Did 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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Chili and Lime Popcorn (Popped in Coconut Oil)
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
Pop the popcorn as per the directions on the packaging. Use 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.
In a small saucepan, heat 2 tablespoons of coconut oil on medium-low.
Add the chili powder, and stir well to combine.
Add the juice of one lime leaving just a bit of juice in the lime to spritz the popcorn when served.
Stir to combine.
Bring to a low simmer, remove from heat, and stir.
When the popcorn is ready, drizzle the coconut oil over the popcorn.
Cover and toss to coat.
Finish the popcorn off with a spritz of lime juice and sprinkle with lime zest.