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basil garlic butter in white dish next to sliced bread

Vegan Basil Garlic Butter

Course: Topping
Cuisine: American
Keyword: garlic butter, herb butter, vegan butter
Prep Time: 10 minutes
soften butter: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 16
Calories: 48kcal
Author: Cindy Rainey
This basil garlic butter is savory, creamy, and delicious on biscuits, toast, or freshly baked bread. It's made with fresh basil and garlic powder. This recipe is made vegan-friendly with your favorite butter - mine happens to be vegan!
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  • ½ cup vegan butter sticks room temperature
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh basil chopped
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder


  • If your butter is taken straight out of the fridge then you will need to soften it to room temperature. Do not melt in the microwave. You can cut the butter stick into small pieces to hasten the softening process. This will take about 30 minutes.
  • Chop the fresh basil leaves into small pieces. You will need about 8-10 large leaves.
  • Using a medium bowl, beat the room temperature vegan butter together with the fresh basil and garlic till nice and smooth and fluffy.
  • This is better served right away. It will keep in the refrigerator but might separate. Simply stir together again.


A serving size is one-half tablespoon. I find that enough for lightly buttering a half piece of toast.  If your serving size is larger (which mine often is!)  then adjust the nutrition information accordingly. 


Serving: 0.5Tablespoons | Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg