It’s Friday, it’s the day before Cinco de Mayo [also my grandma's 81st birthday] and it’s time for a big ol’ Margarita. Okay, I wish.
Now I just eat since I can’t drink.
Today, it’s popcorn. CINCO DE MAYO inspired popcorn.
I love popcorn. Any flavor. Any time of day.
Usually I make it a meal and the serving size of ten, becomes one.
Sure it’s a problem, but it would be worse.
Since my appetite hasn’t “matured” just yet, I decided to make popcorn and season it cinco de mayo-like spices. I kinda made that up. My interpretation at least is a combination of cumin, chili powder and fresh lime juice. It did the trick.
My husband added a little tequila to the butter mixture for an extra kick, while
I cried ate my virgin popcorn.
Watch out, this might turn into a 3 day weekend popcorn party. We’re sooo WILD!
Other easy Cinco de Mayo recipes…
- Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salsa
- Guacamole and Fresh Tomato Salsa
- Refried Beans – great for dip(s) too
- Blood Orange Margaritas – via How Sweet It Is
Happy Cinco de Mayo!!
Chili lime Popcorn – Tequila optional
- 8 cups of popcorn, popped
- 3 tablespoon olive oil OR 3 tablespoon melted butter
- 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- pinch of ground pepper
- juice from a fresh lime, about 1/2 teaspoon
- 1 teaspoon lime zest
Optional – 1/2 teaspoon tequila. Or just drink the tequila.
While the popcorn is still warm, 1/2 the drizzle olive oil or butter over the popcorn.
In a small bowl, mix together salt, cumin, chili powder, and pepper. Spoon seasoning over the popcorn. With a knife or wooden spoon, carefully toss.
Add the rest of the olive oil or butter and the rest of the seasoning – mix to coat.
Squeeze a little lime juice and then sprinkle lime zest over the popcorn. Enjoy!
note: if you want to add tequila – mix 1/2 teaspoon with butter
*gluten-free *dairy-free – if you don’t use butter
May 4 2012