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GREEK SEASONING MIX {Homemade Greek Spice Mix}

Greek Seasoning Mix is quick and easy to make at home and will add lots of flavor to your chicken, pork, steak, and vegetables! The best Greek seasoning is homemade which means NO MSG, LOW SODIUM, and GLUTEN FREE!

spoon with some greek seasoning above a wood bowl
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HOMEMADE SEASONING MIXES VS STORE BOUGHT SEASONINGS

Need something to shake up your boring chicken dish and all you have are some spice bottles and all-purpose seasoning blend?

Make this quick and easy Greek Seasoning Mix and enjoy the flavors of the Mediterranean while you are eating!

I love making my own spice mixes.

I used to buy them in the store but limited by the choices of pre-made ones to about 5 different varieties such as Cavender’s All-Purpose Greek Seasoning, in addition to the anti-caking agents and other chemicals in them, I decided to start making my own.  

This recipe is waaayyyyy better than Cavender’s for sure! TRUST ME! I even created my own hot spice mix when I hosted a “7 Deadly Sins” dinner as a party favor. I haven’t posted that recipe but it is coming soon.

Greek Seasoning in a black bowl

WHAT CAN I USE GREEK SEASONING ON?

  • Steak and chicken dry rub
  • Mix with vinegar and olive oil for a dressing or bread dip
  • Mix with Greek yogurt for a marinade or dip for veggies and crackers
  • Sprinkle on veggies for a flavorful side dish
  • Sprinkle on potatoes for yummy French fries or baked potatoes
  • Season your gyros and these Gyro Nachos
mixing seasoning ingredients in a bowl

This Greek Seasoning Mix will take you on a vacation to the Mediterranean with all the flavors of oregano, thyme, and especially marjoram!

Marjoram is included in every spice jar/spice rack that I buy. 

I see marjoram in the aisle at the store and never really knew what it tasted like so I had to buy some. Oregano is closely related to marjoram so I wondered why we use both in a lot of spice mixes.

WHAT IS IN GREEK SEASONING AND WHAT ARE GREEK SPICES?

I had to look it up and see why I add Oregano AND Marjoram in Greek Seasoning Mix.

Mediterranean or Greek spices like Marjoram and oregano are both from the mint family.

Oregano and Marjoram leaves look a lot alike but their flavors and aromas are quite different. 

Oregano has a stronger, slightly spicy flavor profile while Marjoram tends to be more on the sweet side with floral scents.

Both are perfect for sauces, marinades, and dressings but since Marjoram is “lighter” I would add it at the end of any cooking process to avoid destroying its flavor.

Did you know that this Greek Seasoning is Whole 30, Paleo, and Keto compliant? It is also gluten-free!!

You can also make it low-sodium or even salt-free by just leaving out the salt. It will still taste great!

close up view of the individual spices in this seasoning mix

IS GREEK SEASONING GLUTEN FREE, PALEO, KETO, OR WHOLE 30 COMPLIANT?

Yes, it is all three!  And this homemade mix doesn’t contain MSG! The best benefit of making your own homemade spice mixes.

IS GREEK SEASONING THE SAME THING AS MEDITERRANEAN SEASONING?

They are basically the same only Mediterranean seasonings usually include cloves and cardamom. Greek seasoning contains marjoram that is not usually found in Mediterranean seasoning.

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HOW DO YOU STORE GREEK SEASONING?

The best way to store any of your spices or spice mixes is in a glass container, air-tight, and in a dark and cool place. 

Think not next to the stove, on the counter top, under a window with full sun. Unless you are planning on using the entire batch in a week.

mediterranean seasoning in a bowl with a measuring spoon

HOW LONG WILL IT LAST?

If you store your Greek Seasoning as I talked about in the previous answer, it should last at least 6 months.

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If you are looking for a new way to add some flavor to your meals, or even make a new salad dressing or marinade, grab the spice bottles in your cabinet and throw together this Greek Seasoning mix. It makes a great hostess gift too!

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HOW TO MAKE GREEK SEASONING

greek seasoning in a bowl with a measuring spoon

Greek Seasoning Mix

Yield: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Want a new spice mix to dress up your chicken or steak? Try this Greek Seasoning Mix you can make at home!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoons basil (dried)
  • 1 tablespoons dill (dried)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoons onion flakes
  • 2 tablespoons oregano
  • 1 tablespoons parsley (dried)
  • 1 tablespoons rosemary (dried)
  • 1/2 tablespoon thyme
  • 1 tablespoons lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoons marjoram
  • 1 tablespoons salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 tablespoon nutmeg

Instructions

  1. Mix all together and add to your favorite chicken or steak dish!
  2. Store in an air-tight container, preferably in a cool dark place.

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 10Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 566mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Amber

Thursday 20th of May 2021

Hi, this recipe sounds amazing. I can’t wait to try it. Does the recipe call for ground thyme and marjoram or thyme and marjoram leaves?

Jennifer

Monday 24th of May 2021

I like to use the leaves but feel free to use either!

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Jennifer

Monday 13th of July 2020

Absolutely! I love Greek seasoning on my french fries! I would season just after they come out as they herbs and spices can burn a bit and get bitter if you put it on before air frying.

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Debbie Guggisberg

Monday 25th of March 2019

We LOVE this recipe. We went through it and now I am making it again tonight. It is wonderful on fish fillets. It's light, yet perfect. We love it in deviled egg salad. I use it all the time. Mmmm, good. Thanks for this treat.

Jennifer

Tuesday 26th of March 2019

I am so glad!! Thank you!

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