Herb Compound Butter – 3 Ways

Herb Compound Butter - 3 Ways @themerrythoughtMy hips don’t lie, I love bread, and butter, a lot. I’ve been wanting to try making my own compound butter – that’s just a fancy way of saying butter with some mix-ins – for a long time. I made my own butter with the boys a while back, so this was just next in line. And now I’ve made it and I’ll never go back. It’s really easy and really delicious. It’s a great way to use up some leftover herbs you may have kicking around. Or the abundance that grows in your garden this year; I’m anticipating stealing herbs from Caitlin’s new garden later in the season and whipping up compound butter all summer long. (That would be my entire gardening how-to post, steal produce from your family & friend’s gardens 😏). You can use any combination of herbs/seasoning you have or like. I went with these three because it’s what I had on hand/used a few of my favs (that’s you cilantro & rosemary). These are delicious on bread (duh, of course!) and would be great for veggies (can’t wait for sweet corn season!) & meats. Compound butter is also perfect for those upcoming Easter dinners & spring brunches, looking so pretty & fancy, but being simple & easy to make. And since I had so much fun making this, I’ll be sharing a post soon with sweet compound butters. Cause my motto for life: butta makes it betta!Garlic Basil Herb Compound Butter @themerrythoughtGarlic Basil Butter

1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened
2 tablespoons basil, finely diced
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon olive oil, optional
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mash together with a fork. Once thoroughly combined, place herb butter on a sheet of wax paper and shape/roll into a log. Refrigerate until firm.
Garlic Basil Herb Compound Butter @themerrythoughtCilantro Lime Butter @themerrythoughtCilantro Lime Butter

1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened
3-4 tablespoons cilantro, finely diced
1/2 teaspoon olive oil, optional
1/4 teaspoon lime zest
2-1/2 teaspoons lime juice
dash of cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mash together with a fork. Once thoroughly combined, place herb butter on a sheet of wax paper and shape/roll into a log. Refrigerate until firm.
Cilantro Lime Herb Compound Butter @themerrythoughtRosemary Lemon Butter @themerrythoughtRosemary Lemon Butter

1/2 cup (1 stick) salted butter, softened
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2-3 teaspoons rosemary, finely diced
1/2 teaspoon olive oil, optional
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mash together with a fork. Once thoroughly combined, place herb butter on a sheet of wax paper and shape/roll into a log. Refrigerate until firm.
Rosemary Lemon Herb Compound Butter @themerrythought

-Manda

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  • Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 10:14 am

    Natalie Harney - This post speaks to my soul on a deep and spiritual level. I’m 100% a bread and butter girl and these look incredible, I’m just imagining that garlic and basil one on fresh bread at a picnic

    – Natalie
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    • Friday, April 14, 2017 - 9:00 am

      Manda - Yes, you must try it!! It’s so.good. And now I’m thinking my bread & butter and I should go on a picnic today! 😉ReplyCancel

  • Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:08 am

    Maha Khan - Wonderful recipe.I like this and I think this is very delicious.
    I am going to make this recipe for my family and husband
    Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

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