BBQ Date Dry Rub [Food Processor Attachment]

BBQ rub using dates as a natural sweetener as opposed to sugar. Use as a BBQ seasoning on vegetables, chicken, pork, or beef.


  • 1 cup (160 g) medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup (28 g) dried porcini mushrooms
  • ½ cup (55 g) paprika
  • ¼ cup (25 g) chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons celery salt
  • 3 Tablespoons (21 g) onion powder
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 Tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt, optional
  • 1 Tablespoon dry mustard


  1. Fit the Food Processor with the Multi-Use Blade.  Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  2. Start the machine and allow to process  for 1 minute 30 seconds, or set timer and allow machine to complete programmed cycle. Use as desired.

Chef's Notes

  • Make this simple recipe fresh and as needed with this easy process. The rub will start to cake together after sitting for awhile due to moisture in the dates.