Chive -flower Oil

READY IN: 168hrs 2mins
Recipe by hotmomma Temple

haven't tried it but it sounds interesting. I'm very much into herbs and cooking etc. with them and noticed a lot of those types of recipes in 'zaar, so thought i'd post some.

Top Review by Mrs B

This sounds such a lovely idea that I'd love to give it a high rating. Unfortunately the recipe didn't work for me at all. The flowers lost their colour, but they didn't turn the oil lilac; neither did the oil take on the fragrance of the flowers, it just tasted unpleasant. The oil didn't go cloudy or anything and I don't know what went wrong (I used a sterilised jar and opened a fresh bottle of oil) so if anyone can tell me, I'd be interested to know. Next year, however, I'll leave the chive flowers for the bees.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add flowers to oil in a jar with tight fitting lid, let sit for a week.
  2. After a week, oil will turn lilac and take on fragrance of chive flowers.
  3. Use the oil on salads or in cooking- refrigerate when not in use.
  4. The flowers have a milder taste than the leaves and add a decorative touch to salads, oils and other side dishes.

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