This is one of the simplest yet most fulfilling ways to take your dishes to the next level. This is olive oil that has been infused with lemon. I use lemon peels that I carefully curl off from the freshest hand-picked lemons, though you can use any ole lemons! It’s really simple to do and leaves you with a fragrant homemade infused oil to top salads, dinners, and even desserts. I love to pair it with cheese and herbs on pizza, drizzle it on fresh heirloom produce, or dip some bread like focaccia into it.Print
This is a super simple way to take your oils, dressings, and dishes to the next level. This Lemon Infused Olive Oil is fragrant, tasty, and a must-have in your kitchen. You only need two ingredients, and you are ready to go.
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
The peels from 2 lemons (try not to include too much of the white “pith” that sits between the peel and the fruit).
Peel the lemons.
Pour the olive oil in a small pot and heat over medium-low heat.
Add the lemon peels.
Cook, together with the peels for about 20 minutes.
Remove from the heat, and strain into a bottle, removing the lemon peels. Store at room temperature.