Lemon Infused Grapeseed Oil

Samira Ardalan - Thursday, November 12, 2015


Picture an all natural liquid spice for all of your drizzling, marinating and dipping in the kitchen! This lemon infused grapeseed oil recipe shines with delicious fresh flavor and is perfect for salad dressings, grilled chicken, fish, cooked vegetables and more. A very special thanks to Chef Aaron, Executive Chef at DIRTT Environmental Solutions in Chicago, IL, for teaching me how to make this scrumptious oil topping- the perfect pantry necessity for Avicenna Cuisine.


18-20 oz. Grapeseed Oil - Cold & Wet

3 Lemons (zested) - Cold & Wet

10 Thyme Sprigs (whole) - Hot & Dry

2 Stalks of Lemongrass (chopped) - Cold & Wet



Gather all of your ingredients. Zest 3 lemons and chop 2 stalks of lemongrass. Add this to a stainless steel mixing bowl with the fresh thyme. Then, add grapeseed oil to a pan and heat on low until it has reached 225 degrees. Remove from the heat and add the oil to the mixing bowl with the other ingredients. Poor into a mason jar. Let sit without placing the lid on until the oil has cooled down. Let the oil infuse overnight until using it and be sure to keep this oil refrigerated as the contents of what's inside can spoil if left out.



Healing Properties

Grapeseed oil is cold and wet-tempered, just like red, purple and black grapes. This means that it produces more cold and moisture in the body when digested. Hence why this is a great ingredient to add to your dish if you're trying to cool down the properties of it. Grapeseed oil is a great source of the antioxidant, flavonoid 'oligomeric procyanidin', linoleic acid - essential fatty acid and Vitamin E. This oil is also often used in cosmetic applications such as face and body moisturizers, as well as in sunblock and sunburn ointments.



Lemon zest is cold and wet and contains as much as 5 to 10 times more vitamins than the lemon juice itself. To name a few: Vitamin C, Vitamin A, beta carotene, folate, calcium, magnesium, and potassium. Lemon is also helpful in maintaining cholesterol level and also lowers blood sugar level. 


Lemongrass is cold and wet helps in cleansing and flushing harmful toxic wastes out of the body and helps treat various types of cancers without affecting the healthy normal cells of the body. For a full list of health benefits, visit Organic Facts.


Thyme is hot and dry and packed with Vitamin C and is also a good source of Vitamin A. If you feel a cold coming on, this lemon infused oil in addition to Thyme as an ingredient itself, can help you bring you back to balance in no time.  

Happy Cooking!

To learn more about Avicenna Cuisine, please visit www.avicennacuisine.com or contact us at info@avicennacuisine.com.

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