Making flavorful seasoning blends at home is easier than it sounds.
This Greek Seasoning recipe is made with simple spices from your pantry, and doesn't contain any sneaky carbs or fillers.
This seasoning mix combines all of the best Mediterranean flavors. There are eight ingredients including basics like salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
The addition of basil, oregano, dill, and marjoram give this blend fragrant notes of Greek flavors that complement your favorite meat, fish, and vegetable dishes.
Homemade spice mixes are not only healthier than the store-bought versions, they're much more cost effective too.
To save on costs, you can buy spices in bulk at your local grocery store. Look for the large containers of spices in the baking aisle.
Some stores like Whole Foods also offer self-service spice stations at a much lower cost than the packaged stuff.
How to Make Homemade Greek Seasoning
There are only two steps to making this homemade seasoning blend:
- Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and stir together to combine. Use a whisk to blend the spices evenly.
- Pour your Greek seasoning blend into a spice jar or other airtight container with a lid and store until you're ready to use it.
How to Use Greek Seasoning
There are lots of different ways to use Greek seasoning in cooking. Here are some ideas:
Lamb: Marinade lamb chops or a leg of lamb in a mixture of olive oil, red wine, lemon juice, and your homemade Greek seasoning. Grill or roast the lamb and serve whole or slice to make souvlaki.
Chicken: Rub chicken leg quarters with olive oil and Greek seasoning, then top with lemon slices and roast on a sheet pan for a super savory entrée. If you're preparing chicken, you might also like this KFC secret seasoning recipe.
Beef: Marinade beef steak cubes in a combination of olive oil, red wine vinegar, and your Greek spice blend to give tons of flavor to grilled beef kebabs.
Fish: Greek seasoning pairs perfectly with varieties of white fish like tilapia, halibut, and cod. It's also great on salmon. Try sprinkling the seasoning over fish fillets, then top with a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, and capers for an extra kick of flavor.
Veggies: For an easy and flavorful side dish, toss chopped veggies with olive oil, lemon, and a good sprinkle of Greek seasoning, then roast on a sheet pan in your oven.
Yogurt: Stir your Greek spices into full fat plain Greek yogurt to make a keto-friendly Greek dip. Serve with sliced fresh veggies like cucumber, celery, and bell pepper for a healthy and fun snack.
How much spice do I add to my recipe?
As a general rule, you can use 2 tablespoons of your homemade Greek spice blend for each pound of meat or vegetables.
How to Store Spices Long Term:
To ensure that your spices stay fresh and potent long term, always store them in an airtight container or spice jar with a lid. Keep spices in a cool, dry place out of direct light.
Homemade seasoning mixes will taste best when used within one year of mixing.
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- 3 tablespoons Oregano
- 2 tablespoons Basil
- 1 tablespoon Dill
- 2 tablespoons Onion powder
- 2 tablespoons Garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon Marjoram
- 2 teaspoons Salt
- 1 tablespoon Black pepper
- Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and stir together until thoroughly blended.
- Store in an airtight container for up to one year.
- Use 2 tablespoons of Greek seasoning per pound of meat or vegetables.
- Greek seasoning is amazing with lamb, chicken, beef, or fish.
- Toss chopped vegetables with olive oil, lemon, and a good sprinkle of Greek seasoning and roast for a flavorful side dish.
- Buy spices in bulk at your local grocery store to save money.