Chilli Oil - Spicy

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Homemade Chilli Oil

Do you need a little spice in your life? This wonderful homemade Chilli Oil add sa kick to your meals, and gives your immunity a welcome winter boost. 

Made with local rapeseed oil - we're fans of Summer Harvest! - this punchy condiment can be used while cooking, as a dressing over salads, or as a drizzle over cheeses and olives.  

Health Benefits of Chilli Oil

Chillies contain a bioactive plant compound called capsaicin, which gives the hot and spicy kick we all crave so much. Capsaicin is concentrated in the seeds and white inner membrane but it offers more than just a firey tongue lashing!

As the primary carotenoid it gives them their lush red color and typically accounts for up to 50 percent of the spice's antioxidant content. Want more? Then check out this lovely list of extras!

Vitamins A, E, And K

Chillies contains Vitamins A, E, and K helping with good bone health, tooth development, immune system, cell division and reproduction. Vitamin K helps in the reduction of blood clotting as well.

Iron Benefits

Chili oil contains iron, one of the major nutrients that prevent you from feeling tired and exhausted. 

Good For The Heart

Containing beneficial compounds such as Capsanthin in small quantities, which raise the HDL (or good) cholestrol levels that help keep your heart healthy.

Vitamin C Benefits

 Vitamin C offers a great boost to your immune system and is the reason so many oranges were once taken to sea!  

Preparation Time:
2 minutes
Cooking Time:
1 minutes


  • 500ml Scottish rapeseed oil
  • 2 tsp red chilli flakes
  • Good handful of whole dried red chillies


    1. Heat two teaspoons of oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add chilli flakes and  whole chillies.

    2. Cook, stirring, until chillies start to gently sizzle, for about 1 minute. Do not brown the chillis.

    3. Add the remaining oil to pot. Heat until oil is warmed through, then remove from heat and let the mixture cool to room temperature.

    4. Decant to a sterilised and sealable glass bottle and shake gently to disperse the chillies. Use within a week.