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Easy Herb-Infused Olive Oil


  • Author: Meghan Yager
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 3 hours, 18 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x

Description

Want to take your favorite fresh herbs and create something with truly spectacular flavor? Make easy herb-infused olive oil at home with these easy to follow instructions.


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Ingredients

For Soft Herbs like Basil, Cilantro, and Parsley:

  • 2 cups pure olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh herb leaves, stems removed

For Woody Herbs like Rosemary, Winter Savory, and Thyme:

  • 2 cups pure olive oil
  • 4 cups fresh herb leaves, stems removed

Instructions

  1. Add herb leaves and oil to a blender and blend until completely smooth.
  2. Add mixture to a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer for 45 seconds.
  3. Strain into a bowl through a fine mesh strainer or chinois without pushing down on the mixture.
  4. Strain again through a paper coffee filter into a medium-sized bowl. Let the filtered oil settle for a few hours, then pour it off the dark liquid in the bottom of the bowl, if there is any.
  5. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator, and use within 1 week.

  • Category: Flavored Oil
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Condiments

Keywords: flavored oil, infused olive oil, herb-infused oil, olive oil, herbs