Oregano is among the most popular herbs in the world. It has a bright, tangy, lemony flavor that’s essential to Italian and Greek cooking, but the most common use for it in the US is as a seasoning for pizza.
Oregano is bright and sweet tasting with lemony overtones, and is a flavor we often associate with Italian cooking. Its clean, mildly citrus notes blend nicely with dishes from the Mediterranean.
Add oregano to meatballs, pasta salads or pizza sauces. Sprinkle on grilled eggplant or zucchini; sauté with mushrooms or blend into tomato sauces. Oregano enhances green beans, menudo and chili, as well as serving in a versatile seasoning quartet with garlic, lemon and hot pepper flakes.