Simple Citrus Marinade

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses, Sides
citrus marinade

The sweet and zesty combination that accompanies this delicious Simple Citrus Marinade is the perfect addition to any meal. We suggest using this tasty marinade to coat shrimp, but feel free to use it on chicken, steak or even veggies! The possibilities (and flavors) are endless with this easy-to-make Simple Citrus Marinade recipe.

For this delicious homemade marinade, you’ll need a large grapefruit, fresh orange juice, lime juice, jalapeno, extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic and honey. In a mixing bowl, thoroughly combine all ingredients. Combine this sweet and savory marinade with a pound of peeled, deveined shrimp in a gallon-sized zip top bag. Not a seafood lover? Use this marinade on a juicy piece of chicken. Close the zip top bag tightly and massage the contents into the shrimp or base of choice. Once the shrimp is well coated, refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to three hours.

This Simple Citrus Marinade recipe makes four servings. Each serving counts as two Extras on your Nutrisystem meal plan and clocks in at just 58 calories. Although this marinade recipe is diet-friendly and Nutrisystem-approved, it’s easy to overindulge in the sweet and savory goodness. To ensure you are staying on track with your weight loss goals, log each serving in the NuMi app. Our NuMi app makes losing weight easy by keeping track of your daily food and drink intake. Learn all about our easy-to-use food tracker app by checking out NuMi 101: A Comprehensive Guide to Our Free Tracking App >

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Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 58

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 Extras


  • 1 large grapefruit, zested and juiced
  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 medium jalapeno, seeded, deveined, and minced
  • 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. honey


  1. In a bowl, whisk together all marinade ingredients until well-combined.
  2. If desired, combine marinade with 1-pound peeled, deveined shrimp in a gallon-sized zip top bag. Close the bag tightly and massage to mix the contents, ensuring that the shrimp is well coated. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or up to 3 hours.
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