Garlic and Parmesan Popcorn

Staff Writer
Garlic and Parmesan Popcorn
Jacqueline Whitehart

This is another quick and easy snack, and at 140 calories, it's no harm to your waistline. Be sure to move the pan while the corn is popping to prevent it from burning. 

 

Ready in
4 m
1
Servings
140
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Teaspoon sunflower oil
  • 1/2 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 3/4 Ounces uncooked popping corn
  • 1/3 Ounce Parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of cayenne

Directions

Heat the oil and garlic in a small lidded saucepan. When the oil is hot, add the popping corn, cover with the lid and cook over a high heat for 1 minute. When the corn begins to pop, move the pan back and forth over the heat until the popping subsides. Remove the pan from the heat and carefully remove the lid, some corn may still pop. Add the Parmesan, salt, and cayenne, toss to coat, then transfer to a bowl to serve.

Garlic Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Garlic Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
0.3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Protein
6g
12%
Carbs
17g
6%
Vitamin A
29µg
3%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
1.9%
Vitamin C
0.8mg
1.4%
Vitamin E
1mg
6%
Vitamin K
0.7µg
0.8%
Calcium
116mg
12%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
6µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
1µg
N/A
Iron
0.8mg
4.4%
Magnesium
31mg
8%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.4mg
2.1%
Phosphorus
133mg
19%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
82mg
2%
Sodium
132mg
5%
Zinc
0.9mg
5.8%