Basic Marinade

Recipe from Southern Living

More From Southern Living


  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice*
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Stir together all ingredients.
  2. *White wine vinegar may be substituted for lemon juice.
  3. Southwestern Marinade: substitute 1/4 cup lime juice for lemon juice. Add 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro and 1 teaspoon ground cumin.
  4. Asian Marinade: substitute 1/2 cup peanut oil for olive oil 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar for lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons soy sauce or worcestershire sauce. Add 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger.
My Notes

Only you will be able to view, print, and edit this note.

Add Note

Basic Marinade Recipe at a Glance
  1. Enter at least one ingredient

Find out what we've got cooking...

Weekly Specials
Get our Free Weekly Specials Newsletter filled with our favorite recipes, seasonal menus, and special features.
We Respect Your Privacy. Privacy Policy