Fresh Herb Butter

Make this fresh herb butter for great flavor with very little work.  Use it on crusty bread, as a topping for fish, or mixed into gnocchi or ravioli.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons chopped herbs (chives, mints, parsley, sage)
  • Garlic (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Stir together all ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. Spoon into a small serving bowl or chill 15 minutes and shape into a log.