Lemon, Parmesan and Black Pepper Popcorn Recipe

Lemon, Parmesan and Black Pepper Popcorn Recipe

How To Make Lemon, Parmesan and Black Pepper Popcorn

A tasty take on the classic movie night snack! This refreshing spin on a popcorn recipe with citrus notes with a bit of savory kick from parmesan and lemon.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 10 minutes



  • cuppopcorn kernels
  • 3tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1lemon zestsmall
  • ¼cupParmesan cheesefinely grated
  • black pepperfreshly cracked, to taste
  • fine grain sea saltto taste


  1. Place a large serving bowl near the stove. Pour the oil into a large, heavy-bottomed pan with a lid. Turn the heat up to medium-low, add 2 kernels of corn, and cover. This is to test out if the pan is hot enough.

  2. Once the kernels pop, remove the pan from heat and pour in the remaining popcorn kernels. Cover the pot and give the pot a little shimmy to distribute the kernels evenly. Let the kernels warm for one minute.

  3. Cook over medium-low heat, shaking the pot occasionally. Once the kernels start popping like crazy, crack the lid just a smidge so the popcorn stays crisp.

  4. Cook until the popping sound slows to about one pop per every few seconds. Remove the pan from heat and dump the popcorn into the bowl.

  5. Use a Microplane or other small grater to grate some lemon zest and Parmesan over the bowl of popcorn, to taste. Add pepper and salt, to taste. Serve!


  • Calories: 110.06kcal
  • Fat: 8.65g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.99g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.46g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.91g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.49g
  • Fiber: 1.08g
  • Sugar: 0.19g
  • Protein: 2.98g
  • Cholesterol: 4.21mg
  • Sodium: 85.99mg
  • Calcium: 76.73mg
  • Potassium: 28.10mg
  • Iron: 0.31mg
  • Vitamin A: 12.90µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.58mg
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