Asian-Inspired Low-Sodium Marinade

This low-sodium marinade has subtle nuances of garlic and ginger, 5-spice powder, and the sweet tang of rice wine vinegar. Use it to marinate your choice of meat, tofu, or other protein for 2 hours before cooking.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 5 minutesTotal: 5 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 3 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1½ Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. unflavored rice wine vinegar
  • 1½ tsp. canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1½ Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • ¼ tsp. 5-spice powder
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper


  • Combine all the ingredients. Use for marinating immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 week.