It’s here, the few week window when ramps make their seasonal debut. This scallion like, spring onion has a slight onion flavor and adds delicate flavors to any dish. I have been chopping and throwing them in salads, potato dishes and pastas and just as I am savoring their sweet goodness, I start to anticipate the weeks to come when they are no more. Enter ramp butter!
I was doing some research about how to preserve the ramp flavors all year long and came across this ramp butter recipe from Bon Appetit and had to make my own.
1 and 1/3 cup of vegan butter, Earth Balance is my favorite
10 ramps, cleaned and finely chopped
1 teaspoon of salt
Sprinkle of black pepper
In a food processor, pulse all ingredients until a butter texture is formed
Store in a glass jar for easy access to this creamy and fresh butter all week long or roll in wax paper and freeze to remind you of spring anytime of the year!