Avocado Butter


In the summer we grill a lot of chicken, steak and fish. This Avocado Compound Butter is an easy recipe that can be made in advance. When you pull your meat off the grill place a slab of butter on top and watch it melt.

Avocado butter recipe is easy to whip up. Add to the top of a grilled piece of meat, fish, toast or corn on the cob to jazz it up. Impress your guests with minimal work.

We had a bunch of avocados that were all ripe at the same time. I needed to find something to do with them all so they would not be wasted.  We could only have homemade guacamole two days in a row. I created a compound butter that we put on top of Grilled Lime Chicken. It was delicious!

Avocado Butter

Ingredients:

  • 4 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 small avocados
  • 1 Tablespoon cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • zest of 1/2 lime
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Directions:

  1. Put all ingredients into a food processor.
  2. Mix until combined. Avocado butter recipe is easy to whip up. Add to the top of a grilled piece of meat, fish, toast or corn on the cob to jazz it up. Impress your guests with minimal work.
  3. Place butter onto wax/parchment paper and squeeze into a log. As you can see from the picture I tried using plastic wrap. It was pretty easy to use, but it was a little more difficult to peel off after being frozen. Any little wrinkle will be frozen in that pattern. Try to smooth it out if that will bother you. Just remember when you serve it the pieces will be small and the wrinkles will not be noticed, especially when the better melts.Avocado butter recipe is easy to whip up. Add to the top of a grilled piece of meat, fish, toast or corn on the cob to jazz it up. Impress your guests with minimal work.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator a couple hours until firm.

This butter should keep in the fridge for about a month. To extend the life wrap it well then transfer it into a freezer zip top bag. It should keep in the freezer for about 3 months. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before using.

Add a slab of butter on top of:

  • grilled fish
  • grilled chicken
  • fresh corn on the cob
  • pork chops
  • steak
  • toast/bagels

Avocado butter recipe is easy to whip up. Add to the top of a grilled piece of meat, fish, toast or corn on the cob to jazz it up. Impress your guests with minimal work.

Avocado Butter

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 small avocados
  • 1 Tablespoon cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • zest of 1/2 lime
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Put all ingredients into a food processor.
  2. Mix until combined.
  3. Place butter onto wax/parchment paper and squeeze into a log.
  4. Chill in the refrigerator a couple hours until firm.
  5. This butter should keep in the fridge for about a month. To extend the life wrap it well then transfer it into a freezer zip top bag. It should keep in the freezer for about 3 months. Remove from the freezer 15 minutes before using.
http://www.fivelittlechefs.com/recipe/side-dishes-and-vegetables/avocado-butter.html

Next time you want to jazz up a piece of meat, just create this Avocado Compound Butter. Add a slab to the top of the meat the last minute of grilling or immediately when you pull it off the grill.


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I am a mom to Five Little Chefs who love to cook and create anything with their hands. Watching over 10 additional hands keeps me busy but is so much fun! We laugh and cry everyday, but then want to do it again the next day. That is how we know we are enjoying life!

6 Replies to "Avocado Butter"

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    Sandra June 18, 2015 (7:51 am)

    I have wasted way too many avocados and this is the perfect recipe to save them.Thank you!

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    Mila June 26, 2015 (5:50 pm)

    That sounds awesome! A little twist when you’re craving more than plain avocado 🙂

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    Kat June 7, 2016 (9:24 pm)

    Can you can this for longer shelf life

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      Kimberly June 8, 2016 (9:32 pm)

      I’m not sure. I have never tried it. Sorry.

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    Nikki Powers June 11, 2016 (9:57 am)

    Sounds Yummy cannot wait to try it on sweet corn after it has been on the grill.. Thank you. .

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