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Spiced Stovetop Popcorn

Makes for one awesome snack when watching a movie at home.
Course Snack
Cuisine Not Specific
Keyword homemade popcorn, oil popped popcorn, Spiced Popcorn
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 354 kcal
Author Nicolas


  • 4 tablespoons grape-seed oil
  • ½ cup of popcorn kernels
  • 2 teaspoons sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 50 g of butter melted (or vegan margerine if you're vegan)
  • Salt to taste


  1. Pre-heat your grape-seed oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Once the oil gets nice and hot, add one popcorn kernel. When it pops, add the rest of your kernels and put a lid on top straight away.

  3. Give the pot a few good shakes as the kernels pop.

  4. When you hear that there is no popping left, turn the heat off, then transfer the popcorn to a bowl.
  5. Add the paprika, lime juice, cayenne pepper and melted butter then mix through.
  6. Lightly season to taste with salt, then serve.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • Experiment with your own spices.
  • Use a large pot when popping the popcorn.
  • Use an oil with a high smoke point.
  • Try to serve the popcorn as soon as you can after making and flavouring it.
  • Coat your popcorn in caramel sauce if you want to put it on a cake.
Nutrition Facts
Spiced Stovetop Popcorn
Amount Per Serving
Calories 354 Calories from Fat 266
% Daily Value*
Fat 29.5g45%
Saturated Fat 9.4g59%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 577mg25%
Potassium 129mg4%
Carbohydrates 21.9g7%
Fiber 4.1g17%
Sugar 0.6g1%
Protein 3.6g7%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.