Jun 242014
 

You will absolutely love this flavorful basil butter!

I was so excited when John brought home a basil plant for me a couple of months ago.  I absolutely adore basil.  I love the intoxicating spicy fragrance and the wonderful flavor. This post contains affiliate links and I may earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking on a link in this post.

Basil Plant

Our basil plant has been doing very well, and even after I gave my sister a bunch of fresh basil leaves a few days ago, we still had plenty left.  I wanted to make something really versatile with the basil, so I decided to make some basil butter, which could be added into a number of different things – pasta, vegetables, etc.

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Basil butter is so quick and easy to make.  All you need is a stick of butter and 4 tablespoons of chopped up fresh basil.  You can use your food processor to mix it all up together, but I just smushed it together in a bowl with a fork.

Basil Butter

After it was all mixed together, I wrapped it up in plastic wrap, shaped it into a little log, and put it in the refrigerator for a couple of hours to harden a bit.

Basil Butter

Here’s the finished product!  I can’t wait to start adding this butter to my favorite dishes now.  That is, if I can keep myself from devouring the entire thing with a loaf of bread in one sitting!

Basil Butter

What will you put this amazing basil butter on?


 Posted by at 8:52 pm

  9 Responses to “Homemade Basil Butter”

  1. oh my hubby is Italian, I will make this for him.. he is still teaching me to cook in Italian :) thanks for share @tisonlyme143

  2. Yumm! Definitely something to make soon!

  3. Oooh tasty! I love basil too… definitely will have to give this a try!

  4. I love making pesto, but thanks for sharing this. It sounds great! I would love to have you post on my new blog hop—the Weekend Blog Hop at My Flagstaff Home (www.myflagstaffhome.com). It begins on Thursday evenings and lasts through the weekend, if you’re interested.

    Jennifer

  5. This is a great idea! I love how easy it is. You could do this with anything! Basil is such an amazing herb, I just want to slather this all over some bread!

  6. The basil butter looks delicious. I use basil everyday in my salads and on sandwiches with tomatoes. I also drink water all day with sprigs of basil and slices of lime. It adds wonderful flavor to my ice water. I would love to try this butter recipe….yes, I would just smush it all together too! I am visiting from Inspire me Monday!
    Linda
    mysewwhatblog

  7. I love homemade butters and we grow our own Basil. This will be a great recipe for us. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great week!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. I have an herb garden full of basil right now, this would be a delicious way to use some of it!

  9. Oh yum!!! I would go through this so fast. I’m a basil addict. I love making beet pesto with basil, beets and cashews. I also love basil in homemade tomato soup!

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