Salt and Vinegar Popcorn

Big S has been really unwell this weekend, so she gets to eat what she wants when she wants – sometimes any food is good. The only things she seems to have wanted are either sweet or zingy. Crisps are always what I fancy when I’m ill, so I thought I’d recreate her favourite zingy salt and vinegar flavour in a healthier popcorn form. After much recipe browsing on the web I came up with this version – salty with a sweet balsamic twang…

Salt and Vinegar Popcorn (dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free, sesame-free, soya-free, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan)

makes one bowlful

  • 2 cups freshly popped corn
  • 1 tbsp dairy-free spread
  • 2-3 tbsps balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp salt

– Pop the corn

– Meanwhile melt the dairy-free spread in a saucepan.

– Stir in the balsamic vinegar.

– Sprinkle the salt over the corn and stir/toss well.

– Pour over the hot spread/balsamic mix.

– Stir well and serve straight away

16 Comments Add yours

  1. calmyourbeans says:

    Reblogged this on calmyourbeans.

    1. lucylox says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  2. Rock Salt says:

    Nice idea, I’m really interested in making unusual flavours of popcorn πŸ™‚

    1. lucylox says:

      Have you any other flavour ideas? I’m thinking I’ll try toffee later today…

      1. Rock Salt says:

        I’ve done salt, pepper, fennel, chili and garlic; cardamom caramel and wasabi and ginger πŸ˜€

      2. lucylox says:

        Mmm, proper grown up flavours… what a great idea, perfect with an aperitif! πŸ™‚

  3. Cristina says:

    What a great idea! I love salt and vinegar chips, and this nice light alternative.

    1. lucylox says:

      flavoured popcorn is a revelation… so many options!

  4. Starr says:

    mmm, I love popcorn! Normally I toss it with nutritional yeast, but salt and vinegar sounds like a yummy alternative. Nothing wrong with mixing things up πŸ™‚

    1. lucylox says:

      Is it dairy-free spread melted with nutritional yeast, or are there some secrets to the recipe?

      1. Starr says:

        No secrets. I just “butter” my popcorn with dairy-free spread, and then sprinkle on the nutritional yeast.

      2. lucylox says:

        Will def try that this week…

  5. Somer says:

    Oh my gosh, Lucy! I totally have to make that!!!

    1. lucylox says:

      Hope you like x

  6. Ben says:

    I tried this recipe but the popcorn shrunk into nothing when I poured on the melted butter-vinegar concoction!! What type of bowl did you have the popcorn in when you did this? How did you make sure it was all coated? Could you poss give some more detailed instructions for me?? I would really like to try again!


    1. lucylox says:

      Hmm, that’s strange, I’ve never had that happen so far. i just used a very large metal bowl and coated the popcorn while it was still warm and then tossed it a lot. Maybe try using more popcorn and less balsamic mix? Hope that helps πŸ™‚

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