Lemon Zested Marinade

HELLO! It's been a minute since I've been around on here. If you don't follow me on Insta // didn't know, I got a new 9 to 5 (with the fabulous Credo Beauty ) and though I love love love my job, it's been tough to balance it all. New job + nutrition school + blogging + Instagram + dog mom-ing = one crazy lady. I'm working on balance week by week and slowly getting better at juggling it all. So, please keep visiting me here. Seeing and hearing about you making my recipes and sharing in my gut journey truly gives me life and brightens my day. Any whooo, the reason for this post after months of silence was actually spurred by my lovely mother (aren't moms the best?). I made a quick marinade for lamb when I was back at home a few weekends ago and she recently went on my site to go find the recipe...then she promptly texted me to ask me why it wasn't there and how to make it herself. So here is the recipe because it's too good (and way too easy) not to share and also because I told my mom I would post it ;)

Ingredients // Panty items:

  • Oil of choice (I use avocado oil)
  • Lemon
  • Rosemary (dried to totally fine)
  • Garlic
  • Salt + pepper


  • Zest one lemon (should yield about 1 heaping teaspoon of zest)
  • Mince one clove of garlic
  • Pour 1 tablespoon of oil in a small bowl along with 1 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • Add lemon zest, minced garlic, 1 tablespoon of crushed or chopped rosemary, and salt + pepper to taste (I use about 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper)
  • That's it! Rub on your meat of choice - it's particularly good on lamb, but also good on chicken - let it sit on the counter for 25ish mins before cooking or cover and marinate in the fridge overnight.

If you are on a low fodmap diet or have sensitivities to garlic, ditch it! Swap the minced garlic for a teaspoon or so of your favorite herb (oregano could be quite tasty). Do note, this is a pretty thick marinade, it's almost more like a rub because it's filled with so many herbs and spices. Don't be scared to get dirty! Massage your meat with this goodness and your tummy with thank you later.