Yogurt and Garlic Marinade

Yogurt Marinade on Shish Kebabs
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  • 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 2 1/2 cups (10 servings)

The great thing about using yogurt in your marinade is that its thickness holds the seasonings to the meat. This allows you to keep the marinade on even when it hits the grill. Try this yogurt marinade for shish kebabs.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups/360 mL yogurt (plain)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL parsley (fresh, chopped finely; or 2 tablespoons dried)
  • 1/4 cup/60 mL basil (fresh, chopped finely; or 2 tablespoons dried)
  • 3 tablespoons/45 mL mustard (Dijon style)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL thyme (fresh, chopped finely; or 1 tablespoon/15 mL dried)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL tarragon (fresh, chopped finely; or 1 tablespoon/15 mL dried)
  • 2 teaspoons/10 mL vinegar (white)
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper

How to Make It

1. Combine all ingredients.

2. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days after preparation. It's a great marinade for lamb and shish kebabs. However, you can use this marinade on chicken and pork.  

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 57
Total Fat 2 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 192 mg
Carbohydrates 9 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 3 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)