Coffee Balsamic Marinade

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

Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring. You don’t have eat the same tasteless meal every single night to lose weight. In fact, we’ve created a delicious Coffee Balsamic Marinade that will liven up your meat, menu and meal plan the healthy way!

All you need for this simple marinade recipe is cold brew coffee, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, whole grain mustard, minced garlic, ground pepper and salt. In a mixing bowl, thoroughly whisk together all ingredients until they are completely combined.

Grab a gallon-sized, zip top bag and combine your meat of choice with the marinade by massaging the marinade into the meat. We suggest using a one-pound serving of flank steak to create a hearty base to a balanced meal.

Ensure that all meat is coated with the marinade. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and no longer than three hours.

This marinade recipe makes four servings, and each serving clocks in at two Extras on your Nutrisystem meal plan. At just 48 calories per serving, this Coffee Balsamic Marinade is a delicious and diet-approved way to liven up your meats without derailing your healthy diet.

We have more recipes where the Coffee Balsamic Marinade came from! Check out two more homemade marinade recipes that are diet-approved and full of flavor:

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Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 48

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 Extras


  • ½ cup cold brew coffee
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. whole grain mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt


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