When I am looking for a healthy snack, my first stop is popcorn. Despite popcorn tasting wonderful on its own, I like to add different flavors to make it a little tastier. Today, I made skinny dill and lemon zest popcorn, and it was FABULOUS!
Granted, I have an herb garden in my kitchen, so I am able to experiment with different flavors. Sometimes, it doesn’t work out well, but dill and lemon, with the crunch of air popped popcorn was a win. And, Skinny Dill and Lemon Zest Popcorn is in a category all its own.
Of course, I have an air popper, but recently I bought a new one that puts my dinosaur air popper to shame. Not only was it cheap, but it works great, and its kinda cute. haha.
In fact, all it requires is popcorn kernels and a microwave, and it’s done. Despite the popular belief that popcorn needs oil or butter to make herbs and seasonings stick, that is a myth.
In order to make herbs and seasoning stick, I use an oil-sprayer mister filled with water instead of oil. Therefore, the mister sprays a light mist of water, and then the herbs and seasoning sticks to the skinny dill and lemon zest popcorn.
Truly, snacking can be skinny and elegant, even with skinny dill and lemon zest popcorn. Instead of buying movie popcorn, take a bag of this in your purse!
Step up your air popped popped corn, and add some wonderful flavors of fresh herbs and spices.
- 2 quarts popped popcorn
- 2 Tablespoons lemon zest
- 1/4 cup fresh chopped dill
- 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
- Pop popcorn following the directions on your air popper (no oil)
- While popcorn is hot, mist with a light stream of water; toss
- Add lemon zest, dill, and salt (optional)
OTHER POSSIBLE COMBINATIONS (The possibilities are endless)
- Garlic and nutritional yeast
- Cumin and cilantro
- Parsley and lemon zest
- Chili powder and lime zest
- Trader Joes Everything Seasoning
- Basil and lemon zest
- Basil and lime zest
- Curry powder
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