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Switch it up on your next movie night — drop the butter, add the chili lime

If there is a Netflix and Chill night planned in your near future, give this snack a try.

Shake up your popcorn with chili and lime.

Louisa Clements /

Shake up your popcorn with chili and lime.

Forget about the butter this popcorn is loaded with flavour from smoked paprika, cumin and lime.


2 Tbsp vegetable oil, divided

1/2 cup popcorn kernels

1 Tbsp lime zest

1 1/4 tsp chili powder

1 1/4 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp smoked paprika

1/4 tsp salt

1 Tbsp lime juice


Heat 1 Tbsp of oil in a pot over medium heat, place 2 or 3 kernels to pot. Once they pop pour in the remaining kernels and shake the pan to coat. Cover and cook for 6-7 minutes, shaking the pan occasionally until all kernels have popped.

In a small bowl, whisk lime zest with chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika and salt. Pour popped popcorn into a large bowl and cover with the remaining 1 tbsp of oil, and sprinkle with spice mixture and lime juice.

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