I am all about saving money at home by making my own spices with what I have on hand in the pantry. This one for my delicious homemade Greek seasoning blend is pure perfection and packed FULL of flavor.
I found this seasoning blend while looking for a Chicken Gyro recipe to make. Every recipe I looked at called for Greek Seasoning. I went to the store, and basically every seasoning blend was $5 or more.
The ingredients on the back were all the spices I had in the pantry, so I decided to just go home and play around with it until I figured out the perfect blend.
I used this for my Roasted Chickpea and Chicken Gyro and let me tell you — it was simply amazing. It made the chicken have this authentic Greek flavor. It was juicy and the rosemary really comes through.
How to Make Your Own Greek Seasoning
Here is what you will need from your pantry. If you have kept your pantry stocked, then these should all be on hand. If not, most of them can be purchased at the Dollar General for .50 each.
1 1/2 tablespoons dried Greek oregano
1 tablespoon ground thyme
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 1/2 tablespoons lemon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon garlic powder
A good Greek seasoning can be used so many ways. I use Greek seasoning on all kinds of meat like pork chops, in dips, and on chicken. This Greek seasoning stays true to tradition with the flavors of lemon, thyme, parsley, and olive oil. Just make sure you know the right packaging for your spices to preserve their flavor.
Mix well and store in airtight container. I store mine in a mason jar, which works quite well.
- 1 1/2 tablespoons dried Greek oregano
- 1 tablespoon ground thyme
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Mix all ingredients until well blended. Store in air-tight container.