Garlic Oil is a great staple to keep on hand in your fridge! This Garlic Olive Oil Recipe works great in almost any Italian recipe as a base for sautéing ingredients, for inclusion in dressings, or as a simple marinade.
If you love garlic, Italian food, great salad dressings and marinades, this recipe is a must! It’s so simple to make but such a powerful force of flavor that you’ll enjoy using it to liven up your favorite dishes. We use it frequently for cooking Italian sauces. Add a little of this oil to a sauce pot with some chopped Roma tomatoes and a little Italian seasoning and you’ve got a quick red sauce that’s amazing! Or, make a quick lemon garlic dressing by adding a little lemon juice. As you can see, this recipe is very versatile.
While this is a simple recipe to make, it’s important that you blend the garlic until there are no visible pieces. It should be creamy with a bite from the garlic. Remember, while it’s potent, you aren’t going to use it in large amounts for any single dish. Just a little bit of this oil works wonders!
This recipe is one of my absolute favorites because I can use it in so many different recipes but it’s also made with only three simple ingredients!
Garlic Oil Recipe
- Olive oil
How to Make Garlic Oil
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until texture is smooth and creamy; there should be no visible pieces of garlic after blending.
You may also want to check out my Garlic Confit recipe which is garlic slow roasted in olive oil!
How to Use Garlic Oil
Garlic Oil For Cooking is so versatile. You can use this oil for any recipe that calls for both olive oil and garlic when they must be sautéed together. Here’s a brief list of how you can use this recipe for cooking up great dishes.
- Salad dressings
- Garlic toast
- Italian sauces
Check out our Garlic Wedge Fries; it’s literally the perfect recipe to use with this garlic oil!
Should It Be Refrigerated?
Yes, you want to refrigerate it because we are using fresh garlic. It keeps well in the refrigerator for up to a week.
Both garlic and olive oil contain many health benefits. Here are just a few of those benefits:
- Garlic may be beneficial for combating colds and flues (1).
- Some studies have shown that olive oil contains compounds which reduce inflammation similar to the effects of ibuprofen (2).
If you enjoyed this Vegan Plate recipe, here are other healthy Vegan recipes you will enjoy!
Vegan Italian Food Recipes
- Pasta Primavera
- Vegan Pizza
- Homemade Marinara Sauce
- Vegan Cashew Alfredo Sauce
- Ribollita Soup
- Beans in Tomato Sauce
- Vegan Mac and Cheese
- 1 Cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 10 large garlic cloves, peeled
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and creamy in texture. You should not see any large pieces of garlic.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 489Total Fat: 54gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 45gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 267mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
The Vegan Plate attempts to provide accurate information, however, this nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. The nutritional information provided comes from online sources and calculations.