Smoked Paprika Butter Spread

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


  • Makes

    4 tablespoons

Appears in

Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

Welcome to Claire's

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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Serve this delicious butter spread with bread sticks, crackers, or toasted bread slices, or try a bit on your corn on the cob.


  • 4 tablespoons organic butter or organic dairy-free buttery spread, cut into 4 slices
  • ¾ teaspoon smoked sweet paprika
  • Sea salt, to taste


  1. Measure the butter into a small glass bowl. Heat the butter in the microwave oven for about 7-8 seconds or until nearly melted, or carefully melt it in a small skillet over a low heat until just melted but not browned. Whisk in the smoked paprika, mixing until completely blended.
  2. Taste before adding salt; if you used salted butter, you may not need much additional salt. Turn the butter into a small bowl, using a rubber spatula to scrape the bowl or the skillet. Serve soft or chill until firm. You can store the butter in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.