Plant and Olive Oil Infusions: Lemon, Rosemary and Garlic

Maybe some of you have already prepared infusions and tinctures in alcohol, but you have probably never used oil for this. We will present you three plant infusion recipes made with olive oil. We’ve chosen 3 great aromas: lemon, rosemary and garlic. They are simple to make and extremely delicious. They are also versatile and can be used in salads, sandwiches or various other dishes.

Plant and Olive Oil Infusions: Lemon, Rosemary and Garlic

Lemon Oil – Recipe

Ingredients

– 2 lemons

– 1 cup of olive oil

Preparation

Take the first lemon and remove the peel. Cut it in long and wide strips and put it in a glass jar. Take the second lemon,remove the peel and squeeze the juice.

Put the olive oil in a pot and let it simmer. Turn the heat off if you see smoke getting out of the olive. Let it steep for 10 minutes, then add the crushed peel from the second lemon. Let the mixture infuse for about 30 minutes. After that, strain the oil and add it over the lemon peel that you have put in the jar. Close the jar tightly and keep it in the fridge. You can use this lemon oil in maximum 2 weeks.

Rosemary and Olive Oil Infusion – Recipe

Ingredients

– 3 – 4 dried rosemary twigs

– 1 cup of olive oil

Preparation

Put the rosemary in a jar with a lid. Add the olive oil that you have previously warmed up in a pot (don’t let it boil). Close the jar and keep it in the fridge. You can use it as a dressing for salads and other dishes. You can even serve it with bread.

Garlic and Olive Oil Infusion – Recipe

Ingredients

– 4 – 6 garlic cloves

– The juice from 1 lemon

– 2 – 3 cups of olive oil

Preparation

Remove the peel from the garlic cloves and put them in a bowl with the lemon juice. Let them soak for about 15 minutes. Now, you must preheat the oven. Strain the lemon juice in another bowl and put the garlic cloves in a pyrexs dish. Pour over the olive oil so that it covers the garlic. Put the dish in the oven for about 45 minutes. While you’ll let it cool, the garlic will become dark in color. Remove the garlic cloves in the oil and pour it in small bottles.

Don’t throw the garlic cloves. Mix them with the lemon juice and ½ cup of olive oil and keep the mixture in a jar. Take 1 teaspoon of the solution every day so boost the immunity. You can also use it in various dishes. These oils can be kept for maximum 3 months in the fridge.

The garlic must always be browned because when it’s combined with the oil it can cause botulism, a severe type of food poisoning.

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