22 November 2020

Noodle Salad using Hemp Oil & Seeds

          

a healthy, easy to make and much flavorful noodle salad with the touch of hemp oil and hemp seeds





Hemp !!


This is a variety of Cannabis sativa plant which can be served as a wide variety of purposes like fiber (from the plant's stems), protein (from seeds), oils etc. So hemp is used as a food product either in raw seeds or oils. 

Hemp is commonly confused with marijuana. But no, these two are completely different in the chemical composition, cultivation methods and its applications.
Hemp and Marijuana come from the same Cannabis family. But, Marijuana is grown to contain high amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) where as Hemp only contains a trace amount of THC (which is less than 0.3%).

  • Hemp seeds have a very mild, nutty flavor mostly like unsalted sunflower seeds, but the texture is not as hard as of the later one. 
  • The seeds are cold-pressed to produce one of the most diverse and nutritionally strong oil, Hemp Oil which has a grassy flavor. 
  • The seeds are ground up for flour or mixed with water and sweetener to create hemp seed milk.





    Well, when India Hemp Organics approached me to review some of their wonderful products, I was quite excited to learn more about this Hemp as for the first time I was going to explore its benefits. 

    So today's recipe is a salad using the hemp seed oil and hemp seeds (or commonly known as hemp hearts). In future I am going to share some more recipes using these products too.

    Hemp seeds can be eaten raw, roasted or cooked with other foods where as the oil (since its is cold pressed) is recommended to use as raw or if planning to heat then use over very low heat.

    For the incorporation of raw stage of both seeds and oil, salad is an amazing idea ! Hence the post is all about a noodle salad using these two hemp products.

    Dietary note :


      ✔ Vegetarian
      ✔ Easy to make
      ✔ Healthy salad
      ✔ Make-ahead recipe




      In the salad I have used some juliennes of vegetables like cabbage, carrot and bell pepper. Along with that, some grilled paneer cubes I have added too.


      Making procedure of this salad -


      First the noodles are cooked till al dante.
      Next the paneer cubes are mixed with just salt, pepper powder and grilled for 4-5 minutes until all the paneer cubes get nicely cooked from all the sides with a soft texture inside and a nice crispy outside.
      Then in a bowl dressing is prepared by mixing hemp oil, minced garlic, honey, salt.
      Finally the assembling part comes. In a large bowl take the noodles, all the juliennes along with grilled paneer cubes. Then the dressing is poured over and tossed to combine well. At last, the hemp seeds are sprinkled on top and the salad is ready to serve !

      Like any other salad, this can be served cold or at room temperature. This is quite healthy, easy to make and much flavorful salad.


      Can this salad store to use later ?


        Yes, one can make the salad ahead of time. Just keep in an air-tight container and store in the refrigerator. At the time of need, take out from the refrigerator and serve either cold or at room temperature.

        It stays fresh up to 2-3 days.




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        Noodle Salad using Hemp Oil & Seeds
        Author
        Sasmita
        Prep time
        15 Min
        Cook time
        15 Min
        inactive time
        15 Min
        Total time
        45 Min
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        Noodle Salad using Hemp Oil & Seeds

        a healthy, easy to make and much flavorful noodle salad with the touch of hemp oil and hemp seeds

        Ingredients

        • Noodle 1 packet
        • Cabbage (medium) 1/2 no.
        • Carrot (medium) 1 no.
        • Bell pepper (medium) 1/2 no.
        • Paneer cube 1 cup
        • Garlic (minced) 1/2 tsp
        • Honey 1/2 tsp
        • Salt as desired
        • Pepper powder 1/4 tsp
        • Hemp oil 1 tbsp
        • Hemp seed as desired
        • Water as desired

        Instructions

        1. First make juliennes of cabbage, carrot and bell pepper. Keep aside.
        COOK THE NOODLE -
        1. In a large pan, boil water with salt.
        2. Add the noodles and cook till al Dante.
        3. Drain and rinse with regular water to remove the excess starch and stop the cooking.
        4. Keep aside in a large bowl.
        GRILL THE PANEER -
        1. Next in a bowl take paneer cubes, salt, pepper powder and gently mix well to coat the paneer cubes.
        2. Cover the bowl and allow to rest for 12-15 minutes.
        3. Now heat a grill pan ( i have used a nonstick pan, so no need of oil. Else just brush the pan first with little oil) and place all the cubes.
        4. Grill for 4-5 minutes, flipping in between or until all the paneer cubes get nicely cooked from all the sides with a soft texture inside and a nice crispy outside.
        5. Transfer to a plate and keep aside.
        MAKE THE DRESSING -
        1. In a bowl take hemp oil, minced garlic, honey, salt and mix well.
        ASSEMBLE -
        1. Now take the noodle bowl and add all the juliennes along with grilled paneer cubes.
        2. Pour over the dressing and toss to combine well.
        3. Sprinkle some hemp seeds and serve chilled or at room temperature as desired !
        Hemp product, cold salad, low oil recipe, healthy salad, paneer, honey, cabbage, carrot, bell pepper
        Vegetarian, salad, healthy dish, hemp oil, hemp seed, Noodle salad
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        3 comments:

        1. These are simple and fast to prepare and everyone enjoyed them!

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        2. This is a wholesome and filling salad with lot of veggies and other flavours in itO have not used hemp so far kn my cooking. Would love to give it a try. Also I loved the addition of honey in this recipe.

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        3. Sasmita, I've tasted hemp seeds but have not had the opportunity to try the oil. Such a healthy and delicious looking salad. Good idea to add hemp seeds for added nutritional value.

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