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Lemon Herb Marinade

Lemon Herb Marinade
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 10
This easy Lemon Herb Marinade can be whipped up in 10 minutes. Zesty herbs and simple ingredients work together to elevate chicken, fish or pork. Feel free to switch up the herbs you use in this Lemon Herb Marinade. For example, for a lemon-rosemary marinade, consider substituting parsley for the basil and rosemary for the thyme. A good rule of thumb when mixing up marinades is, for fish, chicken and pork, light herbal notes tend to work well. This lemon and herb marinade is not to be missed.
Updated May 16, 2021

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Steps

  • 1
    In shallow glass dish or resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix all ingredients. Add about 1 lb meat; cover dish or seal bag, and refrigerate at least 20 minutes but no longer than 24 hours, depending on type of meat.
  • 2
    Remove meat from marinade; discard marinade. Cook meat as desired.

  • Marinate fish fillets or shrimp 20 to 30 minutes, pork chops and boneless skinless chicken 1 to 2 hours, and larger cuts of meat 4 to 24 hours. Turn once or twice during marinating time, so the Lemon and Herb Marinade can reach all surfaces.
  • The light, herbal notes of this marinade are well suited to fish, chicken and pork. Beef and lamb benefit from stronger flavors.
  • This marinade also can be used on vegetables, such as sliced zucchini, summer squash, onions and bell peppers. Marinate vegetables separately from meat, up to 30 minutes before cooking.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon
Calories
70
Calories from Fat
70
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
60mg
2%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
0g
0%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
0g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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