Recipes for cooking with CBD oil

Recipes for cooking with CBD oil


CBD oil offers a convenient way to achieve the desired dosage of beneficial cannabidiol tailored to your goals. Due to its non-narcotic properties, it's difficult to exceed the recommended dosage when consuming it. Cooking with CBD oil is also a delightful experience, as it has a distinct nutty flavour profile that easily complements a variety of dishes. Let's look at how you can incorporate CBD oil into your culinary creations, CBD beverage recipes, CBD edibles recipes and CBD candy recipes.

Dos and Don'ts of Cooking with CBD Oil

You’ve done your research, and you’re ready to embark on this culinary journey, but you don’t know where to actually start. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with creative ways to use CBD in recipes. Incorporating CBD oil recipes opens up a world of culinary possibilities, not only allowing you to add potential health benefits of cannabidiol to your favourite dishes but also trying something new.

To get the most out of this natural ingredient, it's important to understand the rules for incorporating CBD oil food recipes. By following a few essential dos and don'ts, you can create delicious CBD-infused dishes while ensuring safety, efficacy and optimal flavour.


  • Start with smaller doses and gradually increase:

When incorporating CBD oil into your cooking and your routine for the first time, it's important to start with small doses and gradually increase as needed. CBD affects everyone differently, and tolerance levels vary from person to person, so starting with a little amount will allow you to gauge its effects on your body. Start with a low dosage, such as a few drops or a small amount per serving, and monitor how it makes you feel. If you like it, gradually increase the dosage until you get the desired effect. Remember to give your body time to adjust to any change in dosage. Also, if you’re sharing your CBD culinary creations with a loved one, communicate about it in advance, just to make sure the person is okay with having a certain amount of CBD in food or drinks.

  • Don’t be afraid to get creative with different flavours:

CBD oil comes from a cannabis plant and has a distinct earthy taste that understandably may not appeal to everyone. However, experimenting with different complementary flavours can help to enhance its flavour profile easily. Consider adding ingredients such as citrus peel, herbs (like basil or mint), spices (like cinnamon or ginger), or natural sweeteners (like honey or maple syrup) to mask or complement the natural hempy taste of CBD oil. By experimenting with different flavour combinations, you can create delicious CBD-infused dishes to suit your palate.

  • CBD loves high-fat dishes:

CBD is fat soluble, which means that it dissolves better and is absorbed more efficiently in the presence of fat. To increase the absorption of CBD in your body, incorporate CBD oil into dishes that contain high-fat ingredients. Examples include cooking with oils (such as olive or coconut oil), dairy products (such as butter or cream), or fatty foods (such as avocado or nuts). Combining CBD oil with high-fat ingredients can maximise its bioavailability and potentially enhance its therapeutic effects. In addition, cooking with fats can help mask the earthy taste of CBD oil, making it more palatable in savoury dishes.


  • Avoid heating CBD oil at high temperatures:

CBD oil is heat-sensitive, and exposure to high temperatures can reduce its potency and effectiveness. When cooking with CBD oil, avoid using high-heat cooking methods such as frying or sautéing over high heat. Instead, opt for low-temperature cooking methods such as baking, gentle simmering, or using it as a finishing oil. By avoiding high temperatures, you can preserve the integrity of the CBD oil and maximise its therapeutic benefits.

  • CBD oil is good, but don't overuse it:

While CBD oil can provide potential health benefits, it's essential to use it in moderation. Overusing CBD oil in your recipes can overpower the flavour of your dishes with an earthy taste and lead to unwanted side effects. Start with small doses and gradually increase of course without exceeding the recommended dosage limits. Pay attention to how your body reacts to CBD-infused foods and adjust your intake to avoid adverse reactions.

  • Use caution when serving CBD-infused food to guests:

When serving CBD-infused food to guests, it's important to be cautious and open about the presence of CBD oil. Not everyone may be familiar with CBD or comfortable consuming it, so it's important to inform your guests beforehand and respect their preferences. Provide clear labelling on CBD-infused dishes and offer alternative options for guests who choose not to partake in this culinary experience. Also, be prepared to answer any questions and concerns your guests may have about CBD and its effects.

Cooking with CBD oil. Recipes

Savoury CBD creations

Recipe 1: CBD Gazpacho


  • Tomatoes - 5 pcs.
  • Cucumbers - 2 pcs.
  • Onion - 1/2 pc.
  • Garlic - 2 cloves
  • Paprika - 1/2 tsp.
  • CBD oil - 3 tbsp.
  • Basil - 2 sprigs
  • Salt, pepper - to taste


  1. Blanch the tomatoes, and peel the cucumbers.
  2. Cut cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and garlic into small pieces. Put everything in a blender and puree.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste paprika, chopped basil, and CBD oil. Beat in a blender.
  4. Put the soup in the refrigerator for two hours. Before serving, decorate the portion with a sprig of basil.
  5. Serve with baguette and cheese.

Recipe 2: CBD-infused Guacamole


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 ripe tomato, diced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons CBD oil (to taste)


  1. Cut the avocados, remove the stones and scoop the flesh into a mixing bowl.
  2. Mash the avocados with a fork or chop leaving a little chunky, depending on your preference.
  3. Add the lime juice, diced onion, chopped garlic, diced tomato and chopped coriander to the bowl.
  4. Season (salt and pepper) and stir until well combined.
  5. Add the CBD oil to the guacamole and mix thoroughly to ensure even distribution.
  6. Taste and adjust seasoning or CBD oil to taste.
  7. Serve the CBD-infused guacamole immediately with tortilla chips, tacos, burritos or toast.

Recipe 3: CBD Pesto Pasta


  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts or walnuts
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons CBD oil (to taste)
  • Cooked pasta of your choice


  1. Combine the basil leaves, parmesan cheese, pine nuts or walnuts and garlic cloves in a food processor.
  2. Pulse until the ingredients are finely chopped.
  3. Add the olive oil making sure the mixture forms a smooth paste.
  4. Season and pulse again to combine.
  5. Mix the pesto and CBD oil in a bowl and stir until well incorporated.
  6. Cook the pasta (preferably al dente) according to the instructions on the package.
  7. Carefully drain the pasta and return to the saucepan.
  8. Add the CBD infused pesto to the pasta and toss to coat evenly.
  9. Serve the CBD Pesto Pasta immediately, garnished with additional grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

Refreshing CBD drinks

Recipe 1: Bright Kiwi Smoothie


  • Kiwi - 2 pcs.
  • Banana - 1 pc.
  • CBD oil - 1 tbsp.
  • Almond milk - 100 ml


  1. Peel and puree the fruit using a blender.
  2. Pour in almond milk and oil, and beat at high speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Add sugar and enjoy. Smoothies are ready!

Recipe 2: CBD-infused Blood Orange Sparkling Lemonade


  • 1/2 cup blood orange fresh juice (about 2-3 blood oranges)
  • 3-4 tablespoons honey or agave syrup, to taste
  • 2 cups sparkling water
  • Ice cubes
  • Blood orange slices and fresh mint leaves to garnish
  • CBD Blood Orange Spray


  1. Combine the fresh blood orange juice and honey or agave syrup in a pitcher. Stir until the sweetener dissolves.
  2. To the pitcher add the sparkling water. Stir gently to combine.
  3. Fill glasses with ice cubes. Pour the sparkling Blood Orange Lemonade over the ice.
  4. Pour the desired amount of CBD Blood Orange Spray into each glass and stir well to incorporate.
  5. Prepare glasses garnished with a slice of blood orange and a sprig of fresh mint.
  6. Serve the CBD Blood Orange Soda straight up and enjoy the refreshing taste with a hint of citrusy CBD goodness.

Recipe 3: CBD-infused Peppermint Iced Chai Latte


  • 2 chai tea bags
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or plant-based)
  • 2-3 tbls honey (or maple syrup) to taste
  • Ice cubes
  • Peppermint extract
  • CBD peppermint spray
  • Ground cinnamon or nutmeg to garnish (optional)


  1. In a saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Remove from the heat. Add the chai tea bags.
  2. Steep the tea bags (5-7 minutes) or until the desired strength is reached.
  3. Remove and discard the tea bags.
  4. Stir in the milk and sweeten to taste with honey or maple syrup.
  5. Allow the chai tea mixture to cool, then transfer to the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes.
  6. Once chilled, fill glasses with ice cubes and pour the chilled chai tea latte over the ice.
  7. Add peppermint extract (few drops) to each glass and stir well to incorporate.
  8. Spray the desired amount of CBD Peppermint Spray into each glass and stir again.
  9. Optionally sprinkle with ground cinnamon or nutmeg for extra flavour.
  10. Serve the CBD Iced Peppermint Chai Latte immediately and enjoy the soothing blend of chai spices with a refreshing hint of peppermint and CBD.

Sweet CBD infusions

Recipe 1: CBD Apple Cinnamon Muffins


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and diced
  • CBD Apple Spray


  1. Start with preheating your oven to 190°C (375°F). Line a muffin tin with whatever you have: either paper liners or simply grease with cooking spray.
  2. Prepare all the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and ground cinnamon. Then whisk together in a big bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the following: soft melted butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. To the dry ingredients gradually add all the wet ones, beating until just combined. Take care not to overmix.
  5. Gradually mix in the milk until the mixture is smooth.
  6. Gently fold in the apple cubes until evenly distributed throughout the mixture.
  7. The batter needs to be evenly divided between all the muffin cups you have, fill each about 3/4 of the way.
  8. Spray the top of each muffin with CBD Apple Spray.
  9. Bake in a preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of a muffin comes out clean and dry.
  10. Carefully remove the baked muffins from your oven. Allow them to cool for a bit (5 minutes) in the muffin pan. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Enjoy CBD Apple Cinnamon Muffins as a delicious breakfast or snack!

Recipe 2: Juicy Strawberry Salad

Today, salads with strawberries are at the peak of popularity. This is not surprising - you want to eat berries and fruits. Have you ever used CBD oil as a dressing at the same time? Try it.


  • Strawberries - 8 pcs.
  • Spinach - 2 handfuls
  • Walnuts - 80 g
  • Cheese - 120 g
  • Balsamic vinegar - 25 ml
  • CBD oil - 2 tbsp.


  1. Wash strawberries and spinach dry. Cut the berries into four parts.
  2. Free the walnuts from the partitions. Cut the cheese.
  3. Mix the salad. Put spinach, strawberries, nuts, and cheese on a flat plate. Top with oil and balsamic. A light snack is ready!

Recipe 3: CBD-infused Apple Crumble with Custard


For the Apple Filling:

  • Peel, core, and thinly slice 4 medium-sized apples
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the Crumble Topping:

  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted cold butter, diced

For the Custard:


  1. Oven preheated to 175°C (350°F). Grease a 9-inch square baking tin.
  2. Get a large bowl. Combine the sliced apples, granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Toss and evenly coat the apples.
  3. Spread out the apple mixture evenly in the baking tin.
  4. Get a separate bowl, for mixing together the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt for the crumble topping. Using a fork, cut in the diced butter (cold) until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Over the apple mixture in the baking tin sprinkle the crumble topping evenly.
  6. Spray the top of the crumble with CBD Apple Spray.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven for 40-45 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the apples are tender.
  8. While the crumble is baking, make the custard. In a saucepan, heat the milk (medium heat). Wait until it is steaming but not boiling.
  9. In a separate bowl, start whisking together the egg yolks, sugar and cornflour. Continue whisking until smooth and pale yellow.
  10. Slowly add the hot milk to the egg mixture. Whisk constantly to prevent lumping.
  11. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over a medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.
  12. Remove from the heat. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  13. Serve the warm CBD apple crumble with the custard drizzled over.
  14. Enjoy the soothing and indulgent flavours of CBD-infused apple crumble with vanilla sauce as a delicious dessert option!


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