Easy Healthy Snack Recipe: Truffles and Parmesan Cheese Combined

This popcorn is a Grahamwich favorite.

“ Truffle oil, parmesan, herbs, and sea salt make it taste decadent and look impressive, but it’s really pretty simple to make at home for friends.“— Chef Graham Elliot , chef and owner at Grahamwich, Chicago.

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Chives are very low in calories; 100 g of fresh leaves provide just 30 calories. However, they contain many amazing flavonoid anti-oxidants, plant fiber, minerals, and vitamins that have proven health benefits. Chives also help to fight against cancer because they contain many antioxidants that help destroy free radicals and discourage the growth of cancerous cells and tumors. Chives contain a host of other nutrients important for a healthy diet. This includes potassium, iron and calcium, vitamins A and C, folate, niacin, riboflavin and thiamin.

Nutritional Benefits of Parmesan is it contains 33% protein compared to 20% in lean beef and that animal protein takes 4 hours to digest while the protein in Parmesan takes just 45 minutes. Other benefits to the digestion include Parmesan’s ability to promote the development of Bacillus Bifidus, which is useful for the maintenance of a healthy gut, and also the fact that there is no lactose present. 

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Truffled Popcorn Serves 3


⅛ c. canola oil
¾ c. popcorn kernels
3 tbsp. truffle oil
⅓ c. Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp. sea salt
2 tbsp. black pepper
3 tbsp. chopped chives


In a small saucepan over medium heat, add the butter and chives. Sauté until the butter is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from the heat and add the truffle oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the popcorn into a large bowl and pour over the truffled butter and sprinkle in the Parmesan. Toss well to combine and serve immediately.

Serve warm and enjoy!

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