Indian-Spiced Marinade

Indian-Spiced Marinade

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2011

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

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ½ cup grated or minced onion (about 1 medium)
  • ¼ cup lemon or lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons garam masala (see Note)
  • 1 teaspoon salt


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  1. 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 information

  • Serving size: 3 tablespoons
  • Per serving: 7 calories; 1 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 0 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 0 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 0 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 1 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 49 mg sodium; 6 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: Free food

Reviews 2

June 20, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
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
September 06, 2011
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By: Anne White
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
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