Gifts from the Kitchen, Tomato Basil Butter

This flavorful butter will brighten up your summer!  Make up a batch to take to the next BBQ or picnic, your host will love having some to stash away!

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Roast some tomatoes with some olive oil and salt & pepper

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It’s a beautiful thing!

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Slide all this yumminess into a dish of softened butter

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Add some chopped fresh basil, pesto, or basil paste

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A little goes a long way~

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Mix it all together and stick in the fridge to set up

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Use this on bread, sandwiches, corn on the cob or any vegetables~

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We had it on toasted french bread slices

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Some were topped with Parmesan

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So good!

Tomato Basil Butter

  • Servings: 1/3 cup
  • Difficulty: easy
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1/2 stick unsalted butter, softened

20 grape tomatoes

1 tsp basil paste, or freshly chopped basil or pesto to taste

olive oil

salt and pepper

Put tomatoes on a foil lined baking sheet.  Drizzle with olive oil and season.  Roast at 400 for 15-20 minutes until they burst and are cooked and soft.  Mix warm tomatoes with soft butter and basil.  Refrigerate at least 1 hour until butter has set.  Use on toast, rolls, sandwiches and vegetables.

for another printable version of Tomato Basil Butter click here

We ate all ours before I had a chance to play with packaging, but you could put this in a small tub or in a jar

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or roll it into a log

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and tie it up with a ribbon for giving~

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This toast is perfect with just about anything, and makes a great appetizer too

If you make this Tomato Basil Butter for a gift, be sure to make some for yourself!

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Comments
5 Responses to “Gifts from the Kitchen, Tomato Basil Butter”
  1. Mary says:

    Oh that sounds so good Jenna, I always forget about compound butters. What a great and easy way to introduce some flavor! I have some mini tomatoes sitting on the counter right now 🙂

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  2. Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Looks great on the toast, a perfect appy:@)

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  3. Liz Mackie says:

    Thank you for the nice recipe. 

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  4. fairhopesupplyco says:

    On corn on the cob, it would be divine, but my favorite would be on thick toasted bread like you’ve shown.

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  5. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    What a great compound butter, I just love your combination of flavors! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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