Making herb butter is super easy, and a great way to use fresh herbs. Herb butter (compound butter with fresh herbs) is the perfect thing to serve alongside bread at meals.
Bread and butter…I could eat it all day, every day…alllll day….everrrry day! lol. But honestly, is there anyone who doesn’t like bread and butter? If there is, I’d like to mention that this compound butter is also good on veggies, pizza, on grilled steak, chicken and fish.
It’s super simple to make, you need herbs, and, you guessed it…butter!
How to make herb butter
- The trick with this recipe is that you want to let the butter come to room temperature, and then use a 2 to 1 tablespoon ratio. For every 2 tablespoons butter you want 1 tablespoon chopped up herbs.
- Can you use dried herbs instead of fresh herbs? Absolutely! The conversion is 1 tablespoon fresh herbs=1 teaspoon dried herbs (dried herbs are a little more concentrated than fresh herbs)
- Add in a dash of flakey sea salt (I like using Maldon sea salt) and a pressed garlic clove for added flavor!
- Put herb butter into little dishes and store in the refrigerator and take out and let come to room temperature when ready to enjoy.
I like to serve this compound butter with fresh herbs as an accompaniment for meals – it’s not only good on bread, but also delicious melted on top of grilled steak, chicken, salmon and vegetables.
If you’re looking to use this herb butter in a recipe, I’d highly recommend this fresh herb and cheese flatbread
How to make Herb Butter
- 8 Tablespoons butter at room temperature
- 4 Tablespoons fresh herbs finely chopped (I use a combination of basil, rosemary, dill, and thyme)
- 1 garlic clove pressed
- 1 teaspoon Maldon sea salt flakes or Fleur De Sel or sea salt
- Let butter come to room temperature.
- Chop herbs.
- In a bowl mix herbs, butter and sea salt, spoon into little bowls or desired serving container, refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Serve and enjoy!
For months I’ve been buying herb butter, after knowing it’s so easy I’m thrilled. Thank you
I’m so happy to hear this! Making herb butter at home is truly so easy and awesome!
Hi Phi, my husband makes a herb butter like this and finishes his steak with it, says it makes it!
Based on your suggestion I finished the salmon I was cooking with this herb butter the other night…wow, Cheri, amazing!!!! Thank you for commenting and passing on this suggestion, it was totally amazing!
This looks amazing!
Thanks girl 🙂
Gah I love herb butter (and honey butter!). I haven’t made any since Thanksgiving which is a crying shame! lol. Especially since I have so many fresh herbs right now in my planter!
Oh yum, honey butter will definitely be next on my list. If you have herbs in your planter, you neeeed to make this 🙂
Norma | Allspice and nutmeg says
I love me some herb butter.
Meeeeee too!!! Isn’t it just the best? It always reminds me of summertime 🙂
chef mimi says
Love your pics! I like your version of herb butter, with just fresh herbs. Sometimes I add some dry as well. So many options!!!
Thank you for the lovely comment about the photos 🙂 And adding some dry herbs is definitely a great idea, especially if you want to enjoy herb butter and don’t have any fresh herbs on hand!
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says
Girlfriend, I had no idea herb butter was so EASY! I always eat it on crusty bread at restaurants and die of amazing food glory? So, loving this! Pinned!
Thanks for Pinning girl, much appreciated! And YES, herb butter is suuuuper duper easy, and I’m the same way at restaurants!!
Helen @ Scrummy Lane says
Hello Philia! Are you of Greek descent by any chance? Just wondered as I lived there for many years … 😉
Anyway, I stumbled upon your beautiful blog via some other lovely blogs I’ve found recently and definitely like what I see. I’m afraid I’m going to disappoint you now though by telling you that I don’t like butter … shock, horror! Buuut … I do like it melted into bread garlic-bread style (I know, strange girl), and I think this herb butter would be perfect for melting! Thanks for the 2 to 1 tip!
You are very observant Helen! No, I’m not of Greek descent but my name definitely is 🙂 I think I did just the thing you’d love with this recipe…I grilled the bread with the herbed butter on it…wow! If you like anything grilled or melted butter like garlic bread, then that is the way to go!! I will definitely be posting about that soon!!
I almost bought a very similar herb cutter to the one you have, how do you like it?
I loooove it, highly highly suggest it. This one we actually bought on our honeymoon in Alaska and it’s called an Ulu.
Samina | The Cupcake Confession says
I LURRRVVEEE herbed butter!!!!! Is it weird that I use it as a dip too? It’s just too irresistible.!!!!!! 😀 I never knew about the proportions though, I’d just randomly stuff some herbs! I need to follow this recipe! <3 Loved it!
Not weird at all, I totally do that too!! And so glad you enjoyed it!
Medha (Whisk & Shout) says
Would you believe I’ve never had herbed butter… ever? And it’s so easy to make?! Gotta try. Also I’m soooo obsessed with your butter knife. How adorable! 🙂
You’ve NEVER had herbed butter? Girl, we need to fix that ASAP with this recipe, I think you’ll be hooked 🙂 Thank you for your sweet comment!!
Lisa @ Lisa Living Well says
Love herbed butter! You’re making me hungry!
Isn’t herbed butter just THE BEST? haha, thanks for commenting girl!