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The Best Butter Board Recipe

Make the best butter board with this easy and delicious recipe! Combine soft butter with herbs and spices for a fun twist to your next charcuterie board.

The Best Butter Board Recipe

After testing out several variations of this butter spread, we have found the best butter board recipe! In our humble opinion, this is the perfect appetizer for feeding a bunch of people.

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What is a butter board?

Butter boards are the latest viral recipe and food trend from TikTok. Flavourful butter is served on a wooden board and topped with flaky salt, lemon zest, fresh herbs, as well as sweet and savory toppings. It’s an easy appetizer that is best served with crusty bread or crackers.

Food influencer Justine Doiron, first shared the original TikTok video which was inspired by Joshua Mcfadden. The original idea included edible flowers, hot honey, red onions and was served with warm bread.

The Best Butter Board Recipe

The best part about this viral video food trend is that the possibilities are endless! You can literally make a dozen different varieties of your own butter board.

We made the most delicious cream cheese board too – it’s makes the perfect appetizer!

Simply grab your favorite wooden cutting board, room temperature butter and herbs and spices to create a flavor profile that is all your own.

I’ll share some of our favorite variations below! Be sure to save this recipe to use this holiday season.

The Best Butter Board Recipe

How to Make a Butter Board!

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Supplies:

Tip: Use a piece of parchment paper under the butter to make clean up a breeze.

Butter Board Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tsp chives, diced
  • 2 Tbsp Thai basil, chopped
  • Dash of fresh lemon juice
  • Pink Himalayan salt
Butter Board Process

Creating a delicious butter board appetizer could not be easier! Let me show you how…

Butter Board Directions:

Butter Board Process

1. Spread the butter in an even layer on the wooden board.

Butter Board Process

2. Squeeze a few drops of fresh lemon juice on the butter, add a dash of salt.

Butter Board Process

3. Sprinkle the remaining ingredients evenly over the butter board.

The Best Butter Board Recipe

4. Serve with your favorite bread or cracker of choice.

The Best Butter Board Recipe

While we love this combination of flavours and toppings, here are a few more varieties to try!

Optional ingredients:

  • Drizzle with olive oil or coconut oil.
  • Use flakey sea salt instead of pink Himalayan.
  • Add fresh figs, fig jam or pomegranates.
  • A drizzle of honey is always a great addition!
  • Spice it up with a sprinkle of chili flakes or pickled jalepenos.
The Best Butter Board Recipe

I saw a TikTok user make a completely carnivore butter board with bacon and sausage and my mind was officially blown. So when I say the sky is the limit and the possibilities are endless?! Clearly, it’s true!

Does the butter stain the board?

I use mineral oil to condition my wooden cutting boards so no, the butter did not stain the board. However, the lemon juice did bleach a few spots on the wooden cutting board. I was able to restore the wood to its former glory with a bit of mineral oil.

If you are concerned about staining your boards, simply use a piece of parchment paper to layer over the board. It will help to protect the wood and make clean up easy!

The Best Butter Board Recipe

It’s hard to describe in words just how delicious this recipe is! And I love that it’s low carb and keto friendly for my gluten and sugar-free self.

The Best Butter Board Recipe

More charcuterie board ideas:

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The Best Butter Board Recipe

The Best Butter Board Recipe

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Make the best butter board with this easy and delicious recipe! Combine soft butter with herbs and spices for a fun twist to your next charcuterie board.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp dried cranberries, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tsp chives, diced
  • 2 Tbsp Thai basil, chopped
  • Dash of fresh lemon juice
  • Pink Himalayan salt

Instructions

1. Spread the butter in an even layer on the wooden board.

2. Squeeze a few drops of fresh lemon juice on the butter, add a dash of salt.

3. Sprinkle the remaining ingredients evenly over the butter board.

4. Serve with your favorite bread or cracker of choice.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 50mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

All values are approximate and based on ingredients used by the recipe writer. Always calculate your own individual nutritional values for the most accurate calculation.

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Best Butter Board ever!!! Added some fresh Thyme, lemon zest instead of juice & chopped pistachios instead of walnuts. Most beautiful Christmas colors and tasted amazing!!! Thx I want to share a pic!!!