15 Superb Food Recipes Infused with Cannabis
This article originally appeared on myfoli.com
Forget "pot brownies." While this classic cannabis concoction is still immensely popular, there are plenty of other recipes that include cannabis plant on the list of ingredients.
They’re not only delicious, they also allow you to enjoy the benefits of THC and CBD.
The world of edible cannabis has nearly limitless possibilities. Whether you’re looking for main courses, desserts, drinks, or desserts, there's a cannabis-inspired recipe to suit your needs.
When searching for marijuana recipes, you'll find a couple of products on the list of ingredients, including:
The process of creating canna-oil involves decarboxylating raw cannabis (basically, heating it in the oven), tossing it into a saucepan with oil, then straining out the plant material. What you'll be left with is a simple, potent base for cooking.
The process of creating canna-butter is similar to the above process, and involves decarboxylating the weed in the oven, placing it into a saucepan with butter and water, straining the canna-butter, and refrigerating it.
Get creative and try these amazing cannabis food recipes.
Certain types of foods - including pasta, meat, and potatoes - are staples in many people's lives. And while entrees are meant to nourish our bodies, there's no reason why they can't tempt our palates too.
Here are a few cannabis-infused dishes you absolutely need to try.
Pasta is a staple in most people’s diet. It’s filling, tasty, and affordable. Gnocchi, in particular, is especially hearty, and with this recipe from Munchies, you’ll also be left with the benefits of cannabis too.
3 baking potatoes
1 tbsp olive oil
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp baking powder
3 cups flour
Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Boil the potatoes with the skin on in salted water. Once done, remove the skin and finely mash them.
Mix all products together with a wooden spoon, then knead the mixture on a floured cutting board. Roll out the dough into thick squares and cut them into small pieces. Roll the pieces and press into one side with the back side of a fork.
Boil as many pieces as you wish to eat at one sitting for a few minutes until they rise to the top of the water, and place all remaining gnocchi in a plastic bag for future use. Strain and rinse the gnocchi, and top them with your favorite sauce or grated cheese.
Another classic dish, this recipe has been tweaked by Culinary Cannabis to include some cannabis.
2 15 oz cans black beans, drained
2 15 oz cans black-eyed peas, drained
2 15 oz cans dark red kidney beans, drained
2 sweet onions, chopped
8-12 plum tomatoes, chopped
1/3 cup dry red wine
1-2 pounds chopped beef
1-2 tbsp cumin
2 tbsp chili powder
1-2 tbsp dried chili flakes
3 tbsp Lea and Perrins
3-4 large tbsp marijuana butter
Place all the beans in a large pot and cook under low heat. After a couple of minutes, add the spices, wine, and Lea and Perrins. Stir occasionally for about 30 minutes to an hour, then add the tomatoes and onions.
In a separate wok, add a few cloves of garlic, then stir-fry the beef with a dollop of extra virgin olive oil. Once browned, add the beef to the pot of beans.
Allow the chili to simmer slowly for 1 to 2 hours over low heat while stirring occasionally. Add the melted cannabis a few minutes before serving.
3. Pizza with Cannabis Oil Crust
Classic pizza is getting an additional ingredients tossed into the mix thanks to this recipe variation from Cannabis.info.
1 1/2 cups flour, sifted
2 tbsp cannabis-infused olive oil
2 tsp granulated yeast
1 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
Place all dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix together, then create a divot at the top. Pour the marijuana-infused oil into the divot.
With a knife, mix in some warm water to make a dough, making sure to add a little at a time to reach the right consistency. If it's too wet, add some flour to dry it up.
With flour on your hands, knead the dough for about a minute, then cover the bowl with a plate or towel and let it sit for at least an hour to allow the dough to rise.
Lightly grease a pizza tray and add the dough. Press out the dough towards the edges to cover the tray evenly. Spread the sauce over top, then add the mozzarella and basil.
Bake in the oven at 400°F for 25 to 30 minutes.
4. Mac, Cannabis & Cheese
Swapping traditional butter with canna-butter makes this classic dish, tweaked by The Cannabist, somewhat unique.
1/2 lb elbow macaroni or shells
1 tbsp canola oil
1 tsp salt
Cheese Sauce Ingredients:
5 tbsp cannabutter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
3 cups milk, warmed
4 oz mozzarella, grated
8 oz medium cheddar, grated
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 cup breadcrumbs
1 tbsp canola oil or canna-oil
2 oz cheddar, grated
Onion Rings Ingredients:
1 cup canola oil
1 onion, peeled and sliced
Heat oven to 375°F. Boil macaroni in salted water according to its directions, usually around 8 to 12 minutes, then drain.
In a small saucepan, melt the canna-butter, then add the flour and cook for about 5 minutes, whisking constantly. Add the warm milk and cook for another minute until thickened, then add the cheese, salt, paprika, pepper and nutmeg. Add the cooked macaroni and mix, then add the mixture to 6 to 8 buttered ramekins.
In a small bowl, mix the canola oil, breadcrumbs, and cheddar, then sprinkle over top of the macaroni mixture. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes.
In a medium saucepan, heat the oil, then add the onion rings and cook for about 5 minutes or until golden brown. Place the onion rings on top of the ramekins and serve.
5. Cannabis Sesame Honey Lime Chicken Wings
Chicken wings are a classic dish to serve up at large gatherings. They’re relatively easy to make, and they’re a crowd pleaser.
This particular recipe concocted by Cannabis Cheri takes a spin on things, tossing in a little lime juice, honey, sriracha sauce, and of course, cannabis.
Snacks and Quick Bites
It's tough to go between meals without putting a little something in our mouths and settling our grumbling tummies. With these snack recipes, you can keep hunger at bay, satisfy your cravings, and even add a little marijuana to your life to reap its many rewards.
Give any one of these snack recipes a try.
6. Cannabis-infused Guacamole
The classic avocado-based dip has been spun to include cannabis oil. Cannadish has created their own version of guacamole, and it’s pretty easy - simply mash some avocado with cannabis oil, then stir in chopped tomatoes, onions, cilantro and lemon juice (although as guacamole purists, we’d have to recommend using lime juice) .
7. Cannabis Popsicles
Easy to make and totally refreshing, popsicles make the perfect treat on a hot sizzling day.
This recipe from Original Weed Recipes combines mangos (or any fruit of your choice), yogurt, and little bit of what they refer to as “medicated” coconut oil.
8. Cannabis Fruit Galette
A fancy name for pancakes, “galette” may be a simple recipe, but it’s taste is anything but. For this cannabis fruit galette recipe from Sous Weed, you’ll be filling the galette with a variety of fruits, blackberry jam, and lemon verbena.
To top things off, a dollop of whipped cream completes a truly delectable dessert.
9. Rosemary Mashed Potatoes with Cannabis
Eat Your Cannabis has put its own spin on traditional mashed potatoes by including canna-butter in place of olive oil or animal butter.
4 large potatoes, cubed
1/2 cup canna-milk
4 tbsp cannabutter
2 tbsp fresh rosemary, minced
Salt and pepper
Boil water in a large saucepan, then add the cubed potatoes. Boil for 10 minutes, then drain the water, leaving the potatoes in the saucepan.
Add the canna-butter and canna-milk, and mash into the potatoes until smooth. Add the rosemary, salt, and pepper to taste.
10. Cannabis Artichoke Dip
You’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t like artichoke dip. Just about anything can be dipped into this dish, making it a universal dip to serve with various appetizers.
Wake and Bake’s take on artichoke dip calls for a few cashews, mustard, swiss chard, artichoke hearts, and some marijuana-infused walnut oil.
No meal is complete without a sweet treat to top things off right. Try these marijuana-inspired dessert recipes to satisfy your sweet tooth.
11. Cannabis Caramels
You might be able to find traditional caramels at the grocery store, but you won’t likely find any infused with cannabis.
This easy-to-make recipe from Original Weed Recipes combines canna-butter along with corn syrup, brown sugar, and vanilla for a tasty treat.
12. Cannabis Snickerdoodles
Snickerdoodles might be the most commonly baked cookies in the world. Original Weed Recipes’ version takes the classic recipe known to millions of grandmothers and simply substitutes regular butter with canna-butter.
Sugar and cinnamon (to roll the cookies in)
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Cut the canna-butter into smaller pieces and melt it in the microwave for a few seconds.
Pour the flour into the melted canna-butter and mix until no lumps are visible. Add the egg and stir until it turns into dough. Take small pieces of the dough and roll them into your hands to form balls. Roll the balls into the sugar and cinnamon and place them onto a baking tray.
Bake it for 8 to 12 minutes and allow to cool before serving.
13. Cannabis Donut Holes
Just as good as the whole donut, donut holes are just enough to satisfy our sugar cravings.
This recipe from Munchies adds canna-butter to the mix, along with conventional ingredients like flour, sugar, and eggs.
14. Chocolate Cannabis Peanut Butter Bars
There may never be a more perfect union than chocolate and peanut butter, and these bars from Original Weed Recipes cleverly sneaks THC-cannabis flower alongside the chocolate, peanut butter, sugar, flour, and eggs.
15. Cheesecake with Cannabis
A delicacy in the dessert sphere, cheesecake is a timeless treat that can take on various forms, including chocolate, fruit, or simply plain. The Weed Scene’s take on cheesecake involves adding canna-butter, in addition to cheesecake recipe staples like cream cheese, sugar, flour, and, of course, the graham cracker crust.
With so many different recipes out there with THC-laden or CBD-rich marijuana, there's no reason why you can't enjoy your favorite dishes or desserts while taking advantage of the medicinal and wellness benefits of the plant. Use your imagination, get creative and give any one of these cannabis-inspired recipes a try!
This article originally appeared on myfoli.com