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Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn

April 27, 2013

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Need a new twist for an old snack idea? Popcorn… healthy popcorn. Who doesn’t love these crunchy, puffed, pieces of goodness? Skip the butter bath and try these ingredients for an outrageous combination of flavors…which are always on hand in my home. Pair these earthy, herbal little kernels with a crisp white wine. Happy… Happy Hour!

Oh, did I mention how healthy this snack is??!! Popcorn: (Air popped), 31 calories per cup, whole grain, fiber, low-fat, heart smart, full of healthy nutrients. Rosemary: phyto-nutrients, anti-oxidants and essential acids. Olive oil: healthy fat, anti-oxidants, Vitamins E and K, Omega 3-6 fatty acids, Lemon Peel: Vitamins C, minerals. Black Pepper: “King of Spice”- Good amount of minerals, Vitamins C, A. Parmesan: even though the cheese is high in fat (this recipe only calls for 1 T), it’s an excellent source of protein, calcium and provides almost all of the essential vitamins and minerals. Salt: Well, we need to limit our intake.  SIGN ME UP!!!!!!

Rosemary Parmesan Popcorn   (adapted from Taste, Love and Nourish Blog)

1/2 cup popcorn kernels

1 paper lunch bag

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons rosemary leaves, finely chopped

1/2 teaspoon sea salt or to taste

Cracked pepper, to taste

1 tablespoon Parmesan, freshly grated

Zest of 1 lemon

In a paper lunch bag, add 1/2 C. popcorn kernels and fold the top of the bag a couple of times. Place in your microwave and cook on high for about 2 minutes and 30-40 seconds. Keep a watchful ear as to not burn the popcorn. While the popcorn is popping, combine the olive oil, rosemary, sea salt and pepper in a small bowl. Place popcorn in serving bowl, drizzle with the olive oil mixture, then grate the Parmesan and the lemon zest over top and mix.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 27, 2013 5:34 pm

    Popcorn is my weakness – this looks lovely and delicious! Great photographs.

    • shreddedsprout permalink
      April 27, 2013 8:14 pm

      Thanks Courtney!!

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