Whether you wish to whip together a great dressing, sprinkle this over a salad like a traditional Greek Salad or a combination of tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and/or Feta or other vegetables (maybe jazz up some potatoes, roasted or fried), or toss together a great dinner on the quick, this is a pretty handy little mixture of herbs to have on hand.
Think of sprinkling this over poultry – how does a lemony chicken one dish dinner like Skillet Roasted Lemon Chicken sound? Just use a good sprinkle of this instead of the “prescribed” herbs. This is great sprinkled over grilled chicken, steak or pork chops, too, and don’t forget to use this in a marinade for kebabs. Add in a little olive oil & red wine or red wine vinegar.
An old Diner trick, passed on to me by a friend who worked as a teenager in the 1950’s at a Greek diner told me their secret for great hamburgers: when finished, add a pat of butter and a sprinkle of Greek seasoning.
Another burger trick (thanks George Foreman): For each burger, make two thin patties, sprinkle the inside with Greek seasoning, add Feta and chopped Kalamata olives to the bottom side, top with the other patty and press together firmly. Grill or broil as desired.
For quick and easy Greek Dressing, use a teaspoon and a half, or to taste, of this herb mix in my Greek Dressing, and don’t forget to try some of this in Tzatziki. I make this in fairly large quantities and put it in a jar – instead of using teaspoons, just use the same measurements in tablespoons.
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried mint
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1/2 teaspoon dried minced onion
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or dried minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried lemon peel, optional
Quite often, I prefer to use fresh lemon zest instead of dried when I make a dish, rather than add it to the seasoning.
from the kitchen of http://www.frugalhausfrau.com
If you’d like to see more of my spice & herb blends, check out Spice, Herb & Flavor Packet Substitutes. I’m adding as I go along!