St Patrick’s Favorite Popcorn with Matcha and Herbs

Matcha and Herb Popcorn

Have you discovered matcha? As a woman who is “pleasingly plump” and just had her second brush with cancer, I am a huge fan. Why is everyone talking about matcha these days? Because matcha is powerful as a cancer fighting food and as fat burner. One teaspoon of matcha has the same health benefits as 10 cups of green tea – because it is ground green tea leaves, not just green tea from soaking green tea leaves.

And that is why I believe that St Patrick would approve of this popcorn.

Of course this adds a healthy touch to popcorn, but the shock was that it is really delicious. It has a salty, cheesy taste and feel and richness from the matcha. I used nutritional yeast, but Parmesan cheese would work just as well.

So, whip up a batch of this to snack on whilst you’re watching, say Darby O’Gill and the Little People, or any other leprechaun delight. Our family favorite is Darby. The fiddle scene alone is worth the watch!

Luck O’ the Irish to All!

— posted by Donna


2 tablespoons matcha
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast (or finely grated Parmesan cheese)
1 small handful of cilantro leaves
Cooking oil spray (I used olive oil)

12 cups popped corn

Whirl the matcha, nutritional  yeast and cilantro in a food processor until very tiny bits, about 1 minute.

Spray popcorn and then toss in the matcha mixture. Serve immediately.

Other food bloggers matcha experiments:

Matcha Coconut Latte, Love and Lemons
Green Tea Pound Cake, Vintage Mixer
Green Tea Souffle, Just One Cookbook
Green Tea Ice Cream, Rasa Malaysia
Matcha Swirl Cheesecake, Baking a Moment


  1. says

    Wow. I must say, I am loving this creation. I will be sure to make it for my next movie night. It’s amazing how many different recipes you can add Matcha into to for extra flavour and nutrition! I want to see more like this Donna.


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