Popcorn is one of my most favorite things to snack on. Yes, you are probably thinking “popcorn” really?? But it’s the truth, and occasionally I enjoy it for dinner when my husband is out of town, or has a dinner meeting. My popcorn recipe is not your average bowl of popped and buttered kernels that you see at the movies or ball games. It’s Herby Olive Oil Popcorn with a little something special added to make it taste phenomenal, without all the fat and calories.
This popcorn recipe can’t be more simple, starting with air popped popcorn. I use my air popper machine, but if you don’t have one, you can pop the kernels on the stove top, or toss some kernels in a brown bag and place them in the microwave, and cook for a couple of minutes, until popped. Don’t use the pre-packaged popcorn bags.
The next step is to mix up my favorite spice blend including; nutritional yeast, dried dill, onion powder and salt. If you haven’t used nutritional yeast before, it mimics the flavors of parmesan cheese, but without the calorie bomb. It super zesty and adds that special something to this popcorn recipe.
This popcorn is so good, it’s hard to stop at just one bowl. Also, it makes a nice snack to carry to the movies, ball games, theater or packed in lunches. It’s also fun to serve with cocktails or wine, before a meal with friends. So, there you have it – Herby Olive Oil Popcorn!
1/2 cup unpopped popcorn kernels
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast, I prefer Bragg’s
1 teaspoon dried dill
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1. Pop popcorn kernels in an air popper, on stove, or in a microwave. Pour into a large bowl.
2. In a small bowl, mix together nutritional yeast, dill, onion powder and salt – set aside.
3. Drizzle popcorn with olive oil and toss to coat and sprinkle with herby mixture. Serve immediately or store in bags for future snacking. Enjoy!