So this is my last “just a pinch” post – did you enjoy the series? I hope so; I really enjoyed sharing it. It has definitely heightened my awareness of, and appreciation for, the difference that using the highest quality of seemingly mundane ingredients can make in my cooking. And baking.

And popcorn.

popcorn with truffle salt

Yes, this last post is a popcorn recipe. I know, I was skeptical too, when Gwenn showed me her Pure Mountain Truffle Salt (!!!!) and told me that she was going to serve it up on some popcorn (????).

photo courtesy of Pure Mountain Olive Oil

O.M.G., you guys.

It was delicious, and made a normally ho-hum snack literally transcendent. I pretended to listen to the rest of Gwenn’s presentation as I zombie-like grabbed large handfuls of the stuff in a manner typically reserved for a dark movie theater* (I don’t THINK I licked my fingers. God, I hope I didn’t lick my fingers. Gwenn?).

Can you tell that I am ALL OVER this salt? I’m thinking about trying it on everything – including my scrambled eggs, and maybe even some roasted baby potatoes (right?).

And did you know that sea salt was chock full of health benefits? Unlike table salt, which is highly refined and processed (thereby losing most of its beneficial nutrients), sea salt contains over 80 important minerals, such as calcium, potassium, iron and zinc. Table salt, on the other hand, often contains things like aluminum and bleaching agents (blech).

Olive and Swank is – again – offering a 10% discount to my readers on all purchases – simply enter the code “swankyolive”  when you place your order.

So picture this: you – showing up to a holiday party with a jar of this salt, bundled with a jar of popcorn kernels and this recipe.

You are so winning.

popcorn with truffle salt

Popcorn with Truffle Salt

½ c. popcorn kernels
Pure Mountain Truffle Salt
Pure Mountain Olive Oil

Place kernels in a paper lunch bag; fold the top over a few times. Place the bag in your microwave and cook for 1-3 minutes, or till there are only a few seconds between pops.

Empty the popped corn into a large bowl, drizzle with some olive oil and sprinkle with a little salt (you’ll need less than you think so start slow). Toss to distribute ingredients and serve immediately.

(print this recipe)

This delicious recipe brought to you by Sheri Silver

Note: I was not compensated for this post. I was provided with samples of salt to try, but all opinions expressed here are completely my own.

For a pinch of maple syrup
For a pinch of olive oil
For a pinch of vinegar
For a pinch of spices

* I can never eat popcorn and NOT think of this Ellen routine:


  1. Drew on December 17, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    I really liked this series, Sheri. Thanks for sharing it with us.


    • sherisilver on December 17, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      Aw Drew, thanks SO much! 🙂

  2. Marti on December 17, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    OMG it seems everything Pure Mountain offers is extraordinary. Love their prices too.
    My faves so far is the Balsamic Vinegar

    • sherisilver on December 17, 2012 at 6:03 pm

      Wait till you try the salt. Wait.

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