I am all about the cooking hack, the shortcut, the time saver…as long as saving some time doesn’t affect the taste or quality of a meal! If there is one complaint I hear a lot from readers, it’s that they just don’t have time to cook, much less cook healthful food. So today I am going to share a little secret with you. Using herb infused oils is a great way to save time without compromising flavor or nutrition!
Each recipe below tastes amazing, contains only a few ingredients, and requires minimal prep time because you don’t have to chop basil, garlic, and other herbs! And no one will know you took a shortcut.
These recipes are brought to you by La Tourangelle Artisan Oils!
SPAGHETTI WITH GARLIC AND RED PEPPER
This simple meal has only four ingredients and takes only as long to prepare as it takes for pasta to boil! Nothing to chop, slice or mince. It’s made with La Tourangelle Garlic Infused Oil, the perfect oil for pastas or dipping bread.
- 1 lb dried spaghetti cooked to package instructions
- 1/2 cup La Tourangelle Garlic oil
- 1 Tablespoon Red Pepper Flakes or to taste
- 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
- Sea salt
Boil pasta until al dente, strain, reserving 2 tablespoons of water and return
spaghetti to pot (do not rinse).
Add reserved water, garlic oil, red pepper flakes, stir.
Top with fresh grated parmesan and sea salt if desired.
Easy White Basil Pesto!
We all love basil pesto, but have you ever tried white pesto? Made with pine nuts, savory Pecorino cheese and La Tourangelle Basil Infused Oil this pesto is perfect as a dip for veggies, or as a spread for crackers and toasted baguette slices!
- 2 Cloves garlic peeled
- 1/4 cup roasted pine nuts
- 2/3 cup La Tourangelle Basil oil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 cup freshly grated pecorino cheese
Chop Garlic in processor. Gradually add basil oil, pine nuts and then add
cheese; process to blend well. Season with salt and pepper. Serve with vegetables, crackers or toasted baguette slices!
Roasted Herbs de Provence Potatoes
Roasted potatoes are a favorite at our house and these potatoes are as easy as 1,2,3! Simply toss potatoes in La Tourangelle Herbs De Provence Infused Oil, add a little sea salt and pepper and roast until the edges are crispy and browned.
- 2-21/2 Pounds red-skinned potatoes washed
- 4 Tablespoons La Tourangelle Herbs de Provence oil
- Salt and Pepper
Preheat oven 450 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Cut potatoes into wedges, place onto cookie sheet.
Coat potatoes in oil, toss, season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
Roast 25 minutes, longer if you like them crispier, turning once halfway through cooking time.
La Tourangelle handcrafts a wide range of delicious artisan oils in a Woodland, California mill in the spirit of the traditional oil-making methods developed 150 years-ago in France. To purchase La Tourangelle oils via Amazon click here. For more delicious recipes visit La Tourangelle website! See how to make my Mayo in a Minute here, my Lemon Honey Glazed Chicken here and Strawberry Avocado Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Vinaigrette here.
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I use infused oils all the time. Easy to make your own.
I love infused oils! I’ve tried olive oils infused with garlic, basil, and lemon, but never infused with Herbs De Provence. It sounds wonderful!
I love infused oils! And they’re so easy to make and make the food delicious!
Oh wow! This looks amazing, I have never used infused oil!
So yummy! Never tried infused oils before. I need to run out and buy these oils.
With Provence herbs to the potatoes! Incredible yummy!
Wow I need to try that Garlic Oil! Love Garlic always!
I never heard of infused oils for cooking! Thank you for sharing this post. I know what I’m looking for at the grocery store this weekend!
There is so much you can do with infused oils. Thanks for sharing.
Ooooh! Those look lovely! I bet that pasta was to die for!
I’ve never bought an infused oil but these recipes look so good! I love simple recipes with great flavor like this.
I love herb infused oils. They really do help save time in the kitchen. I also like infusing my own and giving them out as gifts. Such a great post!
These sound wonderful! I’ve used this brand’s toasted sesame, walnut, and pistachio oils, but I didn’t know they had these others! I can’t wait to try the herbs de provence oil!
I haven’t tried the pistachio yet!
I have never used infused oils. Interesting.
pasta w/ garlic and red pepper is such an easy weeknight meal and one of my personal favorites!
These oils are the best! I scored their roasted Walnut Oil at Costco the other day and though I realize it’s not exactly infused, it was the most flavorful oil I’ve ever tried. So rich and delicious. It’s my favorite oil now.
I am so glad to hear that Anya!
This is a fabulous post! I am obsessed with artisan oils. Currently, truffle oil is my new favorite. Thanks for sharing these recipes. I am super excited to try all the different oils you suggest. Cheers!
As always, your recipes are simple, real and over the top TASTY! Of course, you know I infuse my own oils. Herbalists infuse herbs into everything (lol)
This company and the rave reviews of other comments as well as your recommendation has made me want to find this company here in Canada. Wonder if they sell here.. Will report back. Thanks Linda!
I would love to know! We just saw them on shelves here in NYC!
I can’t wait to try these oils!
I love this brand. I use their Grapeseed oil and Sun Coco oil in my everyday cooking. I also love their avocado oil. This is such a smart idea to use these flavor infused oils as a shortcut to creating such flavorful dishes!
All of these look delicious! The garlic pasta is my favorite.