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Simple Herb-Infused Compound Butter: Bring On the Flavor!

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Herbs are the enchanting storytellers of the garden, sharing their tales through the subtle symphony of flavors they impart. One of our favorite things to do with an abundance of herbs is to make herb-infused butter. It is a great way to use up what you have so that it doesn’t go bad.

When making herb-infused butter, don’t worry about what herbs you have or don’t have. It’s not an exact recipe, it’s a method, or even a concept. You can use whatever you have on hand. The important thing is that you use what you like.

Here’s my simple method:

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Delicious and Versatile Herb Infused Compound Butter

Difficulty: Beginner
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Herb infused compound butter is easy to make. Ingredients depend on your taste and creativity. If you plan on using your butter with chicken, roast beef, or other protiens, then choose your herbs accordingly. If you plan on spreading your butter on toast, then choose your favorites for that use. 





  1. Prepare Herbs

    Mince garlic or press through a garlic press. Finely chop all the herbs together with the garlic. Mix thoroughly.

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  2. Mix Together
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    Mix together with softened butter. Room temperature butter will be much easier to work with.
  3. Roll Mixture
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    Roll the herb and butter mixture into a log in parchment or waxed paper. Twist the ends and secure.
  4. Storage
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    Store the butter in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Store in the freezer for months…it will most likely not last that long because it is delicious!


The storage time for your butter depends on the ingredients you use. If you use dried herbs, your butter will spoil faster, so you may want to use it within a week, or freeze it. The same is true if you incorporate sun-dried tomatoes. Frozen compound butter can last up to three months.

One alternative method of storage is to freeze portions in ice cube trays, then store them in a sealed container or zip-lock plastic bag, making sure to minimize the air as much as possible. 

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We hope you enjoy experimenting with herbs, like we do! Let us know in the comments what combinations you come up with. Happy gardening and happy cooking!

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