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 Compound Butter

Cilantro Lime Herb Butter Recipe

  • Prep time: 5 minutes


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


1 Mix together the chopped cilantro, lime juice, lime zest, and salt in a medium bowl.

2 Smash the softened butter into the cilantro lime mixture and mix it until the cilantro is well distributed.

3 To 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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  • 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?

  • Jenna

    My favorite is dill butter, or lemon dill butter.

  • Annabelle

    For corn I use a spicy garlicy mix:

    garlic salt
    chipotle chili powder (necessary!)
    maybe paprika, (I think . . .)

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