RecipeFiesta Lime Popcorn

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 100
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Total Fat: 3 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 2.5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 19 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4 g
  • Total Sugar: 0 g
    • Natural Sugar: 0 g
    • Added Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 250 mg

You’ll go crazy for these kernels dusted with an addictive zesty seasoning. The lime brings freshness and brightness and the Cajun blend delivers a perfect pop of spice. Enjoy a bowl for an at-home movie night or while watching a ballgame. When you’re choosing your cheese, it’s best to go dry and salty. Cotija, often referred to as Mexican Parm, is a good pick. I also like Pecorino, which pairs well with the lime and spice. The lime zest is optional, but I highly recommend it because it takes this popcorn over the top… and adds a pretty sparkle of green.

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This recipe makes about 12 cups (3 cups/serving)

• 12 cups light popcorn (air-popped or store-bought)
• 1½ to 2 tablespoons Creole or Cajun seasoning blend*
• 2 to 3 tablespoons pecorino or cotija, finely grated
• 1 tablespoon freshly grated lime zest or more to taste

*Most blends already contain salt. If you use one without salt, add 1 to 2 tsp salt into seasoning blend. You can always taste and sprinkle on more salt if needed right before serving.


Spread popcorn out on a baking sheet and mist with olive oil spray until well coated. Sprinkle seasoning blend evenly over the popcorn. Mist popcorn again, and sprinkle with cheese and lime zest. Serve immediately.

Nutrition provided per 3 cups.

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