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Marinade Recipes: Cilantro Lime Marinade

Cilantro lime marinade on grilled chicken
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Cilantro Lime Marinade Recipe

While simple to prepare using only a few ingredients, this cilantro lime marinade is packed with bright, fresh flavor. Try it on chicken, shrimp or beef as a marinade to tenderize and add tang to any dish you grill. You can also whip it up in a food processor for a thicker marinade, sauce or even dressing.

Try this cilantro lime marinade on your favorite protein, grill and add to our Quick Quesadillas recipe for lunch or dinner in a snap! 

    30 min
    1 hrs 30 min


  • 2 limes, juiced
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • Salt & pepper, to taste


  1. Add all ingredients to a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine or use a food processor for a thicker marinade or sauce.
  2. Transfer marinade to a large resealable bag and add preferred protein; let marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  3. Remove protein when marinated and grill until cooked.