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THC-Infused Pesto

THC-Infused Pesto

It's been a while since we've made a savory recipe, and with May being a month with lots of events coming up like graduations, BBQs, and Memorial Day, it's the perfect month to do that. This recipe is one that hits the spot no matter how you use it. It's super versatile, and it's also pretty easy to infuse. The infused part of this recipe is Roasted Garlic THC-Infused Olive Oil from Abstrakt and Queen Creek Olive Mill. It has 30mg in the entire bottle and comes in several flavors like Meyer Lemon and Bacon. I used the Roasted Garlic flavor because it matches this recipe perfectly. If you're looking for an edible that is low dose but still helps keep you asleep, this is a great choice! Also, If you're looking to just get your feet wet in making edibles, this is a pretty easy recipe to try. Prep your food processor, it's the only tool you'll be using! This recipe is quick and easy and is perfect as a dip, a spread, paired with veggies (roasted or not), or mixed in with your pasta. The possibilities are endless!! That being said, you may need a few bottles. Head on over to your favorite dispensary and ask for Abstract Kitchens olive oil. Then, make a quick pit stop at the grocery store for a few ingredients, or your garden, and you're set. Bon Appetit!

Yield: 1 cup

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Tools to make this recipe: food processor, measuring cups, measuring spoons, spatula, bowls, cutting board


  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves

  • ½ cup walnuts (or pine nuts, pistachio, almonds)

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 small garlic clove

  • ¼ tsp sea salt

  • Fresh ground black pepper 

  • ¼ cup Abstrakt Olive Oil, roasted garlic

  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, optional 


  1. Let's think about the dosage. Each bottle of Abstrakt Olive Oil has 30mg of THC. This recipe makes 1 cup of pesto, so 1 tablespoon is equal to about 2mg. Depending on how you use the pesto, you will be lowering the dosage the larger the quantity of food you add it to. For example, if you use it as a dip, 1 tablespoon is equal to about 2mg, but with a pesto pasta, you'll probably end up with 2mg for a cup of pasta. Decide now if you're making it a double, triple, or quadruple batch depending on how many people you're serving and make sure you get the right amount of bottles at the dispensary. Whatever you choose, ensure you write it down.

  2. In a food processor, chop the walnuts, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt, black pepper together. Then add the washed/dried basil leaves and pulse it all together until combined. Next, slowly pour in your Abstrakt Olive Oil and pulse until combined. If you're adding Parmesan cheese, add that now, just a short pulse to combine. And you're done, use as desired!


Nuts: may substitute most nuts for the walnuts, i.e. pistachios, pine nuts, etc.

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