Garlic Herb Butter (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

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The beautiful earthiness of fresh herbs and savory garlic showcased in a creamy and luscious grass-fed butter, making everything from fresh bread to sautéed veggies sing! A few of my favorite ways to enjoy this decadent garlic butter during the holidays is in the preparation of the turkey (coating it inside and out,) adding several generous slices to fluffy whipped potatoes, and to serve with some fresh sourdough bread. Impress your guests at your next gathering with this simple, herby, and tasty butter! 
Keto Garlic Herb Butter Recipe

Why Grass-fed Butter?

 
With so many choices out there, why do I recommend grass-fed butter?
  • Whole Food: One of the reasons I prefer to use only grass-fed butter in my dishes and cooking is because it is a whole food. Eating whole foods means that you are eating foods that are minimally processed and are closest to the way you would naturally find them.
  • Nutrient Dense: Grass-fed cows are healthier cows and their beef and butter are more nutrient dense since they are eating their natural diet.
  • Vitamin A: Grass-fed butter is high in beta-carotene which is converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is necessary in eye health, cellular division, and immune health [1].
  • Vitamin K: Vitamin K is essential in bone health and it is converted to vitamin K2 by our gut microbiome, which supports our heart health!
  • Higher in unsaturated fatty acids [2]
  • Higher in Omega-3’s: support anti-inflammation pathways.
  • Conjugated linoleic acid (CLA): Grass-fed butter has been show to have a much higher concentration of CLA than butter from grain-fed cows. CLA’s contain Omega-6 fatty acids that are converted in the body to arachidonic acid, the building block used to support inflammatory and anti-inflammatory pathways [3].
  • Taste and Satiety: Let’s just be honest, fat makes our food taste wonderful and it promotes satiety from our meals, so why not make the healthiest whole food choice like grass-fed butter.
Paleo Whole30 Garlic Herb Butter Recipe

What Can I Use Garlic Herb Butter For?

 
There are so many ways to add this delectable butter to your cooking, here are a few suggestions:
  • Spread it over fresh bread
  • Use it to coat your vegetables before roasting
  • Spread it under the poultry skin of your roasted chicken or turkey
  • Easy weeknight garlic bread
  • Sauté veggies with it
  • Add thin slices to grilled steaks or seafood
  • Add a generous pat to whipped potatoes
  • Use it to make the BEST scrambled eggs
  • Melt a tablespoon or two and drizzle over fresh air popped popcorn
  • Tossed over fresh pasta
  • Over grilled potatoes
  • The possibilities are endless!

Equipment Needed

Mixing Bowl
Spatula
Plastic Wrap
Chopping Block
Chef’s Knife

Garlic Herb Butter Ingredients

Makes about a cup or 16 Tablespoons
1 clove Fresh Garlic, finely minced
1 Tbsp Fresh Thyme, finely chopped
1 Tbsp Fresh Sage, finely chopped
3/4 Tbsp Fresh Rosemary, finely chopped
1 tsp Fine Real Salt**
* Substitute grass-fed ghee for Paleo and Whole30
**If you are using salted grass-fed butter, do not add extra salt.

How to Make Garlic Herb Butter

1. Rinse all your fresh herbs with cool water and dry completely.
2. Add the butter to a medium bowl and set out and allow it to come to room temperature.
3. Finely mince all the fresh herbs and garlic and add them to the butter with the salt and pepper.
4. Using a spatula, mix well to evenly incorporate all the herbs and spices.
5. Transfer to the middle of a square of plastic wrap that has been laid out on the counter.
6. Roll the butter in the wrap and give it a cylindrical shape, twisting the ends to close.
7. Serve softened to go with bread or refrigerate for later use.
Keto Garlic Herb Butter Recipe

Garlic Herb Butter (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)

Amy Lippert
The beautiful earthiness of fresh herbs and savory garlic showcased in a creamy and luscious grass-fed butter perfect for almost everything!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Refrigerate 1 hour
Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 103 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Rinse all your fresh herbs with cool water and dry completely.
  • Add the butter to a medium bowl and set out and allow it to come to room temperature.
  • Finely mince all the fresh herbs and garlic and add them to the butter with the salt and pepper.
  • Using a spatula, mix well to evenly incorporate all the herbs and spices.
  • Transfer to the middle of a square of plastic wrap that has been laid out on the counter.
  • Roll the butter in the wrap and give it a cylindrical shape, twisting the ends to close.
  • Serve softened to go with bread or refrigerate for later use.

Notes

* Substitute grass-fed ghee for Paleo and Whole30
**If you are using salted grass-fed butter, do not add extra salt.

Nutrition

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Nutrition Facts
Garlic Herb Butter (Paleo, Whole30, Keto)
Amount per Serving
Calories
103
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
7
g
44
%
Trans Fat
 
0.5
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.4
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Cholesterol
 
30
mg
10
%
Sodium
 
237
mg
10
%
Potassium
 
10
mg
0
%
Carbohydrates
 
0.3
g
0
%
Fiber
 
0.1
g
0
%
Sugar
 
0.01
g
0
%
Protein
 
0.2
g
0
%
Vitamin A
 
378
IU
8
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Calcium
 
9
mg
1
%
Iron
 
0.1
mg
1
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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FAQs

Q: Why isn’t my butter mixing well?
A: It may still be too cold, leave it alone for 30-minutes to an hour and try again.

Q: Can I use dried herbs to make garlic herb butter?
A: Of course! Dried herbs are stronger in flavor so I’d go for 1/2-1 teaspoon of dried over fresh.

Q: How long will garlic herb butter keep?
A: I like to use up all my garlic butter within 10-14 days. I will make a smaller batch if I don’t have a major use for it.

Q: Can you microwave the butter to soften it to make herb butter?
A: Yes, just make sure you’re watching it and heating it at 30% power or lower, checking on it every 15-30 seconds so it doesn’t melt.

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