Rosemary and Garlic Olive Oil

Homemade infused oil is easy and quite effortless to prepare. All it needs it fresh ingredients and a bit of time. One of my go to infused oil is this Rosemary Garlic Olive Oil. The Rosemary infused oil can be used in numerous ways, and it is a great way to add flavor instantly.

This is one of those condiments you should never buy. It’s ridiculously easy, and it’s one of those things that doesn’t really call for a recipe.

You can add your own twist and add other variety of herbs and spices.

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How to prepare Rosemary Garlic Olive Oil

You will need just three items

  •  Fresh Rosemary sprigs
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic Cloves

The steps are just too simple. You add everything in a heavy bottom pan at medium low heat and let the oil heat slowly.

Once the garlic turns golden brown, the oil should be infused completely with the flavor of garlic and rosemary.

Let the Rosemary Garlic Olive Oil cool down and then strain.

Store in a glass jar. I discard the rosemary and garlic cloves. Just add a fresh rosemary spring in the jar, for extra refreshing flavor. It also looks quite stunning!

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Hot Infuse Vs Cold Infuse

There is cold infusion and hot infusion and for most of the ingredients, you can use either.

In case of cold infusion, you just pour the oil and the flavoring elements in an airtight glass jar and leave it in the room temperature for a few days. This method will take some time for the oil to get flavorful.

As I was using garlic, I had to choose the hot infusion method. There is no exact science on what ratio you should be using for the ingredients, it absolutely up to you!

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Storing garlic cloves in Olive Oil

You want to be careful about storing garlic cloves in Olive Oil. I discard the garlic cloves once it infuses the oil.

If you wish to store the garlic cloves in the oil, then make sure to keep the bottle in the refrigerator or freezer.

Garlic in oil shouldn’t be kept in room temperature for more than 2 hours.

How to use the Rosemary Garlic Infused Oil?

  • Pour it in a small bowl, season with salt, pepper and enjoy as a dip with bread.
  • Use it to roast potatoes or chicken
  • I mix it in dough to prepare rosemary cracker
  • Works amazing on focaccia
  • Make popcorn

A part of all the different ways you can use the Rosemary Garlic Infused Oil, it works as a perfect edible holiday gift.

If you never made infused oil before, then definitely give it a try and let me know how you like it!

Rosemary and Garlic Infused Olive Oil

Rosemary and Garlic Infused Olive Oil

Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Homemade infused oil is easy and quite effortless to prepare. All it needs it fresh ingredients and a bit of time. One of my go to infused oil is this Rosemary Garlic Olive Oil. The Rosemary infused oil can be used in numerous ways, and it is a great way to add flavor instantly.

Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 3 to 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups olive oil

Instructions

  1. Wash the rosemary springs and dry them completely.
  2. Pour the oil in a saucepan along with garlic cloves and rosemary springs.
  3. Keeping the heat at medium, let the oil heat up and continue cooking the garlic until it turns golden brow.
  4. Then switch off the heat and let the oil cool down completely.
  5. Strain to a clean glass jar and add a fresh rosemary sprig if you like.
  6. Your rosemary garlic infused oil is ready.

Notes

Hot Infuse Vs Cold Infuse

There is cold infusion and hot infusion and for most of the ingredients, you can use either.

In case of cold infusion, you just pour the oil and the flavoring elements in an airtight glass jar and leave it in the room temperature for a few days. This method will take some time for the oil to get flavorful.

As I was using garlic, I had to choose the hot infusion method. There is no exact science on what ratio you should be using for the ingredients, it absolutely up to you!

Storing garlic cloves in Olive Oil

You want to be careful about storing garlic cloves in Olive Oil. I discard the garlic cloves once it infuses the oil.

If you wish to store the garlic cloves in the oil, then make sure to keep the bottle in the refrigerator or freezer.

Garlic in oil shouldn’t be kept in room temperature for more than 2 hours.

Nutrition Information
Yield 2 cups Serving Size 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 1921Total Fat 216gSaturated Fat 30gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 180gCholesterol 0mgSodium 6mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

All nutrition information presented are intended for informational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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Common Foodborne Pathogens: Clostridium botulinum

Heating Kills Botulism for Infused Oils

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  • Jeno @ Week Nite Meals
    Jeno @ Week Nite Meals
    July 11, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    Oh thank you Kankana so much for sharing this! I am a huge garlic lover, there’s always smashing and chopping garlic at every meal preparation. For some reason infusing herb and garlic in oil has never even crossed my mind, maybe it’s not something I grew up with, but your photos looks so amazing, this is a must try in the near future!

  • Miriam
    Miriam
    July 11, 2011 at 11:28 PM

    wow…that does look divine…must be so full of flavour..something like this must just make even a simple salad special….the rosemary you used looks so fresh n’ beautiful…:)

  • a spoonful of yumm
    a spoonful of yumm
    July 11, 2011 at 11:45 PM

    this is something different and unique . love the styling you’ve done :)thanks for the info 😉

  • Priya Sreeram
    Priya Sreeram
    July 12, 2011 at 12:40 AM

    lovely post kankana !

  • Shumaila
    Shumaila
    July 12, 2011 at 12:56 AM

    This is such a great idea kankana! Thanks for sharing!

  • Maria @ Scandifoodie
    Maria @ Scandifoodie
    July 12, 2011 at 1:06 AM

    I love rosemary and love using it with olive oil. This is fabulous!

  • Maris(In Good Taste)
    Maris(In Good Taste)
    July 12, 2011 at 1:20 AM

    This is very interesting and informative. The pictures are very lovely

  • purabi naha
    purabi naha
    July 12, 2011 at 1:50 AM

    I have heard of this infusion but never tried it myself. Great photography once again kankana! And yes, congrats on being featured at Top 9 in Foodbuzz for the Aam Dal recipe!

  • Rosa
    Rosa
    July 12, 2011 at 2:13 AM

    A great idea! That oil must be divinely fragrant. Perfect with fresh homemade bread.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • nisha
    nisha
    July 12, 2011 at 2:58 AM

    i love herb infused oils…but im too lazy to make them and take the easy option of just buying them 🙂
    dont olive oils make pretty pictures 🙂

  • sayantani
    sayantani
    July 12, 2011 at 3:25 AM

    beautiful beautiful….beeeeautiful clicks. now let me read the rest of the post.

  • Sissi
    Sissi
    July 12, 2011 at 3:38 AM

    Rosemary and garlic combination must give a wonderful taste to oil. The only thing I infuse in oil are chili peppers, but I noticed that bringing the oil to boil is the only way to stop the oil from going mouldy.

  • daksha
    daksha
    July 12, 2011 at 4:19 AM

    Never try before try some time nice click:).

  • mutfak gazetesi
    mutfak gazetesi
    July 12, 2011 at 4:21 AM

    It looks great. I love it a lot

  • Joanne
    Joanne
    July 12, 2011 at 5:04 AM

    I adore infused olive oils and this flavor sounds so delicious!

  • Maureen
    Maureen
    July 12, 2011 at 5:38 AM

    I love infused oils and don’t know what I did before I made them (or bought them) I like basil oil too. Great photos!

  • Sarmistha
    Sarmistha
    July 12, 2011 at 6:26 AM

    rosemary and garlic infused olive oil works wonder on a pc of french baguette.Love the way you have pictured and presented it.

  • Priya Mahadevan
    Priya Mahadevan
    July 12, 2011 at 7:54 AM

    I have been toying with this idea too since i am growing my own herbs – now you have convinced me to go headlong 🙂 beautiful pictures 🙂

  • Jessica
    Jessica
    July 12, 2011 at 9:36 AM

    I’m so glad I found your blog! You have beautiful recipes and delicious dishes! I always wondered why people don’t infuse olive oil more often. The possibilities definitely are endless. Love your rosemary and garlic olive oil!

  • Radhika @ foodfor7stages
    Radhika @ foodfor7stages
    July 12, 2011 at 10:32 AM

    Rosemary and garlic are two gorgeous ingredients. They should make the oil smell divine.

    Love the picture with olive oil and bread.

  • Gopika
    Gopika
    July 12, 2011 at 11:03 AM

    This is an awesome idea.. Woww.. I have to try this.. Hats off! 🙂

  • Juliana
    Juliana
    July 12, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    Love the infused oil although never tried to make them…thanks for the tips and will sure try it since I have all the ingredients handy. Beautiful pictures.
    Hope you are having a great week Kankana 🙂

  • Kim Beaulieu
    Kim Beaulieu
    July 12, 2011 at 12:06 PM

    This is just amazing. I am bookmarking so I can make it. Love infused oils.

  • Tanvi@SinfullySpicy
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    July 12, 2011 at 12:22 PM

    I love rosemary.This is a perfect oil for to rub on my lamb chops 🙂 Looks pretty.You have captured the process of infusing oil with flavors very well!

  • lisaiscooking
    lisaiscooking
    July 12, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Garlic and rosemary oil sounds delicious. I used to always have a bottle of chile infused oil that I used and re-made constantly. I need to start doing this again!

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
    July 12, 2011 at 12:48 PM

    Thanks for sharing this post on infused oils Kankana. Never knew the danger of not discarding garlic in these kinds of recipes. Good to know 🙂

  • Krithi
    Krithi
    July 12, 2011 at 1:15 PM

    Was planning to make infused oils for a while now.. you have inspired me..

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  • aipi
    aipi
    July 12, 2011 at 4:19 PM

    I could take some sourdough french bread and this oil and would be my anytime snack. The oil sounds really flavorful and your pictures totally do justice.

    US Masala

  • rebecca
    rebecca
    July 12, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    looks awesome must make it sometime

  • Heidi @ Food Doodles
    Heidi @ Food Doodles
    July 12, 2011 at 5:07 PM

    That looks beautiful! What a perfect gift that would make. Thank you so much for going to such detail. I’m going to bookmark this post to try some time 🙂

  • Jana
    Jana
    July 12, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    I’ve been wanting to try making infused oils but I didn’t really know where to start. You’ve inspired me to give it a shot!

  • Divya Yadava
    Divya Yadava
    July 12, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Beautiful pictures and a very informative post! Great work!

  • Kim - Liv Life
    Kim - Liv Life
    July 12, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    I love the idea of infusing my own!! I didn’t know that about garlic though, so good advice. I think I will do it in small batches so it would get used faster. Lovely shots too!

  • Treat and Trick
    Treat and Trick
    July 12, 2011 at 10:51 PM

    Such a great idea to add a herb and garlic in oil, it must be aromatic. Thanks for sharing dear…

  • chinmayie @ love food eat
    chinmayie @ love food eat
    July 12, 2011 at 11:31 PM

    Gorgeous gorgeous photos Kankana! New here and love your photos and recipes! thanks for visiting my blog 🙂

  • Tes
    Tes
    July 13, 2011 at 1:56 AM

    Beautiful post! The pictures said it all 🙂 Lovely 🙂

  • Mei
    Mei
    July 13, 2011 at 3:20 AM

    Thanks for visiting my blog ^___^
    What a lovely recipe for making oil! Thank you!

    @reply:I used my camera and made 3x the same pictures but me standing in 3x different position 🙂

    xx http://icepandora.blogspot.com

  • Kelly
    Kelly
    July 13, 2011 at 4:14 AM

    Rosemary and olive oil is one of my all time favourite pairings – this post reminds me that I can do it myself… love it; thanks!

  • Kitchen Belleicious
    Kitchen Belleicious
    July 13, 2011 at 7:17 AM

    oh your pictures are just simply amazing. magazine quality and I am a tad bit jealous:) I love infused oils and this is one of my favorite combinations of flavors!

  • Chocolate Central (Michelle Benoit)
    Chocolate Central (Michelle Benoit)
    July 13, 2011 at 8:10 AM

    Truly beautiful photographs. I just perused your site and found the dry figs and pecan puffs very appealing. I have some treasured dry figs (not easy to find quality ones in Mexico) I’ve been saving for a special recipe. I just found it.

  • Eating Deliciously
    Eating Deliciously
    July 13, 2011 at 8:15 AM

    Great tips on infused oils. I love the flavors of rosemary and garlic together. On another note, your pictures are stunning!

  • Kankana Saxena
    Kankana Saxena
    July 13, 2011 at 8:15 AM

    Thanks So much for dropping by and your kind words 🙂

  • Vicky
    Vicky
    July 13, 2011 at 9:21 AM

    I’ve always wanted to try this…

  • Ann
    Ann
    July 13, 2011 at 10:14 AM

    What a great post! I love infused oils, but always make them as needed, rather than store them. I think this would be wonderful for having a group of folks over and serve EXACTLY as you showed!

  • torviewtoronto
    torviewtoronto
    July 13, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    aromatic oil Kankana this looks wonderful

  • veronica gantley
    veronica gantley
    July 13, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Wow that oil looks great! It would make a geat homemade gift. Great pictures too.

  • manju
    manju
    July 13, 2011 at 3:06 PM

    I have always wanted to but have always been scared of infusing oils, fearing botulism. I think I should just be bold and try it one time! Awesome pics, btw 🙂

  • Vanille
    Vanille
    July 13, 2011 at 4:15 PM

    A great idea to make your own infused olive oil ! Must taste terrific !

  • peachkins
    peachkins
    July 13, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    this is great for bread dipping.. just add balsamic vinegar ..thanks for giving me an idea..

  • Sandra's Easy Cooking
    Sandra's Easy Cooking
    July 13, 2011 at 8:01 PM

    This is too good..I wouldn’t stop dipping bread in it haha..your pictures are so beautiful Kankana..great recipe too!

  • Nami @ Just One Cookbook
    Nami @ Just One Cookbook
    July 13, 2011 at 9:42 PM

    Kankana, congrats on Top 9! I didn’t read this post yet, but I found your name on foodbuzz! This is a gorgeous post. Great idea to make your own rosemary/garlic infused olive oil. I’m going to do it and eat bread like restaurant style! Congrats!

  • Ann
    Ann
    July 13, 2011 at 9:54 PM

    I knew this was a great post! Congratulations on making today’s Food Buzz Top 9!

  • Kimberley
    Kimberley
    July 13, 2011 at 10:36 PM

    Yum and yum. Classic and delicious.

  • Priti
    Priti
    July 14, 2011 at 12:02 AM

    Beautiful and it’s taste wonderful with fresh baked bread ….Congrats on being top 9

  • Taste Junction
    Taste Junction
    July 14, 2011 at 3:50 AM

    Great info & the pics are so gorgeous!!

  • Curry and Comfort
    Curry and Comfort
    July 14, 2011 at 4:58 AM

    What a great idea. I never thought to infuse oil before. Thanks for all the tips and tricks. The photos are gorgeous too! Congrats on making Foodbuzz Top 9! You’re doing a fantastic job. : )

  • Allie
    Allie
    July 14, 2011 at 5:29 AM

    Wow, that oil looks AWESOME! I love all of the photos 🙂

  • wizzythestick
    wizzythestick
    July 14, 2011 at 5:50 AM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE that 2nd picture. Infusing your oils is a great flavour boaster for sure.

  • Sanjeeta kk
    Sanjeeta kk
    July 14, 2011 at 6:43 AM

    Lovely click, Kankana! The oil must be very fragrant.

  • Jean - Culinary Topics
    Jean - Culinary Topics
    July 14, 2011 at 7:20 AM

    Nice to meet you!
    Lovely cooking blog!
    I love cooking too and have my own cooking blog, but after seeing your blog, I feel mine is need much improvement. LOL….
    Great pictures too. How you make such a wonderful pictures? Do you make it by yourself?
    Anyway, I’m visiting your blog from a link at Blog Hop. 🙂

    • Kankana Saxena
      Kankana Saxena
      July 14, 2011 at 7:57 AM

      Thanks Jean! Yes all the photos are clicked by me 🙂

  • Mary
    Mary
    July 14, 2011 at 7:20 AM

    Your beautiful pictures have just reminded me how much I love infused oils. Now I have some work to do :-). Have a great weekend. Blessings…Mary

  • Natascha Kessler - Heaven on Hearth
    Natascha Kessler - Heaven on Hearth
    July 14, 2011 at 7:31 AM

    I love your presentation.This is such a great idea! Wonderful in so many dishes.

  • tinytearoom
    tinytearoom
    July 14, 2011 at 7:36 AM

    thank you so much for the tips. I never knew about the cold and hot infusions. I love dip leftover bread in EVOO and balsamic vinegar. Homemade infused oils are a fabulous idea!

  • Cheryl and Adam @ pictureperfectmeals.com
    Cheryl and Adam @ pictureperfectmeals.com
    July 14, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    Beautiful photos, Congrats on the Top 9!

  • briarrose
    briarrose
    July 14, 2011 at 3:36 PM

    Beautiful pics. I love the flavor boost from infused oils.

  • torviewtoronto
    torviewtoronto
    July 14, 2011 at 8:48 PM

    congrats on the top 9

  • jillian m. {coffee, light and sweet}
    jillian m. {coffee, light and sweet}
    July 15, 2011 at 4:06 AM

    I really want to try this! I’ve had garlic and rosemary olive oil at restaurants and absolutely loved it. But for some reason, never thought to try it on my own.

  • Maja
    Maja
    July 15, 2011 at 10:12 AM

    I do this all the time and we love it! It goes nice with grilled meat, vegetable or fish 🙂
    So lovely photos!

  • Suman Singh
    Suman Singh
    July 15, 2011 at 1:10 PM

    Beautiful and interesting post!! Loved the pics and the styling..too good dear!

  • Life is Full
    Life is Full
    July 15, 2011 at 8:03 PM

    Hi, I’m glad you found my blog because now I found yours! This is an informative post, thanks for sharing. I like eating bread dipped in infused oil. Your photos are very well taken too!

  • Amy
    Amy
    July 15, 2011 at 11:09 PM

    Oh how helpful and interesting!! I love the photos too- gorgeous! I am on a basil kick these days and have heard basil-infused oil is delicious as well. I’m inspired and ready to go infuse… ^_^ thanks!

  • Harini
    Harini
    July 18, 2011 at 7:46 AM

    The first picture in the thumbnail rushed me headlong into this post! Great clicks here. I love herb infused oils – garlic, thyme and rosemary.

  • Sarah
    Sarah
    July 19, 2011 at 5:17 AM

    “…how just a hint of something can lift a dish to a whole new level.” and I totally agree with you! You share here something basic in the noble sense of the word and absolutely indispensable in cooking: flavors. And your photos illustrate it beautifully! 🙂

    Thank you for sharing!

  • Katie
    Katie
    August 16, 2012 at 7:13 AM

    Thank you for posting this. The pictures are great. This is exactly what I was looking for. I wanted something that was not hard, did not take 1-3 weeks and was not a sauce. It took me a while but I then found this. Thank you again!