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4-Ingredient Balsamic Marinade (AIP, Paleo, Whole30)

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This super easy 4-Ingredient Balsamic Marinade is not only AIP, paleo and Whole30-friendly, it’s also amazingly delicious! Whip it up in under two minutes and use it to marinate chicken, steak, seafood or vegetables.

I don’t know about you, but I am getting tired of the same ol’ quarantine food we’ve been eating since beginning to maintain physical distancing for COVID-19 almost two months ago. I’ve stocked up on plenty of meats, pantry staples and hearty vegetables. And we go shopping for fresh veggies about once every two weeks. But everything is starting to taste the same.

So I started to brainstorm ways to mix it up, while still keeping our meals simple, quick and easy and I realized marinades are the answer! If you can eat a simple combo of meat + fresh veggie + starchy veggie every day, but mix up the flavors, you may never get bored!

First up on the flavor train is this 4-Ingredient Balsamic Marinade.

I threw this balsamic marinade together in less than two minutes the other day, marinated some chicken breasts in it for a few hours, and then pan fried them, and they were to. die. for. The balsamic chicken breasts were even good as leftovers the next day.

I don’t know about y’all, but my husband and I are not fans of chicken breasts. They always seem to turn out dry, no matter what you do.

But not anymore! This balsamic marinade made them so juicy and tender, I wanted to eat them for every meal until they were gone. And then make them again, so I could eat moooore!

Easy Balsamic Marinade Ingredients

Balsamic marinade ingredients

This balsamic marinade is suuuuuper easy. You only need 4 ingredients, and they are ALL pantry staples! #quarantinewin

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

Just measure your ingredients into a small mason jar, screw the lid on and shake!

Then pour it over chicken, steak, pork, fish, shrimp or some vegetables, marinate, then cook! For meat, marinate up to 24 hours. For seafood and vegetables, just marinate it for about 30 minutes (any longer and it gets slimy!).

When it’s done marinating, discard the marinade and cook your meat, seafood or vegetables as usual. Try grilling, roasting or pan-frying. Yum yum!

Balsamic marinade in a bowl

Looking for another easy marinade recipe? Try this AIP Lemon Turmeric Marinade & Dressing.

Make this 4-Ingredient Balsamic Marinade today and let me know what you marinated with it in the comments!

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Balsamic marinade in a bowl

4-Ingredient Balsamic Marinade (AIP, Paleo, Whole30)

  • Author: Andrea
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Marinades
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Description

This super easy 4-Ingredient Balsamic Marinade is not only AIP, paleo and Whole30-friendly, it’s also amazingly delicious! Whip it up in under two minutes and use it to marinate chicken, steak, seafood or vegetables.


Ingredients

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1/4 cup avocado oil (or olive oil)

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar (avoid any with added sugars, thickeners, or colorings)

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp sea salt


Instructions

Place all ingredients in a small mason jar, seal and give it a good shake.

Use it to marinate chicken, steak or pork (up to 24 hours), or seafood or veggies (30 min).

Drain marinade and discard. Then cook your meat, seafood, or veggies as usual.



Notes

Marinade works great for about 2 lbs of meat or veggies, but feel free to adjust to your liking.


Nutrition

  • Calories: 63
  • Fat: 6.8g
  • Carbohydrates: .3g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: .1g

Keywords: balsamic, marinade, aip, paleo, whole30

This super easy 4-Ingredient Balsamic Marinade is not only AIP, paleo and Whole30-friendly, it's also amazingly delicious! Whip it up in under two minutes and use it to marinate chicken, steak, seafood or vegetables. #balsamicmarinade #pantrystaples #quarantinefood #aip #paleo #whole30
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