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Coriander marinade is delicious on so many foods!

Coriander marinade is particularly delicious made with fresh, green pods. And, anyone who grows cilantro is likely to end up with at least a few plants that produce this. That’s because cilantro plants rapidly flower. Then, after the flowers are pollinated, they form tasty coriander seed.

And, that’s is the basis for this zesty coriander marinade recipe.

Pods of green coriander marinade makings.

Green coriander pods ready to harvest, eat or preserve for later.

What’s this sauce good on?

We love green coriander marinade on fresh vegetable kababs. And, it is really delicious on fish. Plus, it makes a great wet rub to slather under the skin of chicken before you grill. Moreover, tofu soaks up this flavor beautifully

Green coriander marinade fish & vegetables fresh from the grill

After a quick soak in our green coriander marinade, this Mahi-mahi
cooked up fast on the grill alongside garden fresh vegetables.

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  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1/4 t. sea salt
  • 1 T. coconut aminos
  • 1.5 T. avocado oil
  • 1 T. green coriander (fresh or frozen)
  • generous grind of black pepper


Squeeze the juice of lemon and lime into a small bowl.

Peel and coarsely chop garlic. Remove stem and seeds from jalapeno; coarsely chop. Place garlic and jalapeno into mortar. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt. Grind together with pestle into a paste. Scrape the mash into the lemon-lime juice. Set aside.

Place coriander into mortar and slightly crush with pestle. Add to lemon-lime mixture. Stir in coconut aminos, olive oil, and a few grinds of black pepper.

This should make enough marinade for a pound or two of fish. Green coriander’s spicy-citrus flavor is strong, so a little goes a long way!

If using with fish, pour marinade over fish and allow to rest about 15 minutes before cooking.

If using with chicken, you may wish to infuse the meat at least 30 minutes or overnight in the fridge.

Want to get more seed-to-fork recipes from us?

Join our online study programs, and we’ll teach you about more unique foods to grow. And, we include all sorts of recipes to make with them.

Finally, we’d be remiss if we didn’t give a shout-out to our friend Willi Galloway whose fantastic garden-to-table book Grow. Cook. Eat. includes a green coriander chicken breast recipe that started us down the road to cooking with this easy-to-grow herbal power-pod. If you’re in love with green coriander after trying our recipe, be sure to buy her book for the recipe that started it all!

2 comments on “Green Coriander Marinade

  1. Garden Mentors on

    Arjuna, Coconut aminos are similar to soy sauce but made from coconut. You should be able to enter them into your preferred search engine to find more information.

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