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Greek Seasoning (Homemade Spice Blend)

Greek Seasoning is quick and easy to make at home and will add lots of flavor to your chicken, pork, steak, and vegetables. The best Greek spice blend is homemade, with simple spices, which means no MSG, low sodium, and gluten free!

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Need something to shake up your boring chicken dish and all you have are some spice bottles and an 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. This one is perfect for Greek salad dressing on this chopped Greek Salad.

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

This recipe is way 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.

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Why this Greek Seasoning Blend is Awesome

  • Whole 30, Paleo, and Keto compliant. It is also gluten-free!
  • It can be used for so many things! Including a steak and chicken dry rub, a dressing or bread dip, a dip for veggies and crackers, sprinkled on veggies for a flavorful side dish, sprinkled on potatoes for yummy French fries or baked potatoes, and even seasoning for gyros and these Gyro Nachos!
  • Shelf stable for up to six months.
  • Elevates the flavor of anything you add it to!
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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, yet so rarely used on its own by home cooks.

Marjoram is woody and floral. It is mild and sweet, the perfect complement for nearly any spice blend. Oregano is closely related to marjoram and can be used as a swap.

Ingredients Needed

Basil – We use dried basil for this recipe. It has notes of mint and anise that really blend well with the rest of the flavors in this mix.

Dill – Just like when you think of dill pickles, dried dill is slightly pungent with notes of citrus and anise.

Garlic powder – I opt to use garlic powder rather than granulated garlic because it is finer, but you can use whatever you have on hand.

Onion flakes – If all you have is onion powder, that will work fine too. I just like the variety of texture the flakes provide.

Oregano – Oregano has a strong, slightly spicy flavor profile.

Parsley – Be sure to use dried parsley flakes, as fresh will not be shelf-stable and will cause your steak seasoning to clump together.

Rosemary – Rosemary has a woody and almost pine-like flavor.

Thyme – The flavor profile of thyme is both sweet and savory, with hints of peppermint, lemon and oregano.

Lemon pepper seasoning – Greek food is often paired with lemon flavors, so lemon pepper seasoning is a great way to bring that into our seasoning mix.

Marjoram – Marjoram tends to be more on the sweet side with floral scents.

Salt and pepper – Because we are already using a lemon pepper seasoning, feel free to leave the black pepper out. You can also leave the salt out for a lower sodium blend.

Cinnamon and nutmeg – Although mostly thought of as “sweet” spices, both cinnamon and nutmeg add to the spiciness and nuttiness of this seasoning blend.

How to make Greek Seasoning Mix

First: Mix all the ingredients together and store in a glass jar in a cool, dry place until ready to use.

Second: Add to your favorite chicken or steak dish or mix with olive oil for a dip when ready!

For the full recipe and detailed instructions, please refer to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

FAQs

What is in Greek Seasoning and what are Greek spices?

I had to look it up and see why I add Oregano AND Marjoram. Mediterranean or Greek spices like Marjoram and oregano are both from the mint family.

Both of their 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. This gives it the authentic Greek flavor.

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.

close up view of the individual spices in this seasoning mix

Is it 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 spice blends.

Is Greek Seasoning the same thing as Mediterranean Seasoning?

They are basically the same only Mediterranean flavors 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 it?

The best way to store any of your spices or spice mixes is in a glass, airtight container, out of direct sunlight, and in a dark and cool place. 

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

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How long will it last?

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

Other Homemade Seasoning Blends

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Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • You can make this Greek seasoning recipe low-sodium or even salt-free by just leaving out the salt. It will still taste great! using a coarse or sea salt will give all of the benefits of salt with a cleaner flavor.
  • Make it without the salt first and then decide on the amount of salt that works best for you.
  • I use about 2 tablespoons per pound of meat or vegetables.
  • Add it to some olive oil to make a great bread dip!
  • Package it up into nice bottles with a label and some pretty ribbon and give it out as gifts for the holidays or a housewarming.
  • Great for any Mediterranean cuisine

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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

*If you like this recipe, please leave me a comment and rate it with some stars.  Thank you!

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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Lorna

Tuesday 11th of January 2022

This recipe sounds great! Can’t wait to make it. How much spice and vinegar/olive oil do you need to make salad dressing?

Jennifer

Wednesday 12th of January 2022

I start with 2 tablespoons of the spice mix and add to 1/4 cup vinegar. Shake and then add 1/2 cup olive oil. If you want more vinegar/oil you can adjust from there.

Wolf

Sunday 12th of December 2021

You say this lasts 6 months? Mine doesn't last 6 weeks! Well mainly because by then the container is empty and I have to make more! This is THE BEST seasoning I have ever used and it goes with everything. It is my usual goto. Try it on some breakfast potatoes.

Jennifer

Monday 13th of December 2021

Mine is empty before then too:) So glad you like it!

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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Friday 8th of January 2021

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Deborah Nameth

Friday 10th of July 2020

Can you sprinkle your seasoning on air fryer French fries?

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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