Sweet and spicy fresh oregano is totally different than the dried version in your spice rack.Popularly known as the 'pizza herb', oregano has a fresh and somewhat piney flavor. Indispensable in Italian, Spanish and Mexican cooking.
Oregano is a welcomed addition to fresh vegetable dishes, especially along with tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant and winter squash. Or finely chopped and sprinkled over pizza and pasta. Savory breads, pizza dough and pastries also become more interesting herby flavour with some fresh oregano mixed in. Add fresh oregano leaves to a salad.Sprinkle onto slices of mozzarella cheese and tomato, and drizzle with olive oil. Remember not to add fresh oregano until the end of the cooking process to preserve its flavor.