If you want the authentic taste of Greek food, but you want to create it at home. Then you will truly appreciate my All Purpose Greek Marinade. The lemony herb concoction will have you thinking that your food came from a Greek restaurant. Especially if you choose to grill whatever you put in this marinade. It’s extremely easy to make and you most likely already have all of the ingredients. Trust me, this is the Greek Marinade that you’re looking for.
As someone who spent their early childhood growing up in Greece, I find the flavor that this marinade provides, to be the most authentic. It tastes like home. And the best part is that you probably already have these ingredients in your home.
What ingredients do I need to make All Purpose Greek Marinade?
- Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil – I like to use a robust olive oil
- Kosher Salt
- Black Pepper
- Dried Oregano
- Dried Thyme
How do you marinate meat, seafood, or vegetables with All Purpose Greek Marinade
- Prepare your meat, seafood, and vegetables by cleaning and cutting into smaller pieces if desired.
- Put each food item into its own separate bowls or freezer bags.
- Add enough marinade to each bowl or bag to cover the meat, seafood, or vegetables completely.
- Let it marinate for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
- For the most enhanced flavors, I like to grill or smoke my food.
1c of extra virgin olive oil
1c of fresh squeezed lemon juice
1tbs dried oregano
1tbs fresh or dried thyme
In a large bowl or container, mix all ingredients.
Taste test to make sure that it is to your liking.
Pour marinade over whatever food you would like to eat. (Meat, Seafood, Vegetables)
Let your food marinate for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
This marinade also taste good as a dressing.
- Method: Marinade
- Cuisine: Greek
Keywords: marinade, Greek, Mediterranean , dressing
- You can substitute fresh thyme for dried thyme.
- You can substitute for dried oregano fresh mint for a more por.
- Do not use imitation lemon juice. Trust me, it will not taste as good, if at all.
- You can add about 2 tbs of plain Greek yogurt, but I find adding it unnecessary. It strays away from the traditional marinade and it adds unnecessary dairy.
If you enjoyed this recipe, then you may also enjoy my one skillet Mediterranean Pasta recipe. Don’t forget to tag me @RosalynnDaniels if you decide to make this recipe. Also try signing up for my newsletter, for monthly recipe ideas.
Original post date 6/4/2019