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What you need: 

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup unpopped popcorn
1/4 cup margarine, melted (optional)
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

What you do: 

Put salt, nutritional yeast and cumin in dry container of your blender and grind until almost powdery.
Heat oil in a large saucepan or soup pot over medium-high heat. Add popcorn, and place the lid on the pan. Shake to coat kernels with oil. When the corn starts to pop, shake the pan constantly until the popping stops.
Remove from heat, and pour popped corn into a large bowl.
Drizzle the melted margarine over the corn if using, and sprinkle with yeast, chili powder, cumin and salt mix.
This is my famous snack and everyone loves it. This brings your popcorn traditions to a new level!

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
Recipe Category: 


We loved this popcorn!  I also added garlic and onion powder.  The blending of the spices first really helps them stick to the popcorn.


I thought this was very, very tasty.  My husband didn't care for it though :( Just doesn't like cumin on popcorn I guess.  Oh well, more for me!


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 24 g

Amount Per Serving
Calories 136
Calories from Fat 113
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.6g19%
Saturated Fat 2.2g11%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 287mg12%
Total Carbohydrates 4.1g1%
Dietary Fiber 1.9g7%
Protein 3.3g

Vitamin A 7% • Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% • Iron 9%

Nutrition Grade B
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet



I made this last night and it was fantastic!! Everyone couldn't get enough. I used a non-stick spray on air-popped popcorn to make the seasoning stick instead of oil. This is my new favorite snack. YUM!


another really good way of making popcorn seasoning is by simmering a bit of earth balance (or what have you - however much you like to have on your popcorn) with a bit of minced garlic clove, chili powder and sage (i substitute thyme or basil) for about a minute, then drizzle over popcorn and sprinkle nutritional yeast (and if you need more saltiness, maybe some herbamare, but i think it's fine without) to coat. insanely good. the recipe is actually from the rebar cookbook, under "chimayo chile popcorn" -- enjoy!!


This is nice, but (and it might be just me) it tastes like cheesy Wotsits - or at least how I remember them.  ???


WOW, the salt & vinegar sounds amazing!  I love popcorn too, I must pop up a big bowl at least once a day  ;D  OH - and I forgot to mention that I made extra of the spice mix (including salt), ground it really finely, and put it into a salt shaker - I use this stuff on everything :O)  Yum!


I do the exact same spice mixture with airpopped and just olive oil drizzled on top.  If you like salt and vinegar, I put a Tablespoon of vinegar at the bottom of my popcorn bowl and toss the popcorn in it before I add the spice mix, no oil and the moisture from the vinegar makes it stick.  Dill and Cayenne are also good.  God, I love popcorn.


I made this popcorn & it was amazing...!  I have a few "tweaks"
to make it a bit lower fat (but still delicious!!):

1.  I used 1T of olive oil instead of 2T;
2.  Bragg's Amino Acids spray (kind of like "spray-on" soy sauce)
instead of 1/4 c. margarine

Chili powder wasn't in the ingredient list, but it *was* in the description - so I tried using 1 tsp., and that was the perfect amount. 

Last - I made sure when blending the dry ingredients that I blended them to a very fine powder.  Once the popcorn is done, spray it liberally with the Bragg's, and toss it gently to mix - then sprinkle on the dry mixture & toss it again to combine.  This is an *amazing* flavor - I love it!!!!!!!!



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