15 September 2022
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Top 7 Herb Oils for Culinary Use

Mint Herb Oil, Chive Herb Oil, Dill Herb Oil

Our Green Herb Oil range is now available to shop and we’re here to help you get started with them!

Are you looking for something a little bit different that adds spice and flavour to your dishes? Our new range of herb oils will do just that. Our herbs are infused with rapeseed oil, giving them an intense flavour that can be used in a variety of ways, in a variety of dishes. With a shelf life of 28 days, maximise this months dishes with our new herb oils. Below you’ll find a selection of oils from our new range, plus some simple ways you can use them. Not only will they enhance your creations, they’ll also inspire you to make new ones.

Explore all the flavours from our herb oil range here.

Celery Oil with Celery Micro Cress Celery Oil with Micro Celery Cress

Celery Oil

Have you tried our latest addition to our infused oil range yet? If the answer is yes, what did you think? Our Celery Herb Oil is sure to elevate any dish with its intense flavour.

Not only does it effortlessly flavour a dish, but it also has a super vibrant colour. It will brighten up any type of culinary creation with its vibrant green hues. Celery Oil compliments an array of ingredients including poultry, fish, mushroom and eggs. Its flavour can be utilised when marinating meats or when garnishing a plate. However you choose to use it… you’re sure to love it.

Seaweed Salad Recipe

Our Chive Oil pairs well with aromatic herbs such as Parsley, Tarragon and Chervil. Chive Oil is also great to adding into butter and adding to dishes like baked potatoes and chicken. It packs flavour in just a very small amount and is available all year round!

One of the original flavours of our herb oils is our Chive Oil. This withholds a strong onion flavour and is great for creating tasteful plate art. Here is a recipe from the very talented Petal who has created a Seaweed Salad using our Chive Oil! Doesn’t that sound absolutely divine?!

Follow the recipe below!


  • Instant Wakame
  • Smoked Salmon
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Chive Oil (Nurtured in Norfolk)
  • Cucamelons (Nurtured in Norfolk)
  • Raspberries
  • Dried Edible Flowers (Nurtured in Norfolk)
Seaweed Salad with Chive Oil, Cucamelons & Dried Edible Flowers Seaweed Salad with Chive Oil, Cucamelons & Dried Edible Flowers


  1. Soak the instant wakame in water
  2. Once soft take out of the water and drizzle with chive oil and extra virgin olive oil
  3. Roll the smoked salmon into rose shapes and assemble your salad
  4. Add in the Cucamelons and raspberries
  5. Decorate with Nurtured in Norfolk edible flowers

Delicious! This recipe is super simple, and P for Petalicious is always coming up with incredible culinary creations, so if you’d like to check out her amazing feed follow the link here!


Tarragon Herb Oil with fresh Tarragon Tarragon Herb Oil with fresh Tarragon

Tarragon Herb Oil

Tarragon has a unique flavour, it’s the oil to go for if it’s a bitter sweet taste you’re after. This Tarragon infused oil can be splashed over salads as a dressing or garnish. Additionally, use the notes of anise and vanilla within this herb oil to compliment a range of desserts.

Tarragon pairs well with egg and potato dishes due to its peppery flavour. It’s often used within French cuisine, so instead of adding fresh tarragon to your béarnaise sauce, use the herb oil to strengthen the flavour.


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Basil Oil with Basil Micro Herbs Basil Oil with Basil Micro Herbs

Basil Herb Oil

This green herb oil is an easy way to add notes of citrus and pepper to pasta dishes, pizzas and salads. Due to its strong flavours resembling pesto, it’s best used within Italian cuisine and therefore compliments pasta and chicken dishes very well. Take this herb oil and pair with tomatoes, garlic and mint to optimise its flavour. Therefore, we suggest adding a few drops to pesto dishes to enhance the flavour, which would pair perfectly with a chicken and tomato pasta dish. Our selection of herb oils pack a lot of flavour, so you’ll only need to use a few drops.


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Mint Herb Oil with fresh Mint Mint Herb Oil with fresh Mint

Mint Herb Oil

Did you know that our Mint herb oil is the most flexible oil in the range? Ideal for chefs, mixologists and those of you at home who want to add freshness to your evening meals. Chefs, use this herb oil as an aromatic and flavourful garnish. It’s the perfect garnish for a variety of dishes whether they’re sweet or savoury.

Mint pairs perfectly with chocolate and citrus flavours, so why not drizzle over your desserts.

Mixologists, blend this into your cocktails to enhance the flavour of mint in your mojitos.

Home cooks, use this herb oil to pair with savoury dishes, such as soups, salads, vegetables and meats like lamb.


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How flavoursome does that sound? If you’re really wanting to emphasise a mint flavour in your cocktails, then our mint tip wheel has got your back! With seven different flavours of mint, you have a selection of flavours to garnish your drink with! Alongside our mint herb oil, this would be delicious.

If you’re a home cook that enjoys experimenting and trying new flavours, our mint oil can be added to savoury dishes, such as soups, salads, vegetable dishes and meats like lamb…and what’s better than Roast lamb accompanied by mint sauce?!

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, like the majority of us – why not add our mint infused oil into your yogurts and sorbets? This adds a very unique contrast of flavours in just a few drops. This herb oil is well-known for it’s sweet overtones and giving a cool undertone to whatever dish it is added to.

Nasturtium Herb Oil with Variegated Nasturtium Leaves Nasturtium Herb Oil with Variegated Nasturtium Leaves

Nasturtium Herb Oil

Next up, we’re going to talk about one of our very popular herb oils. Can you guess what it could be? We’ll give you some clues…it has a slight peppery kick to it, it has a mustard aroma and an initially sweet flavour. Yes you guessed it right – Nasturtium oil!

Fresh Nasturtium leaves have been infused with rapeseed oil to produce this exquisite green herb oil. This is the oil to use if you’re looking to add a softer spice to your dishes. Its peppery bite can give butter and cream cheeses the kick you’ve been looking for. Considering the flavour profile of the Nasturtium leaf, this herb oil provides a perfect dressing to salads, breads and soups. Furthermore, this herb oil has a mustard aroma and can be used to intensify the flavours in your dishes.


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Nasturtium herb oil can also be a great addition to stir-fries, quesadillas and purees too. It’s sprightly green tone makes it a flawless decoration on dishes and even buffet type foods, like cheese boards and salad platters. If you’ve used our nasturtium oil before, we’d love to know how you used it and what incredible creations you came up with!

Parsley Herb Oil with fresh Parsley Parsley Herb Oil with fresh Parsley

Parsley Herb Oil

This is the perfect herb oil to use if you’re wanting to give dishes an earthy flavour. Furthermore, the mild flavours of this herb make it the perfect addition to butter, to give it a light peppery flavour. Parsley pairs very well with mixed vegetables, so drizzle some Parsley oil over before roasting your mixed vegetables. The colouring of this herb oil can be used for plate art, dressing or within soups to give a covering of colour. Therefore, using this oil can give your dishes that vibrant and flattering green finish.

Our parsley herb oil is well known for how well that is compliments chicken dishes. Whether that’s pate, chicken salads, stir-fries or even chilli! This infused herb oil has can be incorporated into endless dishes and is sure to have everyone coming back for seconds!

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Chicken Liver Parfait Recipe

Maciek Migryt, head chef at The Carington Arms has been busy experimenting with our herb infused oils. He has created a delicious recipe for Chicken Liver Parfait and finished the dish with our Parsley Herb oil.

As you can see, it looks delicious and is the perfect inspiration to get you started with our herb oils! If you’re wanting to try the recipe he’s shared with us, follow the steps below.


  • Liver (4kg)
  • Milk (500ml)
  • Red Wine (400ml)
  • Shallots (4)
  • Garlic Cloves (8)
  • Double Cream (200ml)
  • Butter (800g)
  • Brandy (4tbsp)
  • Orange Juice & Peel (2)
  • Thyme (3 Sprigs)
  • Parsley Oil (Nurtured in Norfolk)
Chicken Liver Pate with Parsley Oil restaurant plated dish Chicken Liver Parfait drizzled with Parsley Oil


  1. Soak the chicken livers in milk for an hour.
  2. Make a reduction with the wine, shallots, thyme, garlic and orange peel, then reduce by half.
  3. Seal the livers for about 4 minutes.
  4. Blitz the livers, cream, reduction and orange juice until it’s smooth.
  5. Add the butter to thicken and pass through a sieve, then pour into moulds and set.
  6. Cover with butter for tapas and orange jelly.
  7. Finish with Parsley herb oil and serve.

If you want to check out Maciek Migryt and his other recipes, give him a follow over on Instagram with the link here!

If you’d like to find out more about our range of infused herb oils, then you can shop the full range here. With over 10 different flavours to choose from, the possibilities for new dishes and flavours are endless.

Be sure to tag us on Instagram or pop us an email at info@nurturedinnorfolk.co.uk to send us your results!