Taylor’s Table Episode 158 – Butter Boards & More!


Butter Board

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • ▢3 thinly sliced garlic cloves
  • ▢1 cup (2 sticks) high quality, unsalted butter cold softened
  • ▢1/2 cup crushed nuts of choice
  • ▢1 1/2 tablespoons thinly sliced chives
  • ▢1 tablespoon torn dill sprigs
  • ▢1 orange, zested
  • ▢1 lemon, zested
  • ▢1 tablespoon sea salt flakes
  • ▢1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ▢3 tablespoons honey, for drizzling


  • Place a skillet over medium heat and add oil.
  • Once oil is hot add sliced garlic and fry for 30 seconds to 1 minute. Stir and flip garlic slices to fry on other side for an additional 30 seconds. Remove from heat and drain onto paper towels.
  • Spread cold softened butter onto a wooden board.
  • Top with crushed nuts, herbs, citrus zest, pepper flakes (if using), a good drizzle of honey and a generous sprinkle of sea salt flakes.
  • Serve with toasted bread and radishes.

Variations for Our Butter Board Recipe

  • dollops of strawberry jam and sea salt flakes
  • quartered figs, drizzle of balsamic glaze and fresh herbs
  • dollops of harissa (or chili paste of choice), roasted garlic, sea salt flakes, fresh basil leaves, and a drizzle of honey
  • drizzle of chili crisp and thinly sliced green onions
  • diced salami, dollops of whole grain mustard, chopped dried fruit (like apricots), crushed marcona almonds, and a drizzle of honey.
  • pickled red onion, fresh tarragon, fresh parsley, thinly sliced chives, and sea salt flakes

What to Serve with a Butter Board