popcorn spinach salad

Popcorn Salad + Straight From the Earth Cookbook

popcorn spinach salad

I am in love with this amazing cookbook! It’s one of those books you read cover to cover because the pictures are so pretty and the food looks so delicious. It’s called Straight from the Earth, Irresistible Vegan Recipes for Everyone and it’s written by Myra Goodman and her daughter, Marea Goodman. You may have heard of Myra…she is  the co-founder of Earthbound Farm. If you choose organic products in the grocery store, you’ve eaten their food. Back in 1986, they were the first company to successfully launch pre-washed, packaged salad for retail sale. And the rest is history, right?

Straight From The Heart Vegan Cookbook

Okay, you might be thinking, vegan?? I’m not a vegan, this book won’t work for me! But don’t you worry about that. The recipes are so versatile and utilize fresh, seasonal veggies that you’ll forget they’re vegan! Think of it more as a great go-to cookbook for interesting and creative plant-based dishes that everyone will love — vegans and meat eaters alike!

I wanted to get my family on board so I went right to a fun recipe from the appetizer section. As I was making it, Norah was watching and said “popcorn salad…interesting” — hence the name.

Popcorn Spinach Salad

Yes, there’s baby spinach in there! As odd as it may sound, it’s really tasty — this bowl was gobbled up by the meat-eating husband in less than 10 minutes. The baby spinach in there surprisingly works,  and it’s a one-of-kind appetizer, too! The flavor is a combination of herbs and spices, lemon and nutritional yeast (for a cheesy taste), but you could really make this popcorn your own by using your favorite toppings.  I made it my own way, air popping the corn and using a few different spices —  it came out great.

Okay, so I know you are intrigued now and want a copy for yourself, right? Here’s your chance! I’m giving a free copy away to one lucky reader of my blog! Yes, that’s you my friend, so get ready to win! You’ve got two ways to enter, by leaving a comment below telling me your favorite popcorn topping and  by “Liking” my Facebook page. Use the giveaway box below to do both!!  GOOD LUCK!

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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of Straight From the Earth. 

66 replies
  1. Holly
    Holly says:

    I’m a bit of a traditionalist, but I like to add a kick– spicy tobasco butter. Or dark Chocolate chips–does that count as a topping? 🙂

  2. Alix Jennings
    Alix Jennings says:

    Salt. Boring, but there you are. Like the idea of cinnamon. With either salt or cinnamon, for a real treat I would mix in M&Ms.

  3. Lisa barnes
    Lisa barnes says:

    I love popcorn sprinkled with a little bit of chili powder or old bay seasoning! I like it spicy!

  4. Linda Dunton
    Linda Dunton says:

    My pother new choice is the nutritional yeast it that’d like a better Parmesan cheese

  5. Sadie
    Sadie says:

    Favorite toppings for popcorn are a mix of Himalayan pink salt, turmeric, black pepper, and cumin. Delish and so good for you.

  6. Cee
    Cee says:

    Definitely nutritional yeast. I also love to add hot sauce, just a simple vinegar-based hot sauce, to the nutritional yeast.

  7. Colleen C.
    Colleen C. says:

    I usually eat my popcorn with sea salt but when I want to indulge I love buttered popcorn.

  8. Ashley
    Ashley says:

    Curry powder and salt, but it’s best to use some type of utensil or else your nails will be yellow for days

  9. Linda
    Linda says:

    Just a light sprinkle of garlic salt is enough for me. However, when I spent my junior year in France and Switzerland, my “French mother” served popcorn as the main dish at suppertime because she new Americans loved popcorn but didn’t realize we eat it mostly as a snack. The little French children at the table had a good laugh about the strange eating habits of Americans! 🙂

  10. Colleen
    Colleen says:

    I love spritzing truffle oil, a little (great) salt and pepper on popcorn. But my traditionalist side loves crushed red pepper flakes and parmesan cheese, also.

  11. Catherine
    Catherine says:

    Favorite toppings are Furikake and Arare (Japanese Rice Crackers). They call this Hurricane popcorn in Hawaii. So GOOD!

  12. Kathy
    Kathy says:

    When we lived in Germany we would get the sugared popcorn at the fairs, since then we have tried different types of sugars on our popcorn, it gives it a totally different taste, light buttery-sweet..

  13. Heather
    Heather says:

    I’m a purist. We use a combo of grapeseed oil and coconut oil with white popcorn in the Whirley Pop, then eaten plain. Okay, I eat it plain; my husband loves chile oil + homemade basil salt.

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