Movie night? Popcorn is an A-plus snack choice. Studies show that the puffed stuff is chockfull of whole grains and the brown hulls (that always get stuck in your teeth!) are actually a great source of antioxidants. But beware: Packaged popcorns can deliver a scary amount of sodium and unnatural preservatives.
Step away from the microwave and try this homemade version on for size. With a mix of sweet and salty, this inventive popcorn recipe hits all the right flavor notes. Sriracha adds a spicy kick, and lime zest balances the heat with some citrus. With popcorn this good, we doubt you’ll have any leftovers!
Sriracha-Lime Popcorn Recipe
Serving Size: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup honey
1-2 tablespoons Sriracha
Zest from 1 lime
Salt, to taste
- In a pan or popcorn maker, add coconut oil. Once hot add in popcorn kernels and pop until popping noises slow to once ever two seconds. Pour into a bowl and set aside.
- In a small saucepan, add butter and honey. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
- Stir in Sriracha and pour over popcorn, stirring well to coat.
- Stir in lime zest, sprinkle with salt and stir again.
- Enjoy immediately.
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