Mexican Popcorn is an easy and fun snack that takes the amount of time to make as simply popping the corn. Flavorful Mexican spices are sprinkled over warm, freshly popped popcorn, melted butter and a mixture of tangy, slightly salty cotija cheese and fresh lime zest.
I’ve never really thought about pairing the flavors of Mexican spices and cheese with popcorn, so when I was experimenting with this recipe I thought, what do I have do lose? No one can see me, so if doesn’t work out no one will know, I’ll eat the evidence (if it’s edible) and go on with my day.
Let me just say this, how this popcorn survived long enough for the photo shoot, I don’t know how. I was (no joke), shoving handfuls of it in my mouth as I was filling the bowl for the photos. Again, no one could see me, I think, I hop
Buttery, nutty, spicy (without the heat), smokey, tangy, slightly salty with a bright citrus finish. I just described the sequence of flavors that will happen in your mouth when you eat this popcorn.
Both children and adults will devour this Mexican popcorn, serve at your next get together, over drinks or barbecue. I guarantee you will need to make it buy the bucket load because it will be gone fast.
I made a very tasty, watermelon jalapeño agua fresca (picture above) that is perfect to wash down this tasty popcorn that is not only lovely to look at, but refreshing and delicious too. Cinco de Mayo is next week and this is 2 very easy recipes to serve if you are celebrating.
If you scroll down this page, you will see a fabulous recipe for Mexican Chile Lime Peanuts for all you nut fans.
If you’ve tried this Mexican Popcorn or any other recipe on the blog then don’t forget to rate the recipe and let me know how it turned out in the comments below. I love to hear from my readers!