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Infused Pesto

Updated: Apr 19

Indulge in the harmonious fusion of tradition and innovation with our cannabis-infused basil pesto recipe. Vibrant basil leaves, toasted pine nuts, and aged parmesan come together in a symphony of flavour, elevated by the infusion of cannabis-infused olive oil. Each spoonful offers a journey for the senses, marrying the rich culinary heritage of classic pesto with the contemporary twist of cannabis infusion. Whether drizzled over pasta, spread on sandwiches, or used as a flavourful sauce, this homemade creation promises a tantalizing culinary experience that's both familiar and delightfully unexpected.

THC-Infused Pesto


2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed

1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/3 cup pine nuts or walnuts, toasted

3 garlic cloves, minced

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Step 1:

Wash the basil leaves thoroughly and dry them using a paper towel or salad spinner. Remove any tough stems.

THC-Infused Pesto ingredients

Step 2:

In a small skillet over medium heat, toast the pine nuts or walnuts until they are lightly browned and fragrant, about 3-5 minutes. Stir frequently to prevent burning. Remove from heat and let cool.

toasted pine nuts

Step 3:

In a food processor, combine the basil leaves, toasted nuts, minced garlic, and parmesan cheese. Pulse until the ingredients are finely chopped.

food processor, combine the basil leaves, toasted nuts, minced garlic, and Parmesan cheese

Step 4.

With the food processor running, slowly pour the regular and cannabis-infused olive oil into the mixture in a steady stream. Continue processing until the pesto reaches your desired consistency. If it's too thick, you can add more regular olive oil.

Blend until pesto reaches desired consistency

Step 5.

Taste the pesto and season with salt and pepper to your liking. Remember that parmesan cheese is salty, so adjust the salt accordingly, squeeze in some lemon juicy to give it a great twang.

Step 6.

Transfer the pesto to a jar or airtight container. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week, or you can freeze it for longer storage.

Packaged THC-Infused Pesto

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