Lemon Zest Popcorn Recipe by Jesse Bluma

This bright recipe is simply enjoyable.
Lemon zest is an excellent ingredient with many sweet and savory dishes.  The infusion of lemon with olive oil adds a slight boost of bright flavor to the grainy flavor of popcorn.  Additionally, the use of lemon on foods such as popcorn will lessen the need for sodium.  Expand your popcorn rĂ©pertoire with this recipe and have fun.


¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

1 batch of popcorn


In a small pan, combine the extra virgin olive oil and zest of 1 lemon, stir on low heat for 15 minutes.   

Remove the pan from the stove, turn off the heat, and cover for 2 hours.

Strain the cooled mixture, set aside.

Make 1 batch of popcorn according to manufacturer's directions.

Put scoops of popcorn in a large bowl, sprinkling each scoop with the lemon infused olive oil. 

Zest the second lemon over the popcorn and lemon infused olive oil mixture to garnish.

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