I found blackberries at the grocery store this weekend for $1 a pack. What?! I tossed four packs in my cart, deciding I could find something to do with them later. Kids! We’re having berries for dinner! It’s October and still warm in Tennessee most days, although the mornings are getting quite chilly and there is definitely a crispness in the air. We’re trying to soak up every minute of gorgeous fall weather before it turns cold and I refuse to go outdoors again until late March. Therefore, blackberries + beautiful weather = grilling, right? I whipped up this Paleo & Whole30 Blackberry Lime Marinade in under ten minutes with only five ingredients! (+S&P).
Our kids shy away from anything spicy. I normally leave the marinade off theirs altogether, but I thought they would like this one since it’s so fruity. Spoiler: They did! If you like some heat, however, definitely throw in a jalapeño or at least a teaspoon of red pepper flakes to kick things up a notch.
We chose to grill our chicken, but you can use this Paleo & Whole30 Blackberry Lime Marinade any way you like. I brushed it on the chicken right before grilling and then every few minutes while it cooked. It came out a beautifully charred…well, blackberry, color.
I also saved some of the Paleo & Whole30 Blackberry Lime Marinade out to drizzle on top. My girls were tickled over the pink berry dipping sauce!
- Zest and juice your limes. If you don't have a citrus zester, that's okay! Just use a fine cheese grater. It works well, too, in a pinch. I use this lime juicer when I have just a couple to juice and don't want to make a mess.
- Add everything to a high-powered blender such as a NutriBullet. I love this thing. It can pulverize anything I throw at it in ten seconds flat.
- Blend until smooth.
You can use this Paleo & Whole30 Blackberry Lime Marinade any way you like. Try marinating your meat in it for a couple hours and then grill it, brushing it on throughout the cooking process. Or pour it in a casserole dish and bake it. Serve with with some warmed blackberries on the side. Be sure to keep some of the marinade separate to drizzle on before you eat it. It gives a pretty pop of color and a sweet berry kick! Let me know how you used it by leaving a comment below!