If you're looking for a spice mix that captures all those delicious Mediterranean flavours, try this Greek spice mix recipe.
I've mentioned the use of Greek spice in other recipes, but I've not shared my own custom spice mix with you. While you can obviously buy spice mixes, including Greek spice mix, I find it's always better to make them myself whenever possible. This is just so that I can customize exactly the flavour I want, and if you're concerned with sulphates, those can be eliminated.
I generally make a lot of this spice mix as it's pretty important in my kitchen. I use it to flavour sauces and salad dressings, make my herbed chicken, on steaks, in soups and stews, everywhere. This is because it contains most of the flavourings that go well in just about every dish.
You might have to buy a few things in order to create this mix. I've linked the hardest to find here on the page, and in the pantry section of my webstore, but you can usually find everything you need at your local grocery store.
(Makes 32 servings | Serving size = 1/2 teaspoon)
1 tablespoon sundried tomatoes, flaked
1 tablespoon dehydrated lemon zest
1 tablespoon dehydrated red and green bell peppers
2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 tablespoons dried garlic flakes
1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon anise seed
If using whole or julienne sundried tomatoes, place several pieces in a spice grinder and pulse until the sundried tomatoes are reduced to small flakes.
Repeat this process with any other ingredients you might have that are not already reduced to a flake or granule.
Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until completely combined.
Place the Greek spice mixture into a spice jar or other airtight container and store in your pantry. Will last approximately 6 months.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
total calories = 4 | total fat = 0.08g | saturated fat = 0.02g | cholesterol = 0mg | sodium = 38.06mg | carbohydrates = 0.78g | dietary fibre = 0.31g | sugars = 0.24g | protein = 0.11g