounces black pepper
  • 2 ounces ground mustard
  • 2 ounces celery salt
  • 1.5 ounces ground red pepper


  1. Pour all of the spices into a large bowl.
  2. Mix well using a whisk until spices are evenly combined.
  3. Store in an airtight container.


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Notes &


This large batch of dry rub makes enough for about 12 racks of ribs. Unlike many dry rubs, there is no sugar added. For each rack of ribs, this recipe adds about 8 net carbs, which works out to about 2 net carbs per serving.


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Carol McColgan, August Featured Chef, bio



Cheryl McColgan is the founder of Heal Nourish Grow, an ultimate wellness, nutrition, and lifestyle source. After a serious health challenge and being faced with the possibility of cancer, Cheryl shifted her focus to look even more closely at her health, life, and career. Her passion for teaching, gourmet cooking, travel, and a personal commitment to pursue ultimate wellness is what brought Heal Nourish Grow to life. As US Wellness Meats August 2021 Featured Chef, Cheryl has shared her delicious recipes. You can learn more about Cheryl on the Discover Blog and her blog, Heal Nourish Grow.