It’s almost time to dust off the grills in the parts of the U.S. where it snows. Some of you might already grill in any weather. If your grill is ready to go, these cookout foods with CBD tinctures and hemp seeds are a great alternative for non-meat eaters and as an alternative meal during Lent.
Veggie Hemp Seed Burgers with CBD Tincture Aioli
This recipe uses hemp 2 ways , the seeds in the patty and CBD tincture in the aioli. We suggest using either Canna Trading Co. Alchemy or our Organic Olive Oil Tincture for the aioli. Alchemy will add a slightly peppery flavor to the sauce. This is food with CBD tinctures and hemp seeds that can be made on the grill or in the oven.
½ cup hemp seeds
½ cup walnuts
14 oz. drained black beans
1 cup of parsley
½ cup oat bran
½ red bell pepper
½ small sweet onion
2 cloves of garlic smashed, peeled and minced
1 ½ teaspoons sea salt
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon turmeric
¼ cup toasted pumpkin seeds
12 lengthwise slices of pickle
1 cup baby spinach
1 cup arugula
Thinly sliced cucumber
6 buns of your choice (you can also use Portobello mushrooms or lettuce if someone in your group doesn’t eat bread or has a gluten allergy).
Start by toasting your walnuts and pumpkin seeds in a 350 degree oven.
Pulse the bell pepper, garlic and onion in the food processor until minced. Turn this mixture out into a large bowl.
Once toasted, add the walnuts and pumpkin seeds to the food processor along with the seasonings and hemp seeds. Pulse until it becomes a grainy mixture. Add this to the pepper, onion and garlic mixture.
Make a paste with the black beans by blending them in the food processor until they’re almost completely smooth.
Add this to the large mixing bowl and fold all of the ingredients together. Lastly, fold in the oats.
Place heavy duty aluminum foil on your grill grates. Brush the patties with olive oil and place on the aluminum foil. Cook for 10 minutes per side. If you aren’t using your grill just yet, make patties, brush each side with extra virgin olive oil and bake for 25 minutes flipping the patties ½ way through.
Toast your buns if you are using bread.
Slice the tomatoes, avocado and cucumber thin. Plan on 2 slices of tomato per burger, 3-4 slices of avocado and 3-4 slices of cucumber per burger.
Add cheese to your burgers if you wish – these would be delicious with Havarti, Gouda or pepper jack cheeses.
1 cup mayonnaise
2 droppers of Alchemy or Organic Olive Oil Tincture
1 pinch sea salt
1/8 teaspoon celery seed
2 dashes red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until fully incorporated.
Slather the aioli onto each bun and construct the burgers.
For extra texture, consider adding some sprouts. If you like a spicier burger, add Sambal, sriracha or cayenne to your aioli.
Hemp Seed Hot Dogs
These hot dogs are a great alternative option for vegans and vegetarians. Like the black bean and hemp seed burgers, these are also an alternative meal option during Lent as well. We’ve also got a great CBD relish to top these hot dogs with right after the main recipe. You can also turn these hot dogs into sausage sandwiches by adding some toasted fennel seeds, and Italian herbs then topping them with sautéed bell peppers and onions. You can make this food with CBD tinctures and hemp seeds all year round. If it’s not grilling season, just add a littlee olive oil to a skillet and get a decent crust on the outside of each hot dog.
1 Tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon ground coriander (can be omitted if it isn’t on hand)
1 teaspoon dry mustard
2 teaspoons smoked paprika (regular paprika is fine if you don’t have smoked on hand)
3 small cloves garlic smashed and peeled
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
¾ cup cooked or canned pinto beans drained well
10 tablespoons of water
½ teaspoon white pepper
¼ teaspoon celery seed
¼ teaspoon mace (can be omitted if it isn’t on hand)
1/3 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
¼ cup toasted hemp seeds
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1 cup vital wheat gluten
Olive oil for basting during grilling
Place the onion and garlic in the food processor and pulse until minced. Toss them into a nonstick skillet just to soften them. Put it back into the food processor.
Add the pinto beans, soy sauce, tomato paste, seasonings and water to the food processor and blend until it becomes a paste.
Add in the remaining ingredients and pulse until combined. Remove the blade and fold the mixture just a few extra times to make sure that all of the ingredients are evenly distributed.
It’ll be a thick paste. Roll the paste into a log to your desired thickness. Cut links that are 6” long.
Roll each veggie dog into pieces of aluminum foil and steam for 45 minutes.
Once steamed, let them rest a few minutes and brush each side with olive oil. Grill for about 5 minutes total just to add some char and flavor.
1 cup finely chopped garlic pickles
2 droppers Canna Trading Co. CBD Tincture (Alchemy or Organic Olive Oil tinctures are suggested)
2 tablespoons sweet onion minced
2 tablespoons Italian parsley chopped
Pinch of sea salt
A few grinds of black pepper
3 – 4 splashes of red wine or sherry vinegar
½ teaspoon dry mustard
Toss all of the ingredients in a bowl, let it sit for 10 minutes and give it a taste. Adjust the seasoning.
**Note: if a sweet relish is preferred, use sweet gherkins or bread and butter pickles
The hot dogs can be served in traditional buns or can be made into lettuce wraps.
Meatless meals can be satisfying. Now that it’s getting close to cookout season, those that don’t eat meat don’t have to be left out or be left to stick to just the side dishes – or a frozen veggie burger or hot dog. These fresh recipes are delicious – even meat eaters might enjoy trying them. It doesn’t hurt to make a few extras to cut up for others to taste out of curiosity.