Learn how to preserve thyme and use it whenever you need. Preserving fresh thyme in olive oil is way easier than you think. It makes a great salad when you squeeze lemon on it. You can have it with meat dishes or at breakfast.
We have this fresh thyme at breakfast. Does it sound weird? But it goes perfect with a slice of bread topped with cheese or green olives. Also, you know there are always sliced tomatoes and cucumbers at a typical Turkish breakfast and this preserved thyme makes a perfect touch to these veggies. You can even use it as an addition to your salads, especially with meat or chicken dishes.
Fresh thyme is an amazing herb that we love to use when making chicken or meat dishes. So we always have some in our kitchen. Probably most of you use fresh thyme for the same purpose: Flavoring dishes.
How about using fresh thyme as one of the main ingredients? When preserved in olive oil, fresh thyme can be eaten as a side dish or condiment. The combination of olive oil and fresh thyme is unbeliavable! We love to make mini sandwiches with some preserved fresh thyme and cheese as a snack.
Fresh Thyme Preserved In Olive Oil
First, wash the fresh thyme very well and let it dry completely on some paper towel.
Second, cut it into bite size pieces.
Third, transfer the thyme in a small glass jar and pour extra virgin olive oil over it. Make sure all the thyme leaves that are close to the top are coated with olive oil.
Finally, thighten the jar lid and keep this in the fridge up to a month.
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Preserving Fresh Thyme
Fresh thyme with olive oil.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: No-Bake
- Cuisine: Turkish
- 1 cup fresh thyme
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- Wash thyme well and dry it until it losts wetness. Separate it into bite-sized pieces.
- Put them in a jar and pour extra virgin olive oil onto them until it covers their surface.
- Place the lid on jar and tighten it. That’s it!
- Take some fresh thyme from jar whenever you want. Sprinkle little salt and squeeze lemon on it before serving.
- Don’t add these to the jar as they may cause decay.
- Serving Size: 1 jar
- Calories: 1162
- Sodium: 18 mg
- Fat: 115.4 g
- Carbohydrates: 48.9 g
- Protein: 11.1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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