Everyday Herb Oil

Everyday Herb Oil
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This herb infused olive oil makes a great base for a vinaigrette or a simple seasoning for fish, chicken, or vegetables. For this recipe, I use a combination of parsley, oregano, rosemary, and thyme, but you should feel free to experiment with whatever herbs you have on hand or growing in your herb garden.

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  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Servings
    32 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 tbsp
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

32 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 tbsp
  • Amount per serving Calories 120

  • Total Fat 14g
    • Saturated Fat 1.9g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 0g
    • Dietary Fiber 0g
    • Total Sugars 0g
  • Protein 0g
  • Potassium 5mg
  • Phosphorus 0mg

Choices/Exchanges: 3 Fat



  • fresh parsley
    1 cup
  • fresh rosemary (stems removed and discarded)
    2 sprig
  • fresh thyme (stems removed and discarded)
    6 sprig
  • extra-virgin olive oil
    2 cup
  • fresh oregano (stems removed and discarded)
    4 sprig


  1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Fill a medium bowl with ice water and set it nearby.

  2. Add the parsley, oregano, rosemary, and thyme leaves to the boiling water. Blanch the herbs for 10-15 seconds, then immediately remove the herbs with a slotted spoon and transfer them to the ice water. After a few seconds, remove the herbs from the ice water with a slotted spoon and pat them dry with paper towels.

  3. In a blender or food processor, puree the blanched herbs with the olive oil.

  4. Pour the herb oil into a dark-colored glass bottle or jar with a tight-fitting lid, seal the container, and set in a cool, dark place (such as your pantry) to infuse for at least 5 days. After it has been fully infused, keep the oil in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 weeks. Or freeze the herb oil in ice cube trays for future use. (Note that each ice cube is 2 tablespoons of oil.)