1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email

Herb Butter


Herb butter
Iain Bagwell/Photolibrary/Getty Images

This simple recipe for fresh herb butter is easy to adapt. Use one herb or a mix of your favorites. Serve the butter with bread, or use to enhance grilled fish, vegetables, or corn on the cob.

Serves 8.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons fresh herb leaves, rinsed, dried, and very finely chopped (use a single herb or a mix of favorites)
  • Pinch of sea salt (optional)


Place the butter in a small bowl. Add the herbs (and salt, if using) and mix together with a fork until the butter and herbs are well-combined.

Transfer the butter to a small ramekin to serve. If you prefer, cover and chill until firm. Butter may also be placed on wax or parchment paper, wrapped and shaped into a log, and frozen for later use.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.