Kalamata Olive and Garlic Butter

Total Time
Prep 12 mins
Cook 0 mins

A compound butter is butter that has been flavored by blending softened butter together with various ingredients. These can be savory or sweet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium-size bowl, whip 1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature) until fluffy.
  2. Combine the softened butter and other ingredients together until they are completely blended.
  3. For the flavor to better penetrate the butter, allow it to stand at cool room temperature for a few hours before refrigerating.
  4. Compound butters may be stored in freezer, tightly wrapped. Use a sharp knife dipped in hot water for cutting the frozen butter.


Most Helpful

Made exactly as written for Newest Zaar Tag, I chilled this tasty butter w/o taking time to make a log because I was impatient for a taste test. I slathered it on poppy seed buns (both cold from the fridge & on warmed buns) to accompany spaghetti. We loved it both ways (see photos). While prob more classic for use w/bread, I also think it would be excellent added to cous cous as a side dish or served over chicken w/capers & lemon juice added to create a tasty variation of chicken piccata. Thx for posting this one, Annacia. It will certainly get a lot of use at our house. :-)

twissis December 03, 2012

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