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Cooking Green: 7 Lip-Smacking Recipes with Hemp Ingredients

Hemp and avocado toast

Looking to infuse your culinary adventures with a touch of sustainability and wholesome goodness? Hemp, a versatile and nutrient-rich ingredient, isn't just limited to oils or protein powders—it can elevate your cooking to new heights! Check out these lip-smacking recipes that incorporate hemp ingredients for a green and flavorful twist in your kitchen.

1. Hemp Seed Pesto Pasta


  • Cooked pasta of choice

  • Fresh basil leaves

  • Hemp seeds

  • Garlic cloves

  • Olive oil

  • Parmesan cheese (optional)


  • In a food processor, blend basil, hemp seeds, garlic, and olive oil until smooth.

  • Toss the pesto with cooked pasta and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy a nutty and herbaceous pasta dish!

2. Hemp-Crusted Baked Chicken


  • Chicken breasts

  • Hemp hearts

  • Paprika

  • Garlic powder

  • Salt and pepper


  • Mix hemp hearts with paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

  • Coat chicken breasts with the hemp mixture and bake until golden and cooked through. Savor the crispy, protein-rich goodness!

3. Hemp and Avocado Toast


  • Whole grain bread

  • Ripe avocados

  • Hemp oil

  • Lemon juice

  • Red pepper flakes (optional)


  • Mash ripe avocados with a splash of hemp oil and lemon juice.

  • Spread the avocado mixture on toast and sprinkle with red pepper flakes for an extra kick. Enjoy a nutritious, satisfying snack!

4. Hemp Protein Smoothie Bowl


  • Frozen mixed berries

  • Banana

  • Hemp protein powder

  • Almond milk

  • Toppings: sliced fruits, hemp seeds, granola


  • Blend mixed berries, banana, hemp protein powder, and almond milk until smooth.

  • Pour into a bowl, and top with sliced fruits, hemp seeds, and granola for a protein-packed breakfast delight!

5. Hemp and Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms


  • Portobello mushrooms

  • Spinach

  • Hemp hearts

  • Feta cheese (or vegan alternative)

  • Garlic


  • Sautee spinach, garlic, and hemp hearts. Stuff the mixture into portobello mushroom caps, top with feta cheese, and bake until tender. A savory and nutritious appetizer awaits!

6. Hemp-Crusted Tofu Nuggets


  • Extra-firm tofu

  • Hemp flour

  • Smoked paprika

  • Onion powder

  • BBQ sauce (optional, for dipping)


  • Coat tofu slices with a mix of hemp flour, smoked paprika, and onion powder.

  • Bake or air-fry until crispy. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce for a flavorful, plant-based snack!

7. Hemp and Berry Chia Seed Pudding


  • Chia seeds

  • Hemp milk

  • Mixed berries

  • Maple syrup (optional)


  • Mix chia seeds and hemp milk, let it sit overnight.

  • Layer with mixed berries in a jar or bowl. Drizzle with maple syrup for sweetness. Enjoy a delightful and nutritious dessert or breakfast treat!

Infusing your meals with hemp ingredients not only adds a nutty and wholesome flavor but also introduces a dose of plant-based goodness into your diet. Experiment with these recipes and unleash the culinary magic of hemp in your kitchen!


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