Enjoy the warm, aromatic nature of this warm-weather herb in our favorite oregano recipes.
Fresh herbs can take a dish from good to great. A staple of Italian-American cuisine, oregano can be used in a wide variety of dishes for an added, bold hit of flavor.
First up is our Oregano and Lime Roasted Chicken Breasts. Need a way to refresh regular chicken? Season bone-in chicken breasts with fresh oregano and lime. Make sure you keep the skin on, as a highlight is the crispy bite of skin with tequila-lime sauce. Garnish with fresh oregano leaves.
View Recipe: Oregano and Lime Roasted Chicken Breasts
If you can't find precooked wild rice, substitute boil-in-bag or precooked brown rice for this delicious, easy-to-make side
View Recipe: Wild Rice with Bell Pepper and Fennel
Fresh oregano has a more intense flavor than dried and complements roasted vegetables well. The three beans are done in a
flash. Mix it all together for a crisp, seasonal salad with a snappy shallot vinaigrette. Don’t underestimate this green garden
salad; it offers bold flavor and a healthy dose of protein.
View Recipe: Three-Bean Salad
Quick, simple, delicious, this pizza will satisfy your weeknight hunger. Serve with a fresh salad for a complete meal.
View Recipe: Pizza Arrabbiata
A Greek salad and pork chops go well with this fragrant loaf, though simply buttered slices will also satisfy.
View Recipe: Kalamata Olive Bread with Oregano
Thirty minutes and five ingredients are all you need to get this fresh-flavored lamb dish on the dinner table. Nestle an oregano
sprig under each serving for a lively garnish. A side of orzo pilaf rounds out the menu.
View Recipe: Lemon-Oregano Lamb Chops
You can also toss the ribbons with wide flat pasta, such as pappardelle, for a delicious entrée. While we recommend basil
and oregano, use whatever fresh herbs you have on hand. Serve with a crisp sauvignon blanc and crusty bread.
View Recipe: Summer Squash Ribbons with Oregano, Basil, and Lemon
Here we use both fresh and dried oregano because each imparts a different flavor to the final dish.
View Recipe: Cuban Black Bean Soup
These individual casseroles are like little lasagnas with spaghetti squash replacing the traditional lasagna noodles.
View Recipe: Spaghetti Squash Gratins with Chunky Tomato Sauce
Chicken breasts are pounded thin with a meat mallet or rolling pin to create paillards; the increased surface allows you to
use even more of the flavorful rub.
View Recipe: Lemon and Oregano-Rubbed Chicken Paillards