Garlic infused olive oil is incredibly simple to make and delicious in every recipe that calls for olive oil. Make a jar to keep in your pantry or gift to your favorite foodie.
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I love a good diy ingredient and this garlic infused olive oil is a current favorite. It’s so simple to make and packs such a punch of flavor.
Whether you’re making it to have at home for all your daily cooking needs or as a gift to a loved one, this will quickly become a go to recipe once you try it.
Ingredients for Garlic Infused Olive Oil
How to Infuse Olive Oil
Grab a small saucepan and heat it over medium low heat. Add the olive oil and allow it to warm.
Once it’s warmed, add the smashed garlic cloves. Bump up the heat slightly until it starts to very gently simmer. Keep it at this level and cook for 10 minutes.
Once the time is up, remove the saucepan from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Pour into a glass bottle and seal. Use as desired.
Uses for Infused Olive Oil
There are lots of delicious uses for this garlic infused olive oil. Use it in place of any of your savory recipes. Keep it simple by using it to saute chicken. Or get fancy and drizzle it over your homemade white pizza.
It’s great in dressings, marinades and sauces for an extra kick of garlicky flavor.
I especially love dipping my favorite homemade french bread in this garlic olive oil.
Additional Flavors for Infusion
Not feeling garlic? There are lots of different options for infused olive oil. Here’s some of my favorite options:
If you choose to make one of these flavors, prepare in the same way as instructed in the recipe card below.
The Perfect Homemade Gift
Do you have a big foodie in your life? This is such a fun, unique gift to give to friends, family or neighbors. Heck, skip the cookies this year and give flavorful olive oil instead.
Grab a fun little basket and a pretty kitchen towel. Drape the towel in the bakset and place the bottle of homemade garlic infused olive oil inside. I love these bottles for this recipe and homemade vanilla extract.
Make sure to tie a pretty ribbon or bow around the bottle and add a cute tag so the recipient knows what they are being gifted.
How to Store
It’s best to store the infused olive oil in the refrigerator. This ensures bacteria won’t grow. It will be good for up to a month when stored this way.
If you want to keep it at room temperature, be sure to use within two weeks of infusing.
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Garlic Infused Olive Oil
- 1 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
- 8 garlic cloves
- Heat a small saucepan over low heat. Add olive oil. While oil is warming, peel 8 cloves of garlic. Smash with the back of a knife.
- Add garlic cloves to the oil. Bump heat to medium-low and bring to a light simmer. Continue cooking for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely. Pour into a bottle and seal. Store in refrigerator for up to 1 month.