Avocado-Buttermilk Marinade


Marinate chicken or your favorite meat and serve with chopped fresh cilantro and lime wedges.

Avocado-Buttermilk Marinade
Photo: Adam Albright
Prep Time:
15 mins
Refrigerate Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 15 mins
1 3/4 cup marinade


  • 1 lime

  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled, and cut up

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 - 2 fresh jalapeño chile peppers, halved and seeded*

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Remove 1 1/2 tsp. zest and squeeze 2 Tbsp. juice from lime. For marinade, in a blender or food processor combine lime zest and juice and remaining ingredients. Cover and blend or process until smooth.

  2. To use, place 2 to 3 lb. desired poultry or meat in a resealable plastic freezer bag. Add marinade. Seal bag; turn to coat poultry or meat. Lay flat in a shallow baking pan and freeze up to 3 months.

  3. To serve, thaw in refrigerator 24 to 48 hours or until no longer icy. Drain poultry or meat, discarding marinade. Cook poultry or meat as desired.


Chile peppers contain oils that can irritate your skin and eyes. Wear plastic or rubber gloves when working with them.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

22 Calories
2g Fat
2g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 85mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 2.7mg 14%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Potassium 72mg 2%
Folate, total 8.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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