Cannabis salad, combined with cannabis infused olive oil vinaigrette, is the perfect way to elevate your dinner while enjoying cannabis raw leaf.
Cooking with cannabis infused products is having a bit of a moment in modern cuisine. Edibles affect our bodies differently, though, as they are absorbed through the liver rather than the lungs. This creates different metabolites that can pack a heavier punch than that from smoking or vaping. Also, it can take up to two hours to feel the full effect, so the best rule of thumb for cannabis cooking is 10mg stretched out across the entire meal. We recommend you start with a cannabis salad and a nice cannabis-infused olive oil dressing to get the appetite primed for the main course.
Infused Olive Oil on Cannabis Salad is the Perfect Starter
Raw cannabis is not limited to smoothies anymore. You can add leaves to your favorite greens to make a cannabis salad that is both healthy and delicious. Take it to the next level by adding in a full activated vinaigrette made from cannabis infused olive oil.
You don’t even have to be a great cook to get this right! The flavour possibilities are endless so you can adapt to please your dinner crowd. Cannabis salad is the very best way to get the health benefits of both the raw and decarboxylated medicine.
What is a Vinaigrette?
A vinaigrette is the simplest of salad dressings. Basically, it’s just a mixture of seasoned oil and vinegar or citrus juice. And that’s it! It’s basic requirements allow for a lot of wiggle room, meaning you can make a range of vinaigrettes in a variety of flavors with the same cannabis-infused olive oil. This bit is important, though: You want to decarboxylate your cannabis before using it in oil. If you forget to decarboxylate, there will be no heady feelings over the main course.
Vinaigrette has plenty of versatility as a cannabis salad dressing, or as an added dash of flavor and medication to grilled or steamed veggies, fish, poultry, or meats.
What is Decarboxylation?
Decarboxylation is the process of inducing a chemical reaction. It removes a carboxyl group and transforms raw phytocannabinoids (amazingly healthy in their own right) into the cannabinoids you know and love so much, like THC and CBD.
Raw, fresh cannabis is not psychoactive, but has plenty of other benefits, which is what makes cannabis salad so healthy. But if you’re looking for your medication alongside this, you need to heat up dried bud.
Basic Medicated Vinaigrette for Cannabis Salad
- First, ½ Cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil
- Second, ¼ cup Cannabis Olive Oil
- Third, ¼ Cup vinegar or other acid (squeezed lemon juice or lime juice)
*I prefer apple cider vinegar
Flavoring ingredients, such as mustard, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, sesame oil, walnut oil, and grated ginger, are perfect opportunities to make this salad your own. If you prefer a touch of sweetness, add stevia, honey, agave or maple syrup.
Italian Parmesan Vinaigrette
- 1- ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2- ¼ cup cannabis olive oil
- 3- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- 4- 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
- 5- 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
- 6- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 7- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 8- ¼ teaspoon sugar
- 9- pinch of salt
- 10- ground black pepper
First, combine all spices with cheese in a small bowl. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together all wet ingredients. Then, slowly add in dry ingredients, stirring to avoid a grainy texture. Store in a jar in the fridge to keep fresh. This vinaigrette pairs well with tomato, spinach, kale, salmon, zucchini. Think Mediterranean!
Likewise, this vinaigrette can be a nice topping for other Italian dishes, not just a cannabis salad. Think of it as a dipper or drizzle for pizza, or as a sauce for a seafood pasta – delicious!
- Add ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Next add ¼ cup cannabis olive oil
- Add ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon honey
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and store in a jar in the fridge. This dressing works beautifully with chicken and fish. Or, use it on a fresh cannabis salad with blueberries, walnuts, pear, spinach, red onions or leeks, mushrooms, and blue cheese or brie. Also, if you want to get maximum health, you can lightly grill your mushrooms but keep your onions raw.
Similarly, a cannabis salad with fresh strawberries, goat’s cheese, almonds, and avocado is an excellent way to use this bright vinaigrette in a ultra-healthy meal.
Experiment with your ingredients. Watermelon, pomegranate, nuts, seeds, citrus fruit, prawns – the world is your oyster! At the same time, cannabis can be a strong flavor so it may take some experimentation to find the best ratios and combinations to suit your taste buds.