Fresh oregano has a robust, woodsy flavor that makes it one of our go-to herbs in the kitchen, especially in summer months when we can get it fresh out of our Grace garden! Here are five of my favorite ways to use it right now.
- Oregano + garlic on flat bread. Chop fresh oregano and a bit of garlic. Add it to some olive oil and then paint it onto your flat bread! Bake, pull out of the oven. Add all your favorites like fresh parmesan, goat cheese, and a bit of marinara, bake again. YUM!
- Oregano + Chicken: Roasted, baked, poached or grilled — any way you want to cook your chicken, oregano can make it taste even better. Whisk minced oregano into a marinade or stuff whole sprigs inside the chicken before roasting.
- Herbed Dinner Rolls: I love the flavor (and aroma!) of this herb when baked into a soft roll, either by itself or with other fresh herbs. Finely mince a few tablespoons and knead them right into the bread dough.
- Burger Seasoning: You’ll get a brighter, fresher flavor if you use oregano from the garden instead of from the spice jar when making your burgers. A tablespoon or two worked into the ground meat will have your party guests wondering what your secret ingredient might be.
- Oregano + Beans: This is a match made in heaven. Chop up a few tablespoons of fresh oregano and add it to a pot of home-cooked beans in the last fifteen minutes or so of cooking. Your entire pot will be infused with that earthy oregano flavor.
- Oregano Pesto: Basil isn’t the only herb in the garden when it comes to pesto! Oregano makes a particularly robust and savory pesto. Try drizzling it over a salad, tossing it with roasted vegetables, or brushing it over any bread.
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