Moroccan-Citrus Marinade

July/August 2014

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This easy marinade recipe for chicken, turkey, pork, lamb or tofu blends citrus zests and juices with flavor-enhancing aromatic spices. For best flavor, marinate meat (or tofu) for at least 4 hours and up to 8 hours. Shake off any excess marinade before cooking.

Moroccan-Citrus Marinade

Makes: 1/2 cup

Serving Size: 1 Tbsp.

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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom


  1. Combine oil, orange zest, lemon zest, orange juice, lemon juice, garlic, cumin, coriander, salt, cinnamon and cardamom in a large bowl.

Tips & Notes

  • Nutrition note: Based on Test Kitchen results, 1 Tbsp. of marinade is absorbed per serving.


Per serving: 41 calories; 4 g fat (1 g sat, 3 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 2 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 0 g total sugars; 0 g protein; 1 g fiber; 292 mg sodium; 24 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 0

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