Rosemary Infused Olive Oil

2.19.2013

I truly believe there is no greater pleasure in life than that of great food, great people, and great conversation. That was exactly the case last week when I was able to meet Sam of Style of Sam for the first time over a wonderful breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien. As we chatted away about blogging, NYFW, and life, we chowed down on delicious omelettes which came with a side of mixed greens, lightly dressed in olive oil. It was then I got thinking about something I haven't made in while, rosemary infused olive oil.

There are so many different herbs and spices that can be used to infuse olive oil, but rosemary has to be my absolute favorite. What started out as just a dressing for salad, has now become the go-to as a marinade, in cooking various dishes, an accompaniment for fresh bread, and even popcorn. This olive oil is so flavorful and easy to put together, you will want to find any and every opportunity to use it.


Rosemary Infused Olive Oil
PRINTABLE RECIPE HERE

Ingredients:
1 cup Extra Virgin Olive oil
3 to 4 sprigs of Rosemary (washed and dried completely.)
Optional: Chili flakes

In a saucepan over medium heat, warm the olive oil to the point where little bubbles start to form but it is not boiling, about five minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and allow to cool completely.

Place the rosemary sprigs (and a pinch of chili flakes if using) in a bottle and pour in the cooled olive oil. 

Seal the bottle and place in the fridge. Let it sit for a few days before using to extract the flavor. (I give it up to a week for a strong flavor, but 2-3 days is fine.)

Use as a dressing, marinade, whatever you like!
Spring mix, goat cheese, and rosemary infused olive oil. Simple, yet so flavorful. 

16 comments :

  1. mmm this just made me want a salad lol. I have herbs esp the smell of basil and rosemary. Anyway I couldn't agree more with you there is nothing like good food and good conversation. I always like to surround myself with both lol

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    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

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  2. Yum! This past weekend I had a dish with lots of rosemary in it and it was so good!

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    1. Oooh, what dish? Love rosemary (obv!)

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  3. I do this all the time with my olive oil...it makes a world of difference!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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    1. Have you used any other herbs/spices? I think I want to try garlic or lemon next.

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  4. This is such a great idea! I'm sure it's tasty too.

    FashionEdible Blog

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  5. This looks so yummy Alyssa!! You just keep surprising me with your cleverness! And I REALLY REALLY REALLY enjoyed our chat!

    xo, sam 

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    1. Aw, thanks Sam. And likewise! I wish we could do that all the time!

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  6. It really looks delicous! Love it:)

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.de

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  7. Sam is such a sweetheart, don't you just love her?!

    The infused olive oil sounds like it's super easy to make - especially with rosemary, that herb lends it's flavor quite readily.

    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. Absolutely do! I just felt so happy after our meeting! She has a great, positive energy that is infectious!

      And it is super simple! I use it on everything from salad to chicken, to eggs!

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  8. I must try this! I'm such a huge fan of olive oil. Thanks for sharing!

    Erika
    The Cardinal Planner

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