Popcorn Recipes with a Salty Twist from The Popcorn Board

Monday 13th, July 2020 / 18:56 Written by
Popcorn Recipes with a Salty Twist from The Popcorn Board

One of Our Favorite Toppings for Popcorn is Salt, but Popcorn is Super Versatile as You Will See From These Delicious Recipes

Summer’s most addicting good-for-you snack:

Dilly Lemon Munch

Dilly Lemon Munch

Yield: 2 quarts
  • 2 quarts popcorn popped 
  • 2 tablespoons shredded lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon low-sodium salt
  1. Toss popcorn with lemon peel and dill weed.
  2. Flavor enhances as popcorn stands.

A sprinkling of coarse sea salt gives this caramel corn a flavor boost.

Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn

Yield: 3 quarts
Popcorn Recipes

A sprinkling of coarse sea salt gives this caramel corn a flavor boost.

  • 2 quarts popped popcorn
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  1. Line a large, rimmed baking pan (17×12-inch) with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Spray a large bowl (not plastic) with cooking spray and place popcorn and nuts inside.
  3. In a medium saucepan, combine granulated sugar, butter and corn syrup.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  5. Clip on a candy thermometer and boil, stirring occasionally, until temperature reaches 290 degrees F. (about 15 minutes).
  6. Remove candy thermometer and stir in vanilla.
  7. Pour mixture over popcorn and stir to coat well.
  8. Spread popcorn mixture in an even layer into prepared baking pan.
  9. Sprinkle with sea salt and allow to cool completely before breaking into pieces to serve.

Store in an airtight container.


Preparation time: 25 minutes

Clean-up tip: Soak saucepan before cleaning.

Lime Pickle Popcorn Snack Mix

Yield: About 2 1/2 quarts
Popcorn Recipes

This recipe for Lime Pickle Popcorn is inspired by an essential element of Indian cuisine: the pickle. In India, “pickle” refers to a wide variety of foods that are cured in spices and oil (rather than vinegar) and used as a relish
or condiment.

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon dill pickle brine or white vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 quarts popped popcorn
  1. In a 6-quart Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add mustard seeds: cover and cook about 1-2 minutes or just until the seeds stop popping (be careful not to burn seeds).
  3. Reduce heat and stir in lime juice, pickle brine, pepper, salt, turmeric and cayenne pepper.
  4. Stir in popcorn until well coated.
  5. Serve immediately or spread popcorn mixture on sheets of foil to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Sweet and Salty Popcorn Party Mix

Yield: 14 cups
Popcorn Recipes

Whether you’re having a dance revolution, war of the words, sinking battleships, or battling it out on a board game, make sure
you’ve got plenty of party mix to fuel your fun. Try this Sweet and Salty Popcorn Party Mix, which offers a little bit of something for everyone. The mix combines some healthful whole grains (popcorn chief among them)
and nuts with an addictive sweet coating. The only bickering will be over who takes the last handful.

  • 10 cups popped popcorn
  • 2 cups miniature pretzel twists (or another small pretzel shape)
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 2 cups rice, wheat or corn cereal squares
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place popcorn, pretzels, pecans, peanuts and cereal in a very large bowl; set aside.
  • Heat butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Stir mixture over medium heat until it begins to boil. Boil 3 minutes without stirring. Remove from heat and stir in baking soda (mixture will foam).
  • Pour syrup over popcorn mixture in bowl and stir until evenly coated. Pour mixture onto a large, rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan. Bake 30 minutes, stirring twice during baking time. Stir mixture a few times as it cools on baking sheet. Store in an airtight container.

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