Roasted Herb Oil is a great way to add lots of extra flavors to salads, soups, casseroles, and more. It also makes a beautiful handmade gift at the holidays!
Now, the heat of boiling the oil and herbs for 15 minutes at the high temperature should destroy any bacteria or toxins in this low acid food, but for extra safety, I’d suggest it should be made fresh for use and not left at room temperatures, and any leftovers should be refrigerated for use within three days, frozen for longer storage, or discarded.
We appreciate your support
This post may contain affiliate links. Life Currents participates in different affiliate programs. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. For more information see here.
Please let me know if you have any questions about this recipe. I read all the comments myself and I try to help as soon as I can. I have readers from all levels of comfort and experience in the kitchen on my site, and I’ve tried to answer some of your questions already in the post. But if I’ve missed anything, please feel free to leave a comment and ask. The comments can be easily found using the orange circle on the lower left, then Join the discussion!
For longer storage, I freeze it in ice cube trays so that it’s already measured in 1 tablespoon sizes. Pop out a cube, and it’s ready to use!
Use any herbs you like. I like the flavors of mixed herbs. In the pictures I used rosemary, chives, oregano, and thyme (these are all herbs I grow in the garden). Or, you could do one single herb to intensify its flavor. Or, try making a flavor profile like a licorice-y flavor using basil, fennel and Tarragon. Or, make a Mexican blend using Mexican oregano, cilantro, and basil. Well, you get the idea, play around with the flavors and have fun!
Don’t use extra virgin olive oil for this, no use going to that extra expense, just buy pure olive oil, and buy oil when it’s buy one get one free so you can use a bit of it and not feel like you’ve used your whole bottle!
I love to use this oil to add extra flavor to all my dinner dishes. It’s like layers of flavor in one dish! Or, fry up an egg for breakfast in it for a little herb hit in the morning.
If you like seeing my recipes subscribe via email in the upper right.
Or, connect with me on your favorite social media channel for recipes, photos, & much more:
Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter!
And find my shop on Amazon for recommendations on cool tools
If you try this recipe,
please come back & leave a comment below letting us know how it goes.
Share a picture & tag @lifecurrents on Instagram.
Or you can upload a “tried it” photo (I would love to see)
via the pin.
Roasted Herb Oil Recipe
Roasted Herb Oil
- large handful of herbs
- 2 cups pure olive oil
- Place herbs in a baking dish and cover with oil. Roast 400 degrees F for 15 minutes. Carefully remove from oven,and allow pan to cool. Strain into a pretty bottle or jar with a tight fitting lid, and store in the fridge.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
Join my mailing list to receive the latest recipes FREE to your inbox!
OMG this is a fabulous idea! Plus you can gift this to someone you care for that loves food! It was easy to make and smelled great as it cooked.
What a great idea and relatively easy to make. I like the ice cube tray idea-For a single person one cube is all I would ever need.
This is SO good. It was perfect to use as part of homemade salad dressing.
What a beautiful and healthy holiday gift!
I love flavored oils and yours sounds fantastic. Thanks for sharing.
I LOVE flavored oils! They really do add so much flavor and are so easy to make!
This is a super great idea! I need to make this for my MIL, she will LOVE this!
Oh that sounds great. I didn’t realize it was something you could also freeze.
This would make a beautiful hostess gift for this time of year!
I love infused oil, so many uses. Great recipe.
Ohhhhhhh, I bet that tastes amazing! What a great gift!
mmmmm this oil looks fantastic-I know I’d love to receive it as a gift!!
What a super unique idea! I never thought of doing this, and the ice cube method is really clever. I do that with coffee for iced coffee so it doesn’t get watered down as it melts. Works like a charm.
I love this! What a great idea, this would be perfect for a gift!