Citrus Oil

Recipe and photo by Tami Ganeles Weiser Yield:  2 cups
Prep Time:  5 minutes Cook Time:  0 minutes

Citrus Oil

This oil is refreshing year round. A few drops make a sparkling addition to fish, chicken, or any green vegetables.


¼ cup orange, lemon, lime, citron or grapefruit zest (see Kitchen Tips)

2 cups canola, grape-seed, or safflower oil


  1. Combine the zest with the oil and let stand, covered, at room temperature for 3 days.
  2. Strain well. The oil can be covered and stored at room temperature for up to 6 months.

Kitchen Tips

  1. You can grate or mince the peel if you choose, but we liked the way it appeared in the bottle in long strips.

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