Recipe: 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 2 hours, or overnight in the fridge, for better results.

At A Glance

PREP: 5 minutes
COOK: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 15 minutes
YIELD: Makes enough marinade for about 1½ pounds of meat.