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Garlic Yogurt Meat Marinade


Rich with spices and flavor, this overnight marinade can be used on any meat, from fish to steak. 


  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup plain, fresh yogurt
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste (salt-free)
  • 1 whole lemon, washed and cubed


  1. In a large bowl, toss together the paprika, cumin, garlic and salt. Drizzle in the olive oil and whisk to combine. 
  2. Scoop in the yogurt, tomato paste and lemon pieces, keeping the peel on the lemons. Whisk the marinade together until it is well blended. 
  3. Submerge the meat in the marinade and leave for at least two hours, or overnight in the fridge, for better results. 
  4. Makes enough marinade for about 1½ pounds of meat.


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Why I Love This Recipe

Using this marinade on grilled chicken made the best-tasting meal from the grill I've had in a long time! The longer I marinate the meat, the better it tastes. And leftovers are even more flavorful, if I can sneak a piece into the fridge for later.

Suzanne, Customer Support Assistant Manager