Olive Oil & Herb Ice Cubes


Prep time: 20 Minutes
Cook time: N/A
Total time: 20 Minutes

  1. Choose firm, fresh herbs, ideally from the market or your own garden.
  2. If you wish, you can chop them fine. Or leave them in larger sprigs and leaves. Such as rosemary, fennel stalk, sage, thyme, cilantro, chives and oregano.
  3. Pack the wells of ice cube trays about 2/3 full of herbs.
  4. Pour Durant Olive Mill extra-virgin olive oil over the herbs.
  5. Cover lightly with plastic wrap and freeze overnight.
  6. Remove the frozen cubes and store in freezer containers or small bags.
  7. Don’t forget to label each container or bag with the type of herb (and oil) inside!

A great way to have herbs ready immediately for winter stews, roasts, soups, and potato dishes. These dishes usually call for oil to start with, and so you can take a cube of frozen oil, herbs inside, out of the freezer and use this as the base of your dish. Cook the onions and garlic in this herb-infused oil and let the taste of herbs spread through your whole dish.  Happy Cooking!