How To Make Cilantro Butter

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Cilantro Butter in a white ceramic bowl and in a spoon, fresh cilantro beside it on a printed plate
Cilantro Butter

It took me years to love cilantro after eating a salad that was over the top with cilantro leaves. Now, I can’t get enough of it and it’s almost always in my fridge, ready to use. I am standing over it in the garden daily, willing the little greens I see sprouting to grow! now! Git moving!

The other night we had a feast of everything amazing. Tex Mex corn on the cob – recipe coming right up folks –  oven fried chicken and Tex Mex Flatbread – again, recipe coming ASAP!

For the corn you are going to need some cilantro butter.

Now, you can vary it as you want, but mine has cilantro, salted butter and a smidge of honey. Yes, always with the sweetness but most recipes need just that touch to balance out the salt and the savour. Plus, when you slather it on the corn?

Holy Dinah.


You can use garlic and lime if you want as well, but this one is for the corn and needs the honey in it.

Ok, now those other Tex Mex recipe are coming right up, I promise!



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How To Make Cilantro Butter

Cilantro butter – slather it on corn, flatbread, you name it, you can use cilantro butter on it!
5 from 2 votes
Cilantro Butter in a white ceramic bowl and in a spoon, fresh cilantro beside it on a printed plate
Prep Time
4 minutes
Total Time
4 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 1 /2 cup butter softened to room temperature but not melted
  • salt and pepper to taste if desired
  • 1 1/2 – 2 tablespoons minced cilantro
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • clove optional: one of garlic minced and lime zest


  • Combine ingredients into a small food processor (or use a hand blender like I did.)
  • Puree until smooth.
  • Refrigerate until time to use.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 1660kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 184g, Saturated Fat: 116g, Cholesterol: 488mg, Sodium: 1621mg, Potassium: 54mg, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 5675IU, Vitamin C: 1.5mg, Calcium: 55mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Gaye says

    I love cilantro. But the reason it taste like soap to some is genetic. Web site, has an article. Why 10 % hate cilantro and the rest doesn’t know better. It explains the genetics behind it.

  2. Beth Morgan says

    Thank goodness it doesn’t taste like soap to my family. Otherwise what would flavor my salsa. \U0001f60b

    • The Kitchen Magpie says

      Right?? I couldn’t live without it!

  3. Janet Cashin says

    Is there a reason it tastes like soap to me? Just wondering…

    • The Kitchen Magpie says

      I think I know which group you fall in!

  4. Tanya Frewin says

    OMG. *That* is what it tastes like! You’ve solved a mystery! Lol

    • The Kitchen Magpie says

      Hahaha! You’re one of “those” people! That sucks!

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