Infused Balsamic Vinaigrette
Here is a simple infused balsamic vinaigrette you can use as a marinade or enjoy drizzling over your favorite salad.
Before You Begin
Before you begin: If you are infusing your recipe, you’ll need to decide if you want to use hemp flower for more CBD effects or cannabis flower for more THC effects during decarboxylation.
No worries, as in all infused recipes, you can use either of them or a bit of both if it suits you!
- 2 fresh garlic cloves (finely chopped)
- 3/4 cup cannabis-infused olive oil
How To Make Cannabis-Infused Olive Oil
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 red onion (finely chopped)
- 1-2 tablespoons raw honey
- 1 tbsp dry oregano
- 1/4 tsp mustard seed or dry mustard
- Salt (to taste)
- black pepper (to taste)
*These measurements are only a suggested guide. Please customize any recipe to use more or less to suit your personal needs.
A Note On Decarboxylation
Although raw cannabinoids have their own valuable medicinal qualities, without decarbing the flower or plant material for the infusion, cannabinoids (like THCA, and CBDA) will likely remain in their inactive acid states.
When infusing recipes, you may want to take the extra step of decarboxylation first, especially if you want the activated form of CBD or (the psychoactive effects) of your THC meds to be present.
Note: You can skip the decarboxylation process if you only want the raw cannabinoid benefits without THC/CBD activation.
For Patients Following Ayurveda: This balsamic vinaigrette dressing recipe can be enjoyably pacifying for Vata dosha on a salad or as a marinade.
How To Prepare This Dish:
- Mix all ingredients (except the cannabis oil) well.
- Whisk the cannabis-infused olive oil into the mixture
(whisk quickly but pour it in slowly)
- Store in refrigerator and enjoy