Citrus Herb Butter

This citrus herb butter is a quick and easy compound butter. You can make it by hand with very soft butter, or use your processor to whip it up in seconds. A simple slice on a steak or a piece of fish is the easiest sauce to prepare.

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Citrus Herb Butter

  • Prep Time: 15 m
  • Total Time: 15 m
  • Servings:
    Makes 1 cup


  • ½ pound unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs parsley, cilantro, tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Cut the butter into chunks and place it into a food processor bowl.
  2. Add the zests, herbs and juice and process until smooth.
  3. Taste and season.
  4. Transfer the butter to a piece of plastic wrap and shape it roughly into a log. Roll the butter in the plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
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