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5 Easy Marinade Recipes We Love

5 Easy Marinade Recipes

Hello grilling season!

I get a lot of requests from clients and friends for marinades to use on summer (and frankly, all seasons!) meats and veggies. So I whipped up a few recipes for you and your favorite people (or just yourself) to enjoy.

Though meats and fishes get a lot of attention for using a marinade on, I love to marinade veggies- because though I love my veggies plain and simple, I also love them with lots of flavor.

Below these 5 recipes, I have recipes you could try these marinades on, and hopefully you love them!

Italian Marinade

Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp minced onion
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • Pinch black peppercorn
  • 1 Tbsp oregano (dried)
  • 1 Tbsp basil (dried)
  • 1 Tbsp thyme (dried)
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 Tbsp dried onion powder

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl- and whisk together
  • Use as a marinade for your veggies, or meat- marinade for at least 30-60 minutes for the most flavor
Course: dinner, grilling, lunch, marinade
Cuisine: all natural, herbas, Italian, marinades
Keyword: dairy free, Gluten Free, italian

Simple Garlic Marinade

Total Time10 mins

Ingredients

  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Dash salt
  • Dash pepper

Instructions

  • Press garlic cloves with the side of a knife to crush slightly
  • Remove papery skin and transfer to a re-sealed bag and remove as much air as you can
  • Smash the garlic with the smooth side of a meat mallet until completely crushed
  • Next open the bag, and add the oil, vinegar, herbs, salt and pepper
  • Next to the bag, add in the poultry, meat, veggies etc
  • Seal the bag shut - and marinade for 30-60 minutes (or more)
Course: dinner, grilling, lunch, marinade
Cuisine: all natural, grilling, vegan
Keyword: allergy friendly, Gluten Free, vegan

Cuban Mojo Marinade

Total Time15 mins

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice (squeeze)
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup lightly packed mint leaves
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 Tbsps oregano, dried
  • 3 Tbsp ground cumin
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper

Instructions

  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and whisk together (you can also mix in a food processor until smoothly combined)
  • Marinate your fave veggies, meat or anyting you like in there! (you can also use this as a dressing too)
Course: dairy free, dinner, gluten free, grilling, lunch
Cuisine: all natural, dairy free, marinades
Keyword: allergy friendly, dinner, lunch, vegan

Asian Teriyaki Marinade

Total Time15 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut aminos
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp orange zest
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger, dried and powdered

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl (or blender) and blend thoroughly
  • Use uncooked to marinade your favorite vegetables or protein; or add to a saucepan and heat for 2-3 minutes until warm and then serve as a sauce
Course: asian, dinner, entree, gluten free, grilling, lunch
Cuisine: American, asian, healthy
Keyword: easy recipe, Gluten Free, healthy, vegan

Chimichurri Marinade

Total Time10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • pinch salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp oregano (fresh or dried)
  • pinch pepper
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Combine the vinegar, salt, and garlic in a medium bowl and let stand aside for 5-10 minutes while you prepare the rest

Next, stir in the cilantro, parsley, and oregano.

  • Next, whisk in the oil using a fork
  • Marinade the meat or veggies and allow to sit for a number of hours to soak in all of the flavor
Course: all natural, bbq, dinner, grilling, lunch, vegan
Cuisine: healthy, plant based, vegan
Keyword: bbq, dinner, july 4th, lunch, marinades, salad dressing, summer

Some recipes to use with these marinades!

Simple Roasted Salmon

Simple Roasted Branzino and Vegetables

Easy Whole Roasted Cauliflower

…Also use on steak, chicken, or anything else you like!

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