This simple oregano seasoning will add some Mediterranean flair to your next meal! Simply whisk everything together and keep it on hand for grilling, veggies, and more. It’s great for gifting too!

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I think oregano might just be one of the most under-rated herbs. When we cook, we always reach for basil, thyme, and parsley, while oregano hides in the back of the pantry, only to come out when we’re making something with Italian or Greek flavors.

Well, I think it’s time to give oregano its moment in the spotlight, which is why it’s the star ingredient in this oregano seasoning. 

One of the reasons oregano isn’t used as often as other herbs is because it has a very assertive flavor; to tame that, I’ve paired it with basil, garlic powder, pepper (black and red flakes), rosemary, and salt.

Consider this oregano seasoning a more oregano-forward version of Italian seasoning. Because it has salt added too, you don’t need to add any additional seasonings when you use this mix.

Jar of oregano seasoning on marble countertop

Oregano Seasoning

I love making my own homemade seasonings, from Beau Monde Seasoning to Lemon Pepper Seasoning and spicy Cajun Seasoning. Keep a bunch stocked in your pantry for adding to chicken, steak, roasted vegetables, and more!

Why You’ll Love It

  • EASY – All you have to do is mix everything together and you’re done.
  • ECONOMICAL – Why spend money on fancy seasoning blends at gourmet cooking stores when you can make your own for a fraction of the price?
  • DINNER INSPIRATION – Use this oregano seasoning as a starting point for a delicious dinner. It gives just about any protein or veggie an instant upgrade.
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Dietary Note

Watching your salt intake? You can simply omit the salt in this recipe.

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Dried oregano – Both regular oregano and Mexican oregano will work in this recipe; Mexican oregano has notes of citrus and anise.
  • Dried basil – Basil is often paired with oregano in Italian dishes, so the two flavors work well together.
  • Garlic powder
  • Red pepper flakes – Add more, less, or skip them altogether, depending on your family’s preferences.
  • Coarse black pepper
  • Rosemary 
  • Coarse sea salt

Tip

Although herbs and spices don’t spoil like fresh ingredients, they do lose their flavor and aroma with storage. Use fresh herbs and spices for your oregano seasoning for maximum flavor!

Jar of oregano seasoning on marble countertop

Directions

  1. Prep – Measure each of the herbs and spices and place them in a small bowl or jar.
  2. Combine – Whisk everything together with a fork if you’re using a bowl; cover and shake everything to combine you’re using a jar or other container.
  3. Use – Add oregano seasoning to grilled meats, dips, vegetables, and more!

Tips

  • You can adjust this seasoning to your family’s tastes by omitting, adding, or changing the amounts of the different ingredients. There’s no right or wrong as long as it tastes good!
  • I love giving homemade seasonings as gifts. Place them in jars or tins and put them in a gift basket or box.
  • This makes a small amount of seasoning so you’ll be able to use it all before it starts losing its flavor. If you love it and use it often, or you’re making a big batch for giving as gifts, you can scale up the recipe.

Serving Suggestions

Not sure how to use oregano seasoning? Here are a few suggestions!

  • Sprinkle it onto grilled chicken, pork, or lamb.
  • Use it to season vegetables before roasting them.
  • Make compound butter by mixing it into softened butter and refrigerating the mixture until it’s firm.
  • Add it to homemade marinades and sauces.
  • Use it to add flavor to your next vinaigrette.
  • Stir it into tzatziki instead of mint leaves.
  • Sprinkle it onto roasted red potatoes with a squeeze of lemon juice for a Greek-inspired side.
  • Add it to pasta or soup for an instant flavor boost.

How to Store

Transfer oregano seasoning to an airtight container and store it in a cool, dark place like a cabinet or kitchen pantry. It will keep for up to 6 months; after this, it will begin to lose its flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does oregano taste like?

Oregano definitely has a strong, distinctive flavor! It’s earthy, pungent, and a little bit bitter, with notes that are reminiscent of mint. A little goes a long way, which is why I love pairing it with other herbs and spices in this oregano seasoning.

What foods taste best with oregano?

Oregano pairs well with many Italian and Greek dishes, and also proteins like lamb, beef, seafood, and chicken. Potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, and eggplant are also natural pairings with this oregano seasoning.

Does oregano taste good on steak?

Oregano might not be your first thought for seasoning steak, but it actually does work well with beef, including steak. Season the meat before cooking it.

Measuring spoon scooping oregano seasoning from jar

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oregano seasoning in a small glass jar.
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Oregano Seasoning

This oregano seasoning takes less than 5 minutes to make and it’s the perfect way to add some Mediterranean flavor to proteins and veggies!
Prep: 3 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 3 minutes
Servings: 8
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Ingredients  

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ½ teaspoon coarse black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon rosemary
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse sea salt

Instructions 

  • Prep – Measure each of the herbs and spices and place them in a small bowl or jar.
  • Combine – Whisk everything together with a fork if you’re using a bowl; cover and shake everything to combine you’re using a jar or other container.
  • Use – Add oregano seasoning to grilled meats, dips, vegetables, and more!

Julie’s Tips

  • You can adjust this seasoning to your family’s tastes by omitting, adding, or changing the amounts of the different ingredients. There’s no right or wrong as long as it tastes good!
  • I love giving homemade seasonings as gifts. Place them in jars or tins and put them in a gift basket or box.
  • This makes a small amount of seasoning so you’ll be able to use it all before it starts losing its flavor. If you love it and use it often, or you’re making a big batch for giving as gifts, you can scale up the recipe.
Calories: 3kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.04g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 75mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.03g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.3mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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