DIY Infused Olive Oil

via Eldy’s Pocket

infused olive oil

This really couldn’t have been any easier.  The entire project (if you can even call it that) took about 10 minutes.  I decided to make 3 different types of infused olive oils: jalapeño lime, rosemary garlic and lemon black pepper.  Before starting be sure to clean our your containers and wash all of your ingredients and let them dry completely. This is critical because moisture may allow for bacteria to grow.  I washed my containers and ingredients and let it air dry for 24 hours.

Once everything is completely dry it is as simple as adding the ingredients and pouring the olive oil over it in the container. The olive oil works to preserve whatever you decide to include. You can use the olive oil right away but letting the mixture sit about 2 weeks will allow the ingredients to infuse properly.

My favorite has to be the jalapeño lime. It doesn’t pack much heat but it has a great after taste. The rosemary garlic oil also has a ton of flavor.  I’m not sure if I would make another batch of the lemon pepper though because the flavors didn’t come through as much as I would have liked.  The possibilities are endless. These make a great hostess gift and are super easy to prepare with short notice. I had all of the ingredients on hand already. The only thing I had to do was pick up the olive oil containers.

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