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Lemon Infused Olive Oil

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Olive Oil & Lemon

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See how easy it is to make your own Lemon Infused Olive Oil with this simple recipe.

Don't know much about olive oil to start with? You may want to check out All About Olive Oil before you get started.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 cup


  • 1 large lemon
  • 1 cup olive oil


  1. Scrub the lemon clean and dry it thoroughly. Use a very sharp paring knife or peeler to remove the zest from the lemon. The zest is just the bright yellow part of the peel, avoid the bitter white pith immediately below it.
  2. Put the lemon zest and olive oil in a small sauce pan and warm over medium heat. Do not allow oil to simmer. Keep the oil just below a simmer for about 10 minutes. Remove oil from heat and let cool.
  3. Strain the lemon zest out of the oil and put the now-lemon-infused oil in a clean jar. Store it in a cool, dark place.
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Olive oil with a twist!, Member gypsymelody

Subtle but effective..really pretty color to put in fancy bottles! The yellow sparkles in crystal and the taste is fantastic !

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