Lemon Tarragon Butter

Total Time

Prep: 5 min. + chilling


1/2 cup

Updated: Feb. 27, 2023
Tarragon is a native herb of central Asia and was brought to Spain by the Moors. It has been an important ingredient to French cooking since the 16th century.—Michelle Clair, Seattle, Washington
Lemon Tarragon Butter Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup fresh tarragon leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Dash salt
  • Dash pepper


  1. Beat all ingredients until blended. Shape into a log; wrap in plastic. Refrigerate up to 1 week or freeze up to several months.

Nutrition Facts

1 tablespoon: 103 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 110mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.