A weed salad is a great edible recipe perfect for all of our healthy eating cannabis connoisseur readers.
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What is a “weed salad”?
Millions of cannabis lovers, including you, have probably made at least one, whether you know it or not.
A “salad” is when you mix and smoke up two or more different strains of cannabis blended together in the same bowl.Shop flower deals and make your own weed salad
The term appeared in Urban Dictionary in 2009, though every circle names it different. Weed lovers report salads being called:
- The blendo
- Mendo blendo
- Grower’s surprise
- House party
- Spring mix
- One fancy industry person calls it her “estate blend.”
Salads are a simple and nutritious way to consume acidic cannabinoids. They’re also versatile. Depending on the season, you can create a variety of combinations with fresh produce.
It’s important to note that including healthy fats such as avocado or chia seeds are key when making a raw cannabis salad. Why? Raw cannabis can be mildly irritating to the digestive track. Although this side effect is rare, it is possible. One way you can counteract this effect is by incorporating a balanced blend of ingredients. This way, your body is able to easily digest cannabis alongside other ingredients such as apples, blueberries, carrots, and other nutritious foods. This will also help offset the bitter quality of raw cannabis.
In addition, only consume clean raw cannabis. In its raw form, cannabis can contain microbes such as salmonella and ecoli. To ensure your cannabis is clean, soak the leaves in cold water for at least five minutes. For an extra precaution, add apple cider vinegar to the mix. The apple cider vinegar will help eliminate harmful bacteria. Keep in mind that any raw cannabis recipe should start with clean leaves. Otherwise, you risk ingesting unwanted pesticides, fungicides, and other harmful microbes.
Can you put marijuana in a salad?
Definitely, it’s very healthy for you, but it won’t get you high.
Consuming raw cannabis is, believe or not, a very popular and very healthy food. The buds are better left consumed in other methods, such as smoking, but the leaves are used in a wide variety of other foods, including salads, salsas, dressings, sandwiches, sauces and even popsicles. Similarly, the stems should not be eaten either. They contain layers of cystolith hairs composed of calcium carbonate that can be irritating to the throat if swallowed.
Raw cannabis leaves can have a very bitter taste, comparable to arugula, and are usually best combined with other, sweeter foods. Apples, blueberries and carrots are commonly eaten alongside cannabis, and help offset the bitter taste. The nutritious vitamins and phytocannabinoid acids found in cannabis leaves are commonly combined with healthy fats, such as avocado or chia seeds, to help offset the rare chance that the leaves cause irritation in the digestive tract.
EDIBLE WEED SALAD
- 3-4 cups mixture salad greens and edible weeds (dandelion leaves and flower petals, cleavers, plantain, chickweed, speedwell etc)
- 2 eggs, boiled, chopped
- ½ avocado, sliced
- good handful tamari seeds (I toast sunflower and pumpkin seeds then drizzle them with tamari)
- crumbled feta cheese
Put the salad greens and edible weeds into a bowl. If using cleavers then chop finely before scattering over the greens. I also added in some parsley and apple mint as well as some calendula and dandelion petals. Top with the avocado, eggs, seeds and feta before dressing with your favourite dressing or simply drizzling with a good quality olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. Enjoy, often!
The piece de resistance of a great Caesar Salad is always its dressing. Our Cannabis Caesar Salad dressing transforms romaine lettuce, a simple, single ingredient into something sensational. Create Your Cannabis Caesar Salad Today!
- 1 1/2 Tablespoon Cannabis Oil
- 6 Cloves Garlic minced
- 3/4 Cup Mayonnaise
- 6 Tablespoons Grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
- 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- Also 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice
- 1/4 Cup Olive Oil
- 4 Cups Bread Cubed
- 1 Head Romaine Lettuce, Chopped
- Salt and Pepper To Taste
- Mince 3 cloves of garlic, and combine in a small bowl with mayonnaise, anchovies, 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan cheese, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, and lemon juice.
- Add cannabis oil to the dressing.
- Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cut the remaining 3 cloves of garlic into quarters, and add to hot oil. Cook and stir until brown, and then remove garlic from pan. Add bread cubes to the hot oil. Cook, turning frequently, until lightly browned. Remove bread cubes from oil, and season with salt and pepper.
- Place lettuce in a large bowl. Toss with dressing, remaining Parmesan cheese, and seasoned bread cubes.
- Serve the Cannabis Caesar Salad
To chop or to tear?
Some prefer to chop their Romaine oh so delicately with a sharp knife. Others will tell you that tearing the lettuce by hand allows for little niches to snag the dressing ensuring flavour in every bite. Others pay no mind at all to how they ready their lettuce. Something tells me all will be forgotten once the THC oil kicks in. How do you prepare your Caesar salad lettuce?
Oil or creamy dressing?
It is likely that at some point you will experience an oil only Caesar Salad dressing. In fact, many people believe that this is the only way to serve Caesar salad. Others will tell you that this is not a Caesar Salad dressing at all. Their belief is that a Caesar Salad dressing is creamy, thick, with only a touch of oil. You will soon see that we enjoy a combination dressing. Our rendition is rich and creamy with a healthy dose of cannabis oil for balance.
Here are a couple ideas of when to serve your Cannabis Caesar Salad:
Make this crowd-pleasing Cannabis Caesar Salad the feature at your next dinner event. Why not pay tribute to its heritage and serve it alongside our savoury Cannabis Chili Con Carne or Cannabis Guacamole?
In addition, Cannabis Caesar Salad is hearty enough to serve at any meal. If you’re creating a light lunch, or a full cannabis meal, this salad is perfect for any time of day. Consider adding protein to satiate a salacious appetite. Add chicken to your Cannabis Caesar salad. If you’re a seafood fan, cannabis infused Caesar salad works well with cannabis oil tossed garlic shrimp.