Chimichurri Compound Butter

Yield: 8-10 Servings

1/4 Cup Olive Oil

1/4 Cup Chimichurri Seasoning

1/2-1 Teaspoon Hawaiian Alaea Sea Salt

1/2Teaspoon Ground Green Peppercorns

2 Sticks Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature

Compound butters are a great (and easy) way to add layers of flavor to your recipes. Once you start to use them, we think you will always have one or two of them on hand for use at a moment’s notice. At MorningStar, this Chimichurri version is our favorite!


In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, seasoning blend, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine completely. Cover and set aside for 1 hour until the mixture has formed into a paste.


In a separate bowl, cream together butter and chimichurri paste, mixing until well blended. Turn out onto a cutting board and form into 2 logs. Wrap each in plastic wrap or parchment paper. Refrigerate until firm, then use as desired.


This butter freezes well, so you may want to keep one in the refrigerator and store the other in the freezer to use at a later time.

MorningStar Kitchen Seasonings Featured in this Recipe
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Chimichurri is one of the

most popular and versatile

seasonings in the world. Blended with olive oil, it makes a great sauce to serve over grilled steaks, chicken, and seafood.


Chimichurri Seasoning from MorningStar Kitchen
Green Peppercorns
Green peppercorns are
harvested from the pepper
vine before the berries have
reached their full maturity,
resulting in a zestier flavor than that of black or white peppercorns. Chefs use them when they are seeking a lighter, cleaner, and fresher taste from their pepper.
Green Peppercorns from MorningStar Kitch
Hawaiian Alaea
Sea Salt
Harvested from Hawaii's
clay-lined salt ponds, this
salt is ideal for Home Chefs who want to distinguish themselves. It locks in the moisture and flavor of grilled and roasted meats; and its robust earthy and sweet flavors make it perfect for brines, rubs, marinades, and more. 
Hawaiian Alaea Sea Salt from MorningStar Kitchen