DIY Greek Seasoning is the perfect blend of dried herbs, a pinch of salt, and fresh lemon zest that every kitchen needs!

Why buy store-bought Greek spice mix when a homemade version is easy to make and tastes even better? This spice blend is flavorful and fresh.

Greek Seasoning in a glass jar

What is Greek Seasoning?

This Greek spice mix is so versatile, it can be used on practically anything! Sprinkle on popcorn, baked potatoes, add to soup or mix it in with your favorite salad dressing for some extra flavor! Use it to spice up chicken souvlaki or to add to your favorite Greek dressing!

Most kitchens stock the ingredients already in the spice cupboard or pantry. This homemade spice blend can be made in under 5 minutes!

Greek seasoning on a plate

Greek Seasoning Ingredients

Mediterranean flavors are bright and savory, with just a touch of citrus.

SPICES Oregano, basil, rosemary, garlic & onion powder, dill, thyme, and a little salt and pepper are all combined to create this wonderful spice blend!

LEMON ZEST Fresh zest is used in this recipe but can be easily substituted for dry lemon zest!

VARIATIONS This recipe can be switched up by adding more or less of any ingredients to suit the depth of flavor. If you have fresh herbs, read this post about how to substitute fresh vs dried herbs.

TIP Be sure to mix the spices and set on a paper towel or tray to dry. Ensure the lemon peel is completely dry before sealing.

Greek seasoning mixed on a baking tray

How to Make Greek Seasoning

Greek seasoning is a quick and easy spice mix ready in no time flat!

  1. Zest a lemon and add to a small bowl.
  2. Add spices to bowl, mix well.

Use immediately on meat or veggies or store for later!

Tips for Storing

  • Store Greek seasoning in a small shaker bottle or mason jar in a cool, dark place.
  • If using freshly zested lemon, place the spice mix on a plate and let it cure about 48 hours so the lemon zest has a chance to dry out.
  • Be sure to write the name and date on the outside of the bottle or jar, it will keep on the shelf for up to 3 months.

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Greek Seasoning

This all-purpose spice mix is the perfect blend of herbs, spices and fresh lemon zest!
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 tablespoons


  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary crushed
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon zest optional, see note


  • If using lemon, zest lemon and add along with other spices to a small bowl.
  • Mix well to combine. Use immediately to season meat and vegetables.
  • If storing, place spice mixture on a plate and allow it to sit open at room temperature for 48 hours or until lemon zest is completely dried. Place in a small jar and store at room temperature for up to 3 months.


Lemon zest should be completely dried before storing or the mixture will spoil.
Dried lemon zest can replace fresh with no need to dry the mixture.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 14 | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 584mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 58IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Pantry, Seasonings, Spices
Cuisine American, Greek
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    1. Hi Ginny, you can definitely add mint if you prefer. This is our version of Greek seasoning that you can purchase at a grocery store.