Herb Butter

Herb Butter
Photo by Steve Hunter


  • 1 lb. unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened to room temperature
  • 4 cups assorted fresh tender herb leaves (choose from tarragon, thyme, parsley, basil, dill, chives, marjoram, chervil)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice

In a food processor, combine the butter, salt, and pepper. Process until you get a creamy paste, scraping down the sides as necessary, and then add the lemon juice and process until creamy. Add the herb leaves and process again until well blended. Shape into 2logs in parchment or waxed paper, rol...

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Variations on Herb Butter

  • Herb Butter
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • Herb Butter
    • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves
    • 2 tablespoons fresh chives
    • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
  • Herb Butter
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 1 shallot, minced
    • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • Herb Butter
    • 1 tablespoon chopped chives
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried whole basil
    • 1 cup butter, softened
    • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
    • +1 other ingredients

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