Cooking with CBD is something of a gourmet trend these days. While regulatory uncertainty has seen CBD-infused drinks and edible goods disappear from many coffee-shop menus, the availability of flavored CBD tinctures means that people are learning how to cook with CBD oil at home. Ready to boost your CBD horizons? Here are three great ways to start cooking with CBD oil.
1. Add CBD to Hot and Cold Beverages
It really doesn’t get much easier than this. Simply prepare your hot and cold drinks as usual and add a dropper of CBD tincture! Here’s our quick-start go-to list of CBD beverages for morning and evening:
- CBD Peppermint Coffee
- CBD Peppermint Hot Chocolate
- CBD Peppermint Matcha Latte
- CBD Peppermint Yerba Mate Latte
- Healthy Chocolate Peppermint Protein Shake
- Lemon Chamomile CBD Tea
- Lemon & Lemon Balm CBD Tea
- Lemon Valerian CBD Tea
- Lemon CBD Hot Toddy
- Harmony Held Bedtime Smoothie
2. Whip Up a Yummy CBD Dressing
CBD itself isn’t really an oil, even though it’s often sold as one. In reality, CBD or cannabidiol is a compound that we extract from hemp and mix with a carrier oil for ease of use. The most popular carrier oil — and the one that we use at SOAR™ — is a vegetable-derived, cold-pressed oil known as medium-chain triglycerides or MCT oil.
To get the full benefits of CBD and MCT when cooking with CBD oil, try adding a dropper of our neutral-flavored Harmony Held to salad dressings, sauces, and dips. The fats in the oil combined with the fats in the salad (or dip, or sauce) enhance the absorption and release of CBD.
Try any of the following recipes with a dropper of Harmony Held:
- Chicken Salad
- Greek Salad
- Southern Potato Salad
Sauces and Dips
- Ranch Dressing
- Thousand Island Dressing
- Blue Cheese Dressing
3. Add CBD to Cooking and Baking
Finally, it’s time to bring out your inner Martha Stewart and get cooking with CBD. If you’re feeling creative, you really can come up with an endless variety of CBD foods. We’ll provide you with an easy-start list here, inspired by our CBD tinctures:
- CBD Peppermint Brownies
- CBD Peppermint Chocolate Cake
- CBD Peppermint Holiday Treats
- CBD Lemon Bars
- CBD Lemon Sorbet
- CBD Honey Lemon Meringue Pie
- CBD Cornbread
- CBD Sushi
- CBD Baked Beans
- CBD Pot Roast
How to Cook with CBD Oil
Cooking with CBD is deceptively simple. All you need to do is add a dropper of CBD at the end or before putting the mixture into the oven. You’ll want to work out the exact amount according to the number of servings and the strength of the flavor.
If you’re entertaining, be sure to advise your guests which foods are prepared with CBD and the amount of CBD that they’re likely to ingest with each serving of food. If you’re going with a CBD theme, round out your table with a bowl of delicious CBD gummies and enjoy a fun, wellness-boosting spread!