Garlic-herb butter


  • Makes1 Cup
Garlic-herb butter

John Cullen

Chatelaine Triple Tested

Just ask the French: Butter is the secret ingredient that makes every dish delish. Upgrade it with fresh herbs and spices.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley

  • 1 tbsp finely minced garlic


  • Stir butter with a wooden spoon in a medium bowl until creamy. Add parsley and garlic, and stir until evenly mixed. Scrape onto a piece of waxed paper. Fold one edge of the paper over butter and smooth, shaping the mixture into a log about 5-in. long. Roll the log and seal by twisting the ends.

  • Chill log in the refrigerator for at least an hour before using. Wrap in foil and refrigerate up to 1 week or freeze up to 3 months.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 31, Fat 3g, Sodium 1mg.

10 Ways to Use It

Makeover any dish with fresh, homemade flavour

Classic Steak Cook steak in a grill pan and top with a thick slice of Blue Cheese butter.

Pasta Nicoise Stir Nicoise Butter into hot pasta and thin out with some reserved pasta cooking water.

Easy Roast Spread Shallot Butter under chicken or turkey skin before cooking.

Sesame Chips Brush melted Honey- Sesame Butter over tortillas and bake in 350F oven for 10 min or until crunchy.

Breakfast Treat Slather French toast with Cinnamon-Sugar Butter.

French Bean Toss Saute green beans with Shallot Butter and chopped fresh tarragon.

Tex-Mex Corn Toss cooked corn with Chili-Lime Butter.

Tea Sandwiches Spread Shallot Butter on sandwich bread and top with thin cucumber slices.

Switch It Up

For each of these mouthwatering variations, start with 1/2 cup unsalted butter.

BLUE CHEESE Combine butter with 1/2 cup crumbled Stilton or Roquefort cheese, 2 tbsp Dijon and 1 tbsp snipped chives.

SHALLOT Combine butter with 3 tbsp diced shallot.

NICOISE Combine butter with 1/4 cup finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes, 1 diced anchovy, 1 minced clove garlic and 1/4 tsp dried oregano.

CHILI-LIME Combine butter with 1 tbsp lime zest, 1 tbsp lime juice and 1/2 tsp chili garlic sauce.

CINNAMON-SUGAR Combine butter with 1 tbsp brown sugar and 1/4 tsp cinnamon.

HONEY-SESAME Combine butter with 2 tbsp honey and 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds