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Mediterranean Spice Blend (Homemade Greek Style Seasoning)

If you’re a fan of Mediterranean cuisine, then you’ll love the flavors of this homemade Mediterranean Spice Blend. Packed with aromatic herbs and spices, this Mediterranean spice blend adds a burst of flavor to your dishes.

Mediterranean spice blend in a jar

Whether you’re grilling meat, seasoning roasted vegetables, or adding a delicious twist to your favorite recipes, this versatile blend is a must-have in your kitchen pantry.

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Why You’ll Love This Mediterranean Spice Blend

You are going to simply love this mediterranean spice blend recipe. Trust me as soon as you start using it everyone is going to start asking you for the recipe.

This rub is bursting with flavor: The Mediterranean spice blend brings together a harmonious combination of herbs and spices that create a rich and aromatic flavor profile, enhancing any dish it touches.

Versatile Usage: From meat and poultry to roasted vegetables and dips, this seasoning can be used in a variety of recipes to elevate their taste.

Homemade and Customizable: By making your own spice blend, you have complete control over the ingredients, allowing you to tailor it to your preferences and dietary needs.

Healthy! Store bought spice blends have a lot of hidden preservatives and additives in them that make them unhealthy! Most commercial spice companies load their blends up with tons of sodium, sugar, anti-caking agents, preservatives and high fructose corn syrup.

Benefits of Making Your Own Spice Blends

Making your own spice blends offers several benefits that can enhance your culinary experiences. Here are some key advantages of creating your own homemade spice blends:

  1. Freshness and Quality: By making your own spice blends, you have control over the freshness and quality of the ingredients used. You can select the best-quality herbs, spices, and seasonings, ensuring optimal flavor and aroma in your dishes.
  2. Customization: Homemade spice blends provide the opportunity to customize flavors according to your preferences and dietary needs. You can adjust the proportions of ingredients to create a blend that suits your taste buds. Whether you prefer a milder or spicier blend, or have specific dietary restrictions, making your own spice blends allows you to tailor them accordingly.
  3. Cost-Effective: Creating your own spice blends can be more cost-effective in the long run. Purchasing individual spices and herbs in bulk and combining them to make your own blends can be more economical than buying pre-packaged spice blends.
  4. Variety and Versatility: Making your own spice blends opens up a world of possibilities. You can experiment with different combinations of herbs, spices, and seasonings to create unique flavors that suit your desired cuisine. Whether you’re exploring Mediterranean, Indian, Mexican, or any other type of cuisine, homemade spice blends allow you to customize your dishes with authenticity.
  5. Control over Ingredients: When you make your own spice blends, you have control over the ingredients used, allowing you to avoid artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives that may be present in store-bought alternatives. This is especially beneficial for those with specific dietary restrictions or allergies, as you can omit or substitute ingredients as needed.
  6. Less Sodium: Store bought spice blends use tons of sodium! It’s almost shocking to see how much. If you have heart disease or kidney disease making your own spice blends is a great way to add flavor to your food without risking your health.

What Ingredients Do You Need To Make Mediterranean Spice Blend?

ingredients for Mediterranean spice blend complete sazon, garlic powder, lemon pepper, parsley, oregano, and paprika.

How to Make This Greek Dry Rub

  1. In a bowl, combine all the dried herbs and spices, including oregano, lemon pepper, parsley, smoked paprika, complete sazon and garlic powder.
  2. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  3. Store the Mediterranean spice blend in an airtight container.
process shots showing how to mix spices for Mediterranean spice blend

Equipment for Mediterranean Spice Blend

No special equipment is required to make this Mediterranean spice blend. Just a bowl for mixing and an airtight container for storage will do. However, if you want to grind your spices into an extra fine powder you can use a spice grinder.

A spice grinder is a tiny blender that’s used to grind spices down into a powder. Some of the benefits of using a spice grinder include:

  1. A finer spice blend with smaller pieces.
  2. More even distribution of different spice ingredients.
  3. You wont chew on large pieces of dried parsley or oregano.

What’s the Difference Between Greek Oregano and Italian Oregano?

Greek oregano and Italian oregano are both varieties of the same herb, but they have slight differences in taste and aroma.

Greek oregano is known for its robust and earthy flavor, while Italian oregano tends to have a milder and sweeter taste. Both can be used in Mediterranean cuisine, but the choice depends on personal preference and the specific flavor profile you desire.

What is the Best Way to Store Homemade Spice Blends?

The best way to store homemade spices is to put them in an air tight container. I recommend a glass container with a rubberized lid to seal in freshness. The container I used in the photos is the one I love the most.

I buy them in bulk off of amazon and use them to package the spice blends that I sell. They’re a great size, stylish, affordable and reusable! . You can buy them here!

jar with Mediterranean spice blend

How Long Does This Mediterranean Spice Blend Last?

Dried herbs and spices never truly go bad or expire. Over time they will lose their freshness and become less flavorful. Your mediterranean spice rub will keep it’s peek freshness and flavor for the first six months.

What to Make with Mediterranean Spice Blend

The possibilities with this versatile spice blend are endless. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Sprinkle it on grilled or roasted chicken, lamb, or fish for a Mediterranean twist.
  • Season roasted vegetables, such as potatoes, zucchini, or eggplant, to add a burst of flavor.
  • Mix it with olive oil to create a marinade or dipping sauce for bread.
  • Use it to season hummus or tzatziki for a delightful appetizer.
  • Use it on cauliflower steaks.
  • This blend tastes amazing when sprinkled on sweet potato fries.

How Much Spice Blend Should I Use at One Time?

The amount of spice blend to use depends on personal taste preferences and the recipe you are preparing. If you’re seasoning whole pieces of meat, fish or vegetables you should use enough to evenly coat the whole surface.

A great way to make sure you evenly season your food is to pinch your fingers holding the spices high above the food and to sprinkle it down.

What does Mediterranean Seasoning Taste Like?

All mediterranean spice blends will taste a bit different depending on the individual recipes. My Mediterranean spice blend recipe has strong notes of lemon, black pepper and oregano.

The lemon and pepper are nicely balanced out by the smokey tones of smoked paprika. The blend is flavorful but not spicy. It reminds me of za’atar spice.

Is Greek and Mediterranean Seasoning The Same?

Greek and Mediterranean seasoning are similar but not the same. You can use them interchangeably.

Are Mediterranean Seasoning and Italian Seasoning The Same?

No Mediterranean seasoning and Italian seasoning are not the same. Although both types of seasoning come from neighboring regions of the world.

The main difference between Italian seasoning and Greek is that Mediterranean seasoning uses dried herbs and aromatics while Italian seasoning only uses herbs.

Just incase you didn’t know, herbs come from the higher parts of a plant (the leaves). Some examples are are dried leafy greens used to flavor food like basil and oregano. Spices can come from other parts of a plant like the seeds or roots.

mediterranean spice blend in a jar

Aromatic spices are herbs that add warmth to a dish like garlic powder, ginger and cumin.

So the aromatic spices in Mediterranean seasoning makes the blend more dynamic and complete. Italian seasoning only has herbs and no aromatics so you will still need to add them into your cooking.

Italian seasoning tastes more mild than Greek.

Ingredient Substitutions

  • You can use regular paprika instead of smoked paprika
  • If you don’t have lemon pepper you can use black pepper instead.
  • For lemon flavor without lemon pepper you can use dried lemon zest.

Peruvian Spice Blend

If you love spice blends you’ll love the Peruvian Spice Blend! I make it myself! This Peruvian spice blend is the secret weapon that brings simple food to life like cauliflower buffalo wings, red lentil soup, peruvian salmon and savory roasted carrots.  It’s versatile enough to use on vegetables, meat, seafood and even in stews!

You can make it yourself or buy it by clicking the link.

Peruvian spice blend jar

Common Questions and Answers

What is Mediterranean spice made of?

Mediterranean spices are made up of herbs and spices that are commonly found in Mediterranean and Greek cooking. These herbs and spices include:

What is the Mediterranean spice blend called?

Mediterranean spice blend is also known as Greek seasoning, Mediterranean dry rub and Greek dry rub.

Are Mediterranean spices spicy?

No mediterranean spices are not spicy. Typically mediterranean food is lemony and brightly flavored but they aren’t spicy at all. So the herbs they use in their cooking reflects that as well. If you don’t like spicy food you can still enjoy this Mediterranean spice blend.

What is a typical Mediterranean herb?

A typical Mediterranean herb is Thyme. It grows easily throughout the Mediterranean and is used by Greeks, Italians and more.

Mediterranean spice blend in a jar with bread and a bowl of butter

Mediterranean Spice Blend

This Mediterranean Spice Blend is packed with aromatic herbs and spices, this Mediterranean spice blend adds a burst of flavor to your dishes. 
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 Tbsp
Calories: 1kcal




Make the Mediterranean Spice Blend

  • In a bowl, combine all the dried herbs and spices, including oregano, lemon pepper, parsley, smoked paprika, complete sazon and garlic powder.
  • Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly distributed. If you want extra fine seasoning put the herbs in a spice grinder and pulse for a few seconds.
  • Store the spice blend in an airtight container


  • Your mediterranean spice rub will keep it’s peek freshness and flavor for the first six months.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Use a spice grinder if you want a finer spice blend.


Serving: 1tsp | Calories: 1kcal | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 0.5g | Vitamin A: 1103IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 3mg
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