Oregano grows on stout bushy plants with thick stems producing small ovate fuzzy leaves. It releases an earthy and mint-like aroma and its flavor is layered with pepper, mint and balsamic notes.
Flavor can range from light and sweet to strong and spicy.
Use fresh in sauces, marinades, soups, and pizzas.
A member of the mint family and similar in flavor to marjoram.
- Bell peppers
- Cheese, feta, mozzarella, Parmesan
- Chile peppers
- Greens, bitter
- Olive oil
- Squash, summer