‘Cheezy’ Taco Popcorn with a hint of Lime

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I’m just gonna put it out there; two things I could never live without are popcorn and cheese. I literally eat popcorn several times a week and cheese finds its way into just about any recipe I can put it in. Sadly, cheese is not that great to eat all the time in every recipe so I found a friendly substitute in Nooch (nutritional yeast). This recipe uses it to add the cheese taste. It also uses sustainable Malaysian palm oil– an ingredient that I love due to its ability to cook at high temperatures and the richness it adds.

 

About Sustainable Malaysian Palm Oil

If you aren’t familiar with palm oil, look at the labels of many of your favorite products. Often, it will be there. There were some sustainability issues with production of palm oil, though, but I use a brand called Carotino that is sustainable palm oil from Malaysia. Did you know that Malaysia was the first country to produce and export a sustainable palm oil? They have made a pledge to be 100% sustainable in their production of it by 2019! I can definitely get behind this environmentally friendly move.

Another thing to note about Malaysian Palm Oil is it is a great substitute for other cooking oils because its trans-fat free and non-GMO.  It also gives popcorn a wonderful movie theater color and richness!

Before you start this recipe, make sure you READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS. This recipe moves fast and failing to do everything in order can cause scorched popcorn. (No one wants that.)

‘ Cheezy ‘ Taco Popcorn with a Hint of Lime

To make this taco popcorn recipe, you will need:

1/2 Cup Popcorn Kernels

3 Tbsp Malaysian Palm Oil + 2 Tbsp Malaysian Palm Oil for topping

1 Tbsp Taco Seasoning

1/2 Small Lime Juice

1/2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast

How to Make taco popcorn on the stove top:

Use a pan with a heavy bottom that is fairly deep. I used an aluminum heavy bottom 6 qt pot with lid. Add your 3 Tbsp of Malaysian Palm Oil to your pot as well as 3-4 kernels of popcorn. These will be your indicators that your oil is warm enough.

Heat your pot over medium high heat with the lid on. While that is heating up, listen for your kernels to pop. You should also make your topping during this time, too.

To make your topping, mix your 2 Tbsp of Malaysian Palm Oil, taco seasoning and lime in a small bowl.

By this time, you kernels will be popped. Remove your pot from the stove and place on a pot holder on the counter. Pour in the rest of your popcorn kernels. Using a couple of oven mitts, grasp the pot by the handles and shake for a few seconds. Leave them to sit for about 30 seconds. Place your pot back on the stove, on medium high heat, with the lid slightly askew so steam can escape and allow to pop. When you start to hear the kernels pop, give it a bit of a shake and leave on stove to pop. When the sounds slow down, remove from the heat.

Immediately transfer your popcorn to a bowl. Pour over half of your seasoning and give your bowl a good shake. Add on the rest and shake. Take your nutritional yeast and add on!

This popcorn recipe is perfect for summer get-togethers, movie nights in and just a snack for any reason. I hope you enjoy it!

‘Cheezy’ Taco Popcorn with a hint of Lime
 
Ingredients
  • ½ Cup Popcorn Kernels
  • 3 Tbsp Malaysian Palm Oil + 2 Tbsp Malaysian Palm Oil for topping
  • 1 Tbsp Taco Seasoning
  • ½ Small Lime Juice
  • ½ Tbsp Nutritional Yeast
Instructions
  1. Use a pan with a heavy bottom that is fairly deep. I used an aluminum heavy bottom 6 qt pot with lid. Add your 3 Tbsp of Malaysian Palm Oil to your pot as well as 3-4 kernels of popcorn. These will be your indicators that your oil is warm enough.
  2. Heat your pot over medium high heat with the lid on. While that is heating up, listen for your kernels to pop. You should also make your topping during this time, too.
  3. To make your topping, mix your 2 Tbsp of Malaysian Palm Oil, taco seasoning and lime in a small bowl.
  4. By this time, you kernels will be popped. Remove your pot from the stove and place on a pot holder on the counter. Pour in the rest of your popcorn kernels. Using a couple of oven mitts, grasp the pot by the handles and shake for a few seconds. Leave them to sit for about 30 seconds. Place your pot back on the stove, on medium high heat, with the lid slightly askew so steam can escape and allow to pop. When you start to hear the kernels pop, give it a bit of a shake and leave on stove to pop. When the sounds slow down, remove from the heat.
  5. Immediately transfer your popcorn to a bowl. Pour over half of your seasoning and give your bowl a good shake. Add on the rest and shake. Take your nutritional yeast and add on!
Notes
Before you start this recipe, make sure you READ ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS. This recipe moves fast and failing to do everything in order can cause scorched popcorn. (No one wants that.)

 

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