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.
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.
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!
What will you put this amazing basil butter on?