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Life-Changing Sriracha Lime Marinade

Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Author: Angela Marinelli, M.S., M.Ed., Nourishment Connection


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice also tastes great with half lemon juice, half lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro unchopped (1/4 cup mint also tastes great!
  • 2 tsp sriracha
  • 2 tsp maple syrup or light agave nectar
  • 1/2 of a large shallot
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp cumin depends on the freshness of your spices
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • Makes about 1/2 cup, enough for 1 lb of protein


  • Put all ingredients in a small food processor or blender and blend for 20-30 seconds until smooth.
  • Pour marinade over protein in a ziploc bag, reserving a few tablesoons for basting or to top protein after cooking. (You don't have to reserve any, up to you.)
  • Marinade for at least 2 hours, turning every 30-60 minutes.
  • Twenty minutes before ready to cook, remove protein from marinade and salt all sides with coarse sea salt.
  • Grill, roast, or saute. Enjoy!


Copyright: Angela Marinelli, M.S., M.Ed., Nourishment Connection 2013