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Popcorn con Pesto

Popcorn con PestoGive your popcorn an Italian make-over and dress it up with a delicious pesto coating!

Recipe Ingredients:

5 quarts popped popcorn
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tablespoon dried basil leaves, crushed*
1 teaspoon dried parsley, crushed
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup pine nuts (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Put popped popcorn in a large bowl and keep warm.
  2. In small saucepan, melt the butter; add basil, parsley, garlic, Parmesan cheese and nuts. Stir to blend. Pour over popped popcorn, stirring well.

Makes 5 quarts.

*Dried thyme or oregano, or combination of ingredients, may be used in place of basil.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of The Popcorn Board.