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.
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.
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.
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!