This easy homemade Mediterranean seasoning made with Mediterranean spices will be your new favorite spice blend! It’s delicious on chicken, beef, and lamb.
If you’re new to the world of homemade spice blends, you’re in for a real treat! Combining spices at home to make your own blends results in the most unreal and wonderful flavor.
Another plus is that you can make sure that there are no hidden ingredients! This is especially important if you eat gluten free, keto, low carb, paleo, or Whole30. It’s also important if you’re sensitive to MSG, or if you can’t consume much salt.
I love making a large batch of this and giving it as gifts during the holidays! Homemade edible gifts are always such a hit, and they’re definitely a gift from the heart (and I love that they’re meaningful while being affordable).
Greek Oregano vs. Italian Oregano
Greek oregano and Italian oregano do have some flavor differences, but they’re used relatively interchangeably as Mediterranean oregano in North America. Greek oregano has an earthier and more savory flavor than Italian oregano, which tends to be a bit milder. Either will work well in this recipe.
The only oregano I wouldn’t recommend using here is Mexican oregano because it has notes of licorice.
What is in Greek Seasoning?
The spices and herbs in this recipes are:
- Sea Salt
- Dill Weed
- Onion Powder
- Black Pepper
- Cinnamon (optional)
The cinnamon is listed as optional in this recipe, and I think it’s really up to you if you want to include it. It definitely adds an authentic Greek flavor profile, but if you’re not used to cinnamon in savory blends, it might not be your favorite addition.
Do You Need to Grind This Seasoning?
You don’t need to, but for delicate meats, the extra step is worth it! If you’re planning to use this on a fish filet, I’d recommend running the amount you’re planning to use through your spice grinder to get a lovely fine texture.
How to Store Homemade Spice Blends
This stores best in an airtight container in a cool and dark place. In a cupboard is perfect, but right next to the stove isn’t ideal.
Assuming that the spices are fresh when you make your DIY spice blend, it can last for up to a year if stored correctly.
What to Use This Greek Seasoning On
I love adding this seasoning to Greek yogurt to make an incredible Greek marinade for meat. These are my favorite recipes that use this seasoning blend:
Some other foods to try this adding this spice blend to are:
- Roasted Vegetables
- Grilled Chicken
- Chicken Souvlaki
- Lamb Chops
- In a Marinade
This recipe is basically magic because the possibilities are endless! It’s an amazing way to add a ton of life to just about any dish.
I also love adding a squeeze of lemon juice to whichever dish I use this seasoning with when it’s finished cooking – it’s such a wonderful flavor combination.
One of the best ways to enjoy it may just be adding it to some olive oil as a dip for a nice loaf of crusty bread. Simple, but oh so perfect.
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- 1 Tablespoon granulated garlic
- 1 Tablespoon dried basil
- 1 Tablespoon dried Greek oregano
- ½ - ¾ Tablespoon fine sea salt (depending on taste preference)
- ½ Tablespoon dried dill weed
- ½ Tablespoon dried parsley
- ½ Tablespoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary (minced)
- 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- ½ teaspoon dried marjoram (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
- In a small bowl, mix all ingredients together.
Assuming all of the spices are fresh, this will keep in an airtight container for up to a year.
Serving Size:1 teaspoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 4Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 0.9gNet Carbohydrates: 0.7gFiber: 0.3gSugar: 0.1gProtein: 0.2g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
Try making your own homemade Greek seasoning blend! This mediterranean seasoning is packed with flavor and will elevate all of your recipes!