Italian Breadstick Popcorn

popped popcorn

Serves 4


1 tablespoon fresh basil, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried

1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried

½ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons vegetable or olive oil

8 cups of air popped popcorn, hot and fresh


  1. Rinse, dry and chop fresh herbs.
  2. In a small bowl, combine basil, parsley, garlic powder and salt.
  3. When the popcorn has popped, quickly transfer to a large bowl with a lid.
  4. Drizzle oil over popcorn and sprinkle with seasoning mixture.
  5. Cover bowl and shake until the popcorn is evenly coated. Serve warm.


Try using other combinations of seasoning for a different flavor, such as:

  • Grated parmesan cheese, vegetable or olive oil, fresh or dried rosemary and a dash of salt.
  • A small amount of melted butter (1 teaspoon) and cinnamon.
  • Vegetable or olive oil, Dijon mustard, a small amount of sugar and mini pretzels.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 cups; Calories: 120; Carbohydrates: 13 g; Fiber: 2 g; Fat: 7 g; Saturated fat: 1 g; Sodium: 150 mg

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