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Cilantro Lime Marinade

Cilantro Lime Marinade is a simple, blended marinade of fresh herbs, bright acidity, and a touch of sweetness that will tenderize and add bold flavor at the same time.
Course Marinades
Cuisine American
Keyword cilantro marinade, easy chicken marinades, fresh herb marinades
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 quart
Calories 645kcal
Author Lauren


  • ½ cup cilantro leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 6 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice about 4 limes
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • optional: 1 jalapeño seeds removed


  • Add all the ingredients to a food processor
  • Pulse 3 to 4 times to break up the cilantro leaves.
  • Blend until cilantro and garlic are finely minced, about 1 minute.
  • Pour over protein of choice and marinate for 4 to 24 hours.


Calories: 645kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 2339mg | Potassium: 503mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 598IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg