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Lemon Herb Butter

Lemon Herb Butter, abundant with chopped fresh herbs, lemon zest, freshly ground black pepper and a touch of salt, is the flavor foundation for so many wonderful dishes. Use it once and you'll immediately realize that this compound butter powerhouse should be a staple in your kitchen year-round. And, it couldn't be easier to assemble!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Assembly Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Cooking Basic
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups


  • 1 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 Tbsp each chopped fresh sage, marjoram, rosemary, thyme and flat-leaf parsley, stemmed
  • Zest from 2 lemons
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly-ground black pepper


  • Gather all ingredients and place them in a bowl. Using a fork, mix until all ingredients are well-combined.
  • Place on a piece of parchment paper and form into a log, twisting the ends to seal. Alternatively, place in an airtight container.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • Slice or scoop as needed. Buon Appetito!
Keyword Butter, compound butter, herb butter, lemon herb butter, thanksgiving recipes, christmas recipes, holiday recipes