Prep 1 min
Cook 0 mins
I actually made this up while trying to imitate a lime salad dressing I had tasted. It makes enough to marinate 4 boneless chicken breasts. Great for fajitas!
- 2 limes, juice of
- 1⁄3 cup olive oil or 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- salt and pepper
- Toss all the ingredients into a mini food processor and pulse until combined.
- Marinate meat for 1/2 hour.
- Say: Yumm.
I love this marinade. I only used one lime and added a few tablespoons of riesling wine instead. I replaced the sugar with a two squeezes of honey. I upped the cilantro a bit but did not use cumin. You really can't go wrong on this one. Tastes fabulous!
I marinaded grilled chicken kabobs with this recipe and everyone liked it.
I LOVE this marinade. I've used it for barbequed chicken breasts and thighs a couple of times, but tonight I marinated shrimp in it and barbecued the shrimp over mesquite coals. It is to die for! I made shrimp tacos with the shrimp by crisping tortillas over the coals and then topping the tacos with fresh avocado, garden tomatoes, sour cream, and cilantro sprigs. I would have to say that the shrimp have definitely been the best meat for this marinade, so far. Try it! You won't be sorry.