Learn how to make your own Greek Seasoning Blends for chicken, pork, beef, fish, vegetables, and salads. Combine herbs and spices such as dried basil, parsley, lemon zest, or sage, and achieve rich Greek and Mediterranean flavors in just a few steps.

If you love these Greek Seasoning bends, you will also love this Ladolemono-Greek olive oil & lemon dressing and Bread Dipping Oil.

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Why make your own Greek seasonings blends

You can find many different spice mixes for anything in the market. Some of them are very successful. Others, not so much. And there are blends burdened with sugar or too much of a single ingredient that causes flavors not to come through as you expected.

Making your own seasoning blends has numerous benefits. Firstly, you have complete control over what goes into your mix, which means you can tailor it to your own tastes and dietary needs.

Use these recipes as a guide. Omit the cayenne if you don’t like it spicy, add more thyme or reduce the sea salt. Add more lemon zest for an extra citrus touch.

Another advantage of making your own seasoning blends is that it can save you money in the long run. Buying individual spices and herbs in bulk is generally more cost-effective than purchasing pre-made seasoning blends. Additionally, you can avoid the added preservatives and artificial ingredients that are often found in store-bought blends.

Finally, making your own seasoning blends can be a fun and creative activity. It allows you to express your culinary creativity and experiment with different flavor profiles. Plus, you can impress your family and friends with your homemade blends and show off your cooking skills.

Greek seasoning blends make great gifts. Pour your blend into a cute jar, write a nice label, and pair it with a small bottle of good-quality extra virgin olive oil and a bottle of red wine or balsamic vinegar for a delicious and cute gift.

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Salad seasoning

This blend includes oregano, thyme, mint, and basil and can be used to flavor your salads with a delightful Mediterranean flavor.

Four bowls with dried herbs.
  • Four tablespoons of dried oregano.
  • Two tablespoons of dried thyme.
  • Two tablespoons of dried basil.
  • One tablespoon of dried spearmint.

This amount combination makes fills a 1.5 oz jar. You can easily double or triple the amounts to make a larger quantity.

How to use it

Cut up a couple of fresh juicy tomatoes, slice a cucumber, a green bell pepper, and some onion. You can add avocado slices or cube some Greek feta cheese or Gruyère, grab 5-6 olives or capers, and add them to a bowl. Drizzle two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, a teaspoon of wine vinegar, and a tablespoon of Greek salad seasoning and mix well—season with sea salt to taste. Let the salad sit for half an hour, and enjoy!

Two chicken breast covered with Greek seasoning on a plate, one of them sliced, two lemon wedges. At the back a loaf of bread and a bottle of olive oil.

Two wonderful rubs for chicken

These chicken rubs are great on all parts of the chicken – breasts, thighs, legs, or wings. You can even rub a whole chicken and roast it in the oven or a smoker. It is also delicious as a seasoning on roasted vegetables and potatoes.

Lemon zest and thyme

Lemon zest and thyme rub for chicken. Small containers with lemon zest, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme and sea salt.
  • Two tablespoons fresh lemon zest (make sure it has dried out and there is no moisture left).
  • Two teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper.
  • One teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder.
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme.
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.

Paprika & coriander

Paprika & coriander rub for chicken. Small containers with smoked paprika, black pepper, onion flakes, garlic flakes, dried thyme and sea salt, dried oregano, ground coriander and cayenne pepper.
  • 1/4 cup smoked paprika.
  • Three tablespoons of freshly ground pepper.
  • Three tablespoons garlic flakes.
  • Three tablespoons onion flakes.
  • Two tablespoons of dried oregano.
  • Two tablespoons of dried thyme.
  • One tablespoon of sea salt.
  • Two teaspoons of ground coriander.
  • One teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

How to use the chicken rubs

Pour olive over the chicken and sprinkle the rub on top, about one tablespoon or as much as you like. Rub the seasoning all over and inside the chicken.

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Mediterranean rub for grilling proteins and vegetables

This wonderful rub can be used to season beef, chicken, and fish as well as for grilled vegetables.

Mediterranean rub for grilling proteins and vegetables. Small containers with dried basil, dried oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, dried dill, black pepper, chili flakes and sea salt.
  • One tablespoon of dried basil.
  • Two tablespoons of dried oregano.
  • One tablespoon of garlic powder.
  • One and 1/2 teaspoons of onion powder.
  • One and 1/2 teaspoons of dried dill.
  • One teaspoon of freshly ground pepper.
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt.
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili flakes.
Five skewers with chicken and vegetables, on parchment paper, seasoned with Greek seasoning.

Blend for pork & beef dishes

The pork and beef seasoning blend combines sage, thyme, sweet red pepper, onion, and orange. This blend adds intensity to the flavor of pork or beef and pairs perfectly with sauces and marinades. It can also be used as a spice for ground meat dishes, vegetarian dishes, and risotto.

Blend for pork and beef Greek dishes.
Small containers with dried sage, dried thyme, sweet red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion flakes, orange zest.
  • Three tablespoons dried sage.
  • Two tablespoons of dried thyme.
  • One tablespoon of sweet red pepper flakes.
  • One tablespoon of dried onion.
  • One tablespoon of fresh orange zest (make sure it has dried out and there is no moisture left).

How to store homemade season blends

Store your Greek seasoning blends in an airtight container with the rest of your herbs and spices in your pantry. Put a label with the name and date; the blends should last two years. To enjoy this last benefit, always use fresh and good quality spices!

Sources: meatandgrill.com, fillo.com, cookhero.gr.

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Greek Seasoning Blends

by Jenny | The Greek Foodie
Learn how to make your own Greek seasoning blends for protein, vegetables, and salads. Combine herbs and spices and achieve Mediterranean flavors in a few steps.
5 from 6 votes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Servings 1
Calories 83 kcal

Ingredients
  

Mediterranean rub

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • teaspoons onion powder
  • teaspoons dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon chili flakes

Instructions
 

  • This excellent rub can be used to season beef, chicken, fish, and grilled vegetables. 

Notes

Salad seasoning

This blend includes oregano, thyme, mint, and basil and can be used to flavor your salads with a delightful Mediterranean flavor.
  • Four tablespoons of dried oregano.
  • Two tablespoons of dried thyme,
  • Two tablespoons of dried basil
  • One tablespoon of dried spearmint.
 
This amount combination makes fills a 1.5 oz jar. You can easily double or triple the amounts to make a larger quantity.

How to use it

Cut up a couple of fresh juicy tomatoes, slice a cucumber, and thinly some onion. You can add avocado slices, cube some Greek feta cheese or gruyere, grab 5-6 olives, and add them to a bowl. Drizzle two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, a teaspoon of wine vinegar, and a tablespoon of Greek salad seasoning and mix well—season with sea salt to taste. Let the salad sit for half an hour before serving.
 

Rubs for chicken

The chicken rubs are great on all parts of the chicken – breasts, thighs, legs, or wings. You can even sprinkle it on a whole chicken to roast in the oven or in a smoker. It is also delicious as a seasoning on roasted vegetables and potatoes.

Lemon zest and thyme rub for chicken

  • Two tablespoons lemon zest (make sure it has dried out and there is no moisture left).
  • Two teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper.
  • One teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder.
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme.
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt.

    Paprika & coriander

    • ¼ cup smoked paprika.
    • Three tablespoons of freshly ground pepper.
    • Three tablespoons garlic flakes.
    • Three tablespoons onion flakes.
    • Two tablespoons of dried oregano.
    • Two tablespoons of dried thyme.
    • One tablespoon of sea salt.
    • Two teaspoons of ground coriander.
    • One teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

    How to use the chicken rubs

    Pour olive over the chicken and sprinkle the rub on top, about one tablespoon or as much as you like. Rub the seasoning all over and inside the chicken.

     

    Blend for pork & beef dishes

    The pork and beef seasoning blend combines sage, thyme, sweet red pepper, onion, and orange. This blend adds intensity to the flavor of pork or beef and pairs perfectly with sauces and marinades. It can also be used as a spice for ground meat dishes, vegetarian dishes, and risotto.
    • Three tablespoons dried sage.
    • Two tablespoons of dried thyme.
    • One tablespoon of sweet red pepper flakes.
    • One tablespoon of dried onion.
    • One tablespoon of fresh orange zest (make sure it has dried out and there is no moisture left).

    How to store homemade season blends

    Store your Greek seasoning blends in an airtight container with the rest of your herbs and spices in your pantry. Put a label with the name and date; the blends should last two years. To enjoy this last benefit, always use fresh and good quality spices!
     

    Nutrition

    Calories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.2gSodium: 1768mgPotassium: 443mgFiber: 8gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 447IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 305mgIron: 9mg
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    4 Comments

    1. 5 stars
      What a great post!
      Thanks for doing all the legwork on this.
      I’m thrilled to have a place to start from with Greek spices!
      It’s easier than trying to remember what my Yi Ya told me 30 years ago…
      Nicely done!
      Yassou!

    2. 5 stars
      Wow! This Greek seasoning blend looks really great! It will definitely boost the flavor and taste of our dishes! I’ll make this at home! Thanks!