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5 Healthy Cannabis-Infused Salads You’ll Love

5 Healthy Cannabis-Infused Salads You’ll Love

Infused Recipes the Entire Family Can Enjoy

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There are so many ways to incorporate cannabis into your daily diet. With a bit of imagination and an appetite for healthy salads, you’ll be on your way to making some delicious cannabis-infused salad recipes in no time! So, are you ready for the challenge?

5 healthy cannabis-infused salads can easily be made from tomatoes, garlic, onion, and green peppers as the base ingredients.

The end of summer for many gardeners means an overflowing abundance of late-season veggies! We’re talking sun ripe tomatoes, peppers, onions, garlic, and fresh herbs that are perfect for non-lettuce salads. We’ll look at five very different infused salad recipes and discuss the many options for including your favorite cannabinoids and the often forgotten yet highly beneficial hemp seed products.

I use the word cannabinoids and not just THC or CBD because I’m on a mission to help others think outside of the mainstream box. With well over 100 cannabinoids contained in the cannabis plant, researchers and consumers are learning how beneficial these lesser cannabinoids are. To meet the demands of this new educated generation of cannabis connoisseurs, retailers have started making them available to us. The whole family can enjoy the benefits of these non-THC oils. Check out CBG, CBN, or even THCA.

All hemp is cannabis. If the plant tests below .3% delta-9 THC, it is called hemp.
Hemp seed oil contains a perfect heart-healthy 1:3 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 essential fatty acids.

Hemp seed products are often overlooked and not thought of as cannabis. Let’s not forget that hemp is only a trade name used to define cannabis with a very low THC level. The government chose the arbitrary number of .3% delta 9-THC or less to fall into the category of hemp. If a plant tests over the .3% limit, it’s called marijuana or cannabis. Regardless of the THC levels of the plant, the products made from the seeds of the plants don’t contain any measurable cannabinoids. The health benefits of hemp seeds and hemp seed oil are just one more reason to praise this amazing plant. Again, the whole family will benefit. 

About These Recipes

You can measure most of the ingredients in these recipes “with love” rather than with a measuring cup. Add in other vegetables you may have or prefer, and of course, leave out the ones you don’t care for.

What Forms of Cannabis and Hemp Can I Add to these salad recipes?

If you’re feeding the whole family, choose non-THC options, and you can all get the health benefits and flavor without the psychoactive effects. 

  • Cannabis-infused oil such as MCT, grapeseed, or olive oil that you make yourself.
  • Dispensary oil “tinctures” or infusions ( cannabinoids such as THC, CBN, CBG etc)
  • RSO or FECO, both homemade or from a  dispensary, added to a carrier oil. (Rick Simpson oil or full spectrum cannabis oil) 
  • CBD oil from your favorite hemp CBD company 
  • Kief, decarbed and sprinkled on like a seasoning. 
  • Fresh leaves, hemp or cannabis (Fresh allows you the benefits of THCA and CBDA) 
  • Dried cannabis or hemp leaves/trim used as you would a dried herb spice. Decarboxylate if you want activated THC.
  • Hemp Seed Oil
  • Hemp seeds! Don’t forget you can sprinkle these protein-packed seeds on just about anything.

Replace any amount of the salad oil in these recipes with cannabis oil, CBD oil, hemp seed oil or a combination.

You can slightly warm a little salad oil of your choice and mix in RSO or another concentrate to help incorporate it evenly into your recipe.

What are some other ideas you have for incorporating cannabis and hemp? We’d love to hear your ideas in the comments.

Which Salad Oils are Best? 

By definition, oils are 100% fat. Fats have gotten a bad report over the years, but healthy fats are essential to good health. Our brains are comprised of up to 70 % fat! Getting called a “fat head” isn’t such an insult after all! 

The key is to choose “good” fats and limit your intake. “Monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats are known as the “good fats” because they are good for your heart, your cholesterol, and your overall health.” They also help you feel “full” and satisfied and may help you not overeat.

Some Favorite Healthy Salad Oils:


Cannabis-Infused Salad Recipe Collection


Infused Tomato Ensalada

5 healthy cannabis-infused salads

Ingredients

  • Tomatoes – 4 small or about 2 cups. (Cherry tomatoes work great too.)
  • ½ Green pepper, sliced thin
  • Onion – red or white sliced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • Oregano, parsley, basil (fresh minced herbs are always best) 
  • Salt and pepper to taste (fresh cracked pepper is best)
  • ⅓ Cup oil 
    Replace any amount of the salad oil in these recipes with cannabis oil, CBD oil, hemp seed oil, or a combination.
  • ⅓ Cup red wine vinegar or your choice

Step 1

Cut and prepare the vegetables. Combine in a mixing bowl.

Step 2

Gather fresh herbs if available. Wash and prepare. If you’re using dried herbs, you may prefer an Italian seasoning blend. Start with a ½ teaspoon and season to your liking.

Step 3 

Mix your chosen oil and vinegar with a whisk. A handheld immersion blender or mini blender may be used. 

Step 4

Toss the salad with the oil mixture. For the best flavor, refrigerate overnight and stir periodically to mix.

Step 5

To serve, remove from the refrigerator and let the oil warm up to room temperature a bit. Stir to mix.

Pro Tip 

The longer this salad sits, the more the flavor will develop.  Cut fresh tomatoes and add to the oil mixture as needed during the week. If you use cherry tomatoes, cut them in half so that the dressing coats them.

Healthy Cannabis-Infused Salads You'll Love

Classic 3 Bean Salad with Hemp Seed Oil

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Ingredients

(most canned beans are between 14-15 ounces)

  • 1 Can of green beans
  • 1 Can of yellow wax beans
  • 1 Can of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 Onion, diced, red or white, or 1 cup 
  • 1 Green or red bell pepper, diced or 1 cup
  • 4 Stalks of celery diced or 1 cup
    Dressing:
  • ¾ Cup white sugar, or to taste
  • ⅔ Cup white vinegar
  • ⅓ Cup hemp seed oil
    Replace any amount of the salad oil in this recipe with cannabis oil, CBD oil, hemp seed oil, or a combination.
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • ½ Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon celery seed

Optional add-ins:

  • 1 can garbanzo beans (chic peas) 
  • Diced green or red peppers

Step 1

Whisk together the sugar, vinegar, spices, and oil in a large bowl. Allow the sugar to dissolve.

Step 2

Add all of the rinsed and drained beans, onion, bell pepper, and celery.

Step 3

Combine the dressing with the bean mixture. Toss gently to coat. Refrigerate overnight, and stir periodically.

Pro Tip 

Fill glass canning jar(s) with bean salad. Double the dressing portion and pour over the salad to fill the jar. This is great for storage, and you won’t need to stir periodically to coat the salad.


 Mediterranian Rice Salad

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Ingredients

  • 1 ½ Cups cooked brown rice 
  • ¼  Cup green or red bell pepper, diced
  • ½  Cup red or white sweet onion, diced
  • 2 Cloves minced fresh garlic
  • 1 Can Cannellini or white kidney beans, rinsed and drained well
  • 1 Handful of sliced cherry tomatoes 
  • Oregano, parsley, basil, Salt, and pepper to taste. ( fresh minced herbs are always best)
    For the dressing:
  • ¼ Cup Oil (4 tablespoons)
    Replace any amount of the salad oil in this recipe with cannabis oil, CBD oil, hemp seed oil, or a combination.
  • ¼ Cup Vinegar 
  • 1 Tablespoon honey or sweetener of choice (optional)
  • hemp seeds for topping

Step 1

Whisk together the vinegar, oil, and sweetener if using. If adding dried spices, mix in now. 

Step 2

Combine rice, peppers, onions, garlic, and beans. Mix well.

Step 3 

Combine the dressing with the rice mixture. Stir to coat. Gently fold in sliced cherry tomatoes. Serve at room temperature or cold. 

Pro Tip 

In a hurry? This salad comes together in a pinch by using a packet of Italian dressing mix. Sprinkle into your oil and vinegar to taste. I’ve used the Aldi dressing mix with leftover rice. You can use any rice, but the nutty flavor and chewiness of brown rice are perfect. Brown rice is certainly healthier too. Warm or cold rice works great. 


Caprese Salad (fresh tomato, basil, and mozzarella)

One of the easiest and perfect salads to make cannabis-infused is an Italian Caprese salad.
Fun Fact: the colors of a Caprese salad match the Italian flag! Green, white and red.

This salad is best eaten fresh. There really isn’t a “recipe” to measure out. Gather your ingredients and prepare this beautiful, healthy salad in minutes!

Ingredients

  • Fresh ripe tomatoes sliced thick 
  • Fresh sliced mozzarella sliced 
  • Fresh basil leaves 
  • Cannabis/hemp olive oil mixture
    Replace any amount of the salad oil in this recipe with cannabis oil, CBD oil, hemp seed oil, or a combination.
  • Balsamic vinegar glaze
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste 

Step 1

Arrange layered sliced tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil on your plate or small bowl if using cherry tomatoes.

Step 2

Combine your choice of salad oil with the desired amount of cannabis oil, CBD oil, hemp seed oil

Step 3

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Drizzle the tomato salad with the oil mixture and then the balsamic vinegar glaze. Serve immediately.


Chickpea Salad (garbanzo beans)

  • 1 Can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 
  • ½ Cup sweet red or green pepper, diced 
  • 1 Medium cucumber, diced
  • ½ Cup red or sweet onion, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar 
  • 3 Tablespoons Oil 
    Replace any amount of the salad oil in this recipe with cannabis oil, CBD oil, hemp seed oil or a combination.
  • 1 Clove garlic minced or ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • Fresh minced Oregano or ¼  tsp dried
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Hemp Seeds

Step 1

Combine chickpeas, peppers, cucumber, and onion in a mixing bowl and toss.

Step 2

Whisk together balsamic vinegar, spices, and your choice of oils. Drizzle over chickpea mixture and stir well. Sprinkle hemp seeds on top.

Refrigerate and serve!

Pro Tip

Double the dressing, add 1 drained and flaked can of albacore tuna, and you’ll have a mega protein-packed lunch! Might as well top with some cherry tomatoes while you’re at it! Enjoy!

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