This tangy marinade, spiked with the Indian spice blend garam masala, is a terrific way to enliven chicken, tofu or pork chops.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2011


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk onion, lemon (or lime) juice, oil, garam masala and salt in a bowl until well combined.



Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

Garam masala, a blend of spices used in Indian cooking, usually includes cardamom, black pepper, cloves, nutmeg, fennel, cumin and coriander. It is available in the spice section of most supermarkets.

Nutrition note: Based on Test Kitchen results, 2 teaspoons of marinade are absorbed per serving.

Nutrition Facts

7 calories; protein 0g; carbohydrates 0.5g; dietary fiber 0.1g; sugars 0.2g; fat 0.6g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0mg; vitamin a iu 0.1IU; vitamin c 0.7mg 1% DV; folate 0.8mcg; calcium 0.8mg; iron 0mg; magnesium 0.4mg; potassium 5.5mg; sodium 48.8mg 2% DV; thiamin 0mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
Excellent and easy A really excellent marinade. It's incredibly easy to make and delicious. I use local pastured organic chicken which has a more natural flavor than mass-produced chicken so the marinade was a little overpowering. Next time I'll just marinade it during the day rather than overnight. Pros: easy flavorful Cons: can overpower mild flavors Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Easy as it could be Crazy easy recipe. The only change I'd make would be to cut the salt by half. Pros: easy delicious Cons: too much salt Read More