Secret confession: I eat popcorn at least 4 times a week.
It's hands down my most favourite munchy snack of them all. Crispy, crunchy, salty or sweet, and it's actually a whole food so it ain't even that bad for you... until you douse it in melted vegan butter... which I most definitely do, but I'm not aiming for perfection here.
I have shared with you my 10 Minute Peanut Butter Popcorn which I make when I'm in the mood for peanut butter sweetness (99% of the time). But today I have a new discovery to share with you. This one is almost elegant. (Can popcorn be elegant)? Rosemary & Lemon Zest Popcorn!
See? So elegant looking - with that branch of rosemary in there - all class, my friends.
I made this on a whim when my book club was arriving in a matter of minutes and my table was completely lacking in snacks (unacceptable when your job is to make food). You know how the saying goes: "when in doubt make popcorn!"
Ok no, that isn't really a saying but it totally passed with my bookclubers. My friends came in the door just as I was tossing this together, and I immediately heard "why does it smell so incredibly delicious in here!?" Win for the popcorn lovers. Two ginormous bowls were devoured immediately and paired quite nicely with wine. Fresh, fragrant, zesty, bursting with flavourful personality. I loved this popcorn so much, it has been my go-to ever since.
To make rosemary & lemon zest popcorn: I just toss popcorn kernels into my hot air popper (obsessed) and melt some vegan butter in the top little compartment. If you don't have an air popper you can totally make popcorn on the stovetop or in the microwave. Once popped, simply drizzle the melted vegan butter over the popcorn, sprinkle with the rosemary, lemon zest, and salt, give a little toss. Munch away, dear friends, munch away.
Rosemary & Lemon Zest Popcorn
- ⅓ cup popcorn kernels
- 2 tablespoons vegan butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon rosemary, finely chopped
- 1 Lemon, zested (about 1 teaspoon)
- ¼ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- Pop the popcorn in an air popper, or pop with whatever method you normally use (stovetop or in the microwave works fine too).
- When the popcorn is popped, simply drizzle over the melted vegan butter, then sprinkle with the rosemary, lemon zest, and salt. Enjoy!