Citrus Butter

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Dietary Interest:: no added sugar

Citrus Butter


1 1/2 cups (360 g)

Total Time:

21 Minutes





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  • 1/2 medium orange, peeled
  • 1/2 lemon with 1/4-inch-(.6 cm) thick slice of rind
  • 1/2 lime with 1/4-inch-(.6 cm) thick slice of rind
  • 8-12 sprigs fresh parsley
  • 1 cup (227 g) butter, softened


  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10.
  4. Blend for 30 seconds until smooth, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades.
  5. Roll in plastic wrap and form a log. Freeze until ready to use.

This butter is an excellent accompaniment to grilled meats and seafood.

This recipe has been written for the Vitamix 5200 with Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.

Nutritional Facts

Servings Size 1 Tablespoon

Amount Per Serving

Calories 70
Total Fat 8 g
Saturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 70 mg
Total Carbohydrate 1 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sugars 0 g
Protein 0 g