My fondness for herb-packed olive oil sauces is hardly a secret around here. We made that parsley salsa verde recently, and the basil oil, and pestos of every stripe (here are cilantro, basil, arugula, and parsley, to name a few).
I have a conviction that good vegetarian cooking means layering flavor into your dishes during each step of the cooking process, and I find that bright herbal flavors, enhanced by olive oil and salt, are a welcome finishing touch to many dishes.I’ve been meaning to make this oregano drizzle all year, but it wasn’t until I found myself poking around my mom’s herb garden last week that I finally got motivated. I came home with a bouquet of oregano in my bag and put this sauce on everything (yep, really, just about everything) all week long. Try it on a plate of roasted squash or stirred into a bowl of white beans.
Olive Oil-Oregano Drizzle (adapted from 101 Cookbooks): In a blender or food processor, puree 3/4 c. olive oil , 1/4 c. each chopped parsley and oregano, a minced garlic clove, and 1/4 tsp. salt. That’s all.
wow , i wanna try this!
Lovely shot, and I think the parsley salsa verde sounds excellent.
You don’t see fresh oregano used much, but it’s so wonderful. What a lovely photo!
How long do you think it will keep? Or do think freezing a batch or 2 would work? I have a ton of oregano in my garden and could make use of it for the winter. Looks lovely! Elizabeth
I share the same fondness for the herb-infused oils! Salsa verde’s one of my favorites but I’d like this one too … And the photo is simply lovely.
Ooh, I have a ton of oregano and parsley……
I definitely want to try this! This is my favorite season to cook in, but even I get tired of roasted vegetables all the time, so I think this will perk them up a bit.
and i love the simplicity of it.. very nice.. c
So simple, but sounds delicious. Have you tried it in any dishes yet?
I love the idea of these oils to add pizzazz to the plate! And this is a great idea for oregano, which I found used to run rampant in my garden.
looks so easy and flavorsome! :) can’t wait to try this out!
This is so exciting, Emmy, cos I have a garden full of fresh oregano and parsley!!! Hooray for the Blogosphere xoxo
I love oregano, and that might be just the thing to do ahead of this storm that is going to shred my little herb garden this week!
Simple and delicious!
Lovely photo, Emmy.
Perfect. Absolutely perfect. And now I have even better reason to harvest the oregano out front. Thank you. Hopefully I can make it out there before the winds blow it all away. Can’t wait to try it.