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This Cilantro Lime Butter is a really simple, tasty addition to your food. It’s terrific on vegetables! It’s especially good with grilled corn! And with only three ingredients, it’s one of the easiest things to make.
Most of the better (and more expensive) restaurants serve compound butter with their food. They use different flavors to complement each of the foods they are serving them with. That must be complicated, right? Nope. That’s the big secret. It is so easy! And it allows you to bring that wonderful restaurant flavor to you home meals!
What is compound butter?
A compound butter is butter with a mixture of ingredients! In this case, lime and cilantro but you can add almost anything you want.
How to make compound butter
First things first, choose your butter. I use regular salted butter, but you could easily substitute unsalted butter if you are on a salt-restricted diet. Make sure the butter is softened (not melted!). Add in some fresh cilantro and some lime zest. Blend.
And that’s it! It’s simple, easy, and absolutely delicious!
If you want to be really fancy, you can spoon it on to some parchment paper, roll it up like a tootsie roll, and refrigerate.
When it sets, simply unroll it and slice it into discs!
If you liked this recipe, you may wanna check out our Skillet Chicken and Zucchini Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce, Southern Baked Mac and Cheese, or Watermelon Agua Fresca.
- I did this in the food processor, but you could also use a stick blender or just mix it by hand.
- If you mix it by hand, make sure you finely chop the cilantro.
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- 1 stick salted butter
- 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
- Place butter, cilantro, and lime zest in bowl of small food processor.
- Process until well blended and smooth.
I did this in the food processor, but you could also use a stick blender or just mix it by hand.
If you mix it by hand, make sure you finely chop the cilantro.
Serving Size:1 Tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 30mg Sodium: 91mg Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Protein: 0g