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Homemade Greek Seasoning

Greek Seasoning is quick and easy to make at home and will add lots of flavor to your chicken, pork, steak, and vegetables.

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Homemade Greek Seasoning Recipe

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 Mediterranean flavor while you are eating!

I used to buy them in the grocery store but limited by the choices of store-bought blends 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! It’s perfect for Greek salad dressing on this chopped Greek Salad.

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Ingredients Needed

Basil – Use dried basil and not fresh.

Dill – Dried dill is perfect.

Garlic powder – Use garlic powder rather than granulated garlic because it is finer if possible.

Onion flakes – If all you have is onion powder, that will work fine too.

Oregano – Greek oregano is best but use what you have.

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 – If you are making a dressing or marinade use lemon juice.

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

Salt and pepper – Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper.

Cinnamon and nutmeg – Although mostly thought of as “sweet” spices, both cinnamon and nutmeg add a kick.

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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.

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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.

I love to make a large batch and store it in a mason jar. I use it so much it doesn’t last long.

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.

How long does it last?

If you store your Greek seasoning recipe in an airtight container, it will last for up to six months. If you don’t use it all before then:)

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How to Use Greek Seasoning

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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.

Authentic Greek flavor contains marjoram that is not usually found in Mediterranean seasoning.

Tapas Tips & Tricks

  • Mix with red wine vinegar, olive oil, and lemon zest for a quick dressing.
  • 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 like this Lemon Pepper Seasoning.

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This homemade greek seasoning blend that is one of my favorite ways to add some flavor to chicken and pork chops. This easy recipe makes a great edible gift to give too!

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Want more seasoning recipes? I have a delicious Easy Chicken Seasoning or Steak Seasoning recipe. Check them out along with this amazing list of homemade spice mix recipes and tips and trick on how to store them.

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Greek Seasoning Mix

Want a new spice mix to dress up your chicken or steak? Try this Greek Seasoning Mix you can make at home!
4.50 from 120 votes
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Course: Homemade Spice Mixes
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 10kcal
Author: Jennifer Stewart

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

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

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Notes

  • Mix with red wine vinegar, olive oil, and lemon zest for a quick dressing.
  • 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!
  • Nutrition

    Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.03g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Sodium: 437mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg

    {Originally published 05/19/16 – photos and recipe notes updated 11/20/23 to improve reader experience}

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    Recipe Rating




    Tara

    Thursday 29th of June 2023

    I love this seasoning. I use it often. I make Greek bowls often and Greek turkey meatballs. Going to try it as a dressing for my salads!

    Jennifer Stewart

    Sunday 2nd of July 2023

    I am so glad you like it!

    Sha watson

    Saturday 24th of June 2023

    Being that i have not been able to find any greek seasoning at my local grocery, i decided to make this recipe. Wow! This stuff is amazing! I admit i was kind of skeptical on the cinnamon and nutmeg, but i used it and i think those 2 ingredients raise it to another level! 5 stars! A#1! Thank u!

    Jennifer Stewart

    Monday 26th of June 2023

    Thank you so much! I asked the guys at our favorite Greek restaurant about it and I was skeptical too. I'm also not a huge cinnamon fan so I REALLY didn't want to add it but you are so right. It is what makes it perfect! I am so glad that you like it! Check out my meatloaf seasoning:) It's my new favorite!

    Vincie

    Monday 17th of April 2023

    Thank you. I eye balled measurements because I didn't scroll all the way through originally. It worked perfectly! Thank you!

    Jennifer Stewart

    Monday 17th of April 2023

    So glad you liked it!

    Friday 9th of December 2022

    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.