Medicated Mediterranean Pasta Salad

May 2023 by Angela Laufer

This light and fresh medicated Mediterranean pasta salad made with cannabis-infused olive oil serves as a wonderful springtime snack for any time of the day! If you would like to make this recipe vegetarian or vegan-friendly, you can always forego the salami, and add in vegan cheese. Adding pine nuts or some of your favorite herbs and veggies is a wonderful way to put your own spin on this dish!

Step 1: Prepare the Pasta

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Prepare the fusilli pasta according to the package directions, or until slightly past al dente.

Step 2: Make the Dressing

Meanwhile, make the dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together the infused olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, and salt.

Note: the dressing may have a strong flavor. The flavor will mellow once mixed with the pasta and other salad ingredients. (:

Step 3: Assemble Your Salad

Drain the pasta, toss it with a little olive oil so the noodles don’t stick together, and let it cool to room temperature. Transfer pasta to a large bowl and add tomatoes, chickpeas, arugula, cucumbers, feta cheese, basil, parsley, and mint. Pour in your dressing and toss to coat.

Step 4: Season to Taste

Season to taste with more lemon, salt, pepper, or drizzle with more olive oil if desired.

Serve & enjoy!!

Cooking with Cannabis-Infused Ingredients

A good starting point for ingesting cannabis edibles is to limit yourself to <5mg THC ; even less if you are new to THC-infused food. They can have the tendency to be stronger, more intense, and can differ drastically from smoking. For one, the effects can take anywhere from a half hour to 3 hours to fully metabolize, depending on an individual’s unique body and metabolic rate. In addition, because the THC is digested through your liver and can more readily cross the body’s blood-brain barrier, the high can be stronger and last longer. With that said, your edible’s potency depends on many factors; how it was prepared, the potency of your starting product, as well as considering the strain or concentrate’s cannabinoid and terpene concentrations. To test the potency and effect of your finished product, try a smaller amount (<5mg) and see how that dose affects you after 2-3 hours. Titrate your dose as desired, and you can then use this personalized “standard” dose as a baseline for your recipes.

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Happy Cooking!