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Cilantro Marinade

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 10 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 1 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 4 ingredients

Cilantro is not for everyone, but this herby fresh tasting marinade is perfect for those of us who love it. It is similar to salsa verde, but much simpler, and a perfect flavor pop...


  • 4 tablespoons roughly chopped cilantro leaves
  • 3 scallions trimmed, white parts only
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, about 1 lime

Nutrition Facts


143 cals


14 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

10 g


6 g


2 g


2 g


1 g


10 mg


  1. On a chopping board, chop the scallions and the cilantro until they are both finely chopped together and well combined.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the olive oil and lime juice together. Add the chopped cilantro and scallions and mix well. It will be pasty rather than runny, so add a little more oil or lime juice if it seems too dry.
  3. Smear all over the protein of your choice and let sit for at least 30 minutes, longer is better. Turn occasionally. Cook.

Chef Tips

If marinating tofu, remember to drain the block of tofu under a weight first so that the marinade doesn’t get diluted.
If your cilantro has roots, don’t throw them out. Wash them well and use them to flavor our Basic Black beans, which would be a good accompaniment to this marinade.
If you like spicy, chop a seeded jalapeno pepper into the cilantro along with the scallions.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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