Spread the Love: Very-Easy-to-Make Vegan Herb Butter

Photo of vegan herb butter made using this recipe.

When it comes to herbs, there are two types of people: the growers and the buyers. Some people have their own herb gardens and share Instagram pics of its developments every 20 minutes. Others buy fresh herbs at the store, then let them wither away in the fridge next to a near-empty container of hummus from Y2K. OK, those are extreme ends of the spectrum. But if you’ve got herbs — no matter how you got them — this easy vegan herb butter recipe will seriously impress your friends (or just elevate Tuesday night dinner). And no churning necessary. Did you really think we would have you churning?


1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) vegan butter
1 to 3 teaspoons finely chopped fresh herbs
1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
Salt, to taste
Microplane grater, if adding lemon zest
Parchment paper

Gather all of your ingredients together. | Brittney Chung for LIVEKINDLY

Gather your herb butter recipe ingredients

Gather your ingredients. Wait for the butter to soften. (Good time to reflect on life choices.)

Put everything in a bowl. | Brittney Chung for LIVEKINDLY

Place everything in a bowl

Pull it all together in a bowl. Bonus if it’s a cute bowl. We like vintage.

Mash everything together. | Brittney Chung for LIVEKINDLY

Mash all of your ingredients together

Mash it up. Work that wrist like you’re in a music video. 

Then mould it into the shape you want. | Brittney Chung for LIVEKINDLY

Mould it into shape

Get it back into shape. Show that high school sculpture-class teacher that you deserved way better than a C.

What would you eat this herb butter with? | Brittney Chung for LIVEKINDLY

Think of what you can butter…

Think of all the things you can butter. Let your imagination run wild and set the bar high. 

It’s perfect on toast. | Brittney Chung for LIVEKINDLY

Spread it on toast

We’ll toast to that. 

But it’s also great stirred through noodles. | Brittney Chung for LIVEKINDLY

Mix it through spaghetti

(Or, we’ll just eat a giant bowl of pasta to that.)

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