Tex-Mex Popcorn Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time
Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
Spicy Southwest seasoning makes this snackin'-good popcorn ideal for any fiesta. —Katie Rose, Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Updated: May 19, 2023

Tex-Mex Popcorn

Prep Time 15 min
Yield 4 quarts

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Refrigerated butter-flavored spray
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook the popcorn kernels, oil and cumin seeds until oil begins to sizzle. Cover and shake for 2-3 minutes or until popcorn stops popping.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl; spritz with butter-flavored spray. Add remaining ingredients and toss to coat. Continue spritzing and tossing until popcorn is coated.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 44 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.