Garlic Herbed Butter

From the Vitality Food Feature ‘GLORIOUS GARLIC‘.

A little bit of garlic herb butter goes a very long way for instilling wonderful flavour onto broiled dishes and fresh steamed vegetables. Even a dab on bread can trick a conscientious diner into thinking they’re richly indulging!


  • 1 pound unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup mashed garlic cloves (peeled cloves from about 2 or 3 heads pounded in mortar with pestle)
  • 1/2 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 3 Tbsp dried parsley

1) Let butter come to room temperature. Add remaining ingredients and blend with hands until evenly mixed. Divide into 2 balls. Form into logs. Wrap and keep in fridge or freezer until needed. Add a thin slice to any dish that needs a bit of dressing up. Or serve a small slice at dinner table to accompany bread.

Linda Gabris is an avid cook who enjoys sharing her grandmother’s old recipes and medicinal preparations as they were recorded in the handwritten journals passed down to her. Linda also enjoys gardening and foraging for edible wild foods. Over the years, she has taught cooking courses in Prince George, B.C., with a focus on healthy eating, food preparation, and International cuisine.

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