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Greek Grilling Marinade

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 15 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients

This Greek Grilling Marinade is fast to put together and quite delicious, particularly with fish. It lends its tart lemony zing to meaty white fish like hake, cod, or grouper and can totally transform tilapia....


  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1 sprig of thyme
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • ¼ cup chives, chopped
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Nutrition Facts


247 cals


27 g

Saturated Fat

4 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

20 g


2 g


1 g


1 g


1 g


102 mg


  1. In a small mixing bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice and zest and the capers. Mix with a wire whisk to combine.
  2. Transfer to a gallon-sized zip-lock bag. Add the whole sprigs of herbs and the chives.
  3. Place your meat or fish in the bag with marinade mixture. Seal and refrigerate. Marinate fish for up to 30 minutes, chicken up to 2 hours (see Chef Tips).

Chef Tips

Make sure to marinate fish or chicken for the recommended times in this recipe. A few extra minutes won’t hurt, but if left to marinate for too long, the acid in lemon juice will continue breaking down the proteins in fish and chicken, which can result in a mushy texture.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society