April 19, 2012

Sun Dried Tomato Butter

Years ago we went to southern California to visit my family.  While there, we stopped in San Diego one evening and ate dinner at a restaurant that was like a fish market.....actually, that might have even been the name of the place.  It was a fabulous place, right on the water, and we had an amazing dinner.  But the one thing that stood out for me was the butter they served with their rolls - it was sun dried tomato butter.  Now, before you disregard this recipe, please note that I myself am not a fan of sun dried tomatoes.  So it was shocking, especially to me, how much I liked this butter!

After we got home I decided to try to recreate that butter.  It may not be exactly like that restaurant, but this is definitely close.  My son loves this butter.....once he even suggested I make some rolls just so he could have this butter!  Give this recipe a try.  It's a nice change from ordinary butter, and it's super easy to throw together.  Make it when you have company over for dinner - I promise your guests will be impressed!

Sun Dried Tomato Butter

one stick salted butter, softened
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp sun dried tomatoes, chopped
pinch of salt & pepper

Add everything to the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine. 


  1. What a fantastic idea! I love flavoured butters and this one looks absolutely scrumptious. Definitely want to try this one!

  2. I used to love this butter at the Anthony's Grotto restaurant in the San Diego area. It is scrumptious, and we would be full from the bread and butter before the meal even got there. I messed with trying to make a version of my own, it didn't work. I will try yours, it looks right! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks for stopping by & commenting - let me know what you think!

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