Homemade 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.

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!

Homemade Basil Butter

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
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Ingredients
  

  • 1 stick of butter 8 tablespoons
  • 4 tablespoons of fresh basil chopped

Instructions
 

  • Soften the butter at room temperature until it's easy to mix.
  • Chop the fresh basil into small pieces.
  • Mix the butter and basil together until well combined.
  • If desired, use a food processor to blend the mixture or use a fork to smush it together in a bowl.
  • Shape the mixture into a log or any desired shape and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate for a few hours until the butter has hardened a bit.
  • Use the basil butter to add flavor to pasta, vegetables, bread or any other dish you desire.

 

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