Herb-Infused Olive Oil Recipes For Fall

Now that fall is on its way, it’s time to start thinking about all of those indoor activities that we love so much – especially cooking. This year we’re taking cooking up a notch by replacing our typical olive oil with a whole bunch of herb-infused olive oils.

When it comes to infusing oils, there are two ways to do it. One is easier, but takes up to two weeks before the oil is ready. The other can be done in about two hours.

1. First, wash your ingredients and let them dry out overnight to avoid bacterial growth. Gently bruise your herbs to expose their oils, then place them in a glass jar. Fill the rest of the jar with olive oil and seal with a tight lid. Let the jar sit in a cool, dark area for 1-2 weeks. You can taste the oil every few days to see how it’s coming along!

2. The quicker way involves a stove. First, crush your herbs to release their oils. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the olive oil to a simmer. Add the herbs and steep for two minutes. Turn off the heat, cover your pan, and let sit for about two hours. Strain the oil with a mesh strainer and pour into a glass bottle.

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Here are three of our favorite herb combinations to try!

Chive & Dill

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Rosemary, Sage, & Anaheim Pepper

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Oregano, Thyme, & Olives

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Have you ever infused your own olive oil? Let us know which herbs you like to use!

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meg
8 years ago

These sounds delightful! I love anything with rosemary in it!

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jergs
8 years ago

why would you infuse olive into olive oil

8 years ago

Yes I always infuse olive oil! It gives such an incredible flavor! My father and I did this all summer, espeically using Rosemary, Sage, Oregano, and some with Red spicy Pepper. Your versions look wonderful, and I will have to try them!

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Naomi
8 years ago

These could make lovely harvest season gifts (or maybe I’ll even try some of these out for the holidays,,,just thinking ahead). Love the idea! These can be especially expensive bought if bought in a gourmet grocery store. Cool diy alternative. Must try!

Goober
8 years ago

Basil, tarragon and lemongrass is a favourite of mine. The basil gives it some herby depth, and the tarragon and lemongrass lift it perfectly with a slight lemony tang.

lucia m
8 years ago

these look amazing, but whats the shelf life on em? I tried just simple rosemary and it began “pussing” and just rotting after 10 days. :( how can i make these infused oils last longer..?

Carolyn
8 years ago

Be aware please, that adding anything to the oil containing water or moisture (ie garlic, peppers, citric peel) can promote botulism growth.
These oils should be used within a week.

Lisa
8 years ago

Can you tell me the shelf life of the infused oil?

7 years ago

I love infused olive with red pepper, rosemary and garlic. Your way of infuseing olive oil looks very intresting. I will surely try this once.

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Vicki Hamilton
1 year ago

These sound wonderful. Once infused, how long does the oil last? Is it too early for Christmas gifts?