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Easy Marinades with Essential Oils

Compiled through resources from our Essential Oils supplier Young Living. To visit their website CLICK HERE.
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While it’s hard to deny the convenience of a pre-made, store-bought marinade, they are often highly processed and lose their potency (and flavour) the longer they sit on the shelf. Plus, they are usually filled with preservatives and sugar! 
So, opt out of picking up a store-bought option and create your own rich flavours with a just few fresh ingredients and plant-based oil flavours!

In our previous blog, Quick Salad Dressings we gave you a number of fresh ideas for making essential oil infused salad dressings. These recipes are the perfect inspiration for your next weekend BBQ or entertaining evening!

Marinade tips: 
The key to marinating like a pro is timing! Marinade for two hours or less for a lighter, surface flavour. Marinade for 8-24 hours for a fully-infused flavour.
Keep in mind that the thicker the cut of protein, the longer it will take to absorb the flavour. When using Plus oils, always marinade in a glass or stainless-steel container.

 

Citrus Ginger Marinade

 The perfect bright flavour for chicken or fish!

What you need
¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
1 Tbsp. grated onion
1 lemon, juiced
2 drops Orange
2 drops Lemon
1 drop Ginger

Directions
Combine all ingredients and pour over protein in a shallow glass bowl or baking pan.
Cover and refrigerate for 1–4 hours before grilling.
Discard marinade after use.

 

Mediterranean Marinade

Rich and herbaceous for steaks, beef or grilled veggies!

What you need
¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ cup soy sauce
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 drop Oregano
2 drops Lemon
1 drop Black Pepper

Directions
Combine all ingredients and pour over protein in a shallow glass bowl or baking pan.
Cover and refrigerate for 1–4 hours before grilling.
Discard marinade after use.

 

Honey Lime Marinade

A sweet and zesty blend, ideal for chicken!

What you need
¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ cup soy sauce
½ tsp ground mustard
1 tsp honey
3 drops Lime
2 drops Black Pepper

Directions
Combine all ingredients and pour over protein in a shallow glass bowl or baking pan.
Cover and refrigerate for 1–4 hours before grilling.
Discard marinade after use.

 

Lemon Parsley Marinade

Light, flavourful and a delicious compliment to fish or seafood!

What you need
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
1/4 tsp garlic powder
2 drops Lemon
2 drops Parsley

Directions
Combine all ingredients and pour over protein in a shallow glass bowl or baking pan.
Cover and refrigerate for 1–4 hours before grilling.
Discard marinade after use.

 

BONUS: Holiday Glaze

Perfect for pouring over your choice of protein this holiday season!

What you need
1 cup honey
1/4 cup yacon syrup
1/2 cup orange juice 
2 drop cinnamon bark 
2 drop clove
3 drop orange

Directions 
Combine honey, syrup, and juice in pan. Bring to boil.
Remove from heat, add essential oils, mix well. 
Pour over protein and cook as directed. 
Enjoy the holiday season! 

 

Have a look at these further reading links on the Young Living website! 

Link: Dietary Essentail Oils Range

Link: Introducing Dietary Essential Oils

Link: Which Essential Oils Are Safe To Injest



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