Spiced Oil With Herbs

Don’t spend money buying gourmet oils. This homemade version is spiced with herbs and is delicious sprinkled on pizza, bread or as salad dressing.

Number of servings : About 1 L (4 cups)

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cooking time:

Type of meal : | Salads | Salads

Special diet :


8 sun-dried tomatoes (not in oil) 
125 mL (1/2 cup) water   
8 garlic cloves, peeled and stemmed    
750 mL (3 cups) extra-virgin olive oil        
2 sprigs rosemary   
10 mL (2 tsp) sea salt   
45 mL (3 tbsp) dried basil   
45 mL (3 tbsp) dried oregano   
30 mL (2 tbsp) dried thyme    
5 mL (1 tsp) fennel seeds   
5 mL (1 tsp) chili flakes
30 mL (2 tbsp) commercial hot sauce (Louisiana, Red Hot, etc.)    
3 bay leaves  


  1. Place sun-dried tomatoes in a saucepan with the water and cover. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Add garlic and let sit 20 minutes. Remove tomatoes, blot well and chop finely. Remove garlic and reserve.
  2. In a frying pan, heat 1/2-cup oil over high heat for 5 seconds. Add the rosemary, the tomatoes, drained garlic and salt. Remove from heat.
  3. In a clean glass bottle, place rosemary, tomatoes, garlic, oil from the pan, remaining olive oil and all remaining ingredients.
  4. Seal bottle.
  5. Keep in refrigerator and shake before using.

Cook’s tip: Try experimenting with other types of oils for different flavours.

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