Fresh Herb Marinade


Recipe Information

Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 1 cup

This simple marinade will add a fresh herb flavor to your favorite meats, tofu, and veggies.


  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 shallot, minced
  • 4 sprigs oregano, leaves only, chopped
  • 4 sprigs cilantro, leaves only, chopped
  • 4 sprigs thyme, leaves only, chopped
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil


In a small mixing bowl, combine garlic, shallot and fresh herbs. Add vinegar and red pepper flakes, and then whisk in two tablespoons of the oil until well mixed. Slowly add the remaining oil to the bowl, whisking constantly.

Serving Suggestion

This marinade adds a terrific herb flavor to any type of meat or tofu. You can reserve a portion of this marinade to use as a sauce with the finished dish.

Tips & Notes

Tip: You can also make this recipe with a food processor. Mix together all the ingredients except oil, and slowly stream in the oil while blending. Marinate foods in glass, plastic, ceramic or stainless steel containers. Marinate fish and tofu 30 minutes, poultry 1 to 4 hours and meat 2 to 8 hours. Do not re-use marinade that has already had raw protein in it.

Charlie Wilson talks about the basic elements of a marinade, and makes a fresh herb marinade that will add a fresh flavor to meats, tofu and veggies.

Nutritional Information

Per 3 tablespoons: 260 Calories, 28 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 2 mg. sodium, 3 g. carbohydrate, 0 g. fiber, 1g. protein