Some of the herbs in my container gardens are producing quite nicely and I have a bit more basil than I can use. As my mind was trying to come up with some creative ways to use more of my basil, I saw a recipe for pesto and came up with an idea for basil butter (I know one has nothing to do with the other 🙂 )
You can use the basil butter to make a low fat garlic bread or you can use it on pizza crust or even stir into some warm pasta – Delish! Enjoy!!!! For comments/questions email firstname.lastname@example.org
3/4 cup fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons butter, softened (I used I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
Place everything in a small food processor and pulse until combined and smooth. Store in frig until ready to use.