Greek Seasoning

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
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This Homemade Greek Seasoning recipe is ready in minutes and made with simple pantry spices. It’s the perfect way to add authentic Greek flavor to just about any dish!

I love using this seasoning in chicken gyros, chicken souvlaki, and Greek salad dressing!

Why You’ll Love This Greek Seasoning Recipe

Greek seasoning has so many uses! Here’s why you’ll want to have some at the ready in your pantry:

  • Super flavorful. This Greek seasoning blend is a mix of earthy, sweet cinnamon, lots of savory dried herbs, garlic powder, and more.
  • Versatile. Greek seasoning can be used on anything from chicken and fish to vegetables and beef! If you are looking to jazz up one of your regular, go-to recipes, try this seasoning with it. You’d be surprised how a little change like seasoning can bring life back into one of your regular meals!
  • Works with a number of diets. This seasoning is also vegan, gluten free, paleo, keto, and whole30 compliant, so it will work with almost any diet! 
  • Better than store-bought seasoning. Making seasoning blends on your own is always a better idea than purchasing them pre-made at the store. By doing this, you can truly customize the blend to your liking. Plus, this Greek seasoning uses a variety of common spices, so you probably already have all of these ingredients at home and will save money by making it versus buying it!
Shallow bowl filled with dried herbs and spices.

What Is Greek Seasoning?

Greek seasoning is a blend of spices and herbs common to the Mediterranean region. This includes marjoram, oregano, basil, dill, and thyme. Many of these ingredients have actually been documented as spices that were used by Ancient Greeks to add flavor to their food.

Ingredients for Greek seasoning.

Recipe Ingredients

My Greek seasoning is made up of 12 simple spices that you probably already have on hand. It is a perfect mixture of common Greek flavors, savory dried herbs, and aromatic spices.

Here’s what you will need to make it (you can find the exact amounts in the recipe card below):

  • Salt – Kosher salt and table salt are both good, feel free to use either.
  • Black Pepper – Freshly ground black pepper is best!
  • Garlic Powder – You can substitute granulated garlic if you prefer.
  • Dried Basil – The signature minty flavor of dried basil is a must for this recipe.
  • Dried Onion – If you’d rather use onion powder, that will work too!
  • Greek Oregano – Earthy Greek oregano is stronger in savory flavor than Italian oregano tends to be.
  • Dried Parsley – Peppery dried parsley is another key ingredient for this spice blend.
  • Thyme – Ground thyme adds citrus notes to the seasoning.
  • Dried Dill – Grassy dried dill adds some zestiness into the mix.
  • Dried Marjoram – This is kind of like the oregano, but milder and sweeter.
  • Cinnamon & Nutmeg – These add a hint of warm, cozy sweetness.

How to Make Greek Seasoning

This spice blend is ready to go in 5 minutes! Follow these simple directions to create it:

  • Mix the ingredients together. Combine all of the above ingredients together in a bowl.
    • If you prefer a smoother texture: You can use a food processor or spice grinder to blend all the ingredients together for 30-45 seconds. Blending all the ingredients together in a grinder will create a finer texture for the seasoning.

Tips & Recipe Variations

Putting this seasoning blend together could not be easier, but I still have a couple of tips to share with you that will be helpful to keep in mind:

  • Use a food processor if you’re going to use the seasoning on meat, etc. Blending the seasoning can help it stick to food better, though it’s not absolutely necessary. 
  • Don’t use fresh herbs. Fresh herbs don’t last nearly as long as dried herbs do, and they will become moldy before long.
  • Switch it up, if you like. I’m a big fan of this blend as-is, but if you want to add rosemary or omit the nutmeg and cinnamon, etc., feel free!
Spoonful of Greek seasoning.

How to Use Greek Seasoning

This Greek seasoning blend is so versatile. It can be used on vegetables, chicken, fish, grains, or even in dips! (It is also delicious mixed with a high quality olive oil and served with warm pita or a good crusty bread.) Here are some guidelines for using it:

  • For seasoning/marinating meat: A good rule of thumb is to use 2 tablespoons of seasoning per pound of meat. I like to use this seasoning on chicken, beef, pork, lamb, you name it!
  • When seasoning grains and vegetables: Use 1 tablespoon per cup of uncooked grains (such as rice or quinoa) or vegetables. Potatoes, green beans, bell peppers, and all of your other favorite vegetables are great choices.
  • When making dips: If you choose to add the spice blend to yogurt to make a vegetable dip, start with 1 teaspoon per cup of dip, and taste to see if more is needed. The same rule applies if you’re using it with olive oil to create a dip. 
  • For making salad dressing: I like to use about 1 tablespoon of Greek seasoning per cup of Greek salad dressing (recipe linked above!).
Spoonful of mixed dried herbs.

How to Store Homemade Spice Blends

Store your homemade Greek seasoning in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place for up to one month. That’s if you don’t use it all up before then!

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If you love this homemade Greek seasoning, be sure to try out these other homemade spice blends as well!

Jar of Greek spices and herbs.
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Greek Seasoning

Homemade Greek seasoning is made with a number of dried herbs and aromatic spices. It's the best way to add flavor to your favorite Greek recipes, and it's really easy to make, too!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes


  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons Greek oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • ½ teaspoon ground thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and store in an airtight container for up to one month.
  • For a smoother texture, you can purée all ingredients for 30-45 seconds in a food processor or use a spice grinder.
  • Use on meats, vegetables, or combine with olive oil for a great dip for bread or pita chips. It can also be used to make a great Greek salad dressing.


To store. Store your homemade Greek seasoning in an airtight container in a cool, dark, dry place for up to one month. That’s if you don’t use it all up before then!


Serving: 1, Calories: 3kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Sodium: 212mg


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  1. JDR

    I must say I love a good greek seasoning and this one surprised me. For years, I made one that I found on line and liked. That all changed two nights ago, when I made this recipe. Out with the old-in with the new. This now my “go to” recipe. I doubled the recipe when I first made it. I tried it on some chicken thighs that I seasoned, lightly drizzled with olive oil, let marinate overnight, and then grilled them (on my Cuisinart Griddler). One bite and I knew I needed to make more! Today I quadrupled the recipe! I was skeptical about the addition of the cinnamon and nutmeg, but they give the seasoning a nice, subtle, earthy flavor. Thank you! LOVE IT!

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      You can use either, I use dried onion powder, but have used dried minced onion in a pinch as well. Both are tasty!

  2. Janis

    5 stars
    Tried this on a whim and used for your chicken souvlaki recipe as well as onions and peppers… I will now NEVER NOT have this blend on hand! Delicious… and seasoning is not my forte so to have a bullet proof recipe is fantastic. I didn’t have Greek oregano on hand so I used regular but will be on lookout for that.

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      Hi Jenn, we don’t use paprika in ours, but you’re welcome to add it to yours! This recipe was gifted to me from a Greek friend (we have a very large Greek community here in Florida).

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      Hi Emma! This is a seasoning mix, so you don’t need to grill, bake or cook it in any way. You can use it on different proteins, vegetables or it’s great in a homemade salad dressing as well!

  3. Ginny

    This seasoning recipe is THE BEST!!!!! Made a rub for some grilled chicken for gyros and we. could. not. stop. eating. I will be making a double batch at a time and keep this on hand always!!!!

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          Hi Aaron! This recipe will make approximately 10 tablespoons of Greek seasoning. So each serving is a 1/2 tablespoon.

  4. Bon

    When i realized i didnt have time to marinade my greek chicken…i turned to this recipe for a quick rub. Boy, am I glad i did. Its fantastic! I didnt have marjoram so i subbed a little rosemary. It was fantastic! The cinnamon and nutmeg give it an earthly depth. Love, love, love! Thank you for the recipe

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      Hi Eileen! The recipe card is at the bottom of the post! You can also click the “jump to the recipe” button at the top of the post and it will take you right to the recipe!

  5. Heather

    5 stars
    I make this all of the time! It goes well in everything and especially delicious in the souvlaki marinade! Winner!

  6. Sheri

    Thank-you! I thought this was very good! I made it without cinnamon and nutmeg-I don’t ever recall tasting these spices in any Greek restaurant dishes other than baklava, a dessert/cookie, so was afraid to use them.

  7. Heidi

    5 stars
    This deserves 5 stars only! Today will be my 4th time making it and now I have to use cups for measurement because this goes fast, even though I have doubled and tripled up on my last two times making this. My picky five year old loves it, especially when I season chicken and cook it on the grill. My families favorite chicken!!!!

  8. Christine

    I made this tonight for our family,it was a hit ! So delicious,I didn’t have any marjoram though and it was still a winner ❤️

  9. Shannon

    I have a question…if we are using spices from our cabinet, why would it only last for a month? Sorry if I missed some important details..thanks!

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      Hi Shannon! It’s just a safety thing. Spices do expire and unless you check all your spices before mixing, it’s hard to know when the mixture itself will expire. I keep mine for 6 months usually with no issues, but I never want to be responsible for someone getting sick so I stick on the side of caution! ;-)

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  11. Mary S

    Made this tonight because I ran out of greek seasoning and couldn’t go to the store with everything happening. Only thing I was missing was a little nutmeg, but it was still amazing on our chicken! 


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