Happy St. Patrick’s weekend! ☘️
I’ve been promising to post this healthy popcorn recipe for ages & I just didn’t have a chance. I love this popcorn because it’s so easy to make, tastes so good & is a much healthier alternative to microwave popcorn or butter popcorn. Sometimes I make this and bring it to the cinema in a container if I’m really trying to be healthy.
Smoked paprika (or sweet paprika available from Lidl. Try to use one of these – normal paprika doesn’t taste the same)
Pink Himalayan sea salt (sounds fancy but available in most supermarkets. This type of sea salt has many health benefits including assisting in the balance of blood sugar and improving hydration by providing trace minerals).
Here’s how to make it:
Add a tablespoon of coconut oil to a medium size saucepan. Put this on a medium to high heat until the oil is sizzling. As soon as it sizzles reduce the heat slightly and add a cup of popcorn kernels. Put a lid on top of the pot. Shake the kernels around in the pot, making sure to hold on to the lid. The kernels will start to pop – if they don’t turn up the heat slightly. As soon as most of the kernels have popped turn the heat to low because you don’t want the popcorn at the bottom to burn. The popcorn should be slightly oily so add the smoked paprika while it’s still hot. Add about 2 teaspoons of smoked paprika to the popcorn (or judge it yourself) and shake the pot with the lid on. Now add about 2 pinches of the salt and shake again.