Finding a food that is healthy and yet that gives pleasure to your tongue can be pretty challenging to find. There are rarely such recipes like if you consider eating delicious pizzas with extra loaded cheese on it as the main course for dinner, that’s never going to be a healthy option even if you are adding fresh herbs to your pizza; as it consumes a lot of calories. When we think of healthy recipes like soups, now you know how they taste. So is there anything we can have for ourselves because they are both delicious and healthy?
How about pasta with fresh herbs? Fresh herbs in pasta are unlike anything else! We can give you a weed or CBD pasta recipe that will work well in both cases, i.e., your health and for providing pleasure to your taste buds. You are well known for the fact that pasta can be taken up whenever you want to you as also it takes less prep time, so if you don’t have much time to spare for making something for you or your whole family and want to eat something that is healthy and also satiates your taste buds, this cannabis pasta recipe with fresh herbs is all you should go for.
The weed or cannabis pasta has nutrition calories. And trust us when we tell you that it is one of the best ways to consume weed or CBD as it contains medicinal properties and won’t get you high. The recipe is also straightforward as you will not have to hassle for making the cannabis pasta recipe; as for infusing the cannabis in the recipe, all you will require is to add cannabis butter which doesn’t have unsaturated fat in it, and prepare the pasta in your way too!
Adding cannabutter over normal butter is a healthy option as cannabis butter does not have saturated fat. Normal Butter is high in saturated fat. You can prepare your cannabis butter at home and in an easy and most uncomplicated by following a quick recipe that we have mentioned here.
One of the best parts of this recipe is choosing your fresh herbs like parsley, basil, or garlic as per your preferences and availability. You can also add the protein content in the recipe by adding eggs or meat, which is again not compulsory and which you can choose if you want to. So without wasting much time, let us get to the recipe!
A Quick Recipe To Get Your Hands On The Weed Pasta
Equipment You’ll Need
- Large pot
Ingredients For Pasta
- 4 diced chicken thigh fillets (optional for vegetarians)
- 1 tbsp fresh basil
- 8 ounces sliced mushrooms
- 1lb herb pasta (penne or spaghetti)
- CBD or THC cannabis butter
- 2 chopped fresh cloves of garlic/minced garlic
- 3 tbsp flour
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
- Salt and pepper
The first step is to marinate your chicken meat while seasoning it with dried herbs, like fresh basil, salt, and pepper. After marinating it for some time, heat the saucepan by adding 2 tbsp oil (prefer extra virgin olive oil for a healthier option), toss, and cook your meat until it turns golden brown and continue to cook until the pink portion cooks well. Keep it aside when it is done. You can skip this step if you are vegetarian and don’t want to add meat.
The next step is to boil the pasta. For pasta, you can choose either penne or spaghetti as per your choice. Here you can choose herb pasta, or you can prefer using marijuana pasta and add fresh herbs later, whatever you like. In a large pot, keep water to a boil and add the herb pasta to cook the pasta. Add a little salt to the cooking water. Don’t throw the left-out pasta cooking water, and we can use the pasta water later for cooking purposes.
While your pasta is cooking, melt your butter and a tablespoon of olive oil in a saucepan. Adding oil to the pan along with the butter, the oil will prevent your butter from burning. Later on, add mushrooms to the pan and cook it on low heat for around 4 minutes. After mushrooms are cooked well, take them out on a plate aside.
After your mushrooms have been cooked, you can use the same pan for cooking your pasta. First, add some oil with the butter and heat up to low-medium heat. Cut fresh garlic into short pieces, add the finely chopped new garlic pan, toss and stir the garlic for 1 minute until it changes its color.
It is now time to prepare some pasta sauce. The sauce which we will prepare will add some texture into your herb pasta recipe, you will have to add 3 cups of flour to it using a measuring cup, so here we will add flour and cook it for an additional 1 minute and will. After stirring the mixture for a while, we will add some milk to the mixture to give a creamy texture. You can also add pepper and salt to enhance this sauce.
You can also add the left-out pasta water if you feel that the gravy is too thick, see that you don’t add much as it can make your pasta soggy. Make sure you toss and keep whisking so that all the herbs and mixture mix well, and also this will help you avoid clumps.
It’s now time to add a cheesy flavor to your herb pasta by adding cheese to the pasta. After the mixture is boiled enough and turned thick, add the refreshing herb mixture of fresh parsley, fresh thyme, basil and parmesan cheese, meat, pepper, and salt to taste. Keep stirring until all the cheese is melted. You can prefer using normal cheese or can prefer cheese that you use normally at your convenience.
Drain the pasta using a strainer after cooking it. Mix your hot drained pasta into the sauce and cook it for 2 minutes. Make sure you mix the sauce well to have all the flavors well in the pasta. Serve immediately your herb pasta into a large bowl. When you serve immediately, you can avoid being your pasta soggy. You can add some freshly grated parmesan cheese to serve if you want your herb pasta dish to be extra cheesy. You are done with the recipe and now you can enjoy your dinner!
Will CBD Pasta Have Any Possible Side Effects?
While there are chances that weed pasta can make you high, the same won’t happen in the case of the CBD pasta, or one in which we have used cannabis as usually the content which is responsible for making us high THC, in CBD, the amount of that content is significantly less, i.e., around 0.3%.
Therefore the CBD or cannabis will not make you high, and it is primarily used in various medicines due to its medicinal properties and various associated nutrition facts. So it is safe to consume unless we are consuming in large quantities. Considering the therapeutic effects, it helps to deal with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and many other diseases in a tastier way, so it can be used by someone who has tried different things but couldn’t find any way to get better results.
On the other side, the ones who are consuming the weed pasta as the alternative to other weed edibles like joint or gummies for getting high have to consider the fact that the weed pasta doesn’t work as the other weed edibles. Like if you consume the joint, it takes less time to get you high, but its effects won’t last long; on the other hand, the weed pasta may take time to get you high, although its effects are said to last longer in comparison of other edibles.
Final Thoughts On Weed Pasta Recipe
This cannabis pasta recipe is undoubtedly going to offer you a mouth-watering delight along with infusing CBD into your body in form of food. Remember that if you are using the weed version of the pasta, make sure you know the THC content. Assure your family that any marijuana (CBD) they consume will not make them high. Still, they can eat pasta without worrying about getting high from cannabis pasta, but make sure they aren’t overeating.