Cilantro Lime Herb Butter


An herbed butter is a great way to dress up corn-on-the-cob, veggies of all kinds, chicken, fish, prawns, pork, steak, you name it. Here’s an herb butter recipe, Southwestern style, with cilantro and lime. Do you ever make herbed butters? If so, what’s your favorite combo?

Cilantro Lime Herb Butter Recipe



  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature (slightly softened)
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro, packed
  • 1 Tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


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Mix together butter, cilantro, lime juice, and salt in a small bowl. Serve as is or save for later.

If you save the butter for later, wrap it up in plastic wrap in the shape of a log and refrigerate until stiff. To use, just unwrap and slice from the butter log.

Serve with corn-on-the-cob or over your favorite fill-in-the-blank.

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  • Debra

    Am I the only one that doubled this recipe and ended up with way too much lime in it?

  • Melissa

    I am having a heck of a time getting the butter and lime juice to combine. It maybe looks like there is less juice now but a lot is splashing out of the bowl… Any tips?

    If some of the juice splashed out of the bowl, don’t worry about it. Just go with you’ve got. ~Elise

  • Randi Lynne

    This is my first try at compound butter and it is delicious!

  • Cary

    Ginger-Lime Butter absolutely delicious on sauteed trout or scallops.

  • Todd

    Hi- My summer garden is overflowing and this looks like a great way to sock away some of those herbs. How long might this last in the freezer? Months?

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