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Olive Oil Lemon Infused Recipe

Olive Oil Lemon Infused Recipe


  • 1 Cup 100% Extra olive oil
  • 2 Lemon (you need the peel)


  1. Scrub the lemon or wash thoroughly.
  2. Pat dry the lemon using a paper towel thoroughly, use don’t want any liquid on the skin.
  3. Use a potato peeler or a very sharp knife to gently peel the zest from the lemon. Make sure you don’t peel the white pith (white part) of the lemon when you’re peeling the skin off.

    Olive Oil Lemon Infused Recipe
  4. In a jar, add the peel and olive oil and keep in a dark cabinet (no sunlight) for about two weeks or at least one week. The quantity of oil depends on how pungent you want your oil, you can fill just enough to cover the lemon peel or do ratio 1:1. (one lemon peel to one cup of oil).

  5. Use a strainer to remove the peel and discard all the peel.
    Olive Oil Lemon Infused Recipe
  6. Transfer the oil into a jar or bottle seal and store in a cool place. The oil doesn’t require a lot of light exposure.
    Olive Oil Lemon Infused Recipe
  7. If you want to use heat to make it.
  8. Add the lemon peel and the oil into a saucepan, and warm over medium heat, just to infuse the lemon, don’t boil. You just want to warm for about 10-15 minutes, if you think it’s going to boil reduce the heat.
  9. Let it cool down and strain to remove the peel.
  10. Keep in airtight sterilize container (if you're going to consume it) and safe in a place with no or minimal light.