This homemade Greek seasoning recipe is the perfect way to add authentic flavor to any dish! This DIY spice blend is made with pantry staples and easily mixed together in minutes! It’s a simple and fast way to add robust Greek flavor to all your favorite foods .(Vegan, Gluten-free, Whole 30, Paleo and Keto-compliant)
About this homemade Greek seasoning
This dry Greek spice blend is savory in taste with a warm, earthy, grassy flavor and minty, slightly peppery and sweet undertones.
This multi-purpose Greek blend is easy to make and a simple way to add appetizing flavor to a variety recipes! From chicken and fish to salads and vegetables, you are going to want to sprinkle this seasoning on everything!
While store-bought seasonings can contain gluten, MSG and unhealthy additives, this DIY blend is healthy for you and free of harmful ingredients!
Made with simple pantry ingredients, this mix is a great way to use up leftover spices you have in your pantry!
What is Greek seasoning?
Greek spice is a blend of various dried herbs and spices used in Mediterranean cuisines.
The blend typically includes Mediterranean oregano, garlic, onion, dill, parsley, marjoram and thyme. Depending on the blend, other spices such as basil, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and pepper may be included.
Are Greek seasonings the same as Mediterranean?
While Greek seasonings and Mediterranean seasonings can be used interchangeably, they are not identical. Greek spice blends typically contain marjoram, which is not found in Mediterranean seasonings. As well, Mediterranean blends generally include cardamom and cloves which are not found in Greek blends.
Are Greece spices gluten free?
This homemade Greek dry seasoning recipe is gluten free as well as vegan, whole 30, paleo and keto-compliant! Plus, this mix contains no MSG! However, many store-bought blends do contain both gluten and MSG, so always be sure to check the label if you are purchasing blends from the grocery store.
What does Greek spice taste like?
Greek seasoning is aromatic and savory in taste with notes of warm, earthy, minty, slightly peppery and sweet flavors.
What’s a good substitute for greek seasonings?
If you don’t have any store-bought Greek seasoning on hand, this easy Greek spice blend is perfect for you! Customize the recipe below with what you have on hand in your pantry to make your own quick and easy Greek seasoning substitute!
How to use Greek spices?
This seasoning is all-purpose. Fragrant and full of flavor, this spice blend is extremely versatile and delicious sprinkled on a wide variety of dishes!
10 ways to use homemade Greek seasonings
- Mix it with olive oil, vinegar and lemon to make a dressing
- Combine it with Greek yogurt and lemon to make a dip for fresh vegetables
- Seasonal Roast Vegetables
- Rice (It gives this Greek Lemon Rice the best flavor!)
- Chicken (Use it on this super easy, super delicious Greek Chicken Hummus Bowl!)
- Shrimp (It’s divine on Shrimp Saganaki!)
How to store Greek seasoning blend?
You should store seasoning blends in an airtight container in a cool, dark place away from sunlight and heat. The kitchen pantry or a dark cabinet are great places to store dried spices.
How long will homemade seasonings last?
While seasoning mixes never actually spoil, the dry spices will lose their flavor.
Properly stored, spice blends will last approximately 1-2 years, depending on how fresh the spices used are.
This simple Greek blend is the perfect way to amp up the flavor in any recipe! Made with staple pantry seasonings, you will never go back to grocery store blends again!
Until next week, friends, cheers! To spicing things up a bit!
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More seasonings recipes!
Homemade seasoning blends are the easiest way to elevate the flavor of any dish. Try these family favorite recipes next:
- Everything Bagel Spices
- BBQ Dry Rub
- Cajun Seasoning
- Fajita Seasoning Recipe
- Hamburger spices
- Jerk Seasoning
- Sazon Seasoning
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Easy Homemade Greek Seasoning recipe👇
Homemade Greek Seasoning Blend
- 1 Small mixing bowl
- 1 ½ TBS Dried Mediterranean Oregano
- 1 ½ TBS Garlic Powder
- 1 TBS Kosher Salt
- 1 TBS Onion Flakes
- 1 TBS Dried Basil
- 1 ½ tsp Dried Dill Weed
- 1 ½ tsp Dried Parsley
- 1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Dried Marjoram
- ¾ tsp Dried Thyme
- ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
- ½ tsp Ground Nutmeg
- Collect ingredients: Gather and measure all the spices and seasonings.
- Mix ingredients: Add all the ingredients to a small bowl and mix together. (SEE NOTES)
- Use or Store: Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to one year.
- Coarse vs Fine Grain: For a finer textured spice mix, add all the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor or a spice blender and blend or pulse until desired consistency is achieved.
- Using Homemade Greek Spice: Use 1 ½ - 2 tablespoons of Greek Seasoning per pound of meat along with olive oil and lemon juice or zest.
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Vyom overseas says
Thank you for sharing this amazing homemade greek seasoning recipe! So good!
I made this recipe…and will be trying it out on my next meal. I have been using the store bought version for years, but I know anything homemade is just so much tasty & healthy. Thanks for sharing.
But is it kosher
Great question! Unfortunately, I don’t follow a kosher diet, so I can’t answer your question with 100% certainty. However, I’d assume you would need to use dried spices certified as kosher, and then yes – this blend would be kosher. For more clarification and information I would look into kosher certified dried spices. Cheers!
Patricia Harlow says
My best friend loves Cavender’s Greek Seasoning as much as I do, but we live in Belize. It was hard to come by before the pandemic, and quite impossible now. I tried you recipe, reluctantly. Wow! Gotta say, my friend and I are both delighted to have Greek Seasoning ant time we want it! Thank you for this!!
I’m honored you decided to give my recipe a try and absolutely thrilled you and your best friend enjoyed it!! Thank you so much for coming back and letting me know how everything went over!! Cheers!
We really love this recipe and it compares in taste to Greek Seasoning Blends I have purchased in the past (Not the grocery store brands). I did leave out the Cinnamon and Nutmug. I’ll be making it in a large batch next time.
I’m so thrilled you love this recipe and plan on making it again!! Thank you so much for coming back and letting me know how everything went over!
Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers says
I love the idea of making my own Greek seasoning! So handy to have in the pantry for grilling season, especially!
Love homemade seasoning mixes and this one is going to be another staple in the pantry!
Shashi at SavorySpin says
Cheyanne – lady, you are indeed right – I’ve seen all sorts of ingredients I cannot pronounce hanging out in store bought blended seasonings! I am so glad you posted this as I wouldn’t know where to start when it came to a Greek seasoning mix – thanks so much – hope you and boy have a wonderful weekend! xoxo
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says
I just made some homemade Greek meatballs Chey with most of the spices you’ve got going in this seasoning blend! Although I think I missed a couple. I LOVE making homemade seasonings from scratch. I keep a few different ones in my pantry. I’ll need to give your recipe a try!