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Top 10 Cannabis-Infused Recipes to Try at Home

Cannabis-infused recipes offer a fun and unique way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis while indulging in delicious foods. Here are ten simple and tasty recipes that incorporate cannabis into everyday cooking, ranging from savory dishes to sweet treats.

Cooking with cannabis can be a fun and rewarding way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis in a new and delicious form. Whether you’re looking to relax, alleviate pain, or simply enjoy a unique culinary experience, cannabis-infused recipes offer endless possibilities. This guide will provide you with simple and delicious recipes that incorporate cannabis into everyday cooking, along with some tips and tricks to get you started.

Understanding Cannabis Infusion

Before diving into recipes, it’s essential to understand how to infuse cannabis into cooking ingredients. The most common methods involve creating cannabis-infused butter (cannabutter) or oil. These infused bases can then be used in various recipes.

1. Cannabis-Infused Guacamole

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cannabis-infused olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: chopped cilantro, minced garlic, diced jalapeño

Instructions:

  1. Mash the avocados in a bowl.
  2. Add the tomato, red onion, cannabis-infused olive oil, and lime juice.
  3. Mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips or as a topping for tacos.

2. Cannabis-Infused Spaghetti Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup cannabis-infused olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions:

  1. In a large pot, heat the cannabis-infused olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and garlic, and sauté until soft and fragrant.
  3. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and water.
  4. Add the sugar, basil, fennel seeds, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, and parsley.
  5. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and let it simmer for at least an hour, stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve over your favorite pasta.

3. Cannabis-Infused Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cannabutter, melted
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the melted cannabutter and sugar until smooth.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla extract, and beat until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring until just combined.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips, if using.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and spread evenly.
  8. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  9. Let the brownies cool before cutting into squares and serving.

4. Cannabis-Infused Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries
  • 1 tablespoon cannabis-infused coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into a glass and enjoy immediately.

5. Cannabis-Infused Salad Dressing

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup cannabis-infused olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the cannabis-infused olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, and honey.
  2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Drizzle over your favorite salad and toss to coat.

6. Cannabis-Infused Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup cannabis-infused butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Boil the potatoes in a large pot of salted water until tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.
  3. Add the cannabis-infused butter, milk, and garlic.
  4. Mash until smooth and creamy.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.

7. Cannabis-Infused Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cannabis-infused butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the cannabis-infused butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar until smooth.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture, stirring until just combined.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  7. Drop tablespoon-sized balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.
  9. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

8. Cannabis-Infused Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup cannabis-infused olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed

Instructions:

  1. In a food processor, combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, cannabis-infused olive oil, tahini, garlic, cumin, and salt.
  2. Process until smooth, adding water as needed to reach the desired consistency.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl and drizzle with additional cannabis-infused olive oil if desired.
  4. Serve with pita bread, crackers, or fresh vegetables.

9. Cannabis-Infused Roasted Vegetables

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup cannabis-infused olive oil
  • 1 pound mixed vegetables (e.g., carrots, potatoes, bell peppers, zucchini), chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. In a large bowl, toss the vegetables with the cannabis-infused olive oil, garlic, rosemary, salt, and pepper.
  3. Spread the vegetables in an even layer on a baking sheet.
  4. Roast for 25-30 minutes, or until tender and golden brown, stirring halfway through.
  5. Serve hot.

10. Cannabis-Infused Mac and Cheese

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup cannabis-infused butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Cook the macaroni according to the package instructions, then drain and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt the cannabis-infused butter over medium heat.
  3. Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes, until golden.
  4. Gradually whisk in the milk, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the shredded cheddar cheese until melted and smooth.
  6. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika if using.
  7. Add the cooked macaroni to the cheese sauce and stir until well combined.
  8. Serve hot.

Conclusion

These ten cannabis-infused recipes provide a delightful way to enjoy the benefits of cannabis in your everyday meals. From savory dishes like roasted vegetables and mac and cheese to sweet treats like brownies and chocolate chip cookies, there’s something for everyone. Remember to start with a low dose, be patient, and enjoy your culinary creations responsibly.

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