Have a recipe that calls for Greek Seasoning, but don’t have a store in a 20 mile radius that carries it? I have your solution! Make your own Greek Seasoning!
Aunt Lou here.
I picked out this delicious Slow Cooker Melt Away Ribs to make the other day. As I was looking at the recipe, I saw Greek Seasoning as one of the few ingredients.
Hmmm…what is that? So, I did what I always do when I don’t know what in the world a recipe is talking about, I called Cris. 🙂 She told me that it is just in the seasoning aisle and should be easy to find. Sounded good to me, so I sent Michael to the store.
(It should be noted at this point in the story that Cris lives just outside of Indy and within driving distance of a Penzey’s store. I, however, live smack dab in the middle of rural southern Indiana.)
Michael went to Jay-C, Ruler Foods and Ben Franklin (yes, they carry spices…who knew?!) and was looked at like he had grown a few more heads. No one had heard of this spice. He was told he would have to go to a bigger town to find it. Fantastic.
Once I heard this, I started looking around online and found a few different recipes for Greek Seasoning. There are a TON of seasonings in Greek Seasoning, so I did what I usually do in a crazy situation…I looked up a bunch of recipes and figured out what would work with what is in our cabinets. 🙂
Since I would be pulling all THIRTEEN of these spices, I figured I might as well make enough to have some on hand for future recipes. I had just used the last of one of my spices, so I washed up the container, tore off the label and got out my trusty Sharpie to make my own “label”.
Homemade Greek Seasoning
This is an extremely simple recipe, there are just a LOT of ingredients.
Here are the amazing instructions…
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and pour into an air tight container.
Tada! That’s it!
If you haven’t ever had Greek Seasoning in a recipe, go try these Slow Cooker Melt Away Ribs. You will wonder where this spice has been all your life! It is that good!
- 4 1/4 t kosher salt
- 4 t dried basil
- 4 t dried oregano
- 4 t garlic powder
- 2 1/8 t black pepper
- 2 1/8 t ground cinnamon
- 2 t cornstarch
- 2 t dried parsley
- 2 t dried marjoram leaves
- 2 t dried rosemary
- 2 t dried dill weed
- 1 1/8 ground nutmeg
- 1 1/8 t ground thyme
- Mix together all spices in a bowl
- Pour mixture into an air tight container
- Use as needed for recipes
About Aunt Lou
I'm the wife of Michael and momma of a preschooler and toddler just walking through this life step by step focusing on enjoying the little things in life. I am in awe of the many blessings big and small I receive daily from a pretty amazing God who calls me His own. Sometimes life is crazy and messy, but I am loving every minute of it. Welcome to my chaos.
[…] As I went through the ingredients, it all sounded good. One ingredient had me stumped though…Greek seasoning. Hmm…read about our adventures in pursuit of Greek seasoning in rural southern Indiana here. […]