Roasted Seaweed And Turmeric Popcorn

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I’ve been getting inspiration for this salty snack all over the place lately. Food & Wine Magazine, 101 Cookbooks and The Poke Cookbook all have awesome versions of this wether it be seaweed or turmeric popcorn.

What makes mine different I guess is the hodgepodge of ingredients I have going on here. Popcorn, as we know, was first domesticated in Mexico, turmeric originates from India and seaweed can be found being consumed anywhere near a coastline. I also threw in some cashews, which are originally native to Brazil.

So why the con-fusion? Because it tastes good!

This tasty snack packs a nutrient punch and is an excellent substitution for chips or crackers.

Health bennies:

  • High in calcium
  • Good source of iron
  • Good source of omega-3s
  • High fiber
  • Antioxidant
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Roasted Seaweed And Turmeric Popcorn

I like to use SeaSnax (link posted below recipe) for this mix because I find it to be crunchier and easier to crumble than most roasted nori seaweed I find. *Use organic ingredients whenever possible.
Cuisine Gluten free
Servings 1 gallon

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Popcorn kernels non-gmo
  • 4 Tbsp Butter grass-fed
  • 3/4 tsp Shichimi Togarashi
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Sea salt (I use pink Himalayan salt)
  • 2 Tbsp Furikake
  • 1 cup Cashews roasted and salted
  • 2 pkgs SeaSnax roasted seaweed (.18 oz packs)

Instructions

  1. Pop the popcorn in an air popper or stove top.
  2. Melt the butter and stir in the shichimi togarashi, turmeric, sea salt and furikake.
  3. In a large bowl toss together the popcorn, cashews and butter-spice mixture.
  4. Crumble the SeaSnax finely into the popcorn mixture and toss to combine.
  5. This snack mix will stay fresh for 2-3 days. After that the popcorn starts to become stale.

Recipe Notes

Need SeaSnax? Buy "SeaSnax Roasted Seaweed Grab and Go Packs"
Need Shichimi togarashi? Buy "Shichimi Togarashi - Japanese Mixed Chili Pepper"
Need Furikake? Buy "Nori Komi Furikake (Rice Seasoning)"

Sarah Burchard is the author of The Healthy Locavore, a natural foods chef and certified health coach whose writing centers around holistic health, supporting community and eating locally grown and made food.