Lavender Chive Thyme Butter

Lavender Chive Thyme Butter

This Lavender Chive Thyme Butter is easy to make with just a few available ingredients. It is dangerously tasty and flavourful and also inexpensive. If you like compound butter, stop buying it then!

Lavender Chive Thyme Butter
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We are doing well, thanks for asking. And thank you for all your wishes to Andrew. He is recovering well after his surgery which was not too complex or long. But probably as any other surgery, recovering can also be quite painful and long. (In fact, we needed to go to the Emergency Room last Friday just because the prescribed painkillers did not work.) Anyway, he should be like new soon :)

Still, days are quite hectic (and hot). So I am going to keep it short and sweet. Well, not so sweet as I have a savoury recipe today.

Lavender Chive Thyme Butter

Who loves compound butter? Ooo, it is always soooo good and soooo addictive, right? You can utilize it many ways, including as a flavor enhancer for meat, fish, or vegetables. Also, it is a great an ingredient in baked goods, rich sauces or for carbs (pasta, rice, etc.) But my favourite ways is to enjoy it with some hearty bread.

This Lavender Chive Thyme Butter is ridiculously easy to make. You will need good quality butter, fresh thyme, fresh chives, fresh or dried lavender, and a bit of salt and pepper. Of course, it is only the suggestion, and you can use other blend of herbs of your choice.

More Compound Butter Recipes

Looking for more compound butter ideas? Here we go:

Lemon Chive Butter

Chive Blossom Butter

I hope you like this Lavender Chive Thyme Butter, and you will it a try soon. If you try it, let me know in this post or send me an Instagram message or share you photos adding the hashtag #havocinthekitchen.


Lavender Chive Thyme Butter

Lavender Chive Thyme Butter

Recipe by Ben | HavocinthekitchenCourse: AppetizersDifficulty: Easy


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Delicious herb compound butter with chives, thyme, and lavender. Use as an enhancer for meat, fish, vegetables, or carbs (such as rice or pasta) or simply with bread.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened (1 stick or about 115 gr.); can also use salted

  • 1 tbsp. or more fresh chive, minced

  • 1 tsp. fresh thyme

  • 1/2 tsp. or more dried lavender buds, minced

  • a little of salt and pepper; skip the salt if using salted butter


  • Soften the butter by leaving it at room temperature about 60-90 minutes before proceeding, until it’s pliable. Alternatively, you can soften it in the microwave in 2-3 short intervals (about 10 seconds each.)
  • If using the unsalted butter, stir in the salt along with the chives, thyme, lavender, and pepper. Mix well to distribute evenly. Try and adjust the seasoning, if needed.
  • Transfer to a small bowl and let it firm – either at room temperature for about 30 minutes or in the fridge for about 10-15 minutes. You can also shape it into a log. Use the butter for bread, grilled food, or as a part of savory recipe that uses butter. When refrigerated, it firms up a lot, so I would recommend taking it out the fridge 20-30 minutes prior to serving. Enjoy!

23 thoughts on “Lavender Chive Thyme Butter

  1. David Scott Allen says:

    We must be on the same wavelength! I just made a tarragon-lavender compound butter. I had no reason to do so except I had leftover tarragon. That is a good enough excuse for me. I cut it into round and then froze them for later.

  2. Marissa says:

    Compound butters like this are so versatile! I love to have them around for spreading on bread or tossing with hot pasta for a quick meal. LOVE the floral aspect of this one, Ben. Looking forward to tasting it for myself!

  3. David @ Spiced says:

    A good loaf of crusty bread and tasty butter can be a meal by itself! I keep telling myself that I want to make more compound butters – they’re so fancy but so easy! This flavor combo sounds quite tasty. It’s been a while since the Lavender King has shown up! :-)
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  4. Judee says:

    This combination looks beautiful and sounds delicious. I’m growing lavender but don’t have flowers yet. I’ve never cooked or eaten the lavender. I will keep this recipe – thanks

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