Dijon, Garlic and Lemon Marinade

Dijon, Garlic, and Lemon Marinade © Katie Workman / themom100.com
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Marinate: 4 hrs
Total: 4 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
208 Calories
18g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 208
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 142mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 2g
Calcium 55mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

With this 5-ingredient mixture you’ll be turning the most basic piece of protein into a meal you’d be happy to serve your family and just about anyone who might stop by. 

If you want one boilerplate marinade, this is it. Perfect for chicken, pork, shrimp, and any kind of fish. The mustard helps emulsify the marinade, making it thicker so it really clings to the food. 

Serve with a Pasta Salad, Slivered Wedge Salad or a Greek Salad. This is also a great salad dressing.


  • 1/2 cup olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 2 shallots (minced)
  • 2 garlic cloves (finely minced)
  • 3 lemons (​zested and juiced)
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Put the olive oil, shallots, lemon zest and juice, mustard, and salt and pepper in a bowl of a jar with a lid. Whisk or shake to combine well.

  3. Enjoy!


  • Marinate chicken for at least 4 hours, up to 12 for bone-in pieces, shrimp for 30 minutes to 1 hour, and fish for 30 minutes.  
  • This marinade will last for at least 5 days in the fridge.