A delicious popcorn that combines all of your favorite Tex-Mex flavors!


Recipe Summary

15 mins
5 mins
20 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place popcorn, oil, and salt in a 4-quart pan. Cover with a lid; make sure lid is not too tight so steam can escape.

  • Place the pan over high heat. Move pan back and forth when kernels begin to pop. Continue shaking the pan until popping sounds slow down. Remove from heat. Stir in any salt that accumulated on the sides and transfer popcorn to a large bowl.

  • Add butter to the hot pan to melt. Drizzle melted butter over the popcorn. Drizzle lime juice and zest over the top.

  • Combine paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper in a bowl. Sprinkle seasonings and Cotija cheese over the popcorn; toss to mix.

Cook's Notes:

You can use vegetable oil instead of canola.

You can use Parmesan cheese instead of Cotija for a different version.

Nutrition Facts

164 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 10.9g; fat 12.5g; cholesterol 18.9mg; sodium 260.8mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 3 stars
Made as written and this was okay but I would definitely make a couple of changes next time. While I love the flavor of lime the juice made the popcorn soggy. The chili powder was also a bit overwhelming and crazy as it sounds the popcorn needed more salt. This was a fun recipe and one I will make again but I do think it needs some tweaks. Read More