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5 Unexpected Uses for Marinades

1. VEGETABLES - Marinades are not just for meat. Toss noodles or vegetables in a marinade for more flavor before sautéing. 

2. VINAIGRETTE - Mix 1 tsp of marinade with 3 tbsp olive oil and 2 tbsp white vinegar for a tasty salad vinaigrette. 

3. DIPPING SAUCE - Use marinade as a dipping sauce with sliced carrots or celery. If using leftover marinade from uncooked meat, always bring to a boil on a stovetop before enjoying.

"Marinades are not just for meat"

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"Marinades are not just for meat"

4. SOY SAUCE - When making Asian inspired meals, trade out the soy sauce in the recipe for Teriyaki marinade. 

5. RICE - Boil rice in water with a dash of marinade for more flavor.