It’s time to get your grill on with a savory and tasty Lemon Pepper Marinade. Why shake it from a jar when you can make it at home with ingredients you have on hand that are delicious and fresh. PLUS it tastes 100 times better than what you buy at the store! This make-ahead marinade is made from easy, fresh ingredients and takes only minutes!
Here in Fresno we LOVE grilling and I’m thinking you do too. Winter is finally over, spring is here and the weather slowly improving in (most) places and soon everyone will be breaking out their grill! Aren’t you looking forward to an evening on the patio?
Did I tell you we got a new grill?
Dan has been a fan of charcoal grilling since long before we met and let me tell you he is the BEST griller I know! We do a ton of grilling all year round. We love the flavor and that great char you get when grilling, but at times it can be a bit of a production.
We recently received a gas grill and so now we have the best of both worlds! Now, don’t think for an instant he’s giving up charcoal grilling… but the gas grill has made it so we can enjoy delicious grilled flavors weeknights too! Definitely the best of both worlds!
So I’ve been putting together some great marinades.
- Teriyaki Marinade
- Korean BBQ Sauce Marinade
- Tuna Poke Marinade
- Chicken Fajita Marinade
- Chef’s Blend Dry Rub
My newest recipe is lemon pepper marinade! We all have a jar of lemon pepper marinade in the cupboard, right? It’s mostly a ton of salt and preservatives and really not that much flavor. I missed that bright lemon taste! You’re going to love this recipe. It is super tasty on chicken, pork and also veggie kabobs!
What’s extra special about this marinade is the addition of yogurt to help tenderize the meat. It’s a great make-ahead marinade – make it in the morning or evening the day/night before.
Here’s a great tip – make this marinade and pour it over pork or chicken in a ziplock bag. Wrap it tightly in and seal it well. Tuck it in the freezer. When you’re ready for a great night of grilling, pull it out of the freezer and allow it to unthaw the night before. The meat will be full of delicious lemon pepper seasoning with little effort!
Grocery list for lemon pepper marinade
- plain yogurt
The rest of the ingredients you’ll grab from your pantry. Next up is putting the marinade together. Let me walk you thru the steps.
How to make lemon pepper marinade
- zest and juice a lemon
- mince the garlic
- mince the parsley and dill
- add these ingredients to a jar, bowl or even a ziplock bag
- add the remaining ingredients and whisk or mix together well.
- Marinade chicken or pork for one hour
Another great tip – double the recipe and before adding the meat pour half of it into your blender. Whirl it up and pour it over your green salad! Great flavors, this makes for an excellent salad dressing!
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- Grillaholics Grill Set – 4-Piece BBQ Tools – Heavy Duty Stainless-Steel Barbecue Grilling Utensils – Premium Grilling Accessories for Barbecue – Spatula, Tongs, Fork, and Basting Brushtarget
Are you ready to get grilling? Get started by making this easy marinade. It’s made-ahead from fresh ingredients you have on-hand and will store in the refrigerator for up to three days. I know you’re going to love how easy this is to make and the delicious flavor from this meal.
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Make-ahead Lemon Pepper Marinade
Lemon Pepper Marinade
It's time to get your grill on with a savory and tasty Lemon Pepper Marinade. It's easy to make at home and tastes so much better than store bought. Made from fresh ingredients you have on-hand it's perfect for grilling season.
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1 lemon zested and juiced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tbsp parsley minced
- 2 tbsp dill minced
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper fresh cracked pepper preferably, it will have more flavor
Zest and juice the lemon.
Mince the garlic, parsley and dill.
Add these ingredients to a jar or a ziplock bag.
Add the remaining ingredients and whisk or mix together well.
Marinade chicken or pork for one hour
More Recipes using Lemon Pepper
Roasted Asparagus Shrimp and Bacon with Lemon Pepper Sauce from Wonky Wonderful
Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken from The Recipe Critic
Lemon-Pepper Roasted Pork Tenderloin from The Oregonian/Oregon Live
Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning (without sugar or additives) from The Rising Spoon
Poison Ivy Muffins from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures