Simple Basil Butter

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  • Published Mar 3rd
  • Ready In10m
  • Servings8
  • Calories105
This butter is wonderful on corn on the cob and French bread. I make this all summer long, while my basil is growing in the garden.

Simple Basil Butter Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Simple Basil Butter for 8 servings:

  • 1/4 cup basil leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

Simple Basil Butter Cooking Instructions

  • Prep10m
  • Cook-
  • Ready In10m

To cook Simple Basil Butter, you need about 10 minutes of preparation time. The following are the steps to cook Simple Basil Butter easily:

  1. 1 Place basil leaves and garlic in a food processor; pulse until chopped. Add lemon juice, salt, and sugar; pulse to combine. Place butter into basil mixture and process until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 105 calories; 11.5 grams of fat; 0.7 gram of carbohydrates; 0.2 grams of protein; 31 milligrams of cholesterol; 373 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Aug 23rd 2015

    I made this exactly as noted. I spread it on crusty Italian bread and make grilled cheese with it. My family won't eat a grilled cheese now unless I use this butter! So perfect.

  2. Aug 8th 2015

    I love this butter! As other's suggested, I reduced the amount of lemon. This is one of those recipes that tastes better a day or two later allowing the flavors to blend. For me, the ingredi ...

  3. Jul 21st 2015

    Recipe Group Selection: 11, July 2015 ~ We really enjoyed this butter on Italian bread, Italian bread broiled and on corn on the cob. I took a hint from Christina, regarding the lemon jui ...

  4. Jul 20th 2015

    RECIPE GROUP: The lemon came through a little stronger than I had anticipated, so next time I would either decrease the lemon or add another pinch of sugar so the flavors complement each ot ...

  5. Feb 13th 2014

    Fantastic recipe!! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe! Just did my taste test, and OMG this will be perfect on my corn side dish for hubby on Valentine's Day. Love Traci-VT

  6. Aug 21st 2013

    I used one clove of garlic, no sugar, and I didn't use the food processor, just finely chopped everything and mixed well. Wrapped in plastic wrap and refrigerated until ready for use. Serv ...

  7. Aug 4th 2013

    I liked this but thought the lemon juice was just a bit overpowering. I will probably make it again but cut the lemon juice in half. And yes! It is good on corn on the cob!

  8. Mar 6th 2013

    I love this! I like to use a small cookie scoop or melon baller and freeze them on a cookie sheet. Then I put them into a zip lock bag and store in the freezer. You can take out 1 or 2 as ...

  9. Oct 28th 2012

    I left out the sugar and salt and it is SO good! This keeps really well and for quite a while in the refrigerator. It's good on fresh bread, toast, baked potatoes, steamed veggies and eggs.