Marjoram is a close relative of Oregano, and they often are used interchangeably in various recipes, especially sweet-flavored vegetables as carrots or in tomato sauce. As a plant, it has a legendary status in literature and mythology: Shakespeare has immortalized it as “the herb of Grace,” while according to ancient greeks, it was given to the people by Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty.
You can use Marjoram as a topping for hummus, toss it in steamed beetroot salads or include it in multi-herb dressings to add an extra layer of flavor. In the local cuisine of the Ionian islands, marjoram is an essential ingredient for lentil soup: scatter a slight pinch in the pot midway through cooking.
Marjoram also makes an enjoyable herbal tea: Infuse 1 tsp at 95°C for 5 mins, covered. Steep and serve.
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