Herb Superstar: Oregano

Did you know that a half teaspoon of dried oregano has the antioxidant benefits of a spinach salad? It does! And aside from it’s super high levels of antioxidants, it also acts as an expectorant – clearing congestion – and it can also improve digestion!

I use dried oregano a lot in sauces, soups and stir fries, but I don’t think I have ever had fresh oregano in a meal until this past weekend when my husband made quite possibly the best greek salad I have ever had. Let me tell you – I have SO been missing out. The fresh oregano, dill and parsley gave the salad SUCH incredible flavor along with a powerful boost of antioxidants. I am officially all about the fresh (and dried) oregano now!

Are you a fan of oregano? What are your favorite uses for it?

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12 comments

  1. We also use oregano a lot in our salads and soups but I didnt know that its so healthy….yay! Such a good news and I totally agree that fresh herbs are so much better:) Kisses and hugs, sweetie

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  2. I love oregano and use it all the time in soups, sauces, and over chicken dishes. I had no idea all the health benefits! And I usually use dried, but I agree that it has SO much more flavor when it’s fresh.

  3. wow that sounds yummy. I am such a huge fan of greek salads but I must say I have never made one with fresh oregano. In fact I usually use the dried stuff. I would love to make dishes with fresh oregano. Lucky you-your hubby sounds like he cooks pretty well.

  4. Fresh Oregano is AMAZING, and Fresh herbs in a greek salad put it over the top…it will be made often now, with Fresh Herbs on full blast

  5. For loving fresh herbs so much, I don’t cook with them as much as I should! That salad looks amazing! And I had no idea oregano had those health benefits.

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