It is hardly surprising that many people are turning to hemp oil to enjoy its many benefits.
After all, it is rich in protein, polyunsaturated fatty acids, insoluble fiber, and omega 3 and omega 6 fats.
Not only that, but it offers a light, nutty flavor that makes it the perfect addition to a variety of dishes.
So, if want to add the oil into your diet, you have come to the perfect place.
Here are five delicious hemp recipes you should try.
1. Hemp Oil Salsa
For hemp recipes that pack a punch, you must create the hemp oil salsa.
Most salsa incorporates olive oil to create the delicious Spanish sauce.
You can also replace olive oil with hemp oil, which works surprisingly well.
All you have to do is:
Step 1: combine 2 large tomatoes, 1/2 jalapeno pepper, 1 large onion, a squeeze lemon juice and a handful of cilantro.
Step 2: Add hemp oil, 2 garlic cloves, a pinch of salt and 1/2 tsp pepper into the mix.
Step 3: Mix the ingredients together and serve.
It's simple to make and complements tacos, chips, burritos and grains.
You should store the salsa in the refrigerator and consume the sauce within 3 days.
2. Hemp Seed Oil Dip
Looking for an oil dip to complement Italian bread?
This is one of the best hemp recipes to complement the likes of ciabatta or focaccia.
You should create a hemp seed oil dip and here's how to make it:
Step 1: Pour 1/4 cup of hemp seed oil onto a salad plate. Use a garlic press to crush 4-5 garlic cloves before placing the cloves in five different areas in the bowl.
Step 2: Add 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar to the hemp oil and sprinkle 2 tbsp of Parmesan.
Step 3: Season with black pepper and serve with hot Italian bread.
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3. Hemp Crusted Grilled Salmon
Want to add even more omega 3 to your salmon? You should consider this delicious hemp recipe.
All you have to do is:
Step 1: Preheat a grill to a medium-high heat.
Step 2: Stir together hemp oil, rice wine vinegar, honey, ginger and tamari sauce (1 tbsp each) with 2 tsp of tahini sauce and Sriracha hot sauce.
Step 3: Season the salmon with a quarter tsp of salt and pepper. Grill the salmon skin side down for approximately 3 to 4 minutes or until grill-marked.
Step 4: Baste the salmon with the glaze. Flip the salmon over and continue cooking for 5 to six minutes or until the fish begins to flake.
Step 5: Sprinkle 1/4 cup of hemp seeds over the salmon and serve.
4. Hemp Seed Oil Herb Dip
For a herb dip that will keep you coming back for more, create this tasty herb oil dip.
Here's what you need to do:
Step 1: Add basil, rosemary, oregano, sea salt and fresh ground black pepper (1/4 tsp each) into a bowl and mix.
Step 2: Add 2 minced garlic cloves and a pinch of red pepper into the mix and stir.
Step 3: Transfer the mix into a small bowl before pouring over 1/2 cup of hemp seed oil.
Step 4: Serve with hot bread.
5. Vegan Hemp Pesto
If you are looking for a vegan recipe that delivers on flavor, you should create the vegan hemp pesto.
To create the pesto:
Step 1: Add 1/3 cup of hulled hemp seeds, 2/3 cup hemp oil, 3 to 4 large garlic cloves, 1/2 cup nutritional yeast and 1 bunch of fresh basil into a processor.
Step 2: Add a pinch of salt.
Step 3: Pulse until coarsely blended.
How to Create Delicious Hemp Recipes
If none of the above hemp recipes suit your tastes, you could always become a little creative in the kitchen.
You can swap the likes of extra virgin olive oil with hemp seed oil to create a twist on your favorite dish.
It will add a light, nutty taste that could take a recipe to the next level.
Have you got a favorite hemp recipe? We would love to hear all about it. Write a comment below.