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Dressings & Marinades

These Dressing & Marinade recipes are listed in alphabetical order.

Southwest Marinade for Chicken is one of my 5 favorites

5 Favorite Quick & Easy Chicken Marinades

Here are my 5 Favorite Quick & Easy Chicken Marinades that work great with chicken breasts, chicken thighs or drumsticks, whole roaster chickens.…

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Asian Chicken Salad with Asian Vinaigrette

A rainbow of colorful and healthy ingredients, delightful textures, and savory Asian flavors makes this Asian Chicken Salad a favorite. My…

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Asian Marinade

This Asian Marinade is so versatile. Yes it's great for all cuts of chicken, but it's also perfect with pork, shrimp and…

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Asian Vinaigrette is so quick and easy to make at home. Asian Vinaigrette ingredients are intended to be nuanced according to personal taste.

Asian Vinaigrette The Star of the Show

Making homemade vinaigrettes are so quick and easy and this Asian Vinaigrette is no exception. It can transform a simple green salad and is the…

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Autumn Thyme Wedge Salad {with Warm Goat Cheese Fritters}

I made this Autumn Thyme Wedge Salad a couple weeks ago and have been dying to share it with you.  It has so many wonderful seasonal…

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Basic Tomato Sauce

Basic Tomato Sauce

There are a few prepackaged pantry staples I can't live without.  Canned tomatoes would definitely be one of them (at least until…

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Basil Pesto

Basil Pesto

Whether you grow fresh basil yourself or buy it at the market, inevitably you will end up with more than you need.  Having an easy Basil Pesto…

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Bloody Mary Dressing

Bloody Mary Dressing {with Shrimp & Avocado Salad}

Nothing like a good spicy Bloody Mary to wake up the taste buds and catch your attention.  Gosh I love them.  Now that the whole world…

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Brining Basics

If you're planning on throwing chicken or pork chops on the grill this weekend, consider giving them a flavor and moisture boost.  Brining is an age…

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Bruschetta Panzanella Salad featuring rustic bread cubes and fresh mozzarella in a wooden bowl

Bruschetta Panzanella Salad

This Bruschetta Panzanella Salad was born out of leftover garlic bread and bruschetta! Exactly the way classic Panzanella (Italian stale bread salad)…

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Butter Bean Salad with Lemony Thyme Vinaigrette

Butter Bean Salad {with Lemony Thyme Vinaigrette}

This Butter Bean Salad is loaded with fresh herbs & veggies then dressed in Lemony Thyme Vinaigrette. I adore the creamy texture of butter…

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Caribbean Couscous Salad

This Caribbean Couscous Salad is inspired by the refreshed bright feeling a vacation brings to your soul. We're just back from the US Virgin…

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Catalina Salad Dressing

As I continue with my quest to share all the "Classic" Salads I can think of I'm branching out to dressings as well.  I hadn't had Catalina…

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Chicken Tikka Masala

While Chicken Tikka Masala is most often associated with India, it's actually one of Britain's favorite curry dishes. Tender marinated chicken…

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Chili Crisp Oil

Shelby and I sat at the dining room table (in her new home) for an entire morning. She peeling garlic, me shucking chili pepper seeds, all the…

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Chimichurri Sauce

This Chimichurri Sauce is bursting with fresh flavor.  It adds just the right pizzazz to grilled meats or roasted veggies. We…

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Chopped Mediterranean Salad with Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

I love this Mediterranean Chopped Salad because you can make a giant bowl and eat on it for days! Or in our case you can make it two days in a…

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Cilantro Mint Pesto

Cilantro Mint Pesto

For the Cilantro Mint Pesto, combine cilantro, mint, oregano, almonds, honey, and vinegar in a small food processor.  Fine chop…

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Cranberry Horseradish Mayo

Weeks before Thanksgiving my sister and I were already making plans for the leftovers.  Turkey Noodle Soup, Turkey Divan, Turkey…

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German Cucumber Salad (Gurkensalat)

Creamy German Cucumber-Dill Salad (Gurkensalat)

We decided to host an Oktoberfest themed dinner and knew Creamy German Cucumber-Dill Salad would be on the menu. The ingredients are simple yet…

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Achiote Oil made from annatto seeds

Easy Achiote Oil (made from Annatto Seeds)

Achiote Oil begins with annatto seeds which come from the achiote tree. The tree bears spiky pod-like fruit that contains these bright red seeds.…

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Overhead view of diced peach and jalapeno skillet jam in a cast iron skillet

Easy Fresh Peach Jalapeño Skillet Jam

When peaches and jalapeños meet there is bound to be some sweet spicy love created aka Peach Jalapeño Skillet Jam. I am thankful for Farmers'…

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Homemade Adobo Seasoning Blend

Easy Homemade Adobo Seasoning Blend

Make a batch of Homemade Adobo Seasoning Blend to have on hand. This all-purpose blend is a delicious way to season meats, vegetables, soups and…

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Overhead view of Fig and Walnut Arugula Salad with Chickpeas and Gorgonzola

Fig & Walnut Arugula Salad with Chickpeas & Gorgonzola

The ingredients in this Fig & Walnut Arugula Salad with Chickpeas & Gorgonzola play so nicely together. Heaven on a plate! While I…

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Fire Roasted Tomatillo Guacamole

Fire Roasted Tomatillo Guacamole

Months and months ago when I was doing a little research on tomatillos for my Salsa Verde recipe, I 'bookmarked' a recipe for Fire Roasted Tomatillo…

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Flame Roasted Poblano, Cilantro & Lime Dressing3

Flame Roasted Poblano, Cilantro & Lime Dressing

Fire Roasted Poblano, Cilantro & Lime Dressing is my new favorite.  Slightly smoky bright flavors, balanced by toasted cumin, cilantro and…

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Japanese Steak House Ginger Salad Dressing

Ginger Dressing

No visit to a Japanese Steak House should begin without a Ginger Dressing salad, cocktails aside.  Tell me I'm not alone on this…

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Green Goddess Dressing

Last week's nostalgic tour of our favorite Classic Salad Recipes inspired me to make Green Goddess Dressing.  An abundance of fresh basil…

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Green Goddess Salad {with Homemade Green Goddess Dressing}

Our Green Goddess Salad is really all about the homemade Green Goddess Dressing.  Yet, the addition of lightly blanched fresh green…

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Herbed Butter & Oils {Fresh Herbs Frozen in Olive Oil or Butter}

Now you can have fresh herb flavors in the Winter Thyme too!!  Freezing the herbs in olive oil or unsalted melted butter allows the herbs to…

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Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

When I first began the Lemony Thyme blog it was our fresh herb porch pots that I recognized/acknowledged/gave credit to/sited/attributed for my…

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Homemade Caesar Dressing

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

We love Caesar Salad.  For these reasons.  Homemade Croutons and Caesar Dressing.  I'm just being honest.  Yes, we enjoy the…

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Homemade Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce {in Secret Santa Style}

Homemade Dr. Pepper BBQ Sauce. We just completed our 'Secret Santa Week' at work and wrapped it up with a fabulous party on Saturday night. …

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Changed My Life Tomato Sandwich

Homemade Mayonnaise

When summer tomatoes are at their best, I could eat a 'matter' sandwich for dinner every night.  Give me some fresh baked white bread, sliced…

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Crab Cake Balls with Homemade Remoulade Sauce is the perfect pairing.

Homemade Remoulade Sauce

This slightly spicy, super creamy Homemade Remoulade Sauce is the perfect pairing for crab cakes, fried fish or shrimp, po' boys, or even fried…

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Homemade Russian Dressing

Homemade Russian Dressing

Homemade Russian Dressing is so simple to make from ingredients typically on hand. ~ Homemade Russian Dressing ~ ½ cup mayonnaise 2 Tbl. Ketchup 1…

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Homemade Sazon Seasoning Blend

I recently made Arroz Con Pollo (Latin Chicken & Rice) and the recipe called for Sazon Seasoning. Sazón, which means seasoning in Spanish,…

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Honey Ginger Vinaigrette {with Shallot & Cilantro}

We're so fortunate to have a wonderful Olive Oil & Vinegar Bar just minutes from home.  Every time I walk into this store I'm treated to a…

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Insalata Chicken Florentine (Copycat Macaroni Grill)

Insalata Chicken Florentine (Copycat Macaroni Grill)

This Insalata Chicken Florentine is a Copycat from Macaroni Grill. Not sure if you are familiar with them or this incredible salad. IT IS…

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Italian Tossed Green Salad {with Basil & Herb Vinaigrette}

There's something so delicious about a fresh crisp Italian Tossed Green Salad. A few simple ingredients tossed with a nice herby vinaigrette is the…

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Jamaican Jerk Marinade

I find extreme satisfaction from really bold flavors. Not only do they excite my taste buds but they wake up my senses. This punchy Jamaican Jerk…

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Closeup shot of three Jamaican Jerk Turkey Tenderloins sitting on black and white plate.

Jamaican Jerk Marinated Turkey Tenderloin {Share the Love}

Jamaican Jerk Marinated Turkey Tenderloins. I've said before and I'll say again...I love to cook for my family & friends, I love to…

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Grilled Jerk Chicken Wings are a real crowd-pleaser. Pair them with plantains, Caribbean couscous and cold beer!

Jerk Chicken Wings are a Crowd-Pleaser

Jerk Chicken Wings are a crowd-pleaser. They were also a clear front runner! That's right, when we set out to make a list of the new chicken…

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The colorful fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion are precisely what makes Jerusalem Salad so special.

Jerusalem Salad

These colorful fresh ingredients and bright flavors are precisely what makes Jerusalem Salad so special. This chopped salad is packed with…

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Oli + Ve Olive Oils & Vinegars

Lemon Blackberry Vinaigrette

Creating wonderful vinaigrettes or marinades is so easy when you have these beautiful ingredients to work with.  I started with Peppercorn &…

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Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

This Lemon Herb Vinaigrette is bright and lively. It's perfect on Greek Salad or simply drizzled over baby greens. Simply combine the…

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Lemony Thyme Vinaigrette

Lemony Thyme Vinaigrette is of course loaded with fresh herbs, freshly squeezed lemon juice, some wonderful aromatics and a nice quality extra virgin…

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Maple Horseradish Baked Salmon

Maple Horseradish Glazed Baked Salmon

Maple Horseradish Glazed Salmon. Discovering the incredible flavor pairing of maple and horseradish changed my culinary world....or has at least…

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Marinated Turkey Tenderloin

Marinated Turkey Tenderloin {with Benny Sauce}

I instantly fell in love with this wonderful Benny Sauce marinade almost 15 years ago.  Paired with boneless turkey breasts, it has become a…

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Middle Eastern Mezze Platter

A mezze platter is made up of several small dishes usually eaten as an appetizer or light meal. A mezze (or meze) is a popular style of eating in…

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Monterey Chicken Cobb Salad

Monterey Chicken Cobb Salad. Of all the ways to transform a boring piece of chicken breast, Monterey style is a surefire move towards flavor wow!…

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Orange Vanilla Vinaigrette

Orange Vanilla Vinaigrette. One thing I've vowed to master in 2014 is salad dressings.  I've had a few successes in the past but more…

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Paprika Oil

Paprika Oil

Sometimes a dish needs a touch of color and sometimes it needs the tiniest burst of flavor.  That is why we make Paprika Oil and keep it on…

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Peppercorn & Balsamic Poached Pears

Peppercorn & Balsamic Poached Pears

I discovered a lovely new shop for premium olive oils & balsamic vinegars.  I came home with Blackberry Ginger Balsamic, among others. …

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Quartered Salad {with Herb Vinaigrette}

As the hot summer weather approaches we'll be looking for some cool & simple dinner options.  Two ripe avocados and herb pots blooming with…

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Quick Greek Red Wine & Feta Vinaigrette

The punchy flavors in the Quick Greek Red Wine & Feta Vinaigrette will transport your tastebuds. Whether you have a favorite Greek restaurant…

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Red Wine Vinaigrette Recipe

Red Wine Vinaigrette Recipe Ingredients 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 Tbl. Dijon mustard 1 tsp. sugar 1 shallot, minced kosher salt &…

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Roasted Garlic Lemon Vinaigrette

Roasted Garlic Lemon Vinaigrette might be my new favorite way to dress a salad. Roasting the garlic mellows it nicely while the fresh lemon juice…

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Salsa Verde

Salsa Verde

The star ingredient in Salsa Verde is the tomatillo.  Similar in appearance to a small green tomato (once their paper-like husk is removed),…

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Sofrito

Simple Sofrito Recipe

This Simple Sofrito Recipe consists of peppers, onions, garlic, culantro leaves, olive oil and salt. Sofrito is a flavor base of herbs and…

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A gorgeous loaded chicken burrito bowl with all the toppings.

Southwest Ranch Dressing

   This Southwest Ranch Dressing is amazing.  Trust me and make it. Southwest Ranch Dressing is a combination of ingredients you…

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Spinach & Brussels Sprout Salad {with Maple Bacon Dressing}

This Spinach & Brussels Sprout Salad {with Warm Maple Bacon Dressing} is a new year-round favorite. Together you have salty, savory and sweet…

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Strawberry Jalapeno Skillet Jam

I wanted to make a grilled cheese sandwich using fresh strawberries, a hunk of brie, and fresh basil growing like crazy in our Aero-Garden.  I…

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Submarine Dressing

For me, it's the Submarine Dressing that kicks up all those Italian meats and cheeses as they nestle into crusty Italian sub rolls. I'm a huge fan…

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Super Simple White Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

You'll want this Super Simple White Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe in your salad dressing rotation! It's slightly sweet with the perfect tangy love…

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Thai Pasta Salad {with Peanut Dressing}

Would you look at the vibrant colors in this Thai Pasta Salad! Besides the crisp fresh veggies, we found this lovely tri-colored pasta at our…

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The Classic Reuben Sandwich

The Classic Reuben Sandwich {with Homemade Russian Dressing}

The Classic Reuben Sandwich on fresh bakery marble rye bread with a schmear of amazing Homemade Russian Dressing was just…

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The Wedge Salad

The Wedge Salad {and Grinching Away Christmas}

Today's the day.  The day I dread each January.  Taking down the Christmas decorations, or as we call it....Grinching Away Christmas. …

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Tomato Bacon Jam

This has been my Summer of Jam.  In years past I had avoided making jams and jellies simply due to my lack of understanding of…

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Waldorf Salad {with Honey-Cardamom Dressing}

One by one I'm recreating classic salad recipes to share on Lemony Thyme.  It's been quite fun bringing life to favorites like the Lunch Counter…

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Warm Bacon Dressing

Warm Bacon Dressing

Warm Bacon Dressing.  What's not to love. Bacon cooked until it's browned and crispy, then reserved.  Thinly sliced shallot…

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White BBQ Sauce

The first White BBQ Sauce I ever had was from Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q in Atlanta.  We catered a company event and brought in a full spread of…

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