Peppy Basil Butter

Our Food staff especially liked this and Balsamic-Apricot Butter with the Steamed Fresh Artichokes. You can also brush either sauce on steamed artichoke halves in place of olive oil, salt, and pepper before grilling.


Makes about 1/3 cup

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Stand: 10 Minutes


1/3 cup butter
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper


Microwave butter in a microwave-safe glass bowl at HIGH 30 to 45 seconds or until melted and hot. Stir in basil, salt, and red pepper. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.