For those of us who prefer to eat cannabis instead of smoking or vaping, these days we have many options. When recreational cannabis was first legalized (and even to this day), popular edibles could be found in the form of the famous brownies, suckers, and other candies like gummies or lemon drops.
However, some people prefer healthier options. And some just don’t have a sweet tooth.
Luckily, cannabis-infused ingredients for cooking are now being sold in dispensaries so we can make our own recipes. If you come across infused butter, coconut, canola or olive oil, flour, honey, milk, or even barbeque sauce, it may just be the perfect time to grab some and hit the kitchen with these savory cannabis-infused recipes!
Now that cannabis is legal in many parts of the world both medicinally and recreationally, edibles have become a favourite way of indulging. Most think of THC laced brownies and cookies and other sweets when it comes to this, but we are here to open your eyes and reveal 9 savoury CBD-infused edibles you can make yourself at home. From pasta to chips, you’ll be amazed at these easy recipes.
In the past decade, laws around the world regarding cannabis have been changing rapidly. In many European countries, marijuana has been decriminalized, and in some cases legalized for medicinal and recreational purposes.
These changes have been welcomed by both seasoned and first-time cannabis users. The ability to buy and sell marijuana legally has made a wider variety of strains available to consumers. It has also made it easier for consumers to know exactly what they’re getting.
These options have also encouraged many cannabis users to try new approaches. For example, THC and CBD-infused edibles are a popular choice for veterans and rookies alike.
But if you hear “CBD-infused edibles,” and immediately think of brownies or cookies, think again. There are plenty of awesome savoury treats you can make with CBD as well. Let’s take a closer look at 9 of our favourites.
About CBD edibles
Before we get into the specifics about our favourite CBD-infused edibles, let’s first take a closer look at what they are. Understanding this will help you make an informed choice about which edibles are right for you.
CBD vs. THC
So what is CBD anyway? And how is it different from other types of cannabis products?
CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) are both cannabinoids. They are also two of the most common, and most important, compounds present in marijuana.
The main difference between THC and CBD is that THC is psychoactive, while CBD is not. This means that THC gets you high: it can give you the giggles, impacts your perception of time, and can make you feel relaxed. For some users, it can also cause side effects, like anxiety and paranoia.
By contrast, CBD is popular among medicinal users, because it can help combat anxiety and depression. It also reduces inflammation and can treat chronic conditions like multiple sclerosis. It has even been shown to be an effective treatment for rare childhood seizures.
Why CBD-infused edibles?
If you’re familiar with high THC strains of marijuana, then you probably know that ingesting cannabis is often more intense than smoking it. This is because the body breaks down THC differently when it is eaten and digested than when it is smoked.
Because it does not have psychoactive properties, however, this heightened intensity is not as much of a concern with CBD. If you choose a CBD oil with only trace amounts of THC and make the edibles yourself, you can enjoy the great benefits that CBD has to offer while also enjoying a great snack.
CBD-infused edibles are a great choice for folks who don’t care for using a vaporizer. They’re also a good option for people who take CBD medicinally and want to switch things up a bit.
Spicy CannaHoney Sriracha Wings
While these wings are a bit sweet, they have more of a spicy zing to them! And let’s just be honest – these spicy wings are nothing like candy. If you’re in the mood to impress guests with an infused dinner, these wings will be gone lickety-split.
Barbeque Chicken Pizza
This isn’t your average pizza. It’s got chicken covered in cannabis-infused sweet and tangy barbeque sauce, onions, and a generous covering of melted cheese nestled on top of a thick homemade crust that’s perfect for satisfying the munchies. Whether you’re sharing with friends or making it just for yourself, this recipe is sure to deliver.
Barbeque Tofu Sandwich
For those that prefer healthy meatless fare packed with savory goodness, these barbeque tofu sandwiches are infused with your favorite herb via Infused Barbeque Sauce and are perfect for both vegans and vegetarians.
Mari Mahi Mahi Tacos
Mahi Mahi Tacos with infused canola oil and salsa are healthy, packed with nutrients, and will satisfy your taste buds. They’re easy to make with most of the work being chopping up veggies. You can choose to switch the ingredients easily to suit your taste buds – and cooking time is only about eight minutes.
Baked Bud Bacon
That’s right – you can infuse your morning bacon with cannabis. It gives a different meaning to the phrase “wake and bake”! The recipe is simple and requires only that you have ground, decarboxylated cannabis and some bacon strips! You sprinkle the cannabis on the bacon and as it cooks, the natural fats from the meat ensure the cannabinoids infuse the bacon.
We have a recipe that involves frying without vaporizing THC and CBD. The trick is to fry fast as the cannabinoids remain safe within the inside of each jalapeno. These make a great snack on game day or as an appetizer for barbecues. And the best thing is, you can experiment using different cheeses or adding other delicious ingredients into the Canna Cream Cheese before stuffing the jalapenos.
Salmon & CannaHoney-Mango Salsa
The combination of mangoes and honey truly combine effortlessly in this recipe, giving the salmon entrée a sweet and citrusy flavor that can only be described as divine. A variation of this recipe requires a grill to sear the fish over coals, giving it a rich smoky taste. This might be sweet, but it’s also quite savory and delicious.
Mari Mac & Cheese
If you want to know the simplest and quickest way to create cannabis-infused macaroni and cheese, look no further. Really – all you need to do is use CannaMilk when making box mac & cheese – or CannaButter (or both for extra potency!). However, we do have a homemade recipe you can try out for yourself.