Our Freshly Dried Organic Oregano Leaves can be used in many wonderful dishes. Organic dried oregano has been cultivated in the Mediterranean region for thousands of years. Meant to add towards the end of cooking, oregano adds a subtly piney flavor to tomato and vegetable dishes, sausages and homemade vinaigrette dressings.
Dried Oregano is a wonderful addition to so many dishes that you prepare for family and friends. Organic Oregano is likely one of the first ingredients that you would think of to put into a lovely tomato-based marinara sauce for use over pasta. A sprinkle of oregano on top of a green salad that contains robust cheese crumbled on top and olives makes the vegetables all come alive on the palate. Fresh ripe summer tomatoes, roasted eggplant rounds and mozzarella are beautiful sliced, then arranged on a platter and sprinkled with extra virgin olive oil, black pepper and some oregano. Fresh new red or fingerling potatoes coated in olive oil and sprinkled with oregano, black pepper, salt and a little paprika, then put into the oven to roast, make a glorious side dish for your next chicken dinner. You can also consider adding some oregano to your chicken marinade for a pleasing poultry addition. Scrambled eggs or scrambled tofu can be easily livened up with the addition of a little oregano, cumin, and pepper as well as a tiny touch of turmeric, along with grated Colby Jack cheese near the end of the cooking time. This makes a wonderful organic oregano-seasoned filling for corn or flour tortillas, which can be served with guacamole, salsa and sour cream. A fine choice for stews and soups as well, Organic dried Oregano Leaves are incredibly versatile. The possibilities are endless. Use them wherever your imagination takes you in the kitchen.
Storage Advice: “How long do spices last?”
Dried Organic Oregano Leaves do not spoil but begin to lose the potency, aroma and flavour at around 12 to 18 months. For optimum freshness, spices should be replaced within 2 yrs. You can opt to freeze spices if you wish but be sure they are in an airtight container and use at room temperature.
Here are some tips for maximising the shelf life of your spices: • Store in an airtight container. • Store in a cool, dark cupboard. • Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture. • Keep lid tightly closed when not in use.