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Lemon, Herb and Garlic Marinade

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A bright and fresh vinaigrette marinade and dressing.
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This Lemon Herb and Garlic Marinade is so simple and fresh. It tastes like spring! Oh, how i’m wishing for spring. I don’t think it can get here fast enough!

lemon, herb and garlic vinaigrette and marinade

Lemon and herbs make the perfect seasoning for Pork, Chicken, Lamb and even Shrimp. Because of the high acidity of the lemon this is best used as a quick marinade. About 30 minutes or so.

It’s also great for drizzling over grilled vegetables, grilled or baked fish, asparagus and grilled or roasted potatoes. Yum! I love it drizzled over Grilled Salmon.

Lemon, herb and garlic marinade/dressing

I am a huge fan of vinaigrette marinades and dressings, because they are so versatile. And such a great way to add big flavor to a dish, fast.

You can change up the herbs to suit your taste. Try a bit of fresh basil in the mix and drizzle over fresh garden tomatoes and mozzarella cheese for a new take on Caprese Salad.

Or add a bit of mint to make and drizzle over Grilled Lamb Chops. Or use to marinate fresh feta cheese or mediterranean olives. The possibilities are endless.

Just make sure to use good quality, fresh ingredients for maximum flavor. This is a great marinade or dressing for those following a mediterranean diet as well.

Check out this recipe using lemon, herb and garlic marinade:

Olive oil, lemon and garlic

Here are some great side dishes to compliment your marinated meats:

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Lemon, Herb and Garlic Marinade

A bright and fresh vinaigrette marinade and dressing.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Condiment, Marinade
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: Lemon, Herb and Garlic Marinade
Servings: 12
Calories: 504kcal
Author: angela@mealstreetkitchen


  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil


  • In a bowl combine herbs, seasonings and lemon juice. Slowly whisk in olive oil to combine.
  • Use as a marinade or dressing


Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 39g | Sodium: 2329mg | Potassium: 101mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg
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Lemon and garlic marinade on a spoon


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  • chef mimi
    February 23, 2019 at 11:30 am

    Love this! I like your addition of fennel seeds. I do a lot of marinades with garlic and parsley, or garlic and cilantro. It’s so good for beef and chicken and shrimp! I’d never buy a pre-fab marinade.

    • angela@mealstreetkitchen
      February 23, 2019 at 12:41 pm

      Me too. Marinades are so simple to make up. And it’s fun to get creative with them.

    February 23, 2019 at 12:41 am

    Tasty ❤️

    • angela@mealstreetkitchen
      February 23, 2019 at 8:35 am

      Thank you!

  • Tasty Eats Ronit Penso
    February 22, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Can’t beat the combination of olive oil, garlic and lemon. Love your addition of fennel seeds!

    • angela@mealstreetkitchen
      February 23, 2019 at 8:31 am

      Thank you. The fennel seeds really add a nice flavor.


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