Whip up mouth-watering dishes with culinary Plus oil-infused olive oil and vinegar!

0 21 May, 2020 - All Posts

Elevate your basic cooking ingredients with our culinary Plus essential oil line!

We’ve got recipes to help turn standard ingredients like olive oil and vinegar into superstar bases that’ll make your dishes a home run! Simply add culinary Plus essential oils, herbs, and spices to olive oil and vinegar and get mixing.

Lemon herb olive oil

Rosemary+, Basil+, and Lemon+—oh, yes! This trio adds the right amount of tart, fresh flavours to enhance your favourite dishes.

Ingredients

300 ml olive oil

4 drops Lemon+

2 drops Rosemary+

2 drops Basil+

A handful of freshly sliced lemons

A handful of rosemary and basil

How to make lemon herb olive oil

  1. Pour the olive oil into a pot or saucepan. Keep on low heat until it starts to bubble.
  2. Mix in the herbs.
  3. Let it simmer until the oil is fragrant. Be sure not to let the herbs brown.
  4. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool.
  5. Add drops of culinary Plus oil into the mixture. Remember, less is more. Start with fewer drops, then add more to taste if desired.
  6. Funnel the mixture into bottles.

Chilli herb olive oil

Boost your finger-lickin’ food with a flavour kick that’ll have the whole family coming back for seconds!

YL tip: Add additional herbs you have on hand like coriander, thyme, or basil.

Ingredients

300 ml olive oil

5 dried chillies or a pinch of red pepper flakes

4 fresh garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced

A handful of oregano

1 teaspoon peppercorns

4 drops Oregano+

3 drops Black Pepper+

How to make chilli herb-infused oil

  1. Pour the olive oil into a pot or saucepan. Keep on low heat until it starts to bubble.
  2. Mix in the herbs.
  3. Let it simmer until the oil is fragrant. Be sure not to let the herbs brown.
  4. Turn off the heat and let the mixture cool.
  5. Add drops of culinary Plus essential oil into the mixture. Remember, less is more. Start with fewer drops, then add more to taste if desired.
  6. Funnel the mixture into bottles.

Citrus vinegar

Vinegar is a tangy topping that can pair well with desserts or an entrée. Simply sweeten your vinegar with your citrus favourites.

YL tip: Substitute balsamic vinegar to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Ingredients

340 ml white wine vinegar

1 small grapefruit

1 small lime

1 small orange

9 drops Young Living Citrus Fresh®+

How to make Citrus vinegar

  1. Slice fruit and put in a 450 ml bottle or jar.
  2. Pour vinegar into a saucepan and bring to a simmer on the stove.
  3. Add vinegar to your bottle or jar, over the fruit. Let it stand at room temperature for 8 hours.
  4. Add culinary Plus essential oils.
  5. Shake well before using because oil and vinegar don’t mix.

Plus oil-infused vinegars and oils

Here’s how to use these flavour-bursting recipes:

Drizzle over salad on their own or use as a base for homemade salad dressing.

Marinate meats, tofu, or veggies.

Pour onto a small plate and use as a dip for bread as an appetiser for parties.

Pour over warm brie and serve with crackers.

Tips for infusing olive oil at home

  • Wash and thoroughly dry all herbs to keep them fresh.
  • Place in a glass jar with a tightly sealed lid and store in the refrigerator.
  • Use dried herbs instead of fresh ones for a longer-lasting oil.
  • Simply swap herbs, fruit, and oils to create endless flavour options. Culinary Plus oils you can use:

Cumin+, Citrus Fresh®+ and Coriander+

Basil+ and Lemon+

Nutmeg+, Orange+ and Cinnamon Bark+

Parsley+ and Peppermint+

Sage+, Marjoram+ and Thyme+

Q&A

How long do infused oils last?

  • Use within two weeks. If you refrigerate your infused olive oils, they should stay good for up to a month. If the additives start showing signs of wilting/spoiling, discard the rest of the oil.

Why is my infused olive oil cloudy?

  • When refrigerated, olive oil starts to solidify, which makes it appear opaque. It will look clearer at room temperature. If it’s cloudy at room temperature, that is a sign that the herbs are starting to spoil.

How will you use these new flavour-popping recipes?

Tell us in the comments!

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