Herb infused olive oil


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About this recipe: Olive oil infused with an abundance of Mediterranean herbs. Perfect to give as a gift as part of a hamper for Christmas.


Serves: 12 

  • 6 leaves fresh basil
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 2 sprigs fresh oregano
  • 300ml (11 fl oz) best quality extra virgin olive oil

Prep:5min  ›  Ready in:5min 

  1. Place basil, thyme, rosemary and oregano in a 330ml (12 oz) bottle. Using a funnel, pour oil into bottle. Cover tightly and refrigerate for up to 1 month.


To ensure your oil is flavoursome, bruise the herbs slightly before placing in the bottle. Additionally, after rinsing the herbs, ensure that they are 100% dry before combining with the oil. After infusing for 2 to 3 days, the oil will be ready to use.

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Altered ingredient amounts. I've done this many times but I've also included coloured whole pepper, slivers of garlic and a couple of chillis cut down the middle to give it a bit of bite. Shake daily for a month to ensure the flavour is distributed through out the oil - makes great gifts - 24 Nov 2010

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