Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a complex and exotic butter and goes great with sweet potatoes, or stirred into a soup(chickpea is good)! Adapted from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone cookbook by Deborah Madison.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the scallions, garlic, ground spices, herbs, and 1/8 teaspoons salt in a food processor and process to form a slightly rough paste.
  2. Stir paste into the butter with the lime juice.
  3. Add to pasta, beans, rice, soup, vegetables, etc. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

Super yummy, easy and tasty recipe!
I loved the spice and herb combo as well as the exotic touch.
I served this with boiled popatoes, but would fix with meat, rice and so on.
Thanks a lot for this recipe.

awalde October 22, 2011

Who knew that butter could be improved upon? This mixture is just delicious, and I think I will have to have a jar of it in the fridge to elevate the ordinary dishes where I would use butter as an accent, into something even tastier. I bet I can find uses every day! It is indeed great on vegetables, but tonight I used it to butter hamburger buns and toasted them on the BBQ while the burgers cooked....YUM! Thank you Sharon for this gem of a recipe.

Sweet Baboo July 02, 2010

I tried this in baked sweet potatoes. It was a big hit with me! I loved the spicy, smoky flavors. Next time though I will cut back on the scallions. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Made for ZWT6.

Susie D June 18, 2010