Fire Up Your Grill for These Marinades | Colavita

Fire Up Your Grill for These Marinades

By Sabrina Tibbetts • July 01, 2019

This summer is all about Marinades! Who doesn't love their favorite meat soaked in a flavorful marinade and grilled to perfection in the summer - am I right?

We've created a list of tasty marinades for you and your grill to try this summer. These marinades will add that extra oomph to your proteins - meat, fish, and even tofu, we've got you covered for all your grilling needs.

Are you ready to master all of our go-to summer marinades? Well grab that bottle of Colavita EVOO and don't forget to fire up that grill!

Grilled Steak is a classic, but we're reinventing it with this sweet and spicy Thai Marinade. Whisk together Colavita EVOO, sesame oil, fish sauce, ginger, garlic, honey, lime juice, and our Colavita Hot Chili Peppers and pour over the skirt steak. Let the marinade soak for 12 - 24 hours and prepare yourself to have steak like you've never had before! This Thai Grilled Skirt Steak is to die for, just garnish it with some lime slices and dig in!

Nothing screams summer like grilled chicken but we all know how plain chicken can be sometimes…but have no fear, this is where marinades come to the rescue. This Balsamic Marinated Chicken recipe has the right amount of tang and flavor to keep you going up to the grill for seconds!

For the marinade, whisk together Colavita EVOO, Balsamic Vinegar, oregeano, and garlic. Pair this dish with some fresh summer corn or a simple salad and you've got a meal fit for any summer night.

For all the fish lovers out there, we've got a fresh Herb Marinated Salmon recipe to apease all your seafood needs! The star of this marinade is crushed garlic, parsley, cilantro, and don't forget the Colavita EVOO and White Wine Vinegar. This time, you only need about 20 minutes for the marinade soak in and do some magic.

If you're feeling bold, use a Himalayan salt block to add some extra flavor!

If you're a vegetarian rejoice because we've got Cajun Grilled Tofu, it packs a punch and it's just as good—dare I say BETTER— than your favorite fried tofu recipe. That's right, you heard me!

For the marinade, mix soy sauce, maple syyrup, cajun spice powder, salt, and Colavita EVOO. Garnish with fresh chives for this delicious meat free recipe!

We at Colavita hope you fire up that grill and try these delicious marinades, and stay tuned for more recipes!


On the Thai Grilled Skirt Steak: Add the steak to the marinade and flip it for an even coating. Cover and refrigerate overnight for 12 - 24 hours.

On the Balsamic Marinated Chicken: Before cooking the chicken, set up your grill with two levels of heat, if possible. The hot side (about 450°-500°F) is used for initial browning and crisping, and the cooler side (350-375°F) for the remainder of the cooking time.

On the Herb Marinated Salmon: Warm the herb and oil mixture until it is hot, but not boiling. Taste and adjust the seasoning and pour the warm mixture over the salmon.

On the Cajun Grilled Tofu: To prep the tofu, make sure to pess the tofu by placing it between 2 large plates. Weigh down the top plate with something heavy, like a bag of flour, large can of tomatoes or heavy recipe books. Let the tofu sit for 15 to 20 minutes. This will squeeze out any excess water, which will be absorbed by the paper towels.

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