As Mother’s Day was just yesterday, I’m coming off of a weekend that was filled with relaxation, lots of family time, but, most of all, incredible food (and a happy tummy!)

My grandma came in from out of town this weekend to celebrate Mother’s Day with us, so it was two days straight of big family meals, which I always love and look forward to! I am truly so grateful to only live minutes away from my mom and dad! We create, cook, and enjoy many meals together and that is something I will never take for granted after living away from home.

Yesterday, my dad smoked ribs on his Traeger and whenever he does this, he always asks me to make up a “Meg-Approved dry rib rub”, as he likes to call it. In other words, a dry rub to use for the ribs that doesn’t contain sugar or any ingredients we don’t know how to pronounce (have you ever read the ingredient list of a spice blend!? This is why I make my own!)

My favourite spices to use are Primal Palate Spices, but I also love to create my own blends, especially when I am in need of a large amount, like when I’m rubbing down several racks of ribs!

The last few times we’ve made ribs, I’ve been using this dry rub recipe that I created several months ago and everyone seems to really love it! So, with summer almost here and grilling season in full force, I wanted to share my go-to dry rib rub recipe with you!

My Go-To Dry Rub Recipe for Ribs (Sugar-Free & Paleo)
Author: Meg
An easy sugar-free dry rub recipe to use on ribs or other meats
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  1. Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Use on ribs or any other meats requiring a dry rub.