Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Agave Lime Marinade

We always have an over abundance of limes during the summer months from making mojitos to Put the Lime in the Coconut Cake to Coconut Lime Cheesecake Bars (recipe soon to come) and I am always looking for great ways to utilize this tangy fruit to its fullest!  This is a versatile marinade that can be used with a multitude of different foods such as chicken, shrimp, pork, to a veggie mix or corn on the cobb and can also be reduced down into a sauce.  These flavorings are perfect for fajitas or tacos!

3 limes or 9 key limes
1/2 cup olive or grape seed oil
3 tbsp agave nectar
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp each of salt and pepper
3 tbsp tequila (optional)

I prefer to use dry spices when grilling meats that will stay on the heat for awhile to prevent any herbs or flavorings from burning.

Prepare the marinade by zesting and juicing the limes then mixing with the oil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper.  Marinate the proteins for 30 to 45 minutes before grilling.  Vegetables can be marinated over night for best flavor.


  1. this sounds like a very tangy marinade! yum! i haven't used agave nectar in my cooking yet. does it have a sour taste?

    -Abeer @ www.cakewhiz.com

  2. Hi Abeer, Agave nectar is sweet and is used the same as honey. Using with the marinade gives it a sweet and sour flavor. I hope you enjoy it!

  3. It looks very good!!! I will try it!

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