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Homemade Garlic Chive Butter

Homemade Garlic Chive Butter

Elaine Khosrova
This is delicious for garlic bread or on grilled steaks or chicken.


  • 1 large clove garlic coarsely chopped
  • ⅛ cup coarsely chopped fresh chives
  • 4 ounces 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt


  • In food processor fitted with a chopping blade, pulse garlic and chives until finely chopped. Add butter, pepper, and salt; pulse several times to blend, scraping down sides of bowl in between.
  • After blending the butter and seasonings, let the mixture stand for an hour at room temperature, allowing the flavors to develop. Taste, and adjust the seasonings if desired.
  • Wrap the flavored butter well in plastic wrap, waxed paper, or parchment paper to protect its freshness, and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


A food processor or electric mixer is helpful for blending all the ingredients quickly. If you have neither, the flavoring ingredients can be finely chopped with a knife, and everything may be mixed by hand, using a wooden spoon, until well blended.

Elaine Khosrova

Elaine Khorova is the original Editor-in-Chief of culture magazine and the current recipe writer extraordinaire. She resides in the Hudson Valley of New York where she is working on a book about the history of butter.