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This Cannabis-Infused Tomato Cucumber Salad allows you to use up abundant fresh summer produce like fresh herbs, tomatoes, and cucumbers quickly and easily in this delicious plant-based, gluten-free salad that comes together in just a few minutes.

Cannabis-Infused Tomato Cucumber Salad

Cannabis-Infused Tomato Cucumber Salad

I’ve been getting more requests for healthy cannabis recipes from members inside my Well With Cannabis Facebook Community.

While many cannabis edible recipes tend to be classic baked goods like cannabis brownies, there’s no reason healthy foods can’t be infused, too.

As a lifelong gardener and now licensed hemp farmer, I believe in the many nutritional, social, and economic benefits of sourcing locally grown produce – cannabis and beyond.

From helping the environment to saving money and the numerous health benefits, there is no question that growing your own cannabis and food is at the heart of a healthy holistic lifestyle.

If you are like me and have a large backyard garden or access to a farmer’s market, you can make almost this entire recipe with fresh and local ingredients.

I’ve included ways to infuse this recipe with raw cannabis leaves, decarbed cannabis, cannabis-infused olive oil, and even cannabis concentrates, so you can choose how you want to infuse based on your preferences and what you have access to.

Join over 10K members inside my Well With Cannabis Facebook Community if you have any questions about cooking with cannabis or want to share your creations!

Cannabis-Infused Tomato Cucumber Salad

Four Different Cannabis Infusion Options

The beautiful thing about making your own cannabis edibles at home is that there are many different ways to infuse a recipe.

Choosing an infusion option should be based on your personal preferences and what you already have available on hand.

1. Cannabis-Infused Olive Oil

Cannabis-infused olive oil is a light, delicious, and versatile cannabis infusion that is an important staple recipe for any cannabis cook to master.

Making infused olive oil is a fairly straightforward process that uses both heat and fat to decarboxylate the cannabis flower and then extract the cannabinoids from the plant. 

Our preferred infusion method involves combining the olive oil and cannabis flowers inside a mason jar and then submerging that mason jar inside a water bath made with a crockpot or slow cooker

This simple process allows you to essentially ‘set it and forget it’ once it is set up.

The final product is a cannabis-infused olive oil that can make many delicious cannabis recipes like this tomato cucumber salad or our popular cannabis-infused pesto.

Recipe Recommendation: If you plan to use oil to infuse this recipe, we recommend using 2 tablespoons of cannabis-infused olive oil.

2. Decarbed Cannabis Flower

Consuming dried cannabis flower buds or raw cannabis will provide little to no intoxicating effect, or high.

Although there are associated health benefits with CBDA and THCA, this can be good or bad depending on your desired experience.

Most people want to feel CBD or THC’s full effects when making homemade edibles.

To reap the benefits of activated CBD or THC, cannabis decarboxylation must occur before consuming the dried flower buds of the cannabis plant. 

You can add ground, decarboxylated cannabis flowers to the mix for this recipe, just as you do any herb like dried basil or oregano.

Recipe Recommendation: If you plan to add decarbed cannabis flower to this salad, add 1 teaspoon of ground decarbed cannabis flowers in step 2.

Of course, this is just a suggestion and should be adjusted to your personal preferences and tolerance level.

3. Raw Cannabis Leaves

Cannabis leaves do not produce cannabinoids quite as the mature female flower buds do, so many people feel they are useless or discard them. 

While fan leaves contain little to no cannabinoids, they contain important nutrients, antioxidants, and cannabinoid acids like THCA and CBDA, meaning they are not useless. 

Of course, not everyone has access to fresh cannabis leaves all year round, but this is a great way to use them up if you do.

Recipe Recommendation: If you plan to add raw cannabis leaves to this salad, use 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped raw cannabis, loosely​ packed, and add it in step 2.

4. Cannabis Concentrates

One of the easiest ways to make infused foods is with cannabis concentrates or extracts. 

Because they are concentrated, you only need to add a tiny bit to each recipe to get the elevated experience you are looking for. 

And because you only need to add a tiny bit, cannabis concentrates will not disrupt your food’s volume, texture, or flavor.

Recipe Recommendation: If you plan to add cannabis concentrates to this salad, stir in your desired concentrate amount with the olive oil and then add as directed.

Cannabis-Infused Tomato Cucumber Salad

Additional Health Benefits

This Cannabis-Infused Tomato Cucumber Salad is bursting with both flavor and nutrition, making it a delicious addition to just about any diet.

Whether you are following a low-carb diet, a gluten-free diet, a dairy-free diet, or another medically necessary restriction diet, this salad is an excellent choice to be enjoyed as a staple or side salad.

This salad is naturally gluten-free, but if you want it to be dairy free, too, be sure to omit the feta cheese.

The Health Benefits of Cucumbers

According to the United States Department of Agriculture Food Composition Databases, one whole cucumber with its peel, measuring approximately 8¼” long contains:

  • 45 calories
  • Nearly 11 grams of carbohydrates
  • Nearly 2 grams of plant-based protein
  • Only 0.33 grams of fat
  • 1.5 grams of dietary fiber
  • 5 grams of naturally occurring, not added, sugar
  • 48 milligrams of calcium
  • Negligible amounts of thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin B6, vitamin E, vitamin D

The Health Benefits of Tomatoes

Tomatoes are a very nutritious addition to many different diets including the Paleo diet, vegan diets, gluten-free diets, and more.

They are plant-based, contain many important nutrients like vitamins, minerals, and are rich in the important phytonutrient lycopene.

More importantly, tomatoes are bursting with flavor, easy to grow at home in the garden, and easy to store as canned or frozen options for the winter.

Cannabis-Infused Tomato Cucumber Salad

Use An Infusion Machine For Your Edibles

If the process of decarboxylating and infusing your cannabis edibles seems like too much work, a cannabis infusion machine is a perfect solution for you!

Cannabis-infusion machines are countertop devices that do all the work for you by decarboxylating and infusing your butters, oils, and more.

The most popular machines on the market today include LEVO Infusion Machines and Ardent Cannabis Infusion Machines.

Use a LEVO Machine

The LEVO II machine can be used to decarboxylate, infuse, and make perfect small batches of butter or oil at home.

Want a discount on a LEVO machine? Be sure to use the discount code EMILY10 at checkout for 10% off your purchase!

Use an Ardent Cannabis Machine

The Ardent Cannabis FX Machine can be used to decarboxylate, infuse, and make perfect larger batches of butter or oil and more at home.

Want a discount on an Ardent Cannabis Machine? Be sure to use the coupon code EMILY30 at checkout for $30 off your order!

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Cannabis-Infused Tomato Cucumber Salad

Cannabis-Infused Tomato Cucumber Salad

This cannabis-infused tomato cucumber salad allows you to use up abundant fresh summer produce like fresh herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers quickly and easily in a delicious plant-based, naturally gluten-free salad that comes together in just a few minutes.
4.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Additional Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Sides & Snack Recipes
Cuisine Cannabis Recipe
Servings 4 servings
Calories 80 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 medium cucumbers ½” dice
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • ¼ cup red onion sliced paper-thin​
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil loosely​ packed
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley loosely packed
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped oregano loosely packed
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons cannabis-infused olive oil
  • teaspoon crushed red pepper optional
  • ½ cup fresh feta cheese crumbled, optional

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine the cucumber, tomatoes, and red onion with salt and pepper. Toss well to combine and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • After resting, stir the mixture and add in the basil, parsley, oregano, garlic, vinegar, infused olive oil, and crushed red pepper. Stir until well combined.
  • Let the ingredients sit another 5 minutes to marinate. This will allow the flavors to come together.
  • If using feta cheese, crumble atop the salad just before serving.

Notes

*The 10-minute resting process allows the natural juices to be drawn out of the cucumber and tomatoes.
Alternative Infusion Options:
  • If you plan to add raw cannabis to this salad, use 1 tablespoon of fresh chopped raw cannabis, loosely​ packed, and add it in step 2.
  • If you plan to add decarbed cannabis flower to this salad, add 1 teaspoon of decarbed cannabis flowers in step 2.
  • If you plan to add cannabis concentrates to this salad, stir in your desired concentrate amount with the olive oil and then add as directed.

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 4gSodium: 150mgFiber: 4gSugar: 8g

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