Vegan Garlic Butter Recipe | Easy Garlic Spread (2024)

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This vegan garlic butter recipe is incredibly simple to make, with options for a solid garlic spread or melted garlic butter. It creates a strongly flavored butter that many garlic-lovers will love; just adjust to your tastes as needed.

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Make Solid Vegan Garlic Butter (Compound Butter)

There are two ways to make this recipe: a solid garlic spread or a melted butter sauce.

Making a solid vegan garlic spread is simple. For the easiest option, stir all the ingredients together. To do this the butter needs to be close to room temperature, so let the butter sit out for 20-30 minutes before making the recipe. This allows the butter to soften enough for stirring.

Place the garlic butter immediately back into the fridge to keep cool and allow it to solidify back to regular texture. How hard or soft your final product is largely depends on the brand of vegan butter selected.

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If you have an electric hand mixer, you can use vegan butter right from the fridge and whip in other ingredients. This creates a fluffier butter option (and depending on how long you whip for, it may become a whipped butter).

This option creates delicious, spreadable vegan garlic butter. The flavor is quite strong, as the garlic is raw, so it’s best to use this in a recipe that involves cooking the garlic butter for a milder flavor.

If serving raw, use 1 clove of garlic or 1 ½ teaspoons of garlic powder to create a less pungent garlic butter.

Make a Melted Garlic Butter Sauce

If you don’t need solid garlic spread, melted garlic butter sauce is another simple option. Just add the ingredients to a microwave-safe dish and microwave in ten second intervals until the butter starts to sizzle. You can also melt in a pot on the stove if you prefer.

With the melted garlic butter option, you cook the garlic slightly as the butter melts, offering a more mild garlic flavor. If using the stove, the garlic butter can be cooked over low heat for a few minutes to cook out the raw garlic flavor (5-8 minutes on low heat should work; stir occasionally).

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Ways to Use Vegan Garlic Butter

There are plenty of ways to use delicious vegan garlic butter! Some of my favorites are:

  • To make cheesy vegan garlic bread
  • Sautéed with vegetables (green beans, Brussels sprouts, mushrooms, anything!)
  • As a garlic pasta sauce (toss with cooked pasta and whatever else you like)
  • On roasted potatoes (toss the melted butter with potatoes, a squeeze of lemon juice and roast)
  • Roasted with carrots (delicious and crowd-pleasing side dish!)

The possibilities are endless!

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Vegan Garlic Butter

This vegan garlic butter recipe is incredibly simple to make and completely versatile. Just choose whether you want a solid garlic spread or melted garlic butter!

5 from 4 votes. Leave a review!

Prep Time 5 minutes mins

Total Time 5 minutes mins

Servings 8 tablespoon

Calories 101 kcal

Cuisine American-inspired, Italian-inspired, Vegan

Ingredients

Solid Garlic Butter/ Spread

  • ½ cup vegan butter
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon parsley , minced
  • 1 teaspoon green onion , minced (or chives)
  • teaspoon salt

Melted Garlic Butter

  • ½ cup vegan butter
  • 2 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon parsley , minced (optional)
  • teaspoon salt

Instructions

Solid Garlic Butter/ Spread

  • If mixing by hand, let vegan butter sit out for 20-30 minutes to soften and warm closer to room temperature.

    ½ cup vegan butter

  • Mince the garlic, parsley and green onion/ chives. Stir in the garlic, parsley, green onion and salt to the softened vegan butter.

    2 cloves garlic, 1 teaspoon parsley, 1 teaspoon green onion, ⅛ teaspoon salt

  • Place butter into fridge to harden/ set.

  • This garlic butter has a strong flavor and is best served after cooking (so the garlic flavor becomes milder). If you want to serve raw, consider using half as much garlic or garlic powder to taste.

  • You can also whip all the ingredients using a hand mixer. If you do this, the butter doesn’t need to be brought to room temperature (you can whip it straight from the fridge).

Melted Garlic Butter

  • Place all ingredients into a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave in 10 second intervals, until the butter starts to sizzle a bit. Takes about 40 seconds overall, depending on the microwave.

    ½ cup vegan butter, 2 cloves garlic, 1 teaspoon parsley, ⅛ teaspoon salt

  • The garlic cooks while being heated, creating a slightly more mild flavor but it’s still quite pungent.

  • You can also melt the ingredients together in a small pot on the stove, over medium-low heat. Melt until the butter starts to sizzle a bit (or longer if you want the garlic cooked more).

Notes

Accuracy of nutrition information cannot be guaranteed (certain ingredients may not have all nutrients listed in the database); amounts may vary (and will vary depending on brands of ingredients used); all nutrition fact values rounded to the nearest whole number.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 tbsp (⅛ of recipe)Calories: 101 kcalFat: 11 gSaturated Fat: 3 gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3 gMonounsaturated Fat: 5 gSodium: 141 mgPotassium: 4 mgVitamin A: 21 IUCalcium: 2 mg

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About Nicole Stevens

Nicole is a long-time vegan with a Masters of Science in Food and Nutrition.

She helps people thrive on a vegan diet with balanced recipes.

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