Islands West 150 gram Oregano Rub is a strongly aromatic herb with a slightly bitter, pungent flavor. When it’s leaves are dried, they are more flavorful. The flavor is composed of earthy/musty, green, hay and minty notes. Oregano has a slightly astringent mouthfeel. Its flavor and aroma are similar to marjoram and thyme but is stronger than both. A warm & slightly mint-like essence, used by ancient Romans. Oregano is the dried leaves of the plant Origanum, a member of the mint family. “Oregano” means Marjoram in Spanish, and although sometimes referred to as “Wild Marjoram” it is a different herb.


Spice Up Your Life Usage Tips:

  • Because dried oregano has a fuller flavour than fresh, use the rule 1 tsp. dried Oregano Leaves = 2 tsp. chopped fresh oregano.
  • Sprinkle over pizza or add 1/2 tsp. to 2 cups spaghetti sauce.
  • Gives a Mediterranean flair to chicken, fish, tomatoes, potatoes and rice.
  • Add a zesty flavor to sautéed zucchini, squash, eggplant and mushrooms.
  • Great in tomato or minestrone soups.
  • Add depth to fresh tomatoes.
  • Use to season kabobs and as a garnish in Greek salads.
  • Add to your eggs and omelets as a fresh herb.


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