Elle’s Chili Herb Butter


Ever brought a packet of herbs and ended up with half of it lying around in the back of the fridge? Do you grow loads of herbs in your garden, but don’t know what to do with them?  Here is a simple recipe to help use up all those delicious herbs.


  • 60g softened unsalted butter
  • 4 tbsp mixed herbs, finely chopped (I used what was left in the fridge after various recipes – tarragon, dill, parsley and thyme)
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 small shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 chili, finely chopped (I used a red chili that was in the fridge for ages. You can of course use a fresher one 🙂 Green chillies are good too.)


1) In a small bowl mix all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon until well combined.
2) Place the butter mixture onto a sheet of cling film and cover, moulding the butter into a cylinder shape.
3) Roll the butter inside the cling film until the cylinder is smoother and more uniform in shape.
4) Ensure that the cling film is completely covering the butter and pop it into the fridge to harden. You can even store in the freezer should you wish.

This is a great food gift idea too – use small pretty glass or ceramic containers with lids and store the butter in them.


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