Rich's Basil-Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Richard Seymour, Mount Zero Olives, Serves 2


200ml Mount Zero Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil

One large bunch of fresh basil

Cheesecloth, to strain


Pick fresh basil leaves and blanch in boiling salted water for one minute. Immediately remove and add to an ice bath to halt the cooking process. This helps to retain the bold green colour and flavour of the basil. Make sure to squeeze out any remaining water from the leaves, as water and oil don’t mix!

Blend the blanched basil with your Mount Zero olive oil using a handheld blender or your food processor. We’ve used Arbequina here for its delicate, subtle flavour profile, but use any EVOO you'd like.
Strain through cheesecloth into your vessel or container.

Bon appétit!

A vibrant addition to salads, soups or simply with bread, this simple basil-infused EVOO is shared by Mount Zero GM Rich Seymour.

Recipe Ingredients from the Mount Zero Range