5 different ways to turn your veggies into incredible edibles

Published Feb 1, 2020 10:00 a.m. ET
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When most of us think about edibles, it brings to mind visions of sugary sweets that are full of empty calories, and a lot of them don’t taste all that great, but what if you could do things differently? Luckily cooking with weed is not a new idea, and while these powerful goods might be new to the legal market, culinary champions have made them for years far outside the box of traditional baked treats and candy.

As this knowledge becomes more widely available, every day newer consumers are experimenting with homemade edibles, but few know that it can be infused in just about anything and that includes the least thought of side dish, like veggies. If you think you know where we’re going with this, then you may want to stay tuned, because here we will cover 5 easy ways to make your vegetables into incredible edibles.

1. Cannabutter coating

This option is by far the easiest because you don’t have to change a single thing about the healthy veggies that you love. Since most of us enjoy a small dab of margarine of butter on our veggies, all you have to do is swap out the infused version for cannabutter and voila! You’ll have some potent marijuana edibles in a matter of seconds.

2. Creamed veggies

Not everyone wants to get the recommended amount of greens in their diet, but if you can make the experience fun, then that could be enough to change everything. Creaming can be done with almost any type of vegetable and it doesn’t take a whole lot of effort to do it. The biggest thing to remember is to avoid high levels of heat so that you don’t burn off the delightful cannabinoids that are going to get you high.

Start by measuring out 1 teaspoon of flour and 1 teaspoon of cannabutter for every 1 cup of vegetables. Once you have the conversions down, toss the cannabutter into a saucepan over medium heat until it begins to sizzle. Then slowly combine the flour with the butter, and brown it for about a minute. Next, you will need ½ of white milk for every cup of vegetables used, and that should be added slowly and whisked in until the mixture reaches a thick consistency. Finally, you can add frozen or precooked fresh veggies, and the whole thing is done and ready to enjoy.

3. Sautéed in cannabis-infused oil

Everyone has their own way of doing things in the kitchen, and sautéing is one of those things that gets tweaked a bit from person to person. Some might only cook their veggies for a few minutes in light oil, while others want them totally soft which can take some time. Luckily, it really doesn’t matter how you like them.


To make these healthy veggies into incredible edibles, all you need to do is replace your usual cooking oil for a cannabis-infused variety like olive. It really doesn’t take a whole lot of this condensed cannabinoid oil to leave you feeling happy, relaxed, and high.

4. Cannabis-infused honey

Butter on veggies is a trend that has died down quite a bit since the movement for fewer animal byproducts and dieting hit the scene, but not all vegetable edibles need to be made with a high-calorie oil or butter to work. Though high-fat products like these are most recommended because the cannabinoids fuse quickly and efficiently to fat, you can also try other easy solutions like cannabis-infused honey.

Just a small half of a teaspoon of THC honey per serving compliments more bland veggies like carrots quite nicely, so if you’re watching your waistline and health, then this might be the best option for you.

5. Vegetable casserole

Most people consider casseroles to be one of the ultimate comfort foods that can fuel you for an entire day, but most are filled with cheese or meat to do that. However, that isn’t the only way to make a casserole, and if the thought intrigues you, then why not try a veggie casserole instead? This way, you can incorporate almost any kind of cannabis-infused cooking ingredient, and get a healthy meal all in one while feeling really good about the whole thing once the cannabinoids kick in.

Grab ahold of some of your favorite noodles, toss in all of the best vegetables, and then cover the whole dish in some sour cream and a can of flavored base soup, using cannabutter, cannabis oil, or kief in measured portions to make the whole thing come alive and salt and pepper to taste, as it almost instantly cooks into some of the most incredible edibles. 35 minutes at 425°F, and you are guaranteed to enjoy this quick and easy, healthy dish in no time.

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