We use CBD in recipes whenever we can. And CBD pesto is by far one of our favorites. It is easy to make, uses fresh natural ingredients, and pairs well with so many different things. It’s seriously a no-brainer.
Because of it’s slight hint of earthy flavor, CBD oil compliments the characteristics of pesto’s fresh taste!
Plus, with the added CBD, you not only get something that tastes great, but something that gives you that extra healthy boost as well.
Not sure what to pair your pesto with? Don’t worry, we’ll cover that as well!
So, how do you make this delightful dish?
How to Make CBD Pesto
A few simple ingredients in the food processor or blender and you’re off to the races.
Here’s what you need:
- ½ cup fresh parsley
- ½ cup cherry tomatoes
- 1 tbsp pine nuts
- 2 medium garlic cloves
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 4 tsp CBD Oil
- A pinch of salt and black pepper to taste
Put all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until the pesto becomes a smooth sauce! Add it to your favorite pasta along with some veggies or protein, and enjoy!
What to Pair with Pesto
This light and refreshing recipe can be served hot or cold, making it super versatile.
Some ideas for pairing:
- Boil some bowtie pasta, grill up some chicken, and toss together for a burst of flavor and a hearty meal.
- Split a loaf of French bread and brush with pesto. Top with capicola, shredded mozzarella and grated parmesan. Broil until the cheese melts.
- Grill up a medley of vegetables – we like asparagus, zucchini, and cherry tomatoes – and toss with pesto for a warm summer salad.
- Grill or steam corn, mash 3/4 cup pesto into 4 tablespoons softened butter, brush on the corn and sprinkle with parmesan.
- Cook some potatoes, whisk 1 cup mayonnaise, 3 tablespoons pesto and the juice of 1 lemon. Toss the dressing with the potatoes and 1 cup diced celery for a yummy potato salad.
- Mix together 1/2 cup of sour cream with 1/4 cup each mayonnaise, parmesan and pesto, plus 2 teaspoons each lemon zest and juice. Season with salt and pepper and serve with toasted crostini.
With a fresh CBD pesto, the skies the limit. Whip up a batch for friends or to savour all by yourself. Enjoy!