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A Cinematic Snack: Avocado Popcorn

Popcorn without butter? Is that even legal? Seriously, I know it sounds odd, but have you ever considered putting an alternative to butter on your popcorn like avocados?

That’s right; avocados and popcorn go together like peanut butter and jelly. Avocados are not only tasty and creamy like butter, but one-third of a medium avocado (5o g) contribute nearly 20 vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients making it a healthy nutrient-rich choice.

Is your curiosity piqued? Here are a few helpful tips to get you started:

The key to a great bowl of avocado popcorn is choosing a perfectly ripe avocado. This video explains the three quick ways to find a ripe avocado, which include looking for dark green or black skin, skin with bumps, and finding an avocado that yields to gentle pressure.

Once you have a perfectly ripe avocado, you’ll need to dice it for the popcorn recipe.

To help you, check out this video, which explains how easy it is to slice and dice, which requires you to cut it in half, remove the pit, and gently slice it while it’s still in the skin. Just run a large spoon between the flesh and the skin, and you’ll have a diced avocado ready to use in your bowl of avo popcorn.

And yes, the addition of avocados in your popcorn may make things a little messy, but with a few extra napkins nearby, trust us, no one will mind! The next time you want to binge your favorite streaming program or need a quick, flavorful snack for the kids, check out our avocado popcorn with chile lime salt!

Avocado Popcorn with Chile Lime Salt

Yield: 3 cups

Difficulty: Easy

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 8 minutes

Ingredients

1/2 ripe Avocado From Mexico, peeled, pitted, and diced

3 cups of plain popped popcorn

1 teaspoon olive oil

1–1/2 tablespoon chile lime salt

Directions

1.Put the popcorn in a medium-sized bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Toss with your hands until popcorn is evenly coated.

2.Sprinkle the chile lime salt on top of popcorn and toss with your hands until evenly coated.

3.Gently toss in the diced avocado. Enjoy immediately with lots of napkins on the side.

By Avocados From Mexico April 02, 2018

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