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Chili and Lime Popcorn in Coconut Oil

Chili and Lime Popcorn 3Did you know that January 19th (today) is National Popcorn day? Me neither until two days ago, don’t worry. I’m always behind on these things!

I’ll admit, I’m not usually one to swoon over healthier popcorn ideas. In fact, I’m a huge sucker for super garlic-y butter-y popcorn with salt. The hubs and I make it every Friday night for our movie date night and we quench our thirst with colas like a couple of jerks with awful eating habits. It’s our treat, since the rest of the week is pretty well-balanced around here.

Despite the fact that this Chili and Lime Popcorn is a healthier option, it is SO. TASTY. It’s light, refreshing, and even better: it’s popped in and drizzled with coconut oil. Nomtastic.

Happy National Popcorn Day, friends!

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Serves 2

Chili and Lime Popcorn (Popped in Coconut Oil)

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  • 1/4 cup of popcorn kernels
  • 4 tablespoons of coconut oil, divided
  • 1 teaspoon of chili powder
  • juice and zest of 1 lime
  • kosher salt to taste


  1. Pop the popcorn as per the directions on the packaging. Use 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
  2. In a small saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of coconut oil on medium-low.
  3. Add the chili powder, and stir well to combine.
  4. Add the juice of one lime leaving just a bit of juice in the lime to spritz the popcorn when served.
  5. Stir to combine.
  6. Bring to a low simmer, remove from heat, and stir.
  7. When the popcorn is ready, drizzle the coconut oil over the popcorn.
  8. Cover and toss to coat.
  9. Finish the popcorn off with a spritz of lime juice and sprinkle with lime zest.

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  • Reply Mups November 4, 2016 at 5:14 pm When do you do something with the other 2 tablespoons of coconut oil?
    • Reply Mups November 4, 2016 at 5:16 pm Oh, I see... used to pop the popcorn. Also this:
      • Reply Killing Thyme November 4, 2016 at 6:10 pm I could have definitely worded that better — sorry for the confusion!
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  • Reply Jared @ January 19, 2016 at 2:35 pm Looks really tasty!
    • Reply January 20, 2016 at 12:46 pm Thanks, Jared! Being the huge buttery popcorn fan that I am, I was surprised and delighted at how much I actually enjoyed this, haha.

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