Basil-Parmesan Flavored Popcorn

Susan Cutler


If you love Popcorn and also love Basil; try this! I think you will love it, as I do!

You don't have to worry about making this with a Popcorn Popper-check out another suggestion! Thanks

*Make your own basil infused olive oil!

Recipe: from Michael Chiarello/Food Network


★★★★★ 1 vote

6 servings or 6 cups
5 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


  • 3 c
    popcorn, popped, recipe follows
  • 1/4 c
    basil infused olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    grey salt
  • ·
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 c
    freshly grated parmesan

  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1 1/2 c

How to Make Basil-Parmesan Flavored Popcorn


  1. Drizzle basil infused oil over the popcorn. Grind grey salt in a spice grinder (a coffee grinder also works well for this purpose) until fine - it will stick to the popcorn more evenly if the crystals are smaller. Add black pepper, then grate parmesan over the popcorn.
  2. For Popcorn:
    Preheat a large cast iron Dutch oven on a stove top over high heat. Add olive oil, then popcorn. As soon as it begins to pop, cover and turn down to medium heat until sound of popping stops, about 3 to 4 minutes.

    Taken from:

    Grey salt is a “moist” unrefined sea salt, usually found in the Brittany region of France’s Atlantic coast. Its natural light grey color comes from the minerals absorbed from the clay lining the salt ponds. The salt is collected by hand using traditional Celtic methods and wooden tools. Grey salt has gained great fame in the mainstream culinary world in the last few years, and is considered by many to be the best quality salt available. It is available in coarse grain – which is the perfect finishing or pinching size, stone ground fine – ideally used at the table instead of processed salts, and extra fine (Velvet) grain – perfect for sprinkling over nuts or popcorn. Celtic Sea Salt Brand is a registered trademark of Selina Naturally®.

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About Basil-Parmesan Flavored Popcorn

Course/Dish: Popcorn
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian

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