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Let’s spice things up a bit, shall we? Today I am sharing a savory spice mix recipe for Greek seasoning. This seasoning mix is easy to make and so versatile. You can use it to season just about anything from meat to taters!
What is Greek Seasoning?
To be perfectly honest with you, Greek seasoning is a really strange blend of herbs and spices, but when combined all together are pretty magical. This seasoning is made of an aromatic blend of dried herbs, some savory spices and a few warm spices that round it all out.
Here’s the list of the star components of this seasoning:
- Dried Herbs: basil, dill, oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme, and marjoram.
- Spices: garlic powder, onion flakes, lemon pepper.
- Savory and Warm Spices: salt, black pepper, paprika, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
What does Greek seasoning taste like?
Greek seasoning is aromatic and savory in taste. It can be described as warm, earthy, minty, and slightly peppery with sweet undertones. I know the cinnamon and nutmeg sound odd in this flavor profile, but they add depth and a surprisingly warm finish.
What is a Greek seasoning blend used for?
This multi-purpose spice blend is a great way to use up herbs and spices that may be near expiration.
You know, the ones in your spice cabinet that you purchased for only one recipe almost 6 months ago?
This savory homemade blend of herbs and spices can be a great addition to all your favorite recipes.
Here is a list of its uses:
Beef, Poultry, Seafood. Add to ground beef to make Greek Burgers! Sprinkle on fish with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and serve with lemon slices. Or try it using the Greek seasoning as a substitute for the dry rub in the Baked Chicken Wing recipe I shared not too long ago. Add some red crushed pepper flakes, to taste, for some extra heat.
Use Greek seasoning on a wide variety of grilled or roasted vegetables. It’s especially good on potatoes.
Mix this seasoning with extra-virgin olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice on your next salad!
Combine the seasoning with olive oil and lemon juice. Coat meat with the marinade and place in a zip-top bag until needed.
Use as an unexpected twist to your next vegetable platter. Combine the seasoning with Greek yogurt and fresh lemon juice. It’ll make fresh vegetables sing!
How do you store Greek seasoning?
Just like any herbs and spices, Greek seasoning should be stored in an airtight container.
Herbs and spices should be kept in a cool, dark place away from sunlight, heat, and steam. Learn more about spices and how to store and organize them HERE.
How long will this seasoning last?
Seasoning mixes never actually spoil, but dried herbs and spices lose their flavor over time. If stored properly, spice blends will last up to 1 maybe even 2 years.
How do you make Greek seasoning?
Select a jar that will hold about a cup of the seasoning. A clean jar with a tight fitting lid works best. Measure each of the ingredients and add them to the jar. Place on the lid and give the herbs and spices a good shake. Now you’re all set!
Before each use, stir or shake the spice blend to combine. The dried heavy spices tend to sink to the bottom of the jar. This will ensure that the spices are well blended for each use.
You can also use a mortar and pestle to wake up the spices a little before each use.
Using this seasoning mix is a simple way to add flavor to a variety of recipes.
Did you try this spice blend? What did you use it on?
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Greek Seasoning Mix
- 1 tablespoons basil dried
- 1 tablespoons dill dried
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 1 tablespoons onion flakes
- 2 tablespoons oregano
- 1 tablespoons parsley dried
- 1 tablespoon rosemary dried
- ½ tablespoon thyme
- 1 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning
- ½ tablespoon marjoram
- 1 tablespoon salt
- ½ tablespoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Select a jar that will hold about a cup of the seasoning. A clean jar with a tight fitting lid works best. Measure each of the ingredients and add them to the jar. Place on the lid and give the herbs and spices a good shake.
- You’re all set! Add it to your favorite dish.
- It’s always better if you make the spice mix ahead of time. It allows the spices to mingle together and get happy!
- Store unused seasoning mix in an airtight container, preferably in a cool dark place.
- Store the seasoning blend in a cool, dry spot for up to 6 months.
- Before each use, stir or shake the spice blend to combine. The dry spices tend to sink to the bottom of the jar.