Easy Whole30 Asian Marinade

You should already know by now I love Asian flavors and cuisine. From marinating, to dipping and tossing, Asian inspired sauces and dips never disappoint. No doubt, I definitely love these flavors because they usually have a sweet and salty combination. And I don’t know about you, but that is my weakness. This Easy Asian Marinade is easy, flavorful and you can use it in a multitude of ways.

EASY ASIAN MARINADE: the everything sauce

So, what goes into this delicious concoction you ask? It’s pretty straight forward and simple. It’s pretty much a blend of fresh and earthy aromatics paired with warm vinegars and sweet liquid condiments. I love spicy everything, so you will notice I am using Thai chili’s and a full teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes. The Thai chili’s are completely optional. And, you can cut that amount of pepper flakes in half or omit it completely if you’re not a fan of spice or if you’re serving children.

More often than not, I use this marinade for exactly that, marinating meats, poultry, seafood and vegetables. But, it doesn’t end there. This marinade also doubles as a salad dressing or a finishing sauce over grilled steak, chicken or fish. It’s pretty much an everything sauce, use it as you please.

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Easy Asian Marinade

An everything Asian inspired marinade. Use it to marinate your favorite meats and vegetables or use it as a salad dressing.
An everything Asian inspired marinade. Use it to marinate your favorite meats and vegetables or use it as a salad dressing.
Prep Time:5 mins
Total Time:5 mins
Yields: pint


  • 2

    scallions, diced

  • 4

    cloves garlic, finely minced

  • 1

    tbsp fresh grated ginger

  • 2

    tbsp finely chopped cilantro leaves

  • 1

    Thai chili, finely chopped, OPTIONAL

  • 1

    tsp crushed red pepper flakes (use less if you're not a fan of spicy food or if you're serving kids)

  • 1

    tbsp olive oil

  • 1/4

    cup coconut aminos

  • 1

    tbsp lime juice

  • 2

    tbsp red wine vinegar

  • 2

    tbsp sesame oil

  • 1

    tsp sesame seeds


  1. To make the marinade, add all of the ingredients to a bowl and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Use to marinate meats, poultry, seafood or vegetables. Or use as a salad dressing.
  3. Recipe can easily be doubled for batch cooking. Store any leftovers in a mason jar in the fridge for up to a week.


  • Thai chilis are completely optional here. They add an extra spicy kick so if you’re not a fan of spice or you’re serving children, omit it.
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I have used this as a marinade a couple times for pork tenderloin and it is AMAZING! Incredibly flavorful; so so good!