Not sure what goes in a Greek Spice Mix? Neither was I, but I know what I wanted in there! So, this is my version of a Greek Spice Mix.
Yup! I’m traveling in my kitchen again. This time to Greece!! I love the flavors of Greece; oregano, lemon, dill, feta, olives. YUM! Granted, you can’t put feta and olives in this Greek Spice Mix, but you CAN put the spice mix ON the feta and olives. Toss with some extra virgin olive oil and you’ve some deliciously marinated cheese and olives. Just saying….
I’ve made a few recipes that called for a Greek spice mix and I think I honestly just made something up, or used the Good Seasons Greek dressing packet; maybe both. I figured, since I’ve needed it more than twice that I should probably whip up a batch to have on hand. And trust me! It came in handy already. Sunday night’s dinner after our trip to PA last weekend was some quick, pan seared, Greek chops. And they were TASTY, too!! This spice mix is truly delicious. It will elevate even the simplest of meals.
Seriously, just LOOK at all those herbs and spices in there! How can it not be super tasty? The paprika, the oregano, the lemon peel; all of them mixed together make for the most explosive tastes in your mouth! YUM!
I already know I’m going to use this at least 4 times in the coming weeks. Roasted chicken, slow cooker pita chicken, some more pan roasted chops, and maybe some beef? All of which will be delicious.
And, once again, these are some pretty ordinary herbs and spices you probably have in your pantry RIGHT NOW! Well, maybe not the lemon peel. That one was a spontaneous thing I decided to do with the lemons one day. Have you seen how expensive dried peel is in those little jars? OUCH! I had lemons. I had a peeler. Yup! It’s that easy! I simply placed mine on a paper towel in a cool, dry place and voila! Then, I pulsed it a few times in my spice grinder to crumble it up a bit. I now have a jar of dried lemon peel, all for the mere cost of $2, I think?
I love those measuring spoons.
They’re new. They’re HEAVY! I love them. I think we got them at Sur la Table? S was shopping while I was whipping up some macaron in their class. He’s just as bad as I am in a kitchen store. We’re both kitchen hoors. Honestly.
But back to this mix. I wouldn’t steer you wrong. This spice mix is fabulous! A simple sprinkle on some breasts or chops before pan roasting, spread it on a roaster in the oven, mix in with your burgers before grilling. It’s so versatile and so delicious, it’ll be like Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. You’re gonna wanna put that S on everything!! Just sayin…
- 5 tablespoons dried oregano
- 3 tablespoons dried thyme
- 3 tablespoons dried basil
- 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon granulated garlic
- 1 tablespoon kosher or flaked sea salt
- 1 tablespoon dried freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoons dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
- 1 tablespoons dried lemon peel
- Combine all ingredients in a small mixing store. Store the mix in an airtight container for up to one month, or in the freezer for up to three months.