Reach for Savory Popcorn with Parmesan cheese and fresh herbs for a healthier popcorn with lots of flavor...and no butter.
I'm not saying you should eat popcorn for dinner. But, I am saying that this savory popcorn tossed in a cheesy olive oil blend is very satisfying. It's a perfect option for a game day buffet. And, if you happen to eat a great big bowl for an afternoon snack or while watching a movie...then you won't need a very big dinner.
There's no reason to feel guilty about this decision either. 🙂
Why? No butter!
August is National Olive Oil month and to celebrate I've partnered with Pompeian Olive Oil to bring you this recipe. I took the Pompeian Pledge and left the butter out and used olive oil instead. The result? A healthy snack that was absolutely delicious.
Fresh Herb Options
Adding fresh herbs gives this recipe a savory dimension. I seasoned the popcorn with fresh rosemary and thyme...this time. My bucket list includes:
- lemon rind
All mixed with olive oil, cheese and flavor infusions from lime juice or a dash of sriracha sauce!
Butter to Olive Oil Conversion
Olive oil is an easy substitution for butter in so many different types of recipes including baked goods. As a general rule, 3/4 teaspoon of olive oil replaces 1 teaspoon of butter.
Check out Pompeian’s conversion chart and their collection of olive oils which includes Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Special Blends, the premium Varietals Collection to make the perfect swap.
Popcorn drizzled with a cheese and olive oil got two enthusiastic thumbs up by some very tough critics...my girls! I loooved the addition of fresh herbs. Either way, it's savory popcorn for us from now on!
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Savory Popcorn Recipe
- 8 cups popped popcorn 1/4 cup kernels
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese plus additional cheese to garnish if desired.
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary finely chopped
- Place popcorn in a large bowl.
- Combine olive oil, Parmesan cheese, thyme and rosemary in a small, microwave-safe bowl.
- Cover bowl and microwave olive oil mixture for 10 - 15 seconds.
- Drizzle olive oil mixture over popcorn and toss to coat.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf Pompeian.