Easy Chive Oil Recipe

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This easy chive oil recipe is a great way to use up leftover chives and adds a burst of flavor to any meal.

Chives are so easy to grow. Just give them the right temperature and they keep growing and growing. Recently, I’ve been trying to figure our what do with my extra chives that is flourishing in the garden and thought that making chive oil would be a pretty delicious idea. After all, this green chive oil is super simple to make. 

Ingredients to Make Chive Oil

You’re going to love how simple this recipe is. You just need a few ingredients. 

fresh chives : Fresh chives from the garden are the absolute best. Of course you can also get them from the grocery store. You’ll need three bunches for this recipe. 

olive oil: get good quality olive oil that looks and smells good. 

water: enough to “quick cook” the chives 


What You Need to Make Chive Oil 

chive oil recipe

Get you supplies together. You’re going to need these things to make chive oil. 

paper towel 

medium bowl 

food processor or blender 

double layer of cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer 

mason jar 

small saucepan 

How Do I Make Chive Oil? 

  1. Harvest fresh chives, making sure to remove any chive blossoms and brown pieces. You an also use store bought chives. 
  2. Rinse and pat dry. 
  3. Cut into 2-3 pieces. 
  4. Put some cold water in a pot and let come to boil. 
  5. Add salt.
  6. Add chives to the boiling water. 
  7. Let sit for about 10 seconds until it turns a bright green color. 
  8. Place in a bowl of ice water. 
  9. Use a paper towel to blog out excess water. 
  10. Place chives in a blender with olive oil and blend and medium speed.
  11. Let the chive oil sit in the blender to allow the flavors to marry.
  12. You want to make sure that the herb flavor transfers before straining. 
  13. Pour into a cheesecloth or sieve to remove any remaining chive pieces. 
  14. The back of a spoon or rubber scraper can be helpful for this.
  15. Discard solids. 
  16. Pour the strained oil into an airtight container. 
  17. Now it’s time to use it in some of your favorite recipes. 


How long can I store chive oil? 

​Keep the infused oil refrigerated in a covered container up to 6 days. 

Can I freeze chive oil? 

Yes! Pour the oil in ice cube trays. Once frozen, remove the ice cubes and store in freezer bags until needed. 

How do I use chive oil?

There are so many delicious ways to use chive oil. Here are some options:

  • Pour the oil into a squirt bottle. Squeeze onto prepared dishware to create tasteful plate art. 
  • Use chive oil as an ingredient in homemade dressing. 
  • Pour over baked potatoes. 
  • Pour over eggs.
  • Drizzle over chicken or seafood. 
  • Drizzle over your favorite gluten free bread. 
  • Pour on grilled vegetables. 
  • Use as an ingredient when making your favorite homemade pasta or pizza sauce. 
Yield: 3/4 cup

Easy Chive Oil

Easy Chive Oil

Try using this chive infused chive oil for a delicious burst of flavor. It's super easy to make.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes


  • 3 bunches chives (onion or garlic)
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Rinse chives.
  2. Cut in halves or thirds so that they are easy to handle.
  3. Bring 1-3 quarts of water to a boil.
  4. Prepare an ice bath.
  5. Once the water is boiling add the salt.
  6. Put the chives in the boiling water.
  7. Move around in the hot water for about 10 seconds or until it turns bright green.
  8. Remove immediately from the water and gently squeeze out the water with a paper towel.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 159Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 0mgSodium 49mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

Nutrition information is calculated automatically and isn't always accurate.

More Clean Eating Condiments You Can Make at Home 

Green Onion Chimichurri

Recipes that Pair Well With Chive Oil 

Easy Paleo Chicken Fajitas  

Egg White Tortillas

Grilled Chicken Brochettes

Mediterranean Cauliflower Salad  

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