Garlic and Basil Infused Olive Oil


2 cups of extra virgin olive oil
8 to 10 cloves of whole garlic
10 basil leaves

This is a wonderful technique which infuses the flavors of garlic and basil into olive oil. It is perfect when added to fresh tomato sauce, drizzled over pizza or over fresh mozzarella cheese.

  • Add the olive oil basil and garlic to a heavy bottomed sauce pan.
  • Place on the stove using very low heat. The oil should barely bubble.
  • Leave on the stove for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Cool slightly then using a wire mesh strainer, strain the oil into a covered container.


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