Basil Garlic Butter

Inspired by one of my new favorite food blogs Love and Olive Oil, I thought I’d join Lindsay for “Basil Week”. Also, my organic basil plant has been growing like weed and wanted to be used.

Photo: Organic Spark

This is not a fancy culinary adventure. This is a simple, easy, quick recipe for a delicious (bread) spread. Since I use recipes for inspiration only and never follow the measurements, you won’t find exact measurements in this recipe below either.

  • Melt unsalted butter so it’s soft enough to be mixed with the other ingredients.
  • Finely chop a bunch of fresh basil leaves.
  • Press or mince garlic cloves.
  • Mix everything in a bowl.
  • Add a few grains of coarse sea salt and ground pepper.
  • Put in freezer or fridge until firm.
  • Serve with toasted fresh artisan bread or add to pasta, seafood dishes and veggies. Oh, heck, use for everything you can think of.
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Comments

  1. Um… YUM!!! My basil wants to be harvested too, so I think I will be making some of this tonight! :)

  2. YUMMY! I love adding things to butter :) My husband’s favorite is honey and cinnamon.

    Have you ever made your own butter? It’s SOOOO easy and you’ll never want store-bought butter again! You just pour heavy whipping cream into a mixer and let it beat past the “whipped cream” stage until suddenly there is a solid swishing around in buttermilk…a little messy…but a lOT yummy!

  3. Sharon Kemp says:

    I had the privilege of tasting this culinary delight and was delicious. Trust me, this basil butter is oh so wonderful, and easy!

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