Popcorn remains the original entertainment snack. The smell of popping popcorn takes you straight back to movie nights. But there is more to popcorn flavoring than melted butter. Try these 7 popcorn seasonings that will taste better than the ones you remember from the movies!
1. Taco Flavor
For an authentic ‘taco’ flavor, make this seasoning for your popcorn. Mix together ½ Tbsp chili powder, 1 tsp salt, ½ tsp cumin, ½ tsp dried oregano, and a pinch of cayenne pepper. After you popped your popcorn, top with melted butter or olive oil, lime zest, your seasoning mix, and 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast.
2. Parmesan Ranch
Mix ¼ cup Parmesan cheese (or nutritional yeast for a vegan option), ½ tsp salt, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder (if you use garlic salt, omit the plain salt), 1 tsp dried parsley, 1 tsp dried dill, and black pepper (to taste).
3. BBQ Seasoning
If you like the combination of sweet and savoury, then try this addictive BBQ seasoning on your next batch of popcorn. Simply mix 3 Tbsp smoked sweet paprika, ½ tsp chipotle powder (optional), 1 Tbsp caster sugar, 1 Tbsp cumin, 1 Tbsp garlic powder (if you use garlic salt, omit the plain salt), 1 Tbsp onion powder, 4 tsp ground mustard, ¼ tsp allspice, and salt to taste. Top popped popcorn with melted butter or oil, and top with seasoning.
4. Cheesy vegan
Nutritional yeast is a popular substitute for parmesan in vegan recipes. It offers a variety of vitamins (especially vitamin B), and lends a cheesy flavor to foods. To make a delicious cheesy vegan popcorn seasoning, mix 1 Tbsp nutritional yeast, ½ tsp garlic powder (if you use garlic salt, omit the plain salt), ½ tsp onion powder, ¼ tsp salt, and a pinch of cayenne paper (optional).
5. If you like something sweet, try these tasty popcorn mixes…
For a Cinnabon flavor, combine 2 Tbsp powdered sugar (or caster sugar), 1 tsp powdered cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. You can make a Mexican Chocolate seasoning, by adding 1 tbsp cacao powder, 1 tsp cinnamon, ¼ tsp salt, and a pinch of cayenne pepper to 2 Tbsp powdered sugar (or caster sugar). If you are already missing the fall season with all its flavors, make Pumpkin Spice popcorn. Simply add 1 tsp cinnamon, ½ tsp ground ginger, 1/8 tsp nutmeg, and 1/8 tsp allspice to 2 Tbsp powder sugar (or caster sugar).
What’s you favorite popcorn seasoning?