In order to keep the fragrance and aromatic flavor intact, oregano leaves are generally used just before preparing recipes.
- Oregano herb is widely used as a "spice." It is principally employed in the cuisines as a seasoning to enhance the flavor.
- It has been used in preparation of many popular dishes in Mediterranean and Mexican cuisine since ancient times. Along with other spicy items, it is being used as flavoring agent in the preparation of pizzas, chicken, fish, and meat dishes.
- It has also been used in the preparation of soups, omelet, sauces, and pickling.
- Freshly chopped oregano is a great addition to green/fruit salad.