How To Make Hot and Spicy Olive Oil (plus 10 ways to use it)

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source: Herry Lawford

This Hot and Spicy Olive Oil is incredibly versatile. It can be used with dips, sauces, salads, etc.


olive oil


red pepper flakes



Peel and slice a head of garlic.

Place it into a small pot and pour in olive oil till garlic is completely covered. Cook at a very low temperature till garlic starts becomes golden. Don’t allow garlic to brown or oil will take on an unpleasant taste.

Immediately remove garlic from pot and add in several pinches of red pepper flakes.

Let rest in refrigerator for 1-2 days, to develop flavors. Add salt to taste.

Use within 3 days.

10 Ways to Use Hot and Spicy Olive Oil

  1. Combine with chopped tomatoes, red onion, black pepper and vinegar for a delicious salad.
  2. Use as a dip for breads, pitas and some types of crackers.
  3. Make bruschetta by toasting bread, rubbing with flavored oil and topping with chopped, fresh tomatoes.
  4. Drizzle over hot cooked vegetables for an easy side dish.
  5. Use as a topping for pasta. Sprinkle with Parmesan to complete the dish.
  6. Stir into mashed potatoes instead of butter.
  7. Add to tomato sauce to give it a spicy zing.
  8. Top store bought hummus with a little oil, for a more interesting taste.
  9. Substitute for part of the oil in savory breads or muffins.
  10. Use as a marinade for fish, meat and poultry.

If you know of another use for spicy olive oil, please let me know in the comment section. I’d love to hear from you.

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