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Homemade Greek Seasoning

Greek seasoning is a flavorful and versatile blend of herbs and spices that can be used to add depth and complexity to a variety of dishes. It’s incredibly easy to make, and you can adjust the ingredients to your preference.

Scoop of homemade Greek seasoning.

Making your own Greek seasoning is a healthier option than buying one that’s already prepared. You can control what goes into it – no preservatives or artificial flavors. All you need are basic spices and herbs, like oregano, garlic, and onion powder.

Why You’ll Like This Recipe

  • It can be used as a rub or in a marinade for meats like chicken or lamb to give it a Greek flair.
  • It can be added to salads and vegetables to give them a unique flavor.
  • It’s very cost-effective since all you need are basic spices and herbs that are easy to find and not too expensive.
  • It’s a great way to add depth and complexity to your dishes without having to buy several different seasonings.
  • The spice blend is very low in calories.

The flavor of Greek seasoning is earthy and slightly pungent, with hints of sweetness from the herbs and spices. It can be used to season fish, seafood, poultry, and vegetables. Additionally, it’s often used to season sauces, dressings, and dips. It can also be used as a topping for Greek dishes like tzatziki or souvlaki.

When creating your own Greek seasoning blend, experiment with different proportions of the spices to find a flavor profile that suits your taste. Start with basic ingredients like oregano, garlic, basil, and onion powder. For a spicier blend, consider adding some cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes.

How To Use Greek Seasoning

Greek seasoning can be used in a variety of ways to enhance the flavor of dishes. It can be used in place of salt and pepper to season food.

  • For meat, all it takes is about 2 tablespoons of seasoning per pound.
  • For veggies, you’ll want to use about 1 tablespoon per cup.
  • To make a dip, combine 1 teaspoon of seasoning with 1 cup of mayo, sour cream, or Greek yogurt. (I like to use ½ cup mayonnaise and ½ cup sour cream as the base for dips.)

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons Dried Oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Basil
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Onion Powder
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Dried Dill
  • 1 Tablespoon Pepper
  • ½ Tablespoon Sea Salt
Ingredients to make Greek seasoning.

Directions

Ingredients to make Greek seasoning in a bowl.

Add all the ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir until combined.

Greek seasoning in a bowl.

Store in an airtight jar or container in the pantry for 2 months or longer.

Tips & Tricks

  • This recipe is a great starting point, but feel free to adjust the seasonings to make it your own. Some people like less oregano and more basil, some like to omit the pepper, etc. It’s up to you and your preferences.
  • Buying better quality ingredients will produce better results. 
  • If desired, great additions to this mixture are dried parsley, dried rosemary, or dried thyme. Depending on the recipe, you may or may not see these ingredients included on occasion.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Greek seasoning made of?

Greek seasoning is typically made from a combination of herbs and spices, such as oregano, basil, garlic powder, onion powder, dill, pepper and sea salt.

What are three common herbs used in Greek cooking?

Three of the most common herbs used in Greek cooking are oregano, basil, and dill. Oregano is often used to season meats or vegetables, while basil and dill can be used to add flavor to salads or sauces. Garlic, onion powder, and pepper are also commonly found in Greek seasoning blends.

Greek seasoning in a bowl.
Scoop of homemade Greek seasoning.

Greek Seasoning

Greek seasoning can be hard to find at just any grocery store. However, the ingredients to make it are found at most grocery stores without issue. That’s why making your own is easy as pie! High notes of oregano with added basil, dill, garlic, and onion make this one of the best seasoning mixtures you’ll ever use.
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Course: staple
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 12 Tablespoons
Calories: 15kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons Dried Oregano
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Basil
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Onion Powder
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons Dried Dill
  • 1 Tablespoon Pepper
  • ½ Tablespoon Sea Salt

Instructions

  • Add all the ingredients to a small mixing bowl and stir until combined.
  • Store in an airtight jar or container in the pantry for 2 months or longer.

Notes

  • This recipe is a great starting point, but feel free to adjust the seasonings to make it your own. Some people like less oregano and more basil, some like to omit the pepper, etc. It’s up to you and your preferences.
  • Buying better quality ingredients will produce better results. 
  • If desired, great additions to this mixture are dried parsley, dried rosemary, or dried thyme. Depending on the recipe, you may or may not see these ingredients included on occasion

Nutrition

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.05g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg
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