Spice up this weekend’s movie night with a big bowl of chili lime popcorn! Sprinkled with chili powder (mild, medium, or hot – your choice) and just a few other seasonings this simple recipe is a perfect way to mix up your nighttime or afternoon snack routine.
This recipe and photo was shared with us by The Popcorn Board – you know I can’t resist anything popcorn!
I was skeptical at first – wouldn’t the fresh-squeezed juice in this Chili Lime Popcorn cause it to be soggy? But the mix is baked at a low temperature for just 10 minutes to re-crisp and infuse the wonderful flavors.
How Many Popcorn Kernels? This Chili Lime Popcorn recipe actually makes a pretty modest amount, using just 4 cups of popcorn or 2 tablespoons of unpopped popcorn kernels. You can make this quantity using the pot with oil technique, but most air poppers require a bit more to work properly. If desired, you can double this recipe and pop 8 cups (2 quarts) of popcorn from 1/4 cup popcorn kernels. You may need 2 baking sheets to fit all of the popcorn, but you can bake them at the same time.
Special Diet Notes: Chili Lime Popcorn
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, vegetarian, sugar-free, and even virtually fat-free!
- 1 quart (4 cups) popped popcorn
- 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
- 1 teaspoon lime juice
- ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt, or to taste
- Preheat your oven to 300°F.
- Spread the popcorn on a baking sheet. Sprinkle on the nutritional yeast, lime juice, chili powder and salt.
- Bake for 7 minutes. Toss to evenly coat and serve warm.
I have been looking for a good receipe to use on pita chips and I think lightly spaying olive oil and then sprinkling this combination on them before crisping in the oven sounds like a winner. Most commercial chips of this kind are pretty wimpy and awful.
I agree, I think this would be amazing on homemade pita chips – great idea Nancy!
Love the savoury flavours in this- It reminds me of my childhood snack which was the fake cheese powder popcorn (but obviously a much more nutritionally dense alternative!)
I’m on a mission to buy cool toppings for popcorn, but clearly that mission should be more of a mission to cook more!
I think so!! 🙂
I think this will be so yummy when I eat it!