How to Cook With CBD Oil: 3 Easy CBD Recipes You Can Make at Home - Enecta.en

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Basics of Cooking with CBD

Cooking with CBD is an emerging culinary art that not only enhances the enjoyment of food and beverages but also leverages the health benefits of cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid derived from the hemp plant, known for its potential relaxing and anti-inflammatory properties. Before diving into the world of CBD cooking, it's important to understand some basic aspects. These include selecting the right CBD product, the proper dosage and potency, the effects of CBD when cooking, and integrating CBD into your daily diet.

Selecting the Right CBD Product

When choosing the right CBD product for cooking, there are a few key factors to consider:

Type of CBD Product:

  • CBD Oil: Ideal for cooking as it is easy to dose and integrates well into recipes.
  • CBD Isolate: A pure, crystalline powder that can be easily mixed into foods and drinks.
  • Full-Spectrum CBD: Contains all cannabinoids from the hemp plant, potentially leading to an "entourage effect."

Quality and Purity:

  • Choose products from reputable manufacturers that provide lab reports.
  • Ensure the product is free from pesticides, heavy metals, and other contaminants.


  • Some CBD products may have an earthy or grassy taste. Select a product that complements the flavors of your recipes.

Dosage and Potency

The right CBD dosage is crucial to achieve the desired effects without overdoing it:

Start Low, Go Slow:

  • Begin with a low dose, especially if you are new to CBD.
  • A common starting dose is between 5-10 mg of CBD per serving.

Calculate Potency:

  • Note the concentration of the CBD product to calculate the right amount for your recipes.
  • Example: If your CBD oil contains 1000 mg of CBD in a 30 ml bottle, 1 ml equals approximately 33 mg of CBD.

Adjust the Dose:

  • Adjust the dosage based on individual needs and desired effects.
  • Keep track of how you feel after consumption to find the ideal dose.

Effects of CBD When Cooking

The effects of CBD can be influenced by the cooking process:


  • Avoid high temperatures as CBD can break down above 160-180°C.
  • Add CBD oil best after cooking or use it in recipes that do not require high heat.


  • Combining CBD with fats can improve absorption in the body.
  • Examples: Use CBD oil in salad dressings, sauces, or baking with butter or coconut oil.

Integrating CBD into Your Diet

CBD can be integrated into your daily diet in various ways:

Simple Recipes:

  • Start with simple recipes like smoothies, salads, or teas to get used to the taste and effects of CBD.

Increase Versatility:

  • Experiment with CBD in different dishes, from appetizers to main courses and desserts.

Regular Intake:

  • For consistent effects, it's beneficial to incorporate CBD regularly into your diet.

Making Cannabis Butter

Cannabis butter is simply butter infused with cannabinoids, particularly CBD. It allows you to enjoy the benefits of CBD in a wide range of recipes without significantly altering the taste or texture of the food. Making cannabis butter requires only a few ingredients and some simple steps, but it’s important to proceed carefully to ensure the potency and quality of the butter.

Ingredients and Equipment

To make cannabis butter, you will need the following ingredients and equipment:


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 ounce decarboxylated CBD-rich cannabis flowers (or the equivalent amount of CBD oil or isolate)


  • Baking sheet and aluminum foil (for decarboxylation)
  • Saucepan or double boiler
  • Strainer or cheesecloth
  • Storage container (e.g., a jar with a lid)

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Decarboxylation of Hemp Flowers

  • Preheat your oven to 115°C.
  • Crumble the cannabis and spread it evenly on a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil.
  • Bake the flowers in the preheated oven for 30-40 minutes to convert the inactive form of CBD (CBDa) into active CBD.

Step 2: Melting the Butter

  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat or in a double boiler to prevent burning.

Step 3: Adding the Decarboxylated Hemp Flowers

  • Add the decarboxylated cannabis to the melted butter.
  • Let the mixture simmer on low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally. The temperature should not exceed 90°C to avoid destroying the cannabinoids.

Step 4: Straining and Cooling

  • Pour the mixture through a strainer or cheesecloth to remove the solid parts of the cannabis.
  • Squeeze the cheesecloth well to extract as much butter as possible.
  • Pour the filtered butter into a storage container and let it cool to room temperature. Then store in the refrigerator.

Storage and Use


  • Store the cannabis butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will keep for up to 2 weeks.
  • For longer storage, you can freeze the butter. It will keep in the freezer for several months.


  • Replace regular butter in your recipes with cannabis butter. Pay attention to the CBD dosage.
  • Start with small amounts and adjust the quantity as needed to achieve the desired effect.

CBD Recipes

Now that you know the basics of cooking with CBD and how to make cannabis butter, it’s time to try some delicious and easy-to-make CBD recipes. This chapter features three different recipes that show how versatile CBD can be in the kitchen. From sweet treats to savory main dishes, these recipes are designed to maximize the health benefits of cannabis while delighting your taste buds.

Recipe 1: CBD-Infused Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate brownies are a classic dessert that becomes even more irresistible with the addition of CBD. This recipe is perfect for those looking for a sweet way to incorporate CBD into their diet.


  • 1/2 cup cannabis butter (see previous chapter)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

Step-by-Step Instructions

Preheat Oven and Prepare Pan:

  • Preheat the oven to 175°C.
  • Lightly grease a square baking pan (about 20x20 cm).

Prepare Batter:

  • Melt the cannabis butter in a large saucepan over low heat.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth.
  • Add cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder, stirring until well combined.


  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan.
  • Bake the brownies in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let the brownies cool in the pan before cutting them into pieces.

Serving Suggestions and Dosage Tips

  • Serve the brownies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
  • Be mindful of the CBD dosage: start with a small piece and wait at least an hour before consuming more to gauge the effects.

Recipe 2: CBD Pesto Pasta

This CBD pesto pasta is a simple and delicious hemp-infused dish that’s perfect for a quick lunch or dinner. The pesto can be prepared in advance and stored in the refrigerator.


  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1-2 teaspoons CBD oil (depending on desired dosage)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 200 g pasta of your choice

Step-by-Step Instructions

Prepare Pesto:

  • Combine basil, pine nuts, Parmesan, and garlic in a blender or food processor and blend until finely chopped.
  • Add olive oil and CBD oil, blending until a smooth sauce forms.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Cook Pasta:

  • Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package until al dente.
  • Drain the pasta, reserving some cooking water.

Combine Pasta and Pesto:

  • Toss the hot pasta with the pesto in a large bowl.
  • Add some reserved cooking water if needed to reach the desired consistency.

Serving Suggestions and Dosage Tips

  • Garnish the pasta with fresh basil leaves and extra grated Parmesan.
  • Make sure to calculate the CBD dose per serving to achieve the desired effect.

Recipe 3: CBD Lemon Honey Lemonade

This refreshing lemonade is a perfect recipe for hot summer days or as a soothing drink before bedtime. The addition of CBD makes it a comforting refreshment that’s ready in minutes.


  • 4 lemons, freshly squeezed
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1-2 teaspoons CBD oil (depending on desired dosage)
  • Ice cubes
  • Lemon slices and mint leaves for garnish

Step-by-Step Instructions

Prepare Lemonade:

  • Squeeze the lemons and pour the juice into a pitcher.
  • Add water and honey, stirring until the honey is completely dissolved.
  • Stir in the CBD oil until evenly distributed.


  • Fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the lemonade over the ice.
  • Garnish each glass with a lemon slice and a few mint leaves.

Serving Suggestions and Dosage Tips

  • Enjoy the lemonade plain or with a splash of sparkling water for extra fizz.
  • Calculate the CBD dose per glass to ensure you achieve the desired effect.

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