I grew up always having some kind of soft spread on hand, but after switching to real butter, that wasn't an option. Lately, my family's been using the "spreadable butter" that is mixed with olive oil (or canola when the olive oil kind is not on sale). I am not wild about any extra canola oil in my family's diet (and we eat quite a lot of toast and butter), and I have yet to find an organic version of the butter-oil mixture.
Luckily, we ran out of spreadable butter last week, and in slight desperation at toast time, I tried this!
1 stick of butter
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil (if you don't like that olive-y taste very much, you can use light)
pinch of salt (if your butter is unsalted)
Process in food processor (mixing with a spatula does NOT work... it leaves it really lumpy)
It only takes a minute to mix.
So... why in the world have I been going out of my way to buy this stuff pre-mixed? Great question. This homemade spreadable butter tastes just like store-bought (and I can even use organic, pastured butter)!
Posted at Monday Mania at The Healthy Home Economist and Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the KitchenKop