Mexican Corn Popcorn

A combination of cheese powder, chipotle, cayenne, lime and cilantro gives a Mexican flair to this addictive popcorn from Jen Pelka of The Riddler in San Francisco.

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  • Servings: 6
KEY: Snacks

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  • 1/2 cup white cheese powder, such as King Arthur Vermont Cheese Powder (see Note)

  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt

  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chile powder

  • 1 teaspoon crushed dried cilantro

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground dried lime zest or 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne

  • 1/3 cup canola oil

  • 3/4 cup popping corn

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

How to make this recipe

  1. In a small bowl, mix the cheese powder with the
 salt, chile powder, cilantro, lime zest and cayenne.

  2. In a large saucepan, combine the oil and popping corn. Cover and cook over moderately 
high heat until it starts to pop. Shake the pan and cook, shaking occasionally, until the 
corn stops popping, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl, add the melted butter and toss to coat. Add the cheese mixture and toss again. Serve. 

Make Ahead

The popcorn can be stored in an airtight container overnight.


King Arthur Vermont Cheese Powder is available at

Contributed By Photo © Abby Hocking Published March 2017

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