Healthy Hemp Salads: The Best Trend!
One of the easiest ways to incorporate hemp into your diet is in a healthy hemp salad. You can sprinkle on crunchy hemp seeds, make a hemp oil salad dressing, or use CBD on a salad.
Hemp seeds and oil provide an excellent balance of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids. They are also a great source of vegan protein. Hemp seeds contain Vitamin E and minerals including potassium, sodium, magnesium, calcium, iron and zinc. If you consume them unshelled, they also support healthy digestion with their soluble and insoluble fiber content. All forms of hemp contain CBD. Bottom line – no matter which way you consume it, hemp is your best friend.
Best Hemp Salad Recipes
There are a ton of great ways to make a salad using hemp ingredients. Here are some of our favorite salad recipes with hemp in them from around the internet.
Goldenberry Salad with Vegan Hemp Dressing
Tart and tangy, we were new to goldenberries. As it turns out, they’re a South American berry also referred to as Incaberries – and they’re full of lots of vitamins and nutrients. Add that goodness with some Hemp seed salad dressing and voila! You’ve got yourself the perfect Hemp seed Goldenberry Salad. For the full recipe, see Vitavibes.
Hemp Caesar Salad
Since Caesar salads are meant to contain anchovies and egg yolks, it’s hard to find a great vegan Caesar salad recipe, but we did! Maria Marlowe’s Hemp Caesar Salad definitely does the trick, using a hemp seed Caesar dressing. For the recipe, visit Maria Marlow – Integrative Nutrition.
Creamy Turmeric Hemp Dressing
This isn’t a hemp salad recipe, but rather an all-purpose hemp sauce. And salads, fortunately, fall in the category of “all-purpose”. This hemp salad dressing makes use of a great super spice: turmeric which is a natural anti-inflammatory. Drizzle this creamy hemp dressing on a salad, steamed vegetables and a whole lot more! Check it out on Oatmeal with a Fork.
Hemp Ginger Salad Dressing
We found this cool recipe on a site called Pukka Recipes. The word “pukka” is a Hindi word that also made its way into British English. It means sure, really, and legitimate, so the Pukka Recipes on Pukka Herbs are definitely to be trusted, hence the reason we’ve added their Hemp Ginger Salad Dressing to this list. Check it out.
Avocado Hemp Salad
The name of this salad should actually be Avocado-Seaweed-Hemp Salad because the presence of one little nori sheet definitely changes the flavor a whole lot. For us, it adds something extremely unique that we don’t eat all the time. Fish-flavoured nori can be a little overwhelming. If you want to know what you’re about to eat, check the packaging carefully. For the full recipe check out Further Food.
Buffalo Tofu Salad with Creamy Hemp Ranch
Okay, wait. What is Buffalo Tofu, you ask? Simple: it’s tofu marinated in Buffalo hot sauce! This is the kind of salad that makes for a hearty meal. Topped with hemp ranch (made of hemp hearts), this is as close to a vegan version of buffalo wings as you’re gonna get. Check out From My Bowl for the recipe.
Hemp Caprese Salad
Nutritious and satisfying, this salad combines mozzarella, basil, tomatoes and more with a delectable hemp seed dressing. Posy and Kettle calls this their ‘Saying Goodbye to Summer’ salad, but we’d welcome this any time of year!
Cabbage Detox Salad
This one packs a fiber-rich punch with its crunchy cabbage, hemp seed, and bell pepper combo. Super quick and easy to prepare, if you’re running late this salad is a good choice. Check it out at PopSugar.
Raw Tabouli Hemp Seed Salad
This easy to make salad is a must-try for beauty buffs because it’s rich in several vitamins and antioxidants and the hemp seeds add some much-needed essential fatty acids and minerals. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself glowing after eating this one!
What about CBD salad recipes?
The internet doesn’t have a lot of these, but don’t worry; we have good news. High quality no flavor CBD oils don’t carry a strong taste, so you can sprinkle a few drops of CBD oil on just about any salad you want! In case you were wondering, yes, you can add CBD drops to a hemp seed salad. It won’t be a hemp overkill.
Tip: for the best CBD salad, make sure you evenly distribute the CBD oil. You can do this by sprinkling the drops all around and then tossing the salad. Another great way is to make CBD salad dressing – just stir CBD drops into your salad dressing before putting it on the salad.
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