Garlic Cilantro and Citrus Butter

Here at CSA365 we LOVE when our readers and our Springdell family chime in with recipes and ideas.  Today I want to focus on a compound butter from our friend Dawn DeMeo.  This is great stuff to freeze and save for later use on some of the fresh corn on the cob we get in the summer share!

I’m not really sure which is the star of the show, is it the Amish roll butter we all love so much, or is it the fresh cilantro which has been a great treat?  I’m going to leave that choice up to you.  While you ponder that, go ahead and gather these ingredients to put together this butter:

  • 6 Tablespoons Amish Roll Butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons of grated lime zest
  • 1 Tablespoon of lime juice
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced

We need to start with the Amish Roll Butter.


Now, all of you know that this butter is AMAZING!  It totally changes your world.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, then head on over to the farm stand and ask for Amish Roll Butter, it will not disappoint.

We need to have the butter softened in order to add our mix ins.  I measured out the butter, cut it into small chunks and left it on the counter to soften up while I got some other jobs done.


When the butter is soft, you should be able to easily mash it with a fork or spoon, you are ready to add even more goodness.  Into a bowl it goes.


Add in your cilantro, garlic, lime juice, lime zest, and start combining.  You want all of the ingredients to be well distributed into the butter.  I couldn’t help it, I also added some black pepper and some lemon zest too!  


When all is said and done, it’s time to freeze it for later…if you can stop yourself from slathering this onto your dinner!


I simply spoon out my butter and use waxed paper to help shape the butter into a log.  Twist the two sides closed, label what it is and pop it into a freezer bag.  Ahh, I will be dreaming of this butter until it’s debut on summer corn.  Thanks Dawn for an awesome recipe!  Enjoy!

About Sarah

Sarah is a trained chef and owner of Whisk Baked Goods. She lives in Chelmsford with her husband and two active boys. Sarah is passionate about food, loves eating local, and cooking gluten free foods.