Basil Pesto Butter

Published On: May 01 2012 12:21:03 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 03 2011 05:01:56 AM CDT

Makes 1/3 cup

This mixture of unsalted butter and basil pesto makes a lovely spread on crusty artisan bread. Or drop a dollop on a baked potato and enjoy the aroma and flavor of the butter as it melts.

4 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature

¼ cup basil pesto

Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Stir together the butter and pesto in a small bowl until smooth; season to taste. Transfer to a small serving bowl.

Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until firmer. The spread will keep for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.