Heirloom Tomato Butter with Tarragon

Heirloom Tomato Butter with Tarragon
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Heirloom Tomato Butter with Tarragon
Whole Foods Market

Heirloom Tomato Butter with Tarragon

This deliciously simple compound butter oozes with summery zest. Let a pat melt over grilled fish or slather it on boiled sweet corn. Use very ripe, very red tomatoes for best color and flavor.

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20
Servings
26
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Pound (1 large or 2 medium) red heirloom tomatoes, seeded
  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 Teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 Teaspoons finely chopped tarragon

Directions

Place the tomatoes in the bowl of a food processor and process until puréed, about 1 minute. Add the butter, salt, and pepper. Process until blended, stopping occasionally to scrape down the sides of the bowl; this may take 2 or 3 minutes.

Stir in the tarragon. Scrape into a small bowl and cover. Or, make a log of butter by spooning it onto a piece of waxed paper, folding paper over the butter and rolling it gently until you have a sausage shape, then twist the ends to seal. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 4 days. You can also wrap the log in foil and freeze for up to 3 months; thaw it in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
1g
1%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
4g
3%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
10mg
1%
Folate, total
8µg
2%
Magnesium, Mg
2mg
1%
Phosphorus, P
9mg
1%
Sodium, Na
70mg
5%
Water
1g
0%

Heirloom Tomato Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Heirloom Tomato Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.