It’s Easy Being Green

The 420 holiday means a lot of things to consumers across the globe. It’s an ideal time to hang out with friends, smoke a bowl, try a new strain, advocate for legalization and be creative. Among all cannabis delivery methods, edibles can be one of the strongest and hardest-hitting, although an edible will take some time to begin working its magic—so exercise caution. That’s why implementing microdosing into your cannabis-infused food routine can change your whole approach to consuming cannabis on a daily basis. Master the art of how to properly microdose, and everyone can discreetly enjoy cannabis all day long! To really push things to the brink, CULTURE’s got a great selection of green foods that are perfect for some cannabis infusion.

 

Avocado Toast

Makes 1 serving with 5mg THC

 

Ingredients

1 slice of your favorite bread, toasted

1 ripe avocado

Salt and pepper to taste

1 teaspoon cannabis-infused oil*

2 tablespoons cream cheese

1/4 cup arugula

1 tablespoon dried cranberries

1/2 tablespoon hemp seeds

1/2 tablespoon sesame seeds

 

Instructions

  1. Cut avocado out of its shell, and mash it in a bowl. Add a few pinches of salt and pepper as desired, followed by cannabis-infused oil.
  2. Spread ample cream cheese onto toasted bread, followed by arugula and topped with mashed avocado.
  3. Top with cranberries, hemp seeds and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

 

Chicken Wrap

Makes 2 servings with 5mg THC per serving

 

Ingredients

2 large spinach tortillas

2/3 tablespoon cannabis-infused olive oil*

Salt and pepper to taste

1-2 chicken breasts

1 cup grilled mushrooms

2 cups cherry tomatoes

2 cups romaine lettuce

3 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 lime

 

Instructions

  1. Heat a frying pan to medium-high. Season both sides of chicken breast with salt, pepper and any other preferable spice. Add a drizzle of cannabis-infused olive oil to pan. Once heated, cook chicken until no longer pink in center. Remove from heat and let rest.
  2. Add another drizzle of olive oil in the same pan. Add in mushrooms and cook for three to five minutes or until tender. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. While mushrooms cook, slice cherry tomatoes in halves. Chop romaine lettuce. Slice lime into fourths.
  4. Use a fork to shred rested chicken. Place in a large mixing bowl, and mix with mayonnaise. Lightly season.
  5. Open up tortillas and place shredded chicken mixture into the center. Smooth it out. Top with ample amounts of lettuce, tomatoes and a squeeze of lime. Wrap up, and enjoy!

 

Pesto Zucchini Pasta

Makes 2 servings with 5mg THC per serving

 

Ingredients

1 package penne pasta

2 chicken breasts

1 cup pea pods

1 zucchini

1/2 cup pesto sauce (with 2/3 tablespoon cannabis-infused oil mixed in)*

A few fresh basil leaves

 

Instructions

  1. Heat water in a pot until boiling. Add salt to water, followed by pasta. Cook 10 to 15 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.
  2. Cut zucchini lengthwise, and slice thin half-moons. Prepare peas by removing peas from pod and set aside.
  3. Heat a small drizzle of olive oil in a medium-hot pan. Add zucchini and peas to pan. Cook for three to five minutes or until done, then set aside.
  4. Season chicken with salt and pepper, and place in same pan as vegetables. Cook three to five minutes per side until no more pink remains inside. Let rest for a few minutes before cutting into small bites.
  5. Strain pasta when done. Place back into pot, along with chicken, zucchini and peas. Pour in pesto sauce and mix thoroughly. Top with fresh basil leaves, and serve.

 

Green Hummus

Makes 10 servings with 3mg THC per serving

Ingredients

1/4 cup tahini

1/4 fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons cannabis-infused olive oil*

1/2 cup parsley

1/2 cup basil

1 tablespoon green onion

1 garlic clove

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 15-ounce can chickpeas

 

Instructions

  1. Combine tahini, lemon juice, infused oil, parsley, basil, green onion, garlic and salt into a high powered blender or food processor. Blend for multiple minutes until well combined. Scrape down sides.
  2. Add rinsed and drained chickpeas into the blender, blending until hummus is smooth. If it’s too thick, add water one tablespoon at a time until you get desired consistency.
  3. Serve with pita chips or other crunchy treats such as carrots and celery. Hummus will stay good for about one week in the refrigerator.

 

 

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Green Margarita

Makes 1 glass with 5mg THC

 

Ingredients

1 1/2 ounces tequila

1 ounce triple sec

1/2 ounce fresh lime juice

1/2 ounce Midori melon

1/2 ounce cannabis tincture***

Ample kosher salt for glass

 

Instructions

  1. Apply salt to the glass by wetting the rim with water, and then dipping the glass upside onto a pan of salt.
  2. Shake tequila, triple sec, lime juice, Midori and cannabis tincture. Add ice or serve chilled.

 

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Chocolate Mint Macarons

Makes about 25 macarons at 5mg THC per macaron

Ingredients

Macaron

1 1/2 cups almond flour

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

3 egg whites, room temperature

1 cup white sugar

3 tablespoons water

3 to 4 drops peppermint extract

Green food coloring, optional

 

Filling

1 cup chocolate chips

1/3 cup cannabis infused heavy cream***

1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

 

Instructions

  1. Prepare two baking sheets and line with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, sift the almond flour and powdered sugar.
  3. Using a mixer, mix the egg whites until they become foamy. Add white sugar a few tablespoons at a time. Mix until stiff peaks form. Add desired drops of peppermint extract (and green food coloring if desired). Beat until well combined.
  4. Sift bowl of almond flour and powdered sugar into the mixer. Using a spatula, gently fold the mixture onto itself until properly combined (when the batter drips from the spatula and dissolves back into the batter, then it’s ready).
  5. Place the batter into a pastry bag with a round tip, and create 1.5-inch circles on both baking sheets. Lift the baking sheets up an inch from the counter and let them drop down (this helps remove air bubbles).
  6. Let the piped macarons sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.
  7. Once the macarons have rested, place them into the oven and bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool.
  9. For the filling, heat heavy cream on a stovetop until it begins to simmer. Pour over heat resistant bowl of chocolate chips and mix thoroughly until well combined. Add peppermint extract and continue to mix until thick.
  10. Finish by piping the chocolate mixture onto the back side of a macaron, and finishing with another macaron cookie on the other end.

 

*The cannabis infused olive oil we used contained 5mg of THC per teaspoon, 15mg of THC per tablespoon.

**The cannabis tincture we used contained 10mg of THC per ounce.

***The cannabis-infused heavy cream we used contained 375mg of THC per cup.

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