Basic Popcorn

Popcorn barely needs a recipe but its such a fantastic snack option for kids and adults that I had to include it! I personally like my popcorn savoury and my daughters have yet to realise you can get sweet mixes but you can obviously add some maple syrup or agave if you want a sweet hit. I also love mine with a teaspoon of marmite (don't judge!).

Feeds 2-3 as a snack


2 tbsp olive oil

30g popcorn

1-2 tsp sea salt [optional]


Place 1 tbsp olive oil in a saucepan  over a medium-high heat and once hot add the popcorn. Toss to coat the kernels in the oil and then place a tight fitting lid on top. You will hear sizzling before popping but don't be tempted to take off the lid. Give the pan a little shake every 30 seconds or so. The popcorn is all popped when the pops are 3 seconds apart. Remove the lid and drizzle over the final 1 tbsp olive oil along with the sea salt. Place the lid back on and give everything a big shake.

To store: keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days.