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The BEST Summer Herb Butter Recipe

Summer Herb Butter Recipe is a very simple compound butter recipe that adds a fantastic taste to rolls, potatoes, sandwiches, or any other way you use butter.

If you’re looking for more ideas on how to use herbs, Easy Herb Salt Recipe and The Best Herbal Bedtime Tea will help you on your culinary journey. 

Summer Herb Butter Recipe
Summer Herb Butter Recipe


The more I use herbs, the more obsessed I am with them. Since I have a huge herb garden, there’s always plenty of herbs for recipes. I use herbs in my teas, salads, bread, rolls, and even to add flavor to my eggs.

Compound butter is simple to make and are an easy way to capture the fresh flavor of summer. This recipe will not only add flavor to your meals, but make extra logs for your friends and family.

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Summer Herb Butter Recipe on Steak
Compound Butter with Herbs on Steak

What is Compound Butter?  

Compound butter is a fancy name for butter mixed with seasonings, fruits, herbs, or even edible florals. You make blend butter by chopping up the flavorings and adding them to room-temperature butter that you can form into a log.

How can you use Summer Herb Butter?

Herb butter is a delicious way to add flavor to your favorite vegetable and meat dishes. This basic herb butter recipe makes a delicious topping for steak, turkey, salmon, baked potato, foil packets of meat and veggies topped with herb butter, herb butter garlic bread, dinner rolls, and fresh vegetables.

Simple Ingredients

1/2 cup softened unsalted butter

1/4 cup chopped combination of herbs (like dill, basil, fresh thyme, sage, fresh parsley, fresh chives, tarragon, oregano, fresh rosemary or marjoram)

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon black pepper

Directions for making Compound Butter with Herbs

1) Blend softened butter, fresh herbs, sea salt and pepper together with a food processor or hand mixer.

2) Spoon the butter mixture on a piece of wax paper, a piece of plastic wrap, or parchment paper. Form the mixed butter into a log shape.

3) To seal the butter log, twist the ends of the wax paper.

4) Allow flavors to blend by refrigerating for at least one hour before using this easy homemade herb butter.

Printable Recipe Card for Herb Butter Logs

Summer Herb Butter Recipe
Yield: 1/2 cup

Summer Herb Butter Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Take ordinary butter and take it up a notch by infusing it with fresh herbs and salt and pepper.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs, such as dill, basil, thyme, sage, parsley, chives, tarragon, oregano, rosemary, or marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  1. Blend butter, fresh herbs, sea salt and pepper together.
  2. Spoon mixture on a sheet of wax paper. Shape the mixture into a log.
  3. To seal the butter log, twist the ends of the wax paper.
  4. Allow flavors to blend by refrigerating for at least one hour before using.
  5. Use flavored butter within two weeks.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 105Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 31mgSodium 356mgCarbohydrates 1gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 0g

Tips for Making this Compound Butter Recipe

  • It would be best if you used real butter for this recipe for best results.
  • Try different combinations of herbs every time you make this recipe to find your favorite combination for this easy recipe.
  • Home chefs love compound butter to add flavor to potatoes. Try this recipe on mashed potatoes.
  • This recipe is one of my favorite ways to use up extra garden herbs. Simply freeze your butter for a taste of summer during the winter.

How long does Compound Butter last?

Herb butter will last up to two weeks in the refrigerator.

Can Compound Butter with Herbs be frozen?  

Summer Herb Butter can be frozen for up to two months. You can freeze the butter into small cubes and use them when needed. Thaw before using.

Summer Herb Butter Recipe in Bowl with Whisk
Mixing Herbs and Butter

Variations on making herbed butter

  • Add minced fresh garlic cloves or garlic powder for homemade garlic herb butter.
  • Lime, orange, or lemon zest can be added to the fresh herb butter mixture.
  • You can also add lime, orange, or lemon juice to the log of butter.
  • To add a little spice, sprinkle in some red pepper flakes.
  • Try different flavor combinations and add your favorite spices.

Tips on gifting herb butter recipes

  • You can pair your herbed butter with a book on flavored butter and butter molds.
  • The homemade herb butter could be put in a small mason jar with a small knife tied to the jar with a ribbon.
  • A trio of compound butters can be given with a fresh baguette.

Here are some fun things on Amazon that will help you create the perfect gift:  

Flavored Butters:  How to Make Them, Shape Them, and Use Them as Spreads, Toppings and Sauces

Flower shaped Silicone molds that you can turn your herb butter into a beautiful bouquet of deliciousness: 

We’ve reached the end of the delicious Compound Butter with Herbs Recipe. Let me know in the comments below what your favorite recipes are using fresh herbs.

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Emily leberman

Wednesday 24th of June 2020

I tried fresh Rosemary, Parsley & Basil and used Plant Butter - going to give this a try on steaks and fresh bread this weekend - can't wait!


Thursday 23rd of July 2020

Let me know how it was Emily. That combination sounds amazing. Kelly

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