Ultimate Guide to Making Garlic-Infused Olive Oil at Home

Create Culinary Magic with the Ultimate DIY Garlic-Infused Olive Oil Recipe

Posted on June 04 2024

Are you ready for the secret ingredient that'll add a burst of aromatic flavor to your cooking? Meet the humble garlic-infused olive oil. 

This homemade condiment is a kitchen staple for chefs of all levels. It's surprisingly easy to make and elevates countless dishes with its rich, garlicky aroma and subtle taste.

Today, we're sharing our secret garlic-infused olive oil recipe!

Why Garlic-Infused Olive Oil?

Besides being delicious, homemade garlic-infused olive oil offers several benefits for home cooks:

  • A touch of this oil adds a fragrant garlic kick to pasta dishes, marinades, salad dressings, and more.
  • Adjust the amount of garlic and infusion time to create an oil with your preferred level of garlic strength.
  • Homemade infused oils allow you to control the quality of ingredients, ensuring the freshest possible flavor.
  • High-quality olive oil is a heart-healthy fat, and garlic boasts potential health benefits.
  • Use your infused oil in countless recipes or as a finishing touch for a flavor boost.
  • This recipe can be adapted to infuse olive oil with other herbs and spices, opening up endless culinary explorations.

Garlic-Infused Olive Oil Recipe 


  • 2 cups high-quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 whole garlic cloves, peeled


Step-by-Step Guide for Making Garlic-Infused Olive Oil

  1. Leave the garlic cloves whole after peeling them.
  2. (Optional) If you want a more intense garlic flavor, consider using the ONGROK Decarboxylator Machine first. This process activates certain compounds within the garlic, potentially enhancing its taste and aroma. Follow the Decarboxylator Machine's instructions for the appropriate settings for garlic.
  3. Add the olive oil and garlic cloves to the infuser chamber of your ONGROK Botanical Infuser Machine
  4. The infuser machine's beauty lies in its precise temperature control. Set it to 150°F for a gentle infusion.
  5. Let the infusion process run for 2 to 4 hours, depending on your desired garlic strength. The longer the garlic is infused, the stronger it will taste.
  6. Once the infusion cycle is complete, turn off the machine and let the oil cool completely. 
  7. Strain the oil through the included fine-mesh sieve to remove the garlic bits.
  8. Store your homemade garlic-infused olive oil in a cool, dark place in an airtight container. It will stay fresh for 2 weeks max.

Safety Tips for Garlic-Infused Oil

While infused olive oil is a safe condiment when prepared correctly, following these safety tips is important.

  • Always use fresh garlic. Avoid using pre-peeled or chopped garlic, as this can increase the risk of botulism.
  • High-Quality Olive Oil. Choose high-quality extra virgin olive oil for the best results and safety.
  • Refrigerate Long-Term. If you plan to store your infused oil for over a week, refrigerate it to prevent spoilage.
  • Use it Within Two Weeks. Consume your homemade infused oil within two weeks for the best flavor and quality.

Flavor Inspiration: How to Use Your Garlic-Infused Oil

  • Pasta Perfection. Drizzle over pasta dishes for a garlicky kick. A touch goes a long way!
  • Salad Sensations. Add a spoonful to salad dressings for a burst of flavor.
  • Roasted Vegetables. Brush roasted vegetables with infused oil for added flavor.
  • Marinade Magic. Incorporate it into marinades for meats, vegetables, or tofu.
  • Roasted Goodness. Brush roasted vegetables with infused oil for extra depth of flavor.
  • Finishing Touch. Drizzle a touch over soups, stews, or finished dishes for a touch of garlicky goodness.

Discover a World of Flavor with ONGROK

The ONGROK Botanical Infuser Machine is the key to your journey into the world of flavorful infused oils. Explore infusing other botanicals, like rosemary, chilies, or herbs, to create endless delicious options.

Visit the ONGROK shop for our kitchen tools range, designed to inspire your culinary adventures.


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