This pesto recipe makes a fabulous addition to pasta of course, but it's equally at home drizzled over fresh mozzarella and tomatoes for an easy appetizer. Try pesto on grilled meats and fish too, or swirled into soup, or with some additional EVOO for a fabulous salad dressing. Infused salad dressing sounds like such a good idea to us, we already wrote the recipe.
Be mindful of your dosage when using THC or CBD.
A standard dose of THC in an edible is 5-10 mg, so calculate accordingly. Click here for information about dosing and potency.
Start with a low dose and wait at least an hour before slowly consuming more, as the effects of ingested cannabis can take longer to kick in and can affect people differently.
Infused Pesto Needs THC-Infused Olive Oil:
We use a particularly efficient and precise method involving an Instant Pot for making our THC-infused olive oil. While we won't get into the recipe here, know that this technique offers speed and more precision than other methods. The result? A high-quality THC-infused olive oil that's perfect for adding a little dose of cannabis to just about anything, including this homemade pesto recipe.
Mandilli di Seta: a simple pesto pasta idea.
Mandilli di Seta is silky handkerchief pasta in creamy basil pesto. It's definitely worth a try with your homemade pesto sauce.
Getting Your Dosage Right
Proper measurement is crucial when it comes to infusing any foods with THC. The general guideline is to aim for 5-10 mg of THC per serving. Always start with a smaller dose and adjust as necessary.
What if your pasta got topped with TWO sauces?
Our take on a classic red pasta sauce is weeknight-friendly, though you may want to save it for the weekend.
And drizzle a bit of pesto sauce over for a green-red combo that's next-level delicious.
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Infused Basic Pesto Sauce
- 2 cups fresh basil leaves stems removed
- 2 tablespoons pine nuts
- 3 cloves garlic
- ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon JAM infused olive oil Click here for the recipe
- ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan
- Combine the basil, pine nuts and garlic in a food processor and process until very finely minced.
- With the machine running, slowly drizzle in the extra virgin oil until it is fully incorporated. Then process until the mixture is smooth.
- Add in the infused oil and process until smooth.
- Add the Parmesan and process briefly, to combine.