Grilled Turkey Marinade

Grilled turkey marinade
Claire Cohen
  • Total: 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 4 Cups

This basic marinade is the perfect alternative to the traditional brining of your turkey because it doesn't overpower the flavor of the bird. Instead, it provides a protective layer for the grill, while still adding some subtle flavors, with seasonings like dried oregano, salt, black pepper, Worcestershire and white vinegar. This recipe makes enough marinade for a 12 to 16 pound turkey.


  • 1 1/2 cups/360 ml light cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup/120 ml water
  • 1/2 cup/120 ml lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup/120 ml white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup/120 ml Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup/60 ml balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon/15 ml dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon/15 ml salt
  • 1 tablespoon/15 ml black pepper

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Combine everything and mix well.

  3. Keep refrigerated until you need to use it and mix before adding to poultry.