IMG_2605I love these kinds of butter. Herbaceously delicious and easy to make. Perfect for when you need to add flavor at the end of cooking to finish off a dish, or as a light saute. Spread it on bread, or toss into vegetables and pasta. You can build them to suit your favorite flavor combination.  Turn right with sun-dried tomatoes, oregano, and basil for pasta, left with capers and dill for fish, or straight up with parsley garlic and shallots for a scampi maître d’ butter. Make them up ahead, wrap in plastic or parchment, and they’ll keep for months in the freezer.

Recipe Notes: What you’ll need: A bowl, spatula, and parchment or plastic wrap. Active prep time: 15 minutes.

IMG_2601Maître d’ Garlic Butter

  • 1/2- cup (1-stick) regular or coco-ca-cao vegan butter, room temperature If using whipped butter increase to 1-cup
  • 1-Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1-Tbsp minced shallots
  • 2-Tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2-tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2-tsp sea salt
  • fresh ground pepper


  1. In mixing bowl, cream butter with ingredients.
  2. Spoon mixture onto plastic wrap and shape into a log.
  3. Twist ends and refrigerate them to set.