How to make garlic herb butter – vegan recipe

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Herb butter tastes with everything and is easy to make yourself. Also in a plant-based version! We mainly know the Italian version here (with chives and parsley), but feel free to experiment with other herbs such as mint, thyme, rosemary, marjoram, basil, lavender, extra garlic, lime zest, sun-dried tomatoes, etc.

For a vegan variant, we use vegetable margarine instead of butter. The difference is that your end result is softer and you cannot really cut it off. A solution for this could be to melt some coconut oil and whisk it with the other ingredients. Since coconut oil hardens below 25 degrees Celcius (75 degrees F). I will certainly test that next time.

Garlic-herb butter

garlic herb butter vegan recipe


  • 200 grams soy margarine (if you want to heat the herb butter, it is best to use a variant that is suitable for "baking & roasting")
  • 2 tbsp parsley (freshly chopped - you can use leaf parsley)
  • 2 tbsp chives (freshly chopped)
  • 1 tbsp oregano (freshly chopped)
  • 1 cloves of garlic (peeled and pressed)
  • Black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 1 shallot (chopped)
  • Salt (optional)


  1. Bring the soy margarine to room temperature. Then whisk the herbs, garlic and the shallot into the margarine. Season to taste with pepper and possibly a hint of sea salt (depending on whether you already find the margarine salt enough).
  2. Spoon the herb butter on a sheet of parchment paper and turn it into a "sausage". Or you can do it in a sealed container. Put in the fridge for at least 1 hour to take off.

How is herb butter used?

Brush a piece of baguette with the herb butter or spoon a little on your grilled potato or vegetables. A vegan barbecue is not possible without this delicacy!

A panini is also delicious. Spread both sides with a thin layer of the herb butter. Cover with tomato, onion, and smoked tempeh. Sprinkle a little kala namak on top. Then place between the grill. Once this is done, you can still add lettuce and potato salad with beans.

You can also use it with your mashed potatoes.

garlic herb butter

Can I Make Herb Butter with Dried Herbs?

That is certainly possible. However, the taste will differ. With fresh herbs, the taste will come out much better. You will need fewer dried herbs compared to fresh herbs. You can also do one dried herb, such as garlic powder and the rest fresh.

Can you freeze herb butter?

That is possible 🙂 If you have a lot of herb butter to consume in one go, you can put the rest in the freezer. Possibly in a few portions. Use an airtight container for this and let it sit for up to 2 months. Defrost it in the refrigerator before use.

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