You will love this recipe for our Herb Oil – an aromatic blend of basil, coriander, parsley, mint, and dill which takes just minutes to prepare. The deep green colour of this Herb Oil is not only beautiful to look at, but it is also packed with incredible flavour that will leave you craving more. So the next time you have friends coming over for dinner, but you are stuck on what to serve – you know what to whip up!
1 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup fresh herbs (mix of basil, coriander, parsley, mint and dill)
1/2 cup olive oil
Note: we like to keep the herb oil in a jar and add extra olive oil before serving.
- Add fresh herbs to a pot of boiling, salted water for 15-20 seconds.
- Drain and transfer to a bowl with ice cold water, allow to cool completely.
- Pat herbs dry to remove excess moisture.
- Transfer to a blender with olive oil. Pulse until desired texture is reached.
- Serve with fresh sourdough or as a salad dressing.
- Store in an air-tight jar. Keeps in the fridge for about a week.
5 ways to enjoy this herb oil
Bread Dipping: The herb oil is perfect for dipping warm, crusty sourdough bread. Pour a generous amount into a shallow dish and let the bread soak up the flavours as you dip and savour each bite. You can even serve it with this Turmeric Garlic Bread recipe.
Salad Dressing: Transform your salads into culinary masterpieces by drizzling the herb oil as a dressing. Its vibrant flavours and aromatic herbs will bring a refreshing twist to your greens, creating a healthy and delicious salad experience. Try it on this Satay Tofu Salad!
Roasted Vegetables: Add a burst of flavour to your roasted vegetables by tossing them with a drizzle of this seasoned oil before baking. The herbs and olive oil will infuse the veggies with a delightful taste, taking your side dish to a whole new level of yumminess. This herb oil with Crispy Garlic and Herb Potato Wedges is a match made in culinary heaven.
Grilled Meats and Seafood: Elevate the taste of grilled meats and seafood by brushing them with the herb oil while cooking. The herb-infused oil will impart a fragrant and herbaceous essence to your dishes, making them even more tempting.
Pasta Sauce Enhancement: Give your pasta dishes a burst of freshness and flavour by stirring in a spoonful or two of the herb oil into your favourite pasta sauce. It will instantly elevate the taste and provide a delightful herbaceous note to your pasta creations. Drizzle on top of a bowl of Pasta Salsa Verde before serving for extra freshness!