Home-made Greek Seasoning

Home-made Greek Seasoning

Greek Seasoning. It’s like a little magic and handy to have on hand. You’ll find a zillion uses for it, and I’ve only scratched the surface, below.

Greek Dressing made with Home-Made Greek Seasoning
Greek Dressing made with Home-Made Greek Seasoning

Whip together a salad dressing, just add olive oil and a little red vinegar. Sprinkle it over a salad or a Greek Salad. Add to a combo of tomatoes, cucumber, and red onion, then toss in a little Feta. Don’t hesitate to add a little of this in Tzatziki or a dip.

Jazz up potatoes, roasted or fried, toss it over chicken before baking. Maybe you’d like to use it in a one-dish dinner like  Skillet Roasted Lemon Chicken? Just use a good sprinkle of this instead of the “prescribed” herbs.

This makes a great marinade for chicken, chops or steak, and don’t overlook kabobs. Just combine Greek Seasoning with freshly squeezed lemon and a little red or white vinegar.

An old Diner trick, from a friend who worked his way in high at a Greek Diner in the 1950’s passed on this hint. Top your finished burgers with a little pat of butter and a sprinkle of Greek Seasoning.

For a quick Greek Dressing: 3/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon Greek Seasoning. Place everything in a jar and shake until well blended. Will thicken, but will need to be reshaken each time it is used.

To easily multiply this recipe, just use tablespoons as a measurement instead of teaspoons.

Home-made Greek Seasoning
Home-made Greek Seasoning

Greek Seasoning

  • Servings: abt 4 tablespoons
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 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.

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!

Greek Seasoning: Make your own - it's cheaper & fresher!

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16 thoughts on “Home-made Greek Seasoning”

    1. Thanks Sophie! Me, too – there’s a huge advantage, I think, of being able to tinker a bit with the ingredients and come up with my own favorite “house” blends!

      Plus, it’s usually cheaper than the premixed stuff and doesn’t have some of the additives – I don’t know if that’s a problem in Belgium, but it is here in the States.

        1. Oh my gosh – I love the looks of that – it looks like a smoky, peppery curry type of a rub, and frankly I don’t eat enough fish – but learning to like it more, but I lack experience in cooking it well. I wouldn’t have thought to put it on and let it sit like that! 🙂

          Where I live in the Midwest, fish is either expensive or frozen, and I bet this would do wonders with the frozen filets of Tilapia that are in my budget!!

  1. Oh, you’re just writing like crazy! Look at you. Between two moves and potty training the baby, I have absolutely no life anymore or time to write. I miss it. Your comment inspired and encouraged me. I’ll try and put out something this week and get back into the swing of things very soon. Thank you for encouraging me! How are the grand babies? And I love this post about the homemade spice! Cheers!

    1. There you are sweetie! 🙂 Look, I learned to smile while you were gone…glad to hear from you, and it’s you that is such an inspiration! Folks, this is the girl that taught me to tweet! And I love her blog. (And hope to hear more from her soon!)

      I’ve had some ups and downs, too, but am back on track and enjoying blogging – and hoping to see all the grand babies this winter! (Five, now!)

    1. I started making what I call Adobo seasoning that I pretty much use instead of chili powder for just about everything. Pretty mild as is, I spike it with powdered chipotle chili but it could be customized so many ways! I think you’ll like it!

      And curry – my gosh, it’s so complex and beautifully done by so many Indian cooks that I’m not sure if I could do it justice!

      http://frugalhausfrau.com/2014/11/04/adobo/

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