Bambam Basil Butter


I adore basil! Fresh basil leaves, onion, and garlic blended with butter is great on breads and vegetables. Refrigerate leftovers.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
1 /2 cup


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion

  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • 3 cloves garlic, or to taste

  • 10 fresh basil leaves

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Combine butter, onion, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise, garlic, basil leaves, salt, and pepper in a food processor; pulse until smooth.

Cook's Note:

I prefer to use 3 to 4 fresh garlic cloves in this recipe but when I run out of fresh, I use 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

123 Calories
13g Fat
1g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 123
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 104mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 16mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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