All the herby dill and garlic flavors of a Ranch dressing, just in popcorn form are in this Simple Cooking with Heart recipe. Stovetop popcorn only takes a few minutes and yet is both healthier and cheaper than microwave popcorn.
Calories184 Per Serving
Protein3g Per Serving
Fiber4g Per Serving
Cost Per Serving$0.42
|Total Fat||10.5 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.9 g|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||3.3 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||6.2 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||20 g|
|Dietary Fiber||4 g|
1 1/2 starch, 2 fat
4 Tbsp. canola oil (divided)OR
4 tablespoon safflower oil (divided)
3/4 cup popcorn kernels
1 1/2 Tbsp. dried chives
1 Tbsp. dried parsley
1 tsp. dried dill
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
In a heavy-duty large pot, warm 1 tablespoon canola oil and a few popcorn kernels over high heat. Wait a couple minutes until these kernels have popped—this shows the oil is at the perfect popcorn-popping temperature.
As quickly as possible, add in remaining popcorn kernels and cover with a lid. Reduce the heat to medium-high. Using potholders and shaking the pot constantly as the kernels pop, cook until the popping slows down, about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the pot from heat but keep the lid on; some remaining kernels may continue to pop.
In a small bowl, stir together oil and seasonings to combine.
Carefully transfer the hot popcorn into a large bowl. Drizzle with the herbed oil, tossing as you add the oil so all the popcorn is coated. Serve.
Cooking Tip: The common 3-ounce microwave popcorn will yield a little more than the 10 cups of popcorn in this recipe. Continue to follow the directions for the Ranch-Chive oil and drizzle over the microwave popcorn.
Keep it Healthy: Oils like canola, safflower, or olive oil are a heart-healthier alternative to drizzle over popcorn in place of butter.
Tip: If going the microwave popcorn route, make sure to choose the 94 percent fat-free variety. Also, compare the sodium content, aiming for bags with 30 to 40 milligrams of sodium per serving.
This digest-sized booklet contains 28 recipes and photographs. It also contains information on how sodium affects overall health, a reference guide for sodium-free flavorings and provides American Heart Association's dietary recommendations.
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