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Detoxifying & Antiinflammatory Herbed Olive Oil

Delicious, and rich in so many nutrients that are amazing for you.
Course Condiment
Cuisine GAPS, Gluten Free, Paleo, vegan
Keyword herbed olive oil
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 servings (1 tbs ea)
Calories 81 kcal
Author Cara Comini

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh-pressed olive oil claim your free bottle here!
  • 1-2 bunches of fresh herbs
    Recommended combinations: Parsley & Cilantro
    Cilantro and Oregano, Basil and Oregano, Basil and Mint, Chives and Parsley, Chives and Thyme, Mint and Dill, Sage and Rosemary.
  • 2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar with the mother find here
  • 1 teaspoon unrefined sea salt find here
  • 1/4 white onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed

Instructions

  1. Rinse herbs under cool running water and pat dry.
  2. Remove tough stems from the herbs, leaving the edible leaves.
    *This is a great job for kids to do!
  3. In a wide-mouth mason jar or blender jar, pack herbs and add olive oil, vinegar, sea salt, onion, and garlic.
  4. Use an immersion blender to puree until uniform in consistency.
  5. Taste taste, and add 1 tablespoon more apple cider vinegar if the mixture tastes too much like olive oil. The ACV brings out the flavors of the herbs beautifully.
  6. Store in a glass jar, covered, in the fridge for up to 6 months.

Recipe Notes

GAPS Intro:

Fresh pressed olive oil and fresh herbs are allowed on stage 4 of the GAPS Intro Diet.  Omit apple cider vinegar and onion from this recipe for GAPS Intro. 

In addition to using it to cook with, fresh basil blended into cold pressed olive oil is a yummy sauce for meat and veggies and provides health benefits.  Cold pressed olive oil is recommended to be poured over every meal in the GAPS Intro diet.  Adding some fresh herbs to it makes this more flavorful, and the olive oil helps preserve the herbs as well.

From the book Gut and Psychology Syndrome,

“Olive oil is a time-proven health-giving food, used by Mediterranean countries for centuries.  Virgin cold-pressed olive oil has been shown to improve brain cell maturation and function.  And yet it doesn’t have much in the way of essential fatty acids, which shows us that we need much more than just omega-3 and omega-6 oils”

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Nutrition Facts
Detoxifying & Antiinflammatory Herbed Olive Oil
Amount Per Serving (1 tablespoon)
Calories 81 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Sodium 97mg 4%
Potassium 3mg 0%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 0.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.