All-Purpose Greek-Style Seasoning

This Greek-style seasoning mix has many uses, flavoring main dishes, appetizers, and snacks. Shhh, don’t tell anyone, but this is the secret to many of the wonderful savory dishes Georgie serves at the Bonaparte House in Bonaparte Bay, New York. Enjoy!

All-Purpose Greek-Style Seasoning

2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. garlic powder

2 tsp. dried oregano

1 tsp. white pepper

1 tsp. dried dill

1 tsp. dried mint

1 tsp. dried basil

½ tsp. dried thyme

1 tsp. cinnamon

½ tsp. nutmeg

1 tsp. cornstarch

Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place (I use a cute glass jar with a tight fitting lid). Shake or stir before using in recipes.

This delicious seasoning can be used in many ways:

-Mix 2 tsp. with 2 T. olive oil and 1 T. lemon juice for a delicious Greek Vinaigrette to top salad or steamed green beans or broccoli.

-Mix 2 tsp. with 2 T. olive oil and brush on chicken before baking until juices run clear. For a deeper flavor, brush the mixture between the chicken skin and flesh, then bake.

-Cut 2 pita breads in half (to make four circles), then cut each circle into six triangles. Place on a foil or parchment-lined baking sheet. Mix 2 tsp. seasoning with 2 T. olive oil and brush lightly on each triangle. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 to 10 minutes, or until crispy and lightly browned. Keep an eye on them, as they go from perfect to burned very quickly. Enjoy with tzaziki or, while still warm, sprinkle with crumbled feta.

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