Hemp Seed Recipes

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Mellow Vinaigrette
This salad dressing highlights the naturally nutty flavour of hempseed oil. It is ideal for green salads, pasta salads, or other cold dishes. Do not cook with hemp seed oil, as the healthful EFAs are broken down by heat. Mix 2/3 c. hempseed oil, 1 tbs. balsamic vinegar, 1 tbs. lime juice, 1 tbs. orange juice, a pinch of cumin, and a pinch of salt together in a glass jar. Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

The following recipes are from the Hemp Seed Coookbook, by Carol Miller and Don Wirtshafter. It can be ordered from The Ohio Hempery by calling 1-800-BUY-HEMP.

hempseed cake
Hemp Meal: the basis of hemp cooking
First wash the seeds several times. Select only the seeds that float. Immediately dry roast in a heavy skillet on top of the stove, or at a low temperature (250-300ºF) in the oven. Roasting will take 5 to 10 minutes. You will know they are done when they stop popping and begin to smell like toasted nuts. Avoid French roasting. Cool the seeds and grind. Any grain grinder, nut grinder, or coffee mill will work. To reduce the coarse texture of the hulls, you may want to flash blend the toasted seeds briefly, then sift out the fragments. For a buttery texture, you may want to grind twice.

hemp loaf
Hempseed and Walnut Loaf
In 2 tbs. olive oil, saute 1 c. chopped herbs (oregano, cilantro, parsley, basil--any or all), 1 lb. chopped onions, 1 c. chopped mushrooms, 1 c. chopped carrots, 1 c. chopped cabbage (or chard, zucchini, or other seasonal vegetables), 1/2 c. chopped celery, and 4 crushed garlic cloves. Add and mix together: 1c. hempseed meal, 3 c. walnuts, 1 c. cooked rice (part wild rice is nice), 3 tbs. tamari or soy sauce, 1 lb. mashed tofu, 1/2 c. nutritional yeast. Press into (9" x 13") baking dish. Sprinkle with a thick layer of Nutritional yeast. Bake for 35 minutes at 325ºF, or at 300ºF in a glass baking dish. Cut into squares. Smother with mushroom gravy. Optional additions: 1 c. cheddar cheese, shredded; 4-6 eggs, beaten. Serves 12-16.

chocolate torte
Hempseed Chocolate-Almond Torte
Whip 3/4 c. butter or margarine. Beat in 6 egg yolks, one at a time. Mix in 1 c. melted chocolate chips, 3/4 c. ground almonds (about 1 lb.), 1/2-3/4 c. hemp seed meal. Beat until stiff; 6 egg whites. Fold in. Put into to 8- or 9-inch round cake pans. Bake for 10 minutes at 375ºF. Lower heat to 325ºF and bake for another 20 minutes. Cool before frosting. Serves 12-16.

hempseed gruel
Porridge (Gruel)
In a small pan, combine: 1 c. toasted, ground hempseed and 2 c. water, or more if you prefer. heat to boiling, then turn heat down and cook 5-10 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand until it is the consistency you want. Sweeten with maple syrup or honey and serve with milk.

pp. 205-206 Hemp For Health by Chris Conrad (1994)

hemp seed cake
hemp loaf
Chocolate Torte