shawarma marinade

an easy shawarma marinade recipe, filled with an easy homemade shawarma seasoning (cumin, paprika, cinnamon, ginger, oregano, turmeric!). the warmth in the middle eastern spices is offset by a little bit of lemon & honey to create absolutely addictive flavor. Use it to make easy grilled shawarma chicken or a hummus bowl! an easy shawarma marinade recipe, filled with an easy homemade shawarma seasoning (cumin, paprika, cinnamon, ginger, oregano, turmeric!). the warmth in the middle eastern spices is offset by a little bit of lemon & honey to create absolutely addictive flavor. Use it to make easy grilled shawarma chicken or a hummus bowl! #playswellwithbutter #shawarma #shawarmamarinade #shawarmarecipe #shawarmaseasoning #shawarmachicken #easymarinade #grillingrecipes #chickenmarinade

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an easy shawarma marinade recipe for grilled veggie, lamb or chicken shawarma!

every time i make shawarma, i think to myself “😍😍😍 omg, why don’t i make this more often?!” in fact! grilled chicken shawarma is the star ingredient of one of the most popular recipes here on pwwb, grilled chicken shawarma hummus bowls. you guys freak out over this recipe, & i really don’t blame you! it’s so easy to throw together, & so filled with addictive flavor.

what’s in shawarma? shawarma marinade ingredientsAn easy shawarma marinade recipe filled with shawarma seasoning (cumin, paprika, cinnamon, ginger, oregano, turmeric!). The warmth in the middle eastern spices is offset by a little bit of lemon & honey to create absolutely addictive flavor. Use it to make easy grilled shawarma chicken or a hummus bowl! #playswellwithbutter #shawarma #shawarmamarinade #shawarmarecipe #shawarmaseasoning #shawarmachicken #easymarinade #grillingrecipes #chickenmarinade

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the heart of this shawarma marinade recipe is an easy homemade shawarma seasoning blend, made with:

  • ground cumin
  • smoked paprika
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground ginger
  • dried oregano
  • ground turmeric
  • cayenne pepper

once you mix up the shawarma spices, all that’s left to do is add in some olive oil, garlic, lemon juice & honey…that’s it! 

the shawarma marinade will have a paste-like consistency similar to a wet rub. it won’t seem like you have enough to marinate a couple of pounds of meat, but trust me – you will! because it’s so concentrated flavor from all of those great spices, a little really goes a long way. 

i love this shawarma marinade recipe because it’s really nicely balanced. even though it has so many spices, the brightness of the lemon juice balances out the warmth of the spice blend. & that honey? it helps create an addictively caramelized crust on whatever you’re grilling. & the best part? you can use this easy shawarma marinade on pretty much everything! (as chris would say, it would make a shoe taste good!!!)

how to use shawarma marinade at home:An easy shawarma marinade recipe filled with shawarma seasoning (cumin, paprika, cinnamon, ginger, oregano, turmeric!). The warmth in the middle eastern spices is offset by a little bit of lemon & honey to create absolutely addictive flavor. Use it to make easy grilled shawarma chicken or a hummus bowl! #playswellwithbutter #shawarma #shawarmamarinade #shawarmarecipe #shawarmaseasoning #shawarmachicken #easymarinade #grillingrecipes #chickenmarinade

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you can shawarma pretty much anything (yes, verb!), & that’s one of the reasons i love this shawarma marinade most! some of my favorite things to shawarma include…

  • #1, of course, is grilled shawarma chicken
  • grilled lamb shawarma
  • grilled beef shawarma
  • grilled shawarma kebabs
  • grilled veggies (onions, bell peppers, & sweet potatoes…omg!)
  • grilled chickpeas😍

my absolute fave? hummus bowl-style, always!

dice some chicken thighs into bite-sized pieces & marinate for at least 4 hours. skewer the marinated shawarma chicken, then grill over medium-high heat until crispy & charred. serve over top a creamy, dreamy swoop of your favorite hummus, with grilled pita bread, pickled red onions & other middle eastern add-ins you love. i could literally eat this every single day & never get sick of it…once you try it, i think you’ll understand!an easy shawarma marinade recipe, filled with an easy homemade shawarma seasoning (cumin, paprika, cinnamon, ginger, oregano, turmeric!). the warmth in the middle eastern spices is offset by a little bit of lemon & honey to create absolutely addictive flavor. Use it to make easy grilled shawarma chicken or a hummus bowl! #playswellwithbutter #shawarma #shawarmamarinade #shawarmarecipe #shawarmaseasoning #shawarmachicken #easymarinade #grillingrecipes #chickenmarinade

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an easy shawarma marinade recipe, filled with an easy homemade shawarma seasoning (cumin, paprika, cinnamon, ginger, oregano, turmeric!). the warmth in the middle eastern spices is offset by a little bit of lemon & honey to create absolutely addictive flavor. Use it to make easy grilled shawarma chicken or a hummus bowl! #playswellwithbutter #shawarma #shawarmamarinade #shawarmarecipe #shawarmaseasoning #shawarmachicken #easymarinade #grillingrecipes #chickenmarinade

shawarma marinade


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An easy shawarma marinade recipe filled with shawarma seasoning (cumin, paprika, cinnamon, ginger, oregano, turmeric!). The warmth in the middle eastern spices is offset by a little bit of lemon & honey to create absolutely addictive flavor. Use it to make easy grilled shawarma chicken or a hummus bowl!


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Ingredients

  • 2 pounds meat or veggies of choice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¾ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¾ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Mix the shawarma marinade: Add the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, honey, cumin, paprika, cinnamon, ginger, oregano, turmeric, cayenne, salt & ground black pepper to a bowl. Whisk to combine.
  2. Marinate: Pour the shawarma marinade over your meat or veggies of choice. Marinate for at least 6 hours or for up to 2 days.
  3. Grill as desired. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Not sure how to serve shawarma? Make a hummus bowl! This is one of the most popular recipes here on pwwb, for good reason!
  • Category: sauces & condiments
  • Method: no-cook
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Lebanese

Keywords: shawarma marinade, grilled chicken shawarma, shawarma seasoning

don’t forget to pin this shawarma marinade recipe for later!!! An easy shawarma marinade recipe filled with shawarma seasoning (cumin, paprika, cinnamon, ginger, oregano, turmeric!). The warmth in the middle eastern spices is offset by a little bit of lemon & honey to create absolutely addictive flavor. Use it to make easy grilled shawarma chicken or a hummus bowl! #playswellwithbutter #shawarma #shawarmamarinade #shawarmarecipe #shawarmaseasoning #shawarmachicken #easymarinade #grillingrecipes #chickenmarinade

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i help modern gals turn everyday moments into celebrations with recipes that are just as easy as they are elegant.

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