The weather’s heating up, and we can finally spend some time outdoors. This means hikes, barbecues, pool parties and of course, picnics.
If you’re headed outside, you probably want to bring something to eat. And what better way to enjoy the great outdoors than with a cannabis-infused picnic feast.
We’ve put together a menu of quick, easy and delicious dishes to make for your next outing. For picnics, we recommend bringing a mix of lightly infused and noninfused foods. When the munchies from your cannabis edibles hit, you’ll want plenty of noninfused bites to snack on.
The last thing you want to do is overindulge on edibles and go past your limit—that would be a recipe for an edible disaster.
So, get ready to pack up your picnic basket and grab a blanket to spread out on the grass. Here’s our menu for an unforgettable cannabis-infused picnic.
Our first recipe is an easy finger food that’s sure to please: cannabis-infused caprese bites. You can put these mozzarella, tomato and basil skewers together in a snap. And they’re so easy to snack on in a picnic setting. All you need are the ingredients and some wooden skewers.
What picnic is complete without a delicious pasta salad? Our next portable suggestion isn’t your average macaroni salad. It’s full of fresh flavors and unexpected combinations. Even though you can throw this together quickly, it tastes like a gourmet meal.
*Adding cannabis oil is optional as it is with all of these recipes.
You’ll definitely want something to drink when you’re out in the sun, and what could be more perfect for a picnic than a cannabis-infused lemonade? It’s easy to make—and infuse—this cold, sweet and tart, summertime classic.
I leave the ingredient amounts open in this recipe since it’s so simple to alter to your tastes. You can adjust how sweet or tart you’d like the lemonade by adding more or less syrup or lemon juice.
For the main dish, sandwiches are an easy option with so much variety. I like this ham, hummus and veggie sandwich when I picnic. You can take out the ham, if you’d like to make this a vegetarian sandwich, and then customize it with your favorite veggies. The result is a hearty, filling sandwich packed with fresh flavors and a satisfying crunch.
When it comes to dessert, nothing fits a picnic better than a fresh fruit salad can. This cannabis- infused take on the original works great with just about any fruit you’d like, but for this recipe we’ve included:
The secret to the recipe is the cannabis-infused honey and lime juice. Drizzle this mixture over your fruit salad to infuse it with cannabis and a pop of extra flavor.
*Everyone’s different when it comes to the amount of cannabis they can tolerate. So, use your best judgment on dosing based on your previous experiences with edibles. If you have a lower tolerance to cannabis, use a lower dose in your picnic recipes. And as always, start low and go slow.
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