Recipe for Practical Application

Tomato Basil Marinade

February 2, 2017

This Tomato Basil Marinade is a great way to give a summery and fresh flavor upgrade to your veggies, chicken, pork, and fish with only 5 ingredients!

This Tomato Basil Marinade gives a summery and fresh flavor upgrade to your veggies, chicken, pork, and fish with only 5 ingredients!

Tomatoes and basil are such a tried and true flavor combination.  Whether it makes you think of pasta, soup, or pizza, this flavor duo is a great way to marinate your meal.  Personally, I’ve found that this marinade works really well on veggies, seafood, chicken, and pork; my favorite way to eat it though is as cold leftovers on a salad.

Skills & Techniques

Make a superb marinade that everyone will be drooling over by mastering these culinary techniques first!

Storage & Leftovers

All of the marinades that we’ve covered this month make one pint.  If you are clever with the way you marinate, you can easily stretch this marinade out over three uses. (Hello Ziploc bags!!).  If you choose a larger container to marinate in, you’ll likely end up using a lot more.  With your leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.  If you would like to freeze them, this Tomato Basil Marinade will last for up to 6 months.

Just a reminder, you should never reuse a marinade once it has touched your protein or veggies.  This is a sure fire way to risk food-borne illness!

This Tomato Basil Marinade gives a summery and fresh flavor upgrade to your veggies, chicken, pork, and fish with only 5 ingredients!

Tomato Basil Marinade

This Tomato Basil Marinade takes almost no time to make.   I recommend a large Roma tomato for the best flavor, but any delicious and ripe tomato will work.  For a stronger tomato flavor, you can use roughly 1/2 cup of canned tomatoes.


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This grocery list has everything that you’ll need to make this Tomato Basil Marinade recipe.  To help in making grocery shopping simple, each ingredient is listed in easy-to-find grocery store amounts.  If there is no amount specified, that means that you can buy the smallest (or largest) container available and still have plenty left over.

This Tomato Basil Marinade gives a summery and fresh flavor upgrade to your veggies, chicken, pork, and fish with only 5 ingredients!
This Tomato Basil Marinade gives a summery and fresh flavor upgrade to your veggies, chicken, pork, and fish with only 5 ingredients!

Tomato Basil Marinade

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February 2, 2017

Brighten up your dinner in only 5 minutes with this classic flavor combination!

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Yields: 1 pint

Ingredients

1 tomato, quartered

2 tbsp white wine vinegar

2 cloves of garlic, peeled

1 1/2 cups oil of your choice

2 tbsp fresh basil, minced

Directions

1In a blender, blend the tomato, white wine vinegar, and garlic until smooth. Blend in the olive oil 1/4 cup at a time. Stir in the minced basil.

2In the smallest container you can find that what you are marinating will fit into (I recommend a zippered bag) pour the marinade on top until your product is completely submerged. Marinate up to 24 hours.

1 pint of this marinade covers about 3 pounds of food.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size2/3 cup
Calories967
Sodium4.6mg
Protein0.5g
Sugar1.1g
Total Fat108.1g
Saturated Fat14.9g
Total Carbohydrates2.3g
Dietary Fiber0.5g

Thanks so much for stopping by!

If you would like to try some of the other recipes from our month of marinades, here they are:

What do you think of first when you think of tomato basil?  What are you most likely to put this marinade on?  Tell me about it in the comments or show me on social media – @foodabovegold.  If you made this Tomato Basil Marinade, make sure to tag it with #foodabovegold so everyone can see!

Happy Cooking! 🙂

Tomato Basil Marinade

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 pint

Serving Size: 2/3 cup

Calories per serving: 967

Fat per serving: 108.1g

Tomato Basil Marinade

Brighten up your dinner in only 5 minutes with this classic flavor combination!

Ingredients

  • 1 tomato, quartered
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 1 1/2 cups oil of your choice
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, minced

Instructions

  1. In a blender, blend the tomato, white wine vinegar, and garlic until smooth. Blend in the olive oil 1/4 cup at a time. Stir in the minced basil.
  2. In the smallest container you can find that what you are marinating will fit into (I recommend a zippered bag) pour the marinade on top until your product is completely submerged. Marinate up to 24 hours.

Notes

1 pint of this marinade covers about 3 pounds of food.

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