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.


  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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