Herby green butter

Herby green butter

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  • Makes 250 g
  • Easy
  • 5 minutes

Just when we thought butter couldn't be improved, Instagram reminds us that flavoured butters are one of food’s greatest gifts. We’ve seen all kinds of flavours lately, from a herby butter to roast onion-and-miso and schmaltzy chicken skin butter topped with crispy chicken bits. Use it to baste grilled veggies or meat or smear over fresh bread.


  • 250 g butter
  • 20–30 g a mix of soft herbs (parsley, basil, chives)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • Salt, to taste

Cooking Instructions

Blend all the ingredients in a food processor. Check the seasoning and adjust if necessary.

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Production: Bianca Strydom
Photograph: Jan Ras
Food assistant: Ellah Maepa


Jess Spiro Recipe by: Jess Spiro
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Jess Spiro is a freelance food writer, chef and restaurant critic based in Cape Town, who can often be found in search of the next great plate of food. Follow her on Instagram @jess_spiro to see what she's eating.

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