Marinating Recipes

Tenderize, season and prepare your meat with marinating recipes in a ton of different styles.

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Red, White and Blue Summer Salad

Caprese and fresh fruit always remind me of summer. In this salad, I combine traditional Caprese flavors with summer blueberries and peaches. I also add prosciutto for saltiness, creating a balanced, flavor-packed side dish. —Emily Falke, Santa Barbara, California

Shrimp Salad with Peaches

My husband doesn’t miss his beloved meat and potato meals when I cook up this shrimp dish, rounded out with...


Refreshing Grilled Chicken Salad

“This recipe is light, zippy and flavorful. It's a nice healthy salad that's great for a luncheon with friends.” And...


Pork Tenderloin Nectarine Salad

A bag of fresh nectarines shared by my neighbor inspired this grilled pork recipe. The salad is delicious served with...


Chicken Poppy Seed Salad

Juicy berries, crisp sugar snap peas and crunchy pecans complement the lime-marinated chicken in this pretty salad. The homemade sweet-sour...

Pork and Balsamic Strawberry Salad

Serving this entree salad gives me hope that warmer days aren't too far off. If strawberries aren't in season yet,...


Teriyaki Chicken Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

I’ve made this salad so often and shared it with many people. It’s originally from my good friend’s daughter, and...

Bacon & Marinated Mushroom Salad

When I first served this refreshing salad more than 20 years ago, friends couldn't say enough about it. The marinated...


Beef Fajita Salad

This easy salad features colorful peppers, beans, tomato and tender strips of beef. The beef marinates for only 10 minutes,...


Orient Express Chicken Salad

This always-popular salad makes use of lots of convenience items, but it’s still healthy and nutritious. I created it one...


Asian Tossed Salad

Cubed chicken marinates overnight in a sweet and salty sauce, giving every bite great flavor. Fried wonton strips add fun...

Olive-Cucumber Tossed Salad

You get lots of flavor from just a few ingredients in this easy-to-fix salad. It’s refreshing but bold with zip...


Grilled Sirloin Salad

"I love to put together healty dishes from a variety of foods," Nicole Bresee writes from Westport, Ontario. "My husband,...


Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Whenever we're invited to potlucks, I'm always asked to bring a salad because people know it's one of my specialties....


Asian Pork Tenderloin Salad

A homemade marinade adds delicious flavor to the stir-fried pork in this main dish salad. The fast, fresh meal is...


Grilled Portobello Spinach Salad

Grilled portobellos add a healthy heartiness to this meatless main-dish salad. —Thomas McCleary • Kansas City, Kansas

Tangy Chicken Salad

I came up with my own version of chicken salad after tasting a similar one at a restaurant. You can...


Japanese Steak Salad

“We enjoy all kinds of ethnic foods,” writes Diane Halferty of Corpus Christi, Texas. “This beef recipe is...


Easy Sirloin Caesar Salad

A tangy sauce that combines bottled salad dressing, lemon juice and Dijon mustard flavors this filling main-dish salad. You save...


Marinated Mozzarella Tossed Salad

Pam Bremson of Kansas City, Missouri shares her extra special salad made with mozzarella cheese, grape tomatoes and a flavorful...


Simple Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

This recipe is simple, but it always gets great reviews.


Chicken Berry Salad

We love this salad any time of year, but especially in summer when blueberries and strawberries are in season. —Sheri...


Mexican Shrimp Salad

Yummy shrimp for a salad, but you could also serve it with tortillas or with Mexican rice. Jalapeno and chili...


Raspberry-Chili Tuna on Greens

Kathy Hawkins of Gurnee, Illinois turns grilled tuna into something sensational with her zippy marinade featuring raspberry preserves and Thai...

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Beef Kabob Spinach Salad

I found this easy recipe many years ago, and we never grow tired of it. I like to serve this...


Grilled Steak Salad with Fruit

Bring an impressive meal to the table with Candice Garcia's tropical take on steak salad. The Winter Haven, Florida cook's...


Salad with Grilled Chicken

“I feel like I am serving fine restaurant-quality food with this dish,” writes Dianna Wissinger of Lawrenceburg, Indiana. “Every single...


Indonesian Peanut Chicken Salad

Our former neighbor, a native of Indonesia, made this peanut chicken salad, which she called "sate". My family liked it...


Flank Steak Spinach Salad

Moist marinated steak, wild rice, almonds and veggies blend together nicely in this colorful main-dish salad. Years ago, a friend...


Dressed-Up Steak Salad

This sirloin gets its fresh taste from tomato, red onion and avocado. A little steak sauce in the dressing helps...