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Easy Garlic Chili Oil Recipe (Homemade Gift Idea)

  • Author: Gregs Vegan Gourmet
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40
  • Yield: 1 jar 1x


This Easy Garlic Chili Oil Recipe makes for the perfect homemade gift using high quality ingredients that make for a flavor friends and family will love! Make this using easy to find store bought ingredients like garlic cloves, Thai chili pepper, spices, red pepper flakes or red chili flakes, and star anise. This oil makes for the best condiment or inclusion to any recipe that needs a punch of spicy flavor.



Chilli Oil

  • 1 Cup avocado oil or vegetable oil
  • 5 tbsp chili flakes or Sichuan peppercorns
  • 5 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 3 crushed cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 de arbol chilis


  1. Combine ingredients into a small pot and heat it over medium-low heat on the stove for 30 minutes (until garlic is browned)
  2. Strain and pour into an airtight container – consume within 1 week (if you wish to store for longer, only add dry ingredients *no garlic* and use proper sanitization/canning procedures to avoid bacteria contamination!) if you’re unsure on this, make sure to do your research for proper food safety

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