A weed salad is a great edible recipe perfect for all of our healthy eating cannabis connoisseur readers. This delicious edible recipe serves 2 and takes 20 minutes to make.
If you’re just skimming this post, make sure to check out the potency calculator near the bottom. It will help you determine the total mg THC per serving.
A Salad From Edible Weeds
In the spring, our yards begin to green up and fill in with wonderful foliage.
Some of us attempt to limit the spread of weeds by killing or pulling them. Really, a weed is just another plant that happens to be in the wrong place.
However, I welcome weeds, especially weeds that I can eat. Many plants that we consider to be weeds are, in fact, herbs. They have many culinary as well as medicinal properties.
In my yard, I have quite a few edible weeds. Spring is the best time to make a salad from them, too. The leaves are young and tender. As they get older, they tend to get more bitter-tasting, so it’s best to use young leaves.
Before going out and picking weeds, make 100% sure you know exactly what you are picking. Look at pictures and guidebooks to help you. If there is any doubt, do not pick a plant—better safe than sorry!
Wherever you pick weeds, be certain that no one has used pesticides or herbicides on them.
Where does this incredible dish stem from?
Although many attribute its origin to Italy, the Caesar Salad actually hails from Mexico. A restaurateur by the name of Caesar Cardini is the imagination behind this incredible grub. It’s hard to believe that this dish from Tijuana, Mexico (1920) is hugely popular today.
There are a few debates about the proper creation of this salad.
As with many recipes that are past down through the ages, there are constant debates on how to create the perfect Caesar Salad. Perhaps you would like to weigh in in the comments below? Let us know what side of the arguments you settle on.
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.
Create Your Cannabis Caesar Salad Today!
Follow the recipe below to infuse you caesar dressing with THC oil or CBD oil. Hit us up in the comments with any protein recommendations. Tag us in a picture of your delicious dish on social media.
- 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
Here’s What You’re Going to Need
To make a weed salad, you’re going to need to make infused salad dressing. This is not an ingredient that you will find at your local grocery store which means you’re going to need to make this at home. Luckily, we have a comprehensive guide to making cannabis salad dressing here.
You’re also going to need some equipment
- Baking sheet
- Large bowl
- 2 thick slice bread cut into cubes
- 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 small head romain lettuce cored, outer leaves discarded, and heart cut into 1 & a 1/2 inch pieces
- 6 tbsp cannabis salad dressing
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 tbsp parmesan graded
- 1 cup grilled chicken optional
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, season bread cubes with salt, pepper, and the olive oil. Bake until golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Let croutons completely cool.
- On a cutting board, combine garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Transfer to a large bowl and whisk in lemon juice. Gradually whisk in 6 tablespoons of cannabis salad dressing. Season with pepper. Just before serving, add croutons and lettuce. top with Parmesan.(add grilled chicken if you are using that)
Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 622mg | Potassium: 852mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 27339IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 4mg
2 thoughts on “How to Make a Weed Salad”
I have an amazing array of weeds in the forest behind my house and have only just started learning about their health benefits. I wish I had a neighbor like you here in Massachusetts to help guide me through this learning process. I’ve made a few wild salads to the horror of my husband, but I refuse to eat the garbage in the grocery stores and don’t believe their Organic Claims. Thank you for sharing such health saving information.
Extremely wonderful article and I think all people would love to know that plants that are called weeds are actually delicious food that doesn’t cost anything. Thank you extremely for the article and for everything that you do.