28 March 2023

Herb Oils For Home Cooking

If you’ve ever wondered how to incorporate our infused herb oils into you meals at home, then this blog is for you!

Our range of herb oils has played a huge part for us, in the battle against food waste. This range has allowed us to make something that all of our customers can use, that would’ve otherwise gone to waste. 


Pan fried trout garnished with our lemon verbena herb oil from @jillymccordcooks

Herb Oils

Have you experimented with our herb infused oils yet? If so, what dish did you make? If you haven’t yet, this range is a must try! Our herb oils are the ultimate addition to any culinary creation…and you won’t fail to find a flavour that compliments your occasion.

We have 14 flavours to choose from, that are sure to take your cooking creations to the next level. Our infused oils are made with Cold Pressed Rapeseed Oil and our flavoursome fresh herbs. They are filtered for optimum clarity which allows you to add depth of flavour to your dishes with extreme ease.

Our herb oils are packaged in easy-to-use bottles which allows you to drizzle, dress and decorate your dishes. Our oils allow you to get creative with your plate art and impress your guests at dinner time.

Shop our whole range of herb oils here

Dill infused herb oil


Using our Herb Oils at Home

Did you know that you can shop our basil, chive, parsley, and dill infused herb oil in 60ml bottles now?! This size is perfect for home cooks to use, without having the worry of having product left over. Our infused oils can be used for much more than a garnish too. Use our oil to infuse flavour into meat dishes, salads, soups, pasta & much more. The possibilities are endless with our range of infused oils! What’s even better, is that our herb oils now have a 12 week shelf life from the date of manufacture and can be stored at room temperature. Once opened, they need to be stored in the fridge and used within 14 days. This shelf life allows you to use our flavour-packed herb oils over a longer period of time and experiment with new and exciting flavours.


We’re going to share a delicious recipe with you guys that @susybliving created using our basil herb oil. Basil infused oil possesses notes of citrus, clove, anise, and cinnamon. In this recipe our basil oil is added into a kale pesto – how delicious does that sound?!

Basil infused herb oil

Leek Risotto with a kale pesto

You will need:

Knob of unsalted butter | 2 tbsp olive oil | 2 large leeks | 2 garlic cloves (crushed) | 400g risotto rice | 175ml dry white wine | 1.5 litres quality chicken stock | 100g parmesan (finely grated) | 250g bacon cubed

For the Kale Pesto:

large bunch kale or cavolo nero (woody stems removed & leaves and soft stems roughly chopped)  | 50g shelled pistachios | 50g parmesan (finely grated) | finely grated zest and juice 1 lemon | 100ml olive oil | 50ml basil oil

Leek Risotto with a kale pesto by @susybliving


-For the pesto, put all the ingredients except the oils in a food processor. Add half the olive oil and whizz until the kale is finely chopped. Stir in the remaining olive oil and basil oil, then season with salt, pepper and extra lemon juice as needed.

-For the risotto, melt the butter in a deep pan over a medium heat. Add the oil, leeks, bacon, and a pinch of salt, then cover and cook, stirring regularly, for 8-10 minutes until very soft. In a separate pan, heat the stock over a low heat.

-Add the garlic to the leeks and cook for 2 minutes, then add the rice and stir to coat in butter. Increase the heat to high, then pour in the wine and simmer for 2-3 minutes until absorbed. Gradually add the hot chicken stock, one ladleful at a time, stirring continuously. Wait until each addition has almost been absorbed before adding the next. Continue until you’ve added all of the stock and the rice is al dente. Stir in the grated cheese, then season with salt and lots of black pepper.

This recipe sounds & looks divine. For more delectable recipes, be sure to go and check out @susybliving on Instagram! For the whole recipe click here.

Chive infused herb oil

Chive Oil

A factor that makes our herb oils popular is that they take the hassle out of making them yourselves. So, if you’re struggling for time, like most of us do, our herb oils are super convenient and can be used as soon as you receive them. Their vibrant green colour can completely transform a dish effortlessly.

One of our most beloved herb oils is our chive infused oil. Chive oil has a strong onion flavour that doesn’t tend to leave a long aftertaste. It packs flavour into every serving and can be added to potato dishes, quiches, scrambled eggs, meat dishes and much more! Chive infused oil is often added into butters & cream cheese to add something a little bit extra. The butter can then be melted over potatoes or even used as a rub for meat.


High protein breakfast from @p.for.petalicious

High Protein Breakfast

@pforpetalicious has created a scrumptious recipe for a high protein breakfast using our chive herb oil.

You will need:

2 free range eggs scrambled | lots of organic extra virgin olive oil | black pepper | chive oil | a pinch of sea salt | half a pack of smoked salmon (around 50g) | 2 figs


 -Scramble your eggs and season with salt & pepper

-cut your figs in half and start to assemble on the plate

-Role your salmon into ‘rose shapes’

-Add everything to the plate

-Drizzle with Olive Oil & Chive herb oil

Shop our chive herb oil here

This really is the ultimate breakfast for a great start to the day! Switch this recipe up, by changing the flavour of oil that you use. Or perhaps, try using a combination of infused oils – to see which flavours pair well together.

We love it when our customers share the unique and wonderful culinary creations that they’ve made with our products – no matter how crazy they might be!

Lemon Verbena Edible Leaves Lemon verbena edible leaves

Lemon Verbena Infused Oil

Summer is fast approaching and if you’re looking for exciting new ways to jazz up your dishes, then we have exactly what you need! Our lemon verbena oil can be used in both sweet and savoury dishes. Use lemon verbena oil to flavour jellies, jams, fruit glazes, crème brûlée, ice cream, sodas and teas.

Lemon Verbena herb oil releases a robust lemony fragrance with hints of ginger and spice. Lemon verbena pairs well with citrus fruits and berries, so can be mixed into yoghurt or drizzled over desserts. This infused oil is also known to compliment typical summer ingredients, such as lavender, mint & thyme.

Shop our lemon verbena oil here

If you have any queries on using our herb oils, please pop us a message on Instagram or at info@nurturedinnorfolk.co.uk! Please be sure to tag us in on all of your incredible cooking creations!