1 tablespoon minced ripe olives
2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
Stir ripe olives and rosemary into softened butter.
Yield: 8 servings.
American Regional Flavor Variations:
Dairy State Butter: Stir 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese and 2 tablespoons finely grated cheddar cheese into 1 stick softened butter.
East Coast Butter: Stir 2 teaspoons Old Bay seasoning and 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel into 1 stick softened butter.
Heartland Butter: Stir 2 tablespoons crumbled Maytag blue cheese into 1 stick softened butter.
Southwest Butter: Stir 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime peel, 1 teaspoon minced fresh cilantro and 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper into 1 stick softened butter.
Originally published as California-Style Butter in Taste of Home