Marinating Recipes

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

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Smashed Olives

My best friend and I came up with this recipe to bring back the wonderful tastes of Spain with us. When you are finished with the olives, use the flavored olive oil for a chicken or shrimp marinade. —Tiffani Warner, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Spanish Marinated Mushrooms

I had some amazing marinated mushrooms in a little tapas bar in Seville when I was stationed in Spain with...


Marinated Vegetables with Olives

Veggies play nicely together in a healthy, easy dish that can be an appetizer or a salad.
—Sue Hansen,...


Mango Glace with Pineapple Pomegranate Salsa

I’d like to say this dish was a brilliant idea that came from expert planning. But the truth is that...


Grilled Marinated Asparagus

Freshly harvested asparagus says spring is in the air, and on your table. Eating the tender spears right off the...

Dill-Marinated Broccoli

A co-worker tipped me off to this splashy marinade for broccoli. The longer you wait, the better it gets. Add...


Make-Ahead Veggie Salad

Assemble this colorful mix of vegetables and let it soak up the sweet-and-sour dressing overnight. The next day, you'll be...

Oven French Fries

We know it sounds crazy, but these homemade fries really are light. Shared by Margaret Taylor of Salem, Missouri, they...


Minty Cucumber Salad

This refreshing sensation of crunchy cucumbers offers a mild hint of orange and mint flavors that are perfect for spring....


Poppy Seed Pasta Salad

Broccoli, cauliflower and sunflower kernels give this colorful salad an enticing crunch. You can add almost any vegetable that suits...


Classic Marinated Vegetables

—Elizabeth Powell, Elizabethton, Tennessee

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...


Mark’s Marinated Mushrooms

This appetizer is equally delicious served hot or cold. It's a real crowd-pleaser.—Mark Curry, Buena Vista, Colorado


Marinated Broccoli

This festive side dish couldn't be easier to throw together. But because it's so pretty, it's perfect for special occasions....


Marinated Broccoli-Cauliflower Salad

My mother made this for a family gathering several years ago, and I've been serving it ever since. Everyone enjoys...


Quick Marinated Mushrooms

This recipe came to me from a dear friend. I use these flavorful mushrooms as a side dish or to...

Marinated Olives

Our son often made these olives for holiday get-togethers. They are simple to make and add a little zest to...


Marinated Tomato Salad

I purchased this recipe at our church auction from the minister's wife. It was worth the price, since it's the...


Grilled Portobello Spinach Salad

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


Marinated Grilled Vegetable Medley

A simple-to-make marinade flavors a blend of vegetables in this recipe from our home economists.


Pickled Rainbow Chard

Pickling adds pop to fresh foods, especially Swiss chard stems. In this easy fridge method, sweet meets tart and it...


Crunchy Marinated Vegetables

I never worry about my kids getting their veggies when this sweet-and-sour salad is on the menu. My mom gave...


Make-Ahead Artichoke Salad

If I want leftovers when I take this salad to an event, I have to leave some at home because...


Marinated Green Beans

For many years, I made this dish with asparagus. At Thanksgiving, green beans were all I had, so I used...

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Tangy Marinated Vegetables

A tangy dressing makes this refreshing vegetable blend especially pleasing. You could serve it as an appetizer or a side...


All-Purpose Meat Seasoning

My wonderful mother-in-law, Margarette, gave me this meat seasoning recipe. I like to sprinkle it over boneless pork tenderloin before...


Special Grilled Veggies

"I fixed this colorful side dish on Father's Day one year and it has been requested many times since," says...


Favorite Marinated Vegetables

Toss some good-for-you veggies together with a coating of fat-free salad dressing, and you've got this ideal side dish in...


Cool Dill Asparagus

This asparagus dish has been in my recipe file so long I can't remember where it originated. It makes a...


Italian Grilled Veggies

Here's a zesty side dish that will complement any main course. “This recipe was an experiment I tried when I...