Hemp Flour Tortillas
Flour tortillas are really good to serve with many types of dishes from sweet to savory. Fry some in oil, cover with honey, and you have dessert. Heat some in the microwave and fill with pinto beans and you have a burrito. They’re versatile but normally without any nutritionally redeeming qualities. By adding hemp seed flour to your recipe you can make them high in protein making them more filling and nutritious at the same time.
- 1 C. Hemp Seed Flour
- 2 C. Bleached Flour
- 2 TBS Baking Powder
- 1 TBS Sea Salt
- 4 to 5 TBLS Coconut Oil (or if you prefer, Crisco)
- 1 1/4 Cup Ice Water
- Mix dry ingredients together with a whisk until well blended.
- Using your whisk or a pastry blender cut in the solid coconut oil, one TBS at a time until you have a nice crumbly texture.
- Add in ice water slowly stirring with a spoon until mixture forms a ball. The dough should not be sticky. You may not have to use all the water, but if you’re having a dry day you may need a little more.
- Once dough has formed a ball, need on a floured surface for about 5 minutes.
- Divide into 16 balls. To do so evenly, just cut in half, then cut each half in half and repeat until you have 16 parts, roll into balls and let rest for about 30 minutes.
- Roll out each ball on a floured surface using a rolling pin. Keep tortillas apart using parchment paper.
- Put into fridge for about 20 minutes before cooking to help firm up if needed.
- Spray a skillet with cooking oil, get skillet nice and hot, then cook each side until set then flip, and cook each side until they are the doneness you like. Try not to use too much oil in the pan. If you have a nonstick pan you can cook these without any oil.
Adapted from HippieButter.com
Hemp Chickpea Hummus
Hummus is made from cooked, mashed chickpeas. It is high in fiber and therefore helps control your hunger and chickpeas can also lower LDL (bad) cholesterol levels. Chickpeas are so versatile they can be used in many dishes. This particular recipe is great on celery, carrot sticks, crackers, and used as a dressing for salad.
- 1 Can Chickpeas, drained (reserving liquid)
- 4 TBS Hemp Seed Hearts
- 1 TBS Hemp Seed Oil
- 2 TBS Tahini
- 1/3 C Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
- 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
- Throw everything in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- If needed, add some of the drained liquid in to create the consistency you like for your hummus.
Adapted from FoodMatters.tv
Hemp Oil Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
The bold flavor of vinaigrette salad dressing is great for more than a standard green salad. Drizzle it over steamed veggies, a citrus salad and even salads with meat such as a chicken or seafood salad.
- 3 tsp. Hemp Seed Oil
- 1 tsp. Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp. Balsamic Vinegar
- 1 tsp. Spicy Brown Mustard
- 3 Cloves Garlic, roasted
- 1/2 tsp. Fresh Basil, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp. Fresh Oregano, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp. Fresh Tarragon, finely chopped
- Sea Salt to Taste
- Put all ingredients except the fresh herbs into a magic blender or other small high speed blender.
- Blend until smooth and oil is emulsified.
- Add in herbs, and blend one more quick pulse.
- Taste, add in a pinch of salt if needed, blend quickly and serve.
Adapted from Vegetarian.About.com
Home Made Hemp Cereal
Everyone likes eating cereal in the morning. It’s fast, easy, and it also makes a good snack or topping for ice-cream, yogurt and other delightful treats. The problem is, you never know what’s in it. If you make your own, you always know. For the ingredients below use unsweetened or lightly sweetened versions and no added salt and raw nuts and seeds.
2 Cups Each:
- Rolled Oats
- Quinoa Flakes
1 Cup Each:
- Slivered Almonds
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Walnuts, Chopped
1/2 Cup Each:
- Hemp Seed Hearts
- Coconut Flakes
- Sunflower Seeds
- Dried Cherries, chopped
- Dried Apricots, chopped
- 1 Tbs. Ground Cinnamon
- 1 Dash Nutmeg
- Variations: Try pumpkin pie spice
- In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients together mixing until well combined.
- Store in an airtight container or jars at room temperature.
Adapted from Feastie.com
Peppery Hemp Seed Pesto
Arugula has a wonderful peppery flavor that really makes this hemp seed pesto delicious. The roasted garlic adds a delicious savory touch. The hemp seed gives you all the protein that you need for a main dish meal.
- 3 C. Arugula
- 1 C. Fresh Basil
- 4 Cloves Roasted Garlic
- 1/2 C. Hemp Seeds, hulled
- 1/4 C. Nutritional Yeast Flakes
- 1/4 tsp. Pink Himalayan Sea Salt
- 1/4 tsp. Pepper
- 1/3 C. Olive Oil
- 1/2 C. Almonds, soaked
- Put nuts, seeds, salt & yeast flakes into food processor and pulse a few times.
- Then add arugula, basil and garlic, pulse a few times.
- Then add everything else to the food processor and pulse until mixed to desired consistency. If it’s too thick you can use some of the water you used to cook the pasta to thin or add some warm water or warm broth.
- Cook your pasta according to package directions. Drain well.
- Mix the pesto into the pasta and serve immediately. A great way to mix it is to put the pasta in a large bowl, put the pesto on top, then toss with two large forks until mixed.
Adapted from Tasty-Yummies.com
Using organic hemp products is a great way to support sustainable farming, increase your health, and support the environment. You can try some of the recipes above, or just alter your own by tossing in a tablespoon of hemp seeds or hemp protein powder to foods that you already enjoy. Not only will you boost the nutritional component of the things that you eat, it will taste great too. Now that you know the benefits, what are some ways that you plan to use hemp in your diet?