Here at Zenbarn Farms, our favorite things in the world are cannabis, music, and food. So, we thought – why not dive into some of our favorite recipes for cooking with cannabis?

Follow along to snag these incredible recipes you won’t want to miss!

Understanding the Basics of Cooking with Cannabis

Cooking with cannabis is a whole other culinary world, but before we dive in, it’s essential to grasp some basics. Let’s start off by reviewing cannabinoids – the compounds responsible for the plant’s effects. 

When cannabis is heated, a process called decarboxylation occurs, activating these cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD, making them ready for infusion into your culinary creations.

Now, onto infusion methods. Whether you’re using oil or butter, understanding these methods ensures proper infusion and potency in your recipes. And of course, let’s not forget about dosing – a crucial consideration for a safe and enjoyable experience in the kitchen.

As a general rule of thumb, start low and go slow.

Beginner-Friendly Cannabis Recipes

There are so many options for cooking with cannabis. First, we wanted to share some foundational beginner-friendly recipes that will be perfect for folks just starting out. Expect these to be easy to follow while still delivering delicious results!

Let’s start with cannabis-infused butter. This versatile infusion adds a subtle herbal flavor to a variety of dishes and requires just two ingredients: butter and decarboxylated cannabis flower.

Cannabis-Infused Butter Recipe


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3.5 grams decarboxylated cannabis flower (adjust according to desired potency)


  1. In a small saucepan, melt the unsalted butter over low heat.
  2. Once the butter is melted, add the decarboxylated cannabis flower to the saucepan.
  3. Simmer the mixture over low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  5. Strain the mixture through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth to remove the plant material.
  6. Transfer the infused butter to a clean glass jar or container for storage.
  7. Use as desired in your favorite recipes, such as baked goods, sautéed vegetables, or sauces.


Next up, indulge your sweet tooth with Classic Cannabis Brownies. These rich and fudgy treats are perfect for sharing with friends or enjoying as a special dessert. The addition of cannabis-infused butter gives them a delightful twist that’s sure to please.

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Classic Cannabis Brownies Recipe


  • 1/2 cup cannabis-infused butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder



  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×9-inch baking pan.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the cannabis-infused butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together the cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth the top with a spatula.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs.
  8. Allow the brownies to cool before slicing and serving. Enjoy!


Elevating Your Culinary Skills with Cannabis

Ready to take your cannabis culinary creations to the next level? These elevated recipes are sure to impress even the most discerning palate. 

First up, Cannabis-Infused Honey Glazed Salmon. This elegant dish combines the delicate flavor of salmon with a sweet and savory cannabis-infused honey glaze for a truly unforgettable meal.
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Cannabis-Infused Honey Glazed Salmon Recipe


  • 4 salmon fillets
  • 1/4 cup cannabis-infused olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish


  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the cannabis-infused olive oil, honey, soy sauce, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, and pepper.
  3. Place the salmon filets on the prepared baking sheet and brush them generously with the honey glaze.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the salmon is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  5. Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh parsley before serving. Enjoy!

CBD-Infused Green Smoothie Recipe

Looking for a refreshing pick-me-up? Try our CBD-Infused Green Smoothie. Packed with fresh fruits, leafy greens, and a dose of CBD oil, this smoothie is as nutritious as it is delicious.


  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup kale
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1-2 droppers CBD oil


  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into glasses and enjoy immediately for a refreshing and revitalizing treat.

Zenbarn Farms – Premier Vermont Cannabis Dispensary: Offering All The Essentials

So, there you have it, friends! We hope today’s blog post will serve as a helpful resource as you get started cooking with cannabis. But before you get started on these delicious recipes, be sure to stop by our store to pick up your favorite cannabis and hemp products.


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*The contents of this blog are intended for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.*