Basil Garlic Oil

Basil Garlic Oil
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Basil garlic oil is the epitome of summer but it’s also great all year long. Use it on salads, grilled vegetables, on meat, and basically on everything. You will want to keep a jar of this on hand at all times! This is an awesome keto basil marinade too!

If you have leftover basil from buying a package or have plants that are producing an abundance of basil, this is a great way to preserve the basil while making a most flavorful oil.

Growing Basil

Watercolor painting of Basil - Copyright Yelllowglassdish

Growing herbs is something I try to do, but am still figuring out. Sometimes the plants grow, sometimes they don’t. If you have tips on growing basil, please leave them in the comments!

I currently have several basil plants growing that came from grocery store plants. Most grocery store plants have several plants crammed into a little pot. I broke the plants apart and planted them separately. I have some growing in an enclosed garden, and some growing in a pot.

Basil needs to not be in direct sunlight and it doesn’t need to be watered a lot. I typically water it every few days. Basil needs to be cut back to encourage growth. By cutting it right above a shoot that has several leaves, it encourages double growth!

How to use this basil garlic oil

This oil is so good on so many things. It is very flavorful, so you only need 1-2tsp. When serving it you include basil leaves, garlic, and oil.

  • Serve it with rotisserie chicken.
  • Serve it over roasted vegetables like roasted cabbage.
  • Use it as a salad dressing.
  • Use it as a basil chicken marinade. Almost any meat would work.
  • Mix it with cooked shirataki noodles, like miracle noodles or zoodles.
  • Brush it on vegetables and meat on the grill.
  • Over fresh mozzarella and heirloom tomatoes.
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Tips for storing this infused oil

When using this oil, if you want it to last in the fridge, make sure the basil is always covered with oil. Use the oil in 2-3 days or else freeze it in small portions (like in an ice cube tray). Before freezing, allow the oil and basil to meld in the fridge for 24 hours.

4 Ingredients for this basil marinade – That’s it

To make basil garlic oil you need:

  • Fresh basil (rinsed and dried)
  • Garlic (make sure its fresh!)
  • Salt
  • Oil (Olive oil, preferably)

Mince basil and garlic add some salt and cover with oil. THAT EASY. YEP.

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Basil Garlic Oil

Amazing basil garlic oil is so easy to make and only 4 ingredients. A keto and low carb recipe that you've got to try.
Prep Time5 mins
Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine: American, Italian
Basil, Keto, Low Carb, Pasta sauce, Salad Dressing, Sauce, THM-S
Servings: 16 1 Tbsp
Calories: 121kcal


  • 1 Handful Fresh Basil Leaves Minced
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves Minced
  • 1 cup Olive Oil Or enough to cover basil and garlic
  • 1 tsp salt More or less – to taste


  • Combine all ingredients in a jar. Be sure all basil and garlic is covered by oil.
  • The flavor will be best if the jar rests in the fridge for 24 hours.
  • That's it. Serve it!


If you don’t let the basil garlic oil sit for 24 hours, the flavor will still be good, but not as rich as it could be. 

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How to make basil garlic oil. This recipe is easy and has endless uses. In salads, as marinade, on meat, on vegetables, as a dip. Try this keto basil sauce!

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