Spring Cannabis Cuisine

With Spring in the air, it’s time to prepare for those backyard BBQ’s and patio cocktail parties. If you are lucky enough to live in a state with legal access to cannabis, then you have a new world of cuisine that’s open to you.

Not all cannabis edibles will get you high.

For your cannabis-infused foods to pack a buzz, they must contain activated THC. This process is called decarboxylation and is done by applying heat to cured cannabis. Fresh pot is loaded with THCa and other essential vitamins and minerals.

A pot salad is an excellent example of a way to use fresh pot leaves and buds.

Pot Leaf Salad

This treat is light and easy. All you need is some fresh cannabis leaves, a bud, and your favorite salad dressing and toppings. Break the leaves like they are lettuce. Chop the fresh bud into tiny bitesize pieces. Add your toppings and dressing and BHANG, your salad will be the talk of the town!

Pot Stem Tea

If you have a stem collection here’s what you can do with it. Take those stems and boil them in a pot of water for 5-10 mins. Remove the stems from the water (which should be green now) and discard them. Use the water to boil your tea bags. Finish your tea the way you normally would and enjoy! Add a fresh pot leaf to the glass for decoration if desired.

Cannabis-Infused Spinach Dip

Creating a cannabis infused spinach dip for your next party or simply to enjoy at home is simple! Start by grinding 5 grams of cannabis to a fine almost kief like consistency. Then add the cannabis along with 1 cup of grated mozzarella cheese, ½ cup of grated parmesan cheese, 8 oz. of cream cheese, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 bag of of thawed, frozen spinach, a pinch of pepper and a dash of salt to a slow cooker. Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on a low heat for 4 hours. Once finished all that’s left to do is enjoy!

These are just three ways to enjoy some springtime treats infused with your favorite plant. If you're new to cooking with cannabis, you should take the time to learn about the process of decarboxylation. This will be the difference between your foods having a kick or being on cloud nine. Even raw cannabis when consumed can produce intoxicating effects in some people so be sure your company know what they’re eating. Looking for spirits to accompany your cannabis spring cuisine? If so check out the Spirits section here on Viride