Infusing olive oil at home is a great way to experiment with different flavors and spices and elevate your cooking. Here's how to infuse olive oil at home:
Choose your ingredients: Decide what you want to infuse your olive oil with. You can use herbs, spices, or even garlic and chili peppers.
Prepare your ingredients: Wash and dry your herbs, and slice your garlic and chili peppers.
Heat the olive oil: In a small saucepan, heat the olive oil over low heat. You want to warm the oil, not boil it.
Add your ingredients: Add your herbs, garlic, or chili peppers to the warm olive oil. Stir to combine.
Let it infuse: Let the mixture steep for at least 30 minutes, or longer if you want a stronger flavor.
Strain the oil: Use a fine-mesh strainer or cheesecloth to strain the oil and remove the herbs or other ingredients. Transfer the infused oil to a clean jar or bottle. If you use ingredients such as garlic and chili peppers, some people choose to not strain the oil.
Store the oil: Store the infused oil in a cool, dark place for up to one month.
Infusing olive oil is a fun activity that allows creativity to flow and taste buds to experience new flavors! Infusing our Vitality Olive Oil is a great option if you plan to use the olive oil for sauces, dips, meat, roasted vegetables, fish, or even baking. Infusing our Joy Olive Oil is the perfect choice if you plan to use the olive oil for salads, pasta, cheese, tomatoes, crudites, bread, dressings, or soups.
Note: It's important to be careful when infusing oil at home to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria. Make sure your ingredients are clean and dry, and avoid using fresh herbs that contain water. You can also store your infused oil in the refrigerator to extend its shelf life.