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Italian Popcorn

Italian PopcornRed chile flakes add a bit of spicy heat to this Italian-seasoned popcorn snack.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 quarts popped popcorn
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh (1 teaspoon dried) oregano
1 1/2 teaspoon fresh (1/2 teaspoon dried) basil
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon red chile flakes
1 tablespoon (or to taste) freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place popcorn in a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil; toss.
  2. In a small bowl, mix oregano, basil, garlic, salt and chili flakes.
  3. Sprinkle herb mixture over popcorn and toss again.
  4. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese; toss and serve.

Makes 2 quarts; 8 (1 cup) servings.

Tip: For fewer calories, omit olive oil. Spray popcorn lightly with cooking spray. Sprinkle herbs, garlic, salt and chile flakes over popcorn and toss again. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese; toss and serve.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of The Popcorn Board.