This month I am sharing all of our most-used homemade seasoning mixes, and today we are keeping up the Mediterranean theme from last week with a Homemade Greek Seasoning.
Homemade Greek Seasoning Recipe
Greek seasoning is an often overlooked spice mix, but it is a great addition to your pantry!
Not only can it be used for homemade Greek salad dressing, it’s also amazing on so many dishes – from roasted meats or sautéed veggies.
I find that the Greek seasonings that I have purchased in stores have been pretty boring in flavor, so I prefer to make my own primarily due to taste, but it also saves me money and helps me avoid questionable ingredients like maltodextrin (which has some serious health risks) and monosodium glutamine (MSG), which are both often found in commercial spice mixes.
While I am definitely not the mom who avoids a treat, I also really prioritize keeping a healthy microbiome and if I can avoid ingredients that pose a threat to that, I’m going to.
Making our own homemade Greek seasoning is not only cheaper than buying the pre-made mixes, but I can feel good about serving food seasoned with it to my family.
Since some of the spices used in this recipe are different sizes, you can use a spice grinder to blitz this Greek mixture into a uniform texture. This ensures that every teaspoon is perfectly balanced.
The best cost savings with this recipe is to purchase your spices from a bulk store, or if that’s not an option, buy the large containers of the individual spices and herbs. Buying the little containers to make this seasoning would be crazy expensive (but ironically, still cheaper than using the seasoning packets).
You can also dry your own herbs to use for this homemade seasoning!
This seasoning is gluten-free, paleo, low-carb and vegan and makes a great homemade gift.
What is Greek seasoning made of? Our Greek seasoning is made with a variety of dried herbs and spices: oregano, rosemary, basil, thyme, parsley, garlic powder, nutmeg, black pepper and salt. I also like adding marjoram, dill week, and onion powder occasionally.
Marjoram and oregano are both from the mint family. I omitted it from my recipe as most people don’t tend to have it on hand and the oregano does a pretty good job of substituting for it.
Other herbs and spices you can add to your Greek seasoning include sage, tarragon, mint, bay leaf, fennel, cinnamon, or paprika.
How long does this Greek seasoning last? This homemade Greek seasoning is shelf-stable for up to a year, as long as you use fresh (dried) herbs and spices when you make it and store in a cool, dry spot in your kitchen.
Need some inspiration for how to use your Greek seasoning? Check out these recipes that you can use this homemade greek seasoning in:
- Greek Beef Kebabs
- Greek Salad
- Greek Lamb Chops from Or Whatever You Do
- Greek Baked Meatballs from Plating Pixels
- Greek Potato Salad from Flavor Mosaic
You can also use it on popcorn, homemade french fries or potatoes, chicken wings, any cut of meat or seafood, or on roasted veggies. You can also use it to make an easy Greek salad dressing by combining with equal parts oil and vinegar. The options are endless!
Homemade Greek Seasoning Ingredients
- Dried oregano – can use marjoram
- Dried rosemary
- Dried basil
- Dried thyme
- Dried parsley
- Garlic powder
- Black pepper – can use lemon pepper
- Salt – don’t use finishing or kosher salt, opt for a quality sea salt
- Dill weed, optional
- Onion powder, optional
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: you can shake up this recipe by adding cayenne pepper for a spicier ranch, or parmesan for a cheesier ranch.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Spice Grinder
- Measuring spoons
- Mason jars, for storing – I do not recommend plastic jars as they can hold moisture and you want to keep this seasoning mix dry to preserve freshness
How to Make Greek Seasoning
Measuring out your ingredients and mix together.
Store in a glass mason jar in a cool, dry place in your kitchen.
If you’d like a smoother, more uniform texture, measure the ingredients into a spice grinder and blitz for 20 seconds until large pieces are broken but the mix isn’t too powdery.
Pin this Homemade Greek Seasoning Mix:
Grab your free printable for our easy Greek seasoning mix:
- 2 Tablespoons Dried oregano or marjoram
- 1 Tablespoon Dried rosemary
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon Dried basil
- 1 Tablespoon Dried thyme
- 1 Tablespoon Dried parsley
- 4 teaspoons Garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons Nutmeg
- 2 teaspoons Black pepper
- 1 Tablespoon Salt
- 1 teaspoon Dill weed, optional
- 2 teaspoons Onion powder, optional
- Measuring out your ingredients and mix together.
- Store in a glass mason jar in a cool, dry place in your kitchen.
- If you'd like a smoother, more uniform texture, measure the ingredients into a spice grinder and blitz for 20 seconds until large pieces are broken but the mix isn't too powdery.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
VERONES Mason Jars Canning Jars, 4 OZ Jelly Jars With Regular Lids and Bands, Ideal for Jam, Honey, Wedding Favors, Shower Favors, Baby Foods, DIY Magnetic Spice Jars, 16 PACK,Extra 16 Lids
New Star Foodservice 42917 Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons and Measuring Cups Combo, Set of 8
Hamilton Beach Fresh Grind 4.5oz Electric Coffee Grinder for Beans, Spices and More, Stainless Steel Blades, Black (80335R)
For more recipes using Greek seasoning, check out our Greek Beef Kebabs.