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Greek Marinade
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5 from 10 votes

Lemon-Garlic Marinade

Lemon, garlic,olive oil and fresh herb marinade.
Course: Marinade
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Author: Cynthia


  • Olive oil 1/4 to 1/2 c. depending on how much meat you're marinating
  • Juice of a lemon
  • 1 or 2 cloves garlic crushed (more if you're not planning on kissing anyone),
  • 1-2 Tablespoons finely chopped oregano thyme and rosemary, preferably fresh, but if you're using fresh, remember with rosemary, a little goes a long way!)
  • Kosher salt and black pepper


  • Whisk it all together. Taste and adjust seasoning. It should be flavorful like salad dressing.
  • Marinate chicken 20 minutes to several hours. Shrimp marinates for up to 1/2 hour. Beef, lamb and pork can be marinated overnight.
  • Timesaving tip: pour marinade into a zip-lock bag with meat. Freeze. While meat defrosts overnight, it will also soak up the marinade and be ready to cook.
  • Bake, broil or BBQ meat as desired.