Recipe: Garlic Rosemary Popcorn

The colder weather is descending on Melbourne and for me that means the return of the footy on my TV (yay!) and more evenings snuggling on the couch watching movies. Both of these activities are prime for popcorn eating, so I have been playing around with some new flavour combos and I think this one is a real winner (hopefully my footy team will be too!)

You can use parmesan or any similar cheese in place of the nutritional yeast if you’d prefer, and dried garlic and rosemary rather than fresh, you just might not get as strong of a flavour. Have a play and see what you like best!

Ingredients List

  • 1/4 cup popcorn kernals
  • 2tbs coconut oil
  • 3tbs butter (or additional coconut oil if you’re making it vegan)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1.5 tbs fresh rosemary
  • 4tbs nutritional yeast
  • Salt, to taste

Garlic and Rosemary Popcorn


  1. Heat the coconut oil in a heavy based saucepan then add the popcorn kernels and shake to cover them in the oil. Pop the lid on the saucepan, leaving it slightly ajar to let the steam out
  2. Shake the saucepan occasionally to ensure no kernels get stuck and leave to pop
  3. Meanwhile, heat the butter (or coconut oil) in a small pan and add the minced garlic and fresh rosemary. Cook for 2 minutes until fragrant and the garlic has changed colour
  4. Pour the garlic mixture over the popcorn and sprinkle with nutritional yeast and salt. Toss well to combine
  5. Enjoy!

Garlic and Rosemary Popcorn

This has a great savoury flavour and it doesn’t need much in the way of salt added either. The garlic and rosemary work so well together, and the addition of the cheese-like flavour of the nutritional yeast just adds that delicious final touch. I only make it in small batches otherwise I’d not be able to stop eating it!

Garlic and Rosemary Popcorn

What’s your favourite snack for movie night at home?

2 Comments on Recipe: Garlic Rosemary Popcorn

  1. Elizabeth
    April 5, 2014 at 2:26 pm (10 years ago)

    I love home made popcorn. I usually make it with Sichuan pepper and and salt mix but this looks very good.
    Elizabeth recently posted…Spicy, citrusy black beans

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      April 7, 2014 at 10:17 am (10 years ago)

      Ooh that flavour combo sounds delicious too! I do love a bit of a spice kick!


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