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Herbed Butter Snack

Herbed Butter and Carrot Snack

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I came up with this idea one afternoon when I was hungry, but it was too early for dinner.  I was in the mood for a salty treat and remembered hearing Ina Garten say one time that a popular French snack was radishes topped with salted butter.  It sounded weird to me at the time, but as I stood in front on my refridgerator hungry and with limited ingredients, I thought it was worth a try.  And it WAS worth it.  This is really delicious and also satisfying.  It’s a great way to tide yourself over if you need to delay until dinner.  So here’s the herbed butter I came up with.  It would go great on carrots as I’ve done, but also with any cut up vegetable like radishes, string beans, cucumber, etc.  You can even use it as a spread on bread if you wish.

Ingredients:

3-4 carrots, peeled and cut in half lengthwise, then cut into thirds (or vegetable of choice)

1/4 cup ghee or softened grass fed butter (make sure it’s not melted) *you could also use margarine or avocado for a vegan version

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves (or herbs of choice)

1 clove garlic

3 pinches salt

Directions:

Blend all the ingredients (except for the carrots) together in a food processor.  You will have to scrape down the sides a couple of times.

Spread the mixture on top of the carrot halves (just like you would on bread or crostini)

Top the spread with a sprinkle of salt and a couple fresh basil leaves.  * Try not to skip the fresh basil leaves on top.  It really makes the flavor pop and is not quite the same without them. The leaves also make them look fancy.  These make a terrific and healthy appetizer for a party.

 

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Herbed Butter Snack
 
Sherri:
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: French/Quick
 
Ingredients
  • 3-4 carrots, peeled and cut in half lengthwise, then cut into thirds (or vegetable of choice)
  • ¼ cup ghee or softened grass fed butter (make sure it's not melted) *you could also use margarine
  • ¼ cup fresh basil leaves (or herbs of choice)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 pinches salt
Directions
  1. Blend all the ingredients (except for the carrots) together in a food processor.  You will have to scrape down the sides a couple of times.
  2. Spread the mixture on top of the carrot halves (just like you would on bread or crostini)
  3. Top the spread with a sprinkle of salt and a couple fresh basil leaves.  * Try not to skip the fresh basil leaves on top.  It really makes the flavor pop and is not quite the same without them. The leaves also make them look fancy.  These make a terrific and healthy appetizer for a party.
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