Oil Infusions made at home!

Have you ever bought one of those beautiful looking bottles with a pretty label saying, “garlic infused olive oil” in a fancy font? No need to waste your money buying a $10 bottle of infused oil, you can make it at home. Nowadays, it is so easy to just buy anything but it will give you a great sense of accomplishment making your own and tasting your creation! These are great gifts for any occasion!

Depending on what fresh herbs you have, or grow, you can create a number of infused oils.

What you need:

  • quality Olive Oil
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Jar

To start, fill your jar about 3/4 full of Olive Oil. Next, add your fresh herbs. This is really going to be the part where you have be creative! For my Rosemary & Garlic Oil, I added 2 garlic cloves and about 3 springs of Rosemary. And for my Thyme oil, I added about 1/2 cup of fresh springs into the oil. Let the oil sit for 2-4 weeks.

My infused oil has been going for about 2.5 weeks and when I cracked it open and used it this week, it was very potent with garlic! I am going to add more Rosemary and let it sit for another week or so.

Have fun and be creative! This will taste amazing with roasted veg, chicken/fish/meat dishes, dressings or really with anything!

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2 comments

  1. Some advice. If you make this be sure all the herbs are immersed in the oil. I ended up with a layer of home grown organic penicillin in mine. Ending up trashing the lot.

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