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CBD Appetizers for Thanksgiving Day

By November 21, 2019 No Comments
CBD Appetizers for Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving is usually a day where we stuff ourselves beyond full and fall asleep on the couch watching Football, movies and parades. It’s also a day that can come with sadness for some, anxiety for others and way too much stress. CBD appetizers are an ideal option for Thanksgiving Day. Keep the appetizers light so that you still have room for dinner and dessert – and energy for your Black Friday shopping.

These CBD appetizers for Thanksgiving Day are simple. We’ve suggested a specific Canna Trading Co. Hemp CBD tincture to use in each recipe.

The CBD Cheeseball

The CBD cheeseball can be made in multiple ways. You can add whatever you’d like into the ball and garnish it with multiple different coatings. If you are having children or others that may not be CBD-friendly at your gathering, make sure they are informed that this is one of your CBD appetizers. Even though it will not induce a high, it’s polite to inform your guests. We suggest making 2 – 1 with CBD and 1 without.

1 8 oz. package of cream cheese

2 droppers Canna Trading Co. Alchemy hemp CBD tincture

6 grinds of fresh black pepper

Pinch of fine sea salt

2 green onions snipped

½ cup crumbled bacon

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon onion powder

¾ cup chopped toasted pecans

This is quite simple to make. All you need to do is make sure the cream cheese is softened. Then, use a mixer to incorporate the hemp CBD tincture. Fold in your bacon and green onions. We suggest using kitchen shears to snip the green onions thin, it makes the job much easier to complete.

Sprinkle in your seasonings and fold to combine.

Let the flavors marry while you toast the chopped pecans in a dry nonstick pan. You can also make this job  little easier by just taking the pecans and putting them into a zip top bag and using a pan or rolling pin to slightly crush them. You want some texture, but not big chunks or dust – somewhere in the middle.

Roll the cream cheese mixture into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. Remove the plastic wrap and roll the ball in the toasted pecans. Set on a plate with a spreading knife and crackers.

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Other ways to make your cheeseball:

  • Buffalo sauce, chopped chicken, Ranch seasoning mix, coat with crushed cheese crackers (Buffalo chicken)
  • Roasted peanuts, fresh fruit preserves, rolled in chopped graham crackers (think peanut butter and jelly)
  • Dutch cocoa powder, mini CBD marshmallows, rolled in chopped graham crackers (S’mores)
  • Grated ginger, minced garlic, soy sauce, green onion, rolled in toasted sesame seeds (Asian)
  • pimentos, crushed red pepper flakes, cheedar cheese Spicy pimento cheese)

If you choose to make these other cheese balls, you’ll just use the Alchemy tincture and cream cheese from the above recipe. Omit the other ingredients listed and substitute the suggested ones.

Pimento cheese ball with crackers

CBD Caprese Salad Skewers

Caprese salad is light, fresh and won’t ruin an appetite. Adding CBD to the mozzarella bocconcini marinade gives you a little dose of CBD. This appetizer is so simple and requires minimal prep. This might be one of the CBD appetizers that’s a huge hit at your gathering.

60 fresh bocconcini

3 droppers Canna Trading Co. Organic Olive Oil hemp CBD tincture

¼ cup good quality extra virgin olive oil

Pinch of fine sea salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon onion powder

60 small basil leaves

60 grape tomatoes

20 skewers

Start by making your marinade by combining the olive oil tincture, olive oil, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder and onion powder into a gallon size zip top bag. Shake well to combine. Add the bocconcini without their liquid into the bag. Coat all of the cheese balls in the marinade. Move the mixture around every 30 minutes for 2 hours – leaving it unrefrigerated.

Remove 60 smaller fresh basil leaves from a fresh basil plant or large container of fresh, cleaned basil.

On each skewer, you’ll use 3 bocconcini, 3 grape tomatoes and 3 basil leaves. Drizzle each with some of the marinade that is left in the bag. This can be served chilled or at room temperature.

Organic Olive Oil TIncture

Dressing up the Caprese salad skewers:

  • Add small shrimp
  • Add lump crab meat
  • Use baby heirloom tomatoes or heirloom grape tomatoes
  • Sprinkle on fresh Italian parsley
  • Add crushed red pepper flakes for a little spice
  • Add pesto to your marinade
  • Substitute tofu if someone has a dairy allergy

These caprese salad skewers can be made several different ways. They take just minutes to put together and the prep is also pretty easy.

CBD caprese salad skewers

CBD Dressed Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed mushrooms are a classic Thanksgiving Day appetizer. These CBD appetizers are delicious and easier to prepare than you think. There are variations of this base recipe, which we will suggest as well.

**For this recipe, we have omitted salt intentionally. The bread crumbs and cheese have high salt content. Taste your filling, if you think it needs salt for your taste, add a pinch of sea salt.

28 larger button mushrooms

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 droppers Canna Trading Co. Calming Anxiety hemp CBD tincture

1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley

1 teaspoon fresh thyme

2 cloves garlic minced

½ cup Pecorino Romano cheese

½ cup Italian bread crumbs

Fresh black pepper to taste

1 teaspoon fresh rosemary minced

Freshly grated parmesan cheese and more chopped parsley for the topping

Juice from ½ of a lemon (not bottled lemon juice)

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees

In a bowl, combine the cheese, garlic, parsley, pepper, rosemary, thyme, parsley and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil.

Wipe the exterior of all of the mushrooms and remove the stems. Fill each mushroom with the filling – heaping it a bit is absolutely okay.

Brush the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil onto a baking sheet. Line the baking sheet with a single layer of your stuffed mushrooms.

Bake for 25 minutes.

While the mushrooms bake, combine the lemon juice and Calming Anxiety hemp CBD tincture into a small bowl. Use this to drizzle over the top of the mushrooms as they come out of the oven. Garnish each mushroom with freshly grated parmesan cheese and a little fresh Italian parsley.

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Add-in options:

  • Pancetta
  • Shrimp
  • Chorizo
  • Linguica sausage
  • Chopped mushrooms
  • Softened leeks

Stuffed mushrooms may also make a great side dish. They disappear quickly, so this might be one of the CBD appetizers that you’ll want to make a double or triple batch of depending on the size of your gathering.

CBD stuffed mushroomsClosing Thoughts

See how easy these CBD appetizers are to make? It’s just really important not to put your hemp CBD tincture into anything while it’s cooking unless you’re baking at 300 degrees or less. These recipes are sure to become family favorites.

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