2. Culinary Uses for Oregano
Oregano spice comes in a variety of flavors and aromas from slightly astringent and spicy to bold and somewhat sweet. Notably the dried herb is far more pungent than the fresh leaves.
Most prominently featured in Italian-American dishes like pastas and pizza, U.S. soldiers first brought oregano home from stations in southern Italy after World War II. However, oregano is also a feature in Mediterranean and Latin cuisine—both as a rub for grilled meats and vegetables as well as a salad garnish.