Looking for a super flavorful, citrus and herb marinade to kick up your taco Tuesday or burrito bowls? Look no further. This mojo marinade is perfect for most proteins–chicken, steak, shrimp.
It is so flavorful and bright, yet so easy. This comes together in less than 5 minutes with a food processor, and it will brighten up the coldest of winters. This mojo sauce is begging to be slathered on meat for the grill.
I love burrito bowls. They are so customizable and practically everything but the rice is zero smart points with WW freestyle. If you’re like me, when you make burrito bowls at home, you make extras for meal prep.
While “salsa crockpot chicken” is easy, honestly, it bums me out seeing so many people use that for taco Tuesday or burrito bowls. There is so much flavor out there that jarred salsa can never bring to your chicken. If you’re going to make a meal you’ll enjoy all week, don’t cut corners.
Mojo Marinade: Perfect for tacos, burrito bowls, and more
When I make this, I reserve most of it for my burrito bowls and tacos. Honestly, I could drink this stuff I love it so much. If you’re looking for something fresh and full of flavor to wake up your meal prep, this is the sauce for you.
Fresh herbs and citrus make this so sunny and bright
This marinade is one of my favorite things all year round. It is a perfect marinade for any protein. The fresh cilantro, garlic, jalapeno, and citrus pack such a flavorful punch; it’s tangy, and bright with just a hint of heat.
Now, you may be hesitant because of the jalapenos, but they do not add much heat once the seeds are removed. The honey (which is the only ingredient adding points) adds a subtle sweetness that will quell any lingering heat from the peppers. If you want a little more heat, omit the honey altogether.
Customizable and freezer-friendly
I love how customizability of this recipe. It’s a great traditional mojo with orange, but come
If these ingredients are not on your typical shopping list, this marinade freezes wonderfully. If I have cilantro that is about to go south soon in my fridge, I’ll make a quick batch and freeze it. You can actually throw the chicken right in the freezer bag and thaw it for a quick dinner.
This recipe will yield 2 cups of Mojo Marinade. Typically, you can use 1/2c of this as a marinade per 2lb. of protein. The whole 2 cups are 3sp, 1/2c is 0sp. You’ll need a food processor or mini food chopper.
Dwardcooks Mojo Marinade
- 1 cup of cilantro packed
- 5 garlic cloves
- 3 limes zested and juiced
- 1 large orange zested and peeled
- 1-2 jalapenos seeded
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp honey
- Throw all of these ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth. The recipe will yield about 2 cups. Use a ½ cup to marinate protein, and use the rest as a sauce to drizzle on burrito bowls, tacos, and pretty much everything.
- Marinate the meat for at least 30 minutes before cooking.
- Food safety warning: never use a marinade or sauce that touched raw meat. Separate your marinade first and reserve the rest as a sauce.