Hemp Seed Oil Recipes

A lot more people are cooking at home now, so why not try something new? Most recipes call for some type of fat, which usually takes the form of a vegetable oil. Some of the more popular cooking oils include corn, olive, coconut, and avocado, but now is a great time to try out some hemp seed oil recipes!

When using hemp seed oil, it is important to note that it has a low smoke point, which means that it burns easily, so it shouldn’t really be heated. However, it has a delicious, nutty flavor that makes it a great ingredient to add to a lot of different cold recipes. 

Hemp seed oil is rich in omega 3 and omega 6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, but not all hemp seed oil is the same. The method of manufacture and the quality of the hemp are important things to consider when purchasing. It is also lower in saturated fats than many other popular cooking oils. 

Here are some simple hemp seed oil recipes that you can whip up in no time!

Hemp Seed Oil Hummus

This homemade hemp seed oil hummus is a delicious and incredibly easy recipe to make.

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Ingredients:

– 1 15oz can of chickpeas, or 1 ½ cups of cooked chickpeas

– 1 lemon

– 3 garlic cloves, roasted

– 3 tablespoons of hemp oil

– ¼ cup of tahini

– ¼ cup of hemp hearts

– 1 tsp of cumin

– Salt and pepper to taste

¼ cup of parsley, chopped

Zest the lemon and squeeze the juice; combine all of the ingredients except for the parsley in a processor and blend until smooth. Top with parsley.

Hemp Seed Oil Mayonnaise

This hemp seed oil mayonnaise recipe is great to use on sandwiches and in salads.

Ingredients:

– 1 large egg, room temperature

– ¾ cup hemp seed oil

– 1 tablespoon lemon juice

– ½ tablespoon mustard seeds

– ½ tablespoon salt 

Add egg, lemon juice, mustard seeds, and salt to a food processor and blend until smooth. Then slowly drizzle in hemp seed oil over the course of one to two minutes while continually blending. Store in the fridge.

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Hemp Seed Oil Balsamic Vinaigrette 

This yummy hemp seed oil balsamic vinaigrette recipe is the perfect dressing for salads or marinades!

Hemp Seed Oil Balsamic

Ingredients:

– 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

– 1 tablespoon honey

– 2 cloves garlic, minced

– 1 shallot, minced

– 1 tablespoon dijon mustard

– 1 tablespoon lemon juice

– ½ cup hemp seed oil

Combine all ingredients, and whisk until completely blended. Different kinds of vinegar can also be used!

Hemp Seed Oil Pesto

This simple hemp seed oil pesto recipe provides a great pop of freshness for your meals.

Ingredients: 

– 1 cup basil

– 1 tablespoon hemp hearts, toasted

– 2 cloves garlic

– ⅓ cup hemp seed oil 

– salt and pepper to taste

– ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese

– 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Combine basil, hemp hearts, garlic, and Parmesan Cheese to a food processor and blend. Mix in salt and pepper and then slowly add the hemp seed oil. Finish off with fresh lemon juice.

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Hemp Milk Recipe

Over the past few decades, daily milk substitutes are becoming increasingly popular. Whether it’s due to lactose intolerance, diet, or other health issues, more people are searching for a non-dairy alternative, such as almond or soy milk. Another great option is hemp milk, and the best thing about it is how easy it is to make!

You only need two ingredients: hemp seeds and water. However, you can also add additional flavoring or a sweetener too, depending on your preference. Simply combine 1/2 cup of hemp seeds with 4 cups of water and mix it in a blender for about a minute or so. For flavor, you can add 1 tablespoon of honey, maple syrup, or even a teaspoon of vanilla. Once it’s blended, it should be fairly smooth, but you can take the additional step of straining the milk if you prefer. If you want milk that is a little more thick and creamy, you just add less water. After storing it in an airtight jar, the hemp milk should stay good for up to 5 days in the fridge.

Hemp Milk Recipe

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Not all foods with hemp have to be made from oil, as the seeds themselves can be a great addition to a number of meals. Not only do they have a yummy, nutty flavor, but they are also extremely nutritious. In addition to omega fatty acids, hemp seeds are a great source of fiber and protein, and they are perfect for sprinkling onto foods like yogurt, smoothies, and salads. They can also be baked in the oven for an easy, fast snack to munch on.

Whatever your preference, there are a ton of great ways to utilize hemp oil and seeds for a huge variety of foods. If you’re looking for additional hemp recipes, we’re working hard on creating them, but in the meantime we have found these extra recipes for you.

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