Herb Garlic Oil


This is a basic herb garlic oil that can be used as a dipping sauce for bread, the oil half of an Italian vinaigrette, or as the base for Mediterranean-style cooking. If you use it for the latter, you may want to omit the herbs and just add the extra-virgin olive oil unless your pan is nonstick or you don't mind burned little flecks of oregano and parsley.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
1 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 6 mins
3/4 cup


  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon basil

  • ½ teaspoon oregano


  1. Heat a skillet over medium-low heat. Pour olive oil into the skillet gradually, sliding the skillet away from the burner if oil begins to splatter. Add garlic; cook until sizzling but not brown, about 1 minute. Turn off heat, leaving the skillet on the burner. Stir in extra-virgin olive oil, basil, and oregano. Transfer to a container and store in the refrigerator until flavors blend, 8 hours to overnight.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

367 Calories
41g Fat
1g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 367
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 53%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 12mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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