This homemade Greek Seasoning blend is our family’s go-to recipe! Made with common dried herbs and spices, ready in minutes, and is a quick way to give Mediterranean dishes a TON of authentic flavor. It lasts for over a year and is perfect for seasoning chicken, lamb, gyros, or using in fresh salads and vinaigrettes!

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If there were one spice mix I use ALL of the time it would hands down be this greek seasoning blend! It’s no surprise that it tastes great in Mediterranean dishes, but I even use as more of an every seasoning to add to roasted vegetables, baked chicken, and even on eggs!

So What Exactly is Greek Seasoning?

In addition to the mix of dried herbs such as oregano, basil, parsley and dill, garlic powder, and onion powder, what truly makes this Greek Seasoning blend so incredible is the subtle undertone of an earthy spice such as cinnamon or nutmeg.

While the list of ingredients is a tad bit on the longer side, many can be swapped and substituted depending on what you have on hand.

But my honest opinion? You’ll get the most complex flavor if you use all of the herbs and spices!

Jars of oregano, basil, parsley, dill, and a few other spices are on a table for a greek seasoning recipe.
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Ingredients and Substitutions

Notes about the simple ingredients needed for this Greek seasoning are below. Jump to recipe for the exact measurements.

  • Greek Oregano. This woody, earthy spice is the base of this mix. There is a Mexican oregano variety that is more commonly found in grocery stores. It can easily be used but will impart a slight licorice flavor.
  • Basil. This is the other essential herb, so try and avoid substituting if possible.
  • Other Dried Herbs. Parsley, dill, rosemary, and thyme are all used in smaller amounts. Try to use as many as you can for the best flavor, but feel free to swap out one for the other if you don’t have it on hand.
  • Garlic and Onions Powders. If you don’t happen to have these, remember when adding your blend to recipes and up the amount of fresh garlic and onions you use.
  • Cinnamon. If there’s a second ingredient you MUST use, it’s cinnamon. Nutmeg can be used if you must.
  • Salt and Black Pepper. I often like to leave these out so I can adjust the amount I add depending on the recipe I’m cooking.
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How to Make Greek Seasoning

Below you’ll find the simple steps to make this Mediterranean rice recipe. Jump to recipe for the printable instructions.

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.

This recipe makes ~¼ cup, or 4 tablespoons, of seasoning mix. Use 1-2 tablespoons for every pound of ground meat or vegetables.

Storing Instructions

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

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 and will decrease the longevity and potency of your seasoning mixes.

Another tip for storing spice blends is to make sure the container has 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.)

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FAQs

What can be substituted for Greek seasoning?

Italian seasoning is a great substitute when Greek seasoning is not available. Add a dash or two of cinnamon or nutmeg to make it taste more Mediterranean than Italian.

Is Greek seasoning spicy?

Greek seasoning is not normally spicy, as it mainly consists of aromatic herbs and spices like oregano, thyme, cinnamon, and garlic.

Can Greek seasoning be used as a substitute for other seasonings?

Greek or Mediterranean seasoning is a great substituted for other herbaceous mixes such as Italian seasoning.

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 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.

Chicken kabobs seasoned with a homemade Greek seasoning blend are served with pita and Mediterranean rice.

Ways to Use Greek Seasoning

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.

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Greek Seasoning Recipe

This homemade Greek Seasoning blend is our go-to recipe! Made with common dried herbs and spices, ready in minutes, and is a quick way to give Mediterranean dishes a TON of authentic flavor.
Spices and herbs are in a white bowl for a Greek seasoning recipe.
Yield 4 servings
Prep 5 minutes
Total 5 minutes
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Ingredients 

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

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl or the jar you'll be storing it in, add oregano, basil, parsley, dill, onion powder, garlic powder, rosemary, thyme, cinnamon, black pepper, and salt, if using. Whisk until well combined.
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Notes

  1. Ingredients: It’s best if you use all of these spices and herbs for the most flavor. If you don’t have them all on hand, see the blog post for substitution ideas.
  2. Oregano: If you can find it, Greek oregano is the best to use. Mexican oregano is more milder while Turkish oregano tends to be more potent.
  3. Salt: Leave the salt out if you’d like to control the amount added in future recipes.
  4. Yield: This recipe makes ~¼ cup of seasoning mix.
  5. Usage: Use 1-2 tablespoons for every pound of ground meat or vegetables.
  6. Storage: Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place for up to a year.

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. 5 stars
    seasonings and dressings are so expensive when you are on social security, especially when you don’t use too much very often. Thank you so much for your great recipes.

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Barbara! It’s so cost effective to make your own! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and rating!

  2. I used this spice mix on chicken tenders sautéed in a pan. They were excellent! I served them over a Greek salad! Will keep this recipe on hand- very tasty. The dill and cinnamon were surprisingly good in this mix! Thx!

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Wendy! That sounds absolutely delicious. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment!

  3. 5 stars
    This is my absolute favorite seasoning mix, thank you! I love it and so does every other person I’ve made it for. The first time I made it I added a tsp or so of ground Morracan pepper which was a tasty addition.

    I have used this on chicken, shrimp, veggies, and more!

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, KP! That’s so great to hear! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and rating!

  4. Loved this recipe! Used it on chicken and veggies to grill (bell peppers and onions)… it did not disappoint!!

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

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment!

  5. 5 stars
    Really good spice mix! Used it on some baked chicken that we added to cucumbers, tomatoes, and onions and tzatziki. I will definitely be making this again!

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Gunnar! I LOVE making my own spice mixes. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and rating!

  6. New to cooking and found a recipe that required Greek seasoning. As I couldn’t find any at a local grocery I looked one up and found this. My husband enjoyed the meal and Def will use again. Thanks alot.

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Monia! I’m glad you found the site. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment!

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

  7. 5 stars
    We sautéed minced garlic in olive oil, then added diced chicken breast. Halfway through cooking the chicken we added about a Tablespoon of this blend to the chicken and it made for an excellent chicken gyro (along with the usual gyro accompaniments).

    Made the recipe as is, but also added 1/2 tsp of cumin.

    The spice blend is good and I was asked for the recipe.

    1. Yay! So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Chris! That sounds so tasty way to use this seasoning mix. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment and rating!