Homemade Greek Seasoning is the perfect way to quickly add authentic Greek flavor to healthy dishes. To make this DIY recipe, you only need a few easy-to-find dried herbs and spices. This quick blend lasts for over a year and is perfect for chicken, gyros, or any other Mediterranean dishes.

All ingredients are mixed in a white bowl on the counter.

What is Greek Seasoning?

Greek seasoning is a blend that contains many of the common Mediterranean herbs with some garlic and onion powderOregano, basil, parsley and dill are some of the primary herbs with rosemary and thyme oftentimes being in the mix, too.

What makes it have those secret Mediterranean flavors is the addition of a ground spice such as cinnamon or nutmeg, so make sure you don’t leave this out! This savory blend takes Greek dishes up a notch.

It can be used as a quick addition to roasted cauliflower, mixed into turkey meatballs, or to season lamb kofta and vegetables.

While it can be used as a substitute for Italian seasoning, it will make your finished dish taste slightly different. 

Easy to find, herbs and spices are combined in a bowl.

Ingredients

The simple ingredients you need to make this homemade Greek seasoning recipe include:

  • Greek Oregano. This woody, earthy spice is the base of this mix.
  • Basil. An essential flavor in Greek dishes so don’t leave it out.
  • Parsley. Dried parsley adds a unique peppery and slightly bitter taste.
  • Dill. This herb is used in many Mediterranean dishes and really gives a pop to anything you use this mix for. Dried dill is a must.
  • Rosemary. This versatile herb adds an earthy and almost sweet flavor.
  • Thyme. Citrusy and sometimes lemony, thyme adds a depth to this recipe.
  • Garlic powder. Garlic powder is a staple that you likely have in your spice cabinet already. Be sure you use garlic powder and not garlic salt.
  • Onion Powder. Onion powder is made from dehydrated onions that are ground into a powder to impart the essence of onion.
  • Cinnamon. While cinnamon might be surprising, this ingredient adds an earthy and sweet flavor.
  • Salt and Black Pepper. You can always add more to the final dish, so go lighter in the beginning.
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How to Make Greek Seasoning Recipe

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1. Combine Ingredients

You only need a few common dried herbs and Greek spices. While you could leave out some of the ingredients, be sure to absolutely include oregano, basil, parsley, dill, and garlic powder. The flavor will not turn out without these herbs.

You can also adjust the amount of salt you add.

Once you’ve gathered up all of your ingredients, whisk them together in either a small jar, mason jar, or in the container you will be storing them in.

2. Use and Store

Homemade seasoning mixes will store best when placed in an airtight container and kept in a cool, dry place, either the pantry or a spice cabinet will work great. Keep out of direct sunlight! Over the stovetop is not recommended since it gets quite hot and humid. The excessive heat will decrease the longevity and potency of your seasoning mixes.

Another tip for storing spice blends is to add them to containers with little to no open air space.  Less air means less oxygen and oxidation of the ingredients. So you’ll want to choose one that just barely fits all of the mix.

These glass spice jars and 4-ounce mason jars both work exceptionally well.

When stored properly your Greek seasoning should last for up to 1-2 years.

Spices and herbs are easily and quickly combined in this gluten-free Greek seasoning.

FAQs

What is Greek seasoning made of?

Typically, Greek seasoning is a blend of spices and herbs from the Mediterranean region. Oftentimes, oregano, basil, dill, thyme, and garlic are included.

What can be substituted for Greek seasoning?

Greek and Mediterranean seasonings are often used interchangeably, but they are not quite the same. Generally, Mediterranean contains cardamom and cloves.

What can you serve Greek seasoning on?

Sprinkle Greek seasoning on your favorite protein, like chicken, lamb, or salmon. It is also delicious on veggies or potatoes for a side dish.

Expert Tips and Tricks

  • Dry it out. If you use fresh herbs, the mixture will not last as long.
  • Just a little. You can always add more salt and pepper later so keep it light at first.
  • Keep it cool. Be sure to store the seasoning blend in a cool and dry place for the best results.
  • Seal it. Homemade Greek seasoning mix should be kept in an airtight container.
  • Get creative. Use this blend as a marinade on your favorite protein.
Greek seasoning is quick and easy to make as you combine common dried herbs and spices.

More Homemade Spice Blends

I love making my own homemade seasonings at home. It’s one of my favorite ways to avoid unhealthy additives and they taste so much better than store-bought.

Try one of these simple and delicious homemade seasoning blends next:

Recipes that Use Homemade Greek Seasoning Blend

This Greek seasoning blend can be used in so many different ways once you’ve got it mixed together.  A few of my favorite recipes to use it in include:

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5 from 15 votes

Easy Greek Seasoning Recipe

Homemade Greek Seasoning is the best way to quickly add authentic flavor to healthy dishes. To make this DIY recipe, you only need a few easy-to-find dried herbs and spices.
All ingredients are mixed in a white bowl on the counter.
Yield 4 servings
Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 2 tsp. oregano dried
  • 2 tsp. basil dried
  • 1 tsp. parsley dried
  • 1 tsp. dill dried
  • 1 tsp. onion powder dried
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder dried
  • ½ tsp. rosemary dried
  • ½ tsp. thyme dried
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon ground
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. salt optional

Instructions 

  • Add ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine.
    2 tsp. oregano, 2 tsp. basil, 1 tsp. parsley, 1 tsp. dill, 1 tsp. onion powder, 1 tsp. garlic powder, ½ tsp. rosemary, ½ tsp. thyme, ½ tsp. cinnamon, 1 tsp. black pepper, 2 tsp. salt
  • Use Greek seasoning in your favorite lamb koftas, in Greek Turkey Burgers, on chicken kebabs, or in a Greek Cucumber Tomato Salad recipe.
  • This recipe makes ~¼ cup of seasoning mix. Store seasoning mix in an airtight jar for up to 1 year.

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5 from 15 votes

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Notes

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: This spice mix is easy to prepare in advance. Use 2 to 2 ½ tablespoons for each pound of meat.
  • To Store: Keep Greek seasoning should be kept in an airtight container away from heat for up to 1 to 2 years.

Nutrition

Calories: 24kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 960mg, Potassium: 83mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 419IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 71mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Great recipe! I definitely agree with the five stars. I use a teaspoon of the Greek seasoning mix in an omelette. After browning, onions, cherry tomatoes, and some spinach leaves I added eggs and feta cheese, and it was fantastic.

    When I make mixture such as this, I like to make a large amount to have on hand. However, I thought that the times three conversion was way too much salt and pepper, I believe it converted into 1 T pepper and 2 T salt. I reduced that to about half for each ingredient.

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Susan! It’s so versatile. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment!

  2. 5 stars
    Top notch!! We love it on our Zucchini onion and bell pepper mix. Great flavor!!! Sautéed with clarified butter in a cast iron skillet!! Smack your MaMa!!

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Ryan! It’s good on so many things! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and rating!

  3. 3 stars
    Really liked this. Put one T into a cup of rice and then cooked. Served it as Greek rice. Might omit or reduce the cinnamon next time.

    I wish the comments were turned on in Pinterest as I like to make my notes there!

    1. Hi Monica! I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe, I’m not sure what’s happening on Pinterest? You could try saving a pin directly from the site and see if the comments are turned on for that pin!