Once Upon a Thyme dry rub adds instant aromatic flavour to any dish. Ancient Greeks believed that Thyme was a source of courage and added it to their cheese and liqueurs, but we recommend using it on meats and veggies.


  • Use 2 Tbsp per 4 servings
  • Oil, grapeseed or sunflower
  • 1 tsp Brown sugar (optional)


  1. Simply rub and press the spices onto your chicken, duck or vegetables.
  2. This is also great for potatoes and pasta.
  3. If you’re looking for a nice crust on your dish, add a little organic or brown sugar to the spice mix which will help caramelize the crust.
  4. If you’re skipping sugar, then opt to add a dab of oil to the spice blend. Mix a small amount of oil with the rub to form a paste that you can easily spread over your meat. This result won’t give you a crusty topping, but it will help add plenty of flavour.
  5. Cook as you normally would. Grill, sautée or bake.