You might be wondering, why add salsa to your butter? But after trying this recipe, you might be wondering why wouldn’t you add salsa to your butter? Mixed in alongside the salsa are fresh cilantro, lime zest and juice, plus cumin and garlic. Adding a pat of this flavorful compound butter can do a lot: melt it onto mashed potatoes, slide it between the folds of a freshly baked biscuit, or slather it onto toast and top with a fried egg. The possibilities are endless.

Liz Mervosh


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Stir together all ingredients in a bowl until thoroughly blended. Shape mixture into a log; wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Freeze at least 15 minutes or up to 1 month.


Chef's Notes

Serving suggestions: Soften frozen butter to room temperature. Toss with roasted potatoes, spread over grilled corn or top a grilled steak.