Mediterranean Herb Marinade
  • ½ - 1 cup fresh basil (depends on your tastes)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 tbsp fresh rosemary leaves
  • 3 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 tbsp fresh oregano
  • 2 tbsp finely shredded lemon peel (optional)
  • 10 cloves garlic, minced (yes this is a lot, cut back if you aren't a fan)
  • ½ to 1 tsp crushed red pepper (again depends on your taste)
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ to ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  1. If you don't have the fresh herbs, you can use dried just use less of each. I don't often have the fresh thyme or oregano so I just use dried.
  2. Also, the lemon peel, if you don't have lemons you can buy grated lemon peel in the spice section of your grocery store. It's a bit pricey but I use it for a few other recipes and it lasts a long time. Tastes just as wonderful with the dried herbs and with or without the lemon peel.
  3. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process till a thick paste, scraping side of bowl as needed.
  4. To use as a marinade, spread over 2 pounds your choice of meat or salmon steaks.
  5. Cover and chill 4 to 24 hours.
  6. Grill, roast, or broil.
Recipe by Blogghetti at