June 18, 2014

Two Marinades for the BBQ and a side dish

Watermelon BBQ Marinade

I got the original idea from and gave it a Mairlyn tweak. For more recipes and everything you ever wanted to know about watermelon, check out their site.


Watermelon juice, garlic, red pepper flakes, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and

Ingredients for the Watermelon marinade



½ cup (125 mL) watermelon juice

½ cup (125 mL) balsamic vinegar

1 tbsp (15 mL) pure maple syrup or brown sugar

¼ cup (60 mL) lower sodium soy sauce

1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil

2 tbsp (30 mL) grainy Dijon mustard

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tsp (10 mL) red pepper flakes

  Whirl about 2 cups (500 mL) of watermelon in a blender = instant juice. Any extra? Drink

  1. In a medium bowl: whisk together watermelon juice, vinegar, maple syrup or brown sugar, soy sauce, oil, Dijon, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Reserve ¼ cup (60 mL) for basting. Pour the rest over vegetables, chicken, pork, fish or shellfish to marinate. I like to use re-sealable plastic bags.
  2. Reseal the bag, or cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.


Greek Style Marinade for Chicken From Healthy Starts Here! (Whitecap 2011)

My go to marinade for chicken! I make this all summer.


6 cloves garlic, minced and set aside

Zest of 1 lemon

 ¼ -1/2 cup (60-125 mL) fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp (15 mL) dried oregano leaves

 2 tbsp (30 mL) canola oil

 ½ tsp (2 mL) cracked black pepper

  1. Whisk together the lemon juice, dried oregano, oil, and the cracked pepper. Add the garlic and lemon zest.
  2. Pour over chicken into a medium resealable plastic bag or in a non metallic casserole dish. Gently press the air out and reseal the bag. Massage the bag to make sure the marinade is coating the chicken. If you are using a casserole dish, make sure the marinade is coating the chicken. Cover the dish, and spoon marinade over top of the chicken every so often.


Grilled Spicy Watermelon

How to pick a watermelon


Grilled Watermelon, grilled steak with watermelon marinade, grilled chicken with my world famous Greek Marinade, and a pasta salad.

Grilled Watermelon, grilled steak with watermelon marinade, grilled chicken with my Greek-style Marinade, and a pasta salad.


 Makes 8 servings 2 slices each

Transform watermelon from sweet to savoury with this Thai-inspired sauce. Serve as a side dish along with grilled chicken or shrimp. TIP: This taste awesome just at it is, without grilling the watermelon. Your choice.

1 tbsp (15 mL) lime zest
¼ cup (60 mL) freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tbsp (30 mL) liquid honey
2 tsp (10 mL) garlic chili sauce
1 medium sized watermelon at room temperature (you will need 16 slices, there will be leftovers for later)
1 tbsp (15 mL) fresh chopped cilantro

  1. Preheat BBQ on high.
  2. In medium bowl whisk together lime zest, juice, honey, and garlic chili sauce. Set aside.
  3. Cut watermelon into quarters and then cut into sixteen 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick wedges.
  4. Grill until just browned, about 2 minutes per side. Place watermelon slices on a plate and drizzle with lime dressing. Garnish with cilantro.

 Each serving contains: 189 calories, 0.9 g total fat, 0 g sat fat, 0 g trans fats, 40 mg sodium 48 g carbs, 2 g fibre, 3.5 g protein


For the Watermelon and Feta Salad



I know its a cheesy visual joke, but I couldn't help myself....

I know its a cheesy visual joke, but I couldn’t help myself….







2 Comments on “Two Marinades for the BBQ and a side dish

August 2, 2014 at 7:54 pm

Hi, I have made this several times. Love.

August 6, 2014 at 1:34 pm

Glad you loved it, I do too, but I might be a tad biased!
Peace, love and fibre,


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