Lemon Dijon Butter

Love butter but looking for something tangy and out of the ordinary? I have you covered with this easy Dijon Lemon Butter recipe!

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What Makes This Butter Amazing?

  • It’s Citrusy! Citrus is a perfect pairing to add brightness that contrasts beautifully with the tanginess of the Dijon and the richness of the butter.
  • Can Be Completely Homemade. While you can use store-bought butter for this recipe, you can also simply make butter in your blender in under 5 minutes!
  • Adds Flavor to Any Savory Meal. You can spread this flavorful butter on bread, use it to top steaks, or incorporate it into other recipes that call for butter.
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  • Butter – In order to fully incorporate all of the Dijon lemon butter ingredients, it’s easiest if you use room-temperature butter. Just make sure it’s not melted.
  • Lemon – For this butter recipe, we use both lemon zest and lemon juice. I always prefer to use fresh lemon juice rather than the bottled variety — its flavor is way more fresh.
  • Dijon mustard – If you have a favorite brand, feel free to use it. Any brand will work here.
  • Fresh parsley – This gives a touch of color and an herbaceous bite to your Dijon lemon butter.
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  • Seasoning – If you want some extra flavor, you could add minced rosemary, fresh dill, Italian seasoning, or thyme. You could even add some shallots or cloves of garlic for a bit of sweet zip.
  • Spice it up – To add a little kick, stir in some fresh cracked black pepper or mustard powder.
  • Saltiness – If you started with unsalted butter you may want to sprinkle in some kosher salt or sea salt. Just season to taste.
  • Umami – Add some umami flavor with a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce or a bit of anchovy paste.
  • Get saucy – To make Dijon lemon butter into a lemon butter sauce, simply melt the butter over low heat and add 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 1 tablespoon water, whisking into the melted butter.
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How to Make Dijon Lemon Butter

  1. Use the whisk attachment of a handheld mixer or stand mixer. Whip room temperature butter, scraping down sides as needed.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and mix until fully combined.
  3. Chill for 15 minutes to 3 days.
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How to Use Dijon Lemon Butter

You can put a dollop of this butter on top of nearly any warm food for an instant upgrade! Spread it onto rolls, use it as a fun variation to maitre d’hotel butter for steak frites, or use it to season juicy chicken breasts, pork chops, or salmon. You can even form ground beef patties around individual slices for moist and decadent burgers!

This butter is a great way to jazz up veggies, too. Try it on green beans, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, or carrots.

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You can store this butter right in a container or jar, or you can mold it into a log and wrap it with parchment paper before placing it in a resealable bag or wrapping it with plastic wrap.

Make Ahead

You can make this simple butter ahead of time and store it in the freezer or refrigerator until when you need it.


This flavored butter can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for up to a week. Butter does typically last longer, but since we’ve added fresh ingredients, it doesn’t have as long of a fridge life.


Butter is freezer-friendly, so wrap it well and freeze for up to 6 months.

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Lemon Dijon Butter Recipe

4.47 from 13 votes
Dijon Lemon Butter is a compound butter recipe that can easily be transformed into a Dijon Lemon Butter sauce and served on chicken, salmon and more! Zesty, fresh citrus flavor! 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4



  • Use the whisk attachment of a hand held mixer or stand mixer. Whip the butter for 1-2 minutes, scraping down sides as needed.
  • Add the lemon zest, lemon juice, mustard, parsley and salt, mixing until well combined.
  • Refrigerate for 15 minutes to 3 days for flavors to marry.
  • If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or star ratings!


Calories: 103 kcal, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 7 g, Cholesterol: 30 mg, Sodium: 115 mg, Vitamin A: 355 IU, Vitamin C: 1.2 mg, Calcium: 3 mg
Author: Chef Jessica Anne
Calories: 103
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: compound butter, lemon butter
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Chef Jessica Anne Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal, Mashed and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    I’m obsessed with this! It’s so good on crackers, toast, sandwiches, and we had it on burgers too! So good.

  2. 5 stars
    What a fantastic recipe! I love the citrusy mustard flavor, and this is our new favorite sandwich spread.

  3. 5 stars
    This is my new favorite compound butter flavor!! I used it to toast up some bread and also put it over grilled veggies for dinner and it was DELICIOUS!!!

  4. 5 stars
    Genius combo and so perfect on my sourdough bread last night! The simplest recipes are always the best. And thanks for the homemade butter recipe link too!