3 Ways To Infuse Olive Oil At Home

garlic infused olive oil

Hi darlings! So, this isn’t one of my usual sweet treat posts, but I promise it’ll brighten up your next meal! How to make perfect homemade infused olive oil couldn’t be easier! Stop wasting your money on the store bought infused oils darlings, and listen up, because here are 3 ways to infuse olive oil at home.

ways to infuse olive oil

There really isn’t a recipe for making homemade infused oil. All you need is to let your imagination go wild! You can add dried chili pepper, if you like things on the spicy side, fresh sage leaves, or even basil! It’s entirely up to you.

I made a garlic infused olive oil, a rosemary infused olive oil, and a thyme and lemon zest herbal oil. The principle’s simple, just decide what flavor enhancer you want, add it to a glass jar, and cover with olive oil! Plus, they keep for months, and once you’ve finished the olive oil, just refill, wait a day or two, and continue drizzling it over your meals. It also makes a unique gift idea. Simply pick a fancy looking glass jar, add a written label to it, and voila! 🙂

garlic infused olive oil

3 Ways To Infuse Olive Oil At Home

For the rosemary infused olive oil

Fill a glass jar with a few sprigs of rosemary, 3 – 5 whole black peppers, and cover with olive oil. Store away from direct sunlight, and wait a couple of days, before first use.

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For the garlic infused olive oil

Wash and dry 4 thyme sprigs, then place in a glass jar. Peel 10 garlic cloves, place in the jar. Cover with olive oil, and wait 5 days to a week, before your first use.

infused olive oil

For the thyme and lemon infused olive oil

Grate the zest of 1 lemon, and place in a glass jar. Next, add 5 -7 fresh thyme sprigs to the jar, along with 1 – 2 sliced garlic cloves, and cover with olive oil. Finally, make sure everything’s submerged under the oil, to prevent mold, and wait around 5 days before first use.

infused olive oil

Try adding a drizzle of my garlic infused olive oil to these Sweet Potato Noodles. It’ll really add an extra kick to the dish.

sweet potato noodle recipe

So, there you have it, 3 ways to infuse olive oil, what are you waiting for? They literally take 5 minutes to make.

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Until next time,

Have A Bright Day xx

 

6 Comment

  1. I’ve never tried infusing olive oil at home but I LOVE the idea! I usually add spices to olive oil when we’re dipping bread in but I feel like the flavor would be so much better if I added it ahead of time!

    1. elinork says: Reply

      Absolutely! It’s a super easy flavor enhancer, and literally only takes 5 minutes to make! 🙂 xx

  2. Great ideas! A quality flavored olive oil is so essential for any pantry!

    1. elinork says: Reply

      Thank you! Yes, I agree 🙂 xx

  3. I was just thinking about infusing my own oil the other day. This has inspired me to do it, lovely idea.

    1. elinork says: Reply

      I’m happy you were inspired! Thank you, and enjoy xx 🙂

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