popcorn topped with dill weed

A Simply Dill-icious Dill Pickle Popcorn Recipe

If you like pickles and you love popcorn, then you’ll definitely enjoy this tangy, herbaceous recipe!

Okay, we get it. Dill pickles and popcorn aren’t exactly a combination most people would ever pair together. But hear us out — this unconventional pairing is actually so darn good. It’s tangy, savory, and everything you could possibly want in a snack. And with your Popper, you can make it in just a few minutes. 

Here’s what you need to know:

Dill Pickle Popcorn Ingredients

  • ½ cup popcorn kernels
  • 4 tablespoons oil (any will do, but we like coconut oil best!) 
  • 2 tablespoons dried dill weed
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional, for added flavor)

How to Make Dill Pickle Popcorn

Step 1: Create the Dill Pickle Popcorn Seasoning

Add dried dill weed, garlic powder, salt, and nutritional yeast in a small bowl and mix everything together. 

Step 2: Heat 

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Set your stove to medium heat and let your Popper preheat for 1-2 minutes.

Step 3: Pour Oil 

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Pour the oil into the Popper and wait for it to sizzle.

Step 4: Add Kernels

Drop 2-3 kernels into the Popper. Wait for the first kernel to pop, then throw in the rest. 

Step 5: Turn and Pop

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Cover the Popper. Turn the crank clockwise once popping starts.
Note: You don’t have to turn it the entire time! The Popper was designed to do most of the work for you. 

Step 6: Remove

Wait for popping to slow, then take the Popper off the heat. 

Step 7: Mix

Sprinkle the dill pickle seasoning over your freshly popped popcorn. Shake the Popper to make sure the seasoning coats the kernels evenly. 

Step 8: Enjoy

popcorn in a bowl topped with dill weed

Pour your dill pickle popcorn into a bowl, allow steam to escape for a few minutes, and then serve!

More Dill Pickle Popcorn Tips

  • The oil you used to pop the kernels in should make the seasoning stick without issue, but if that isn’t the case, try spraying melted butter over the popcorn before you add the seasoning. You can also use oil instead.
  • Want a stronger dill flavor? Feel free to increase the amount of dill weed you put into the seasoning.
  • For a tangier flavor, mix the seasoning with a splash of vinegar before adding it to the popcorn. 

When Life Gives You Pickles, Make Dill Pickle Popcorn

This dill pickle popcorn recipe may be a little odd compared to your usual buttery popcorn, but here at Popsmith, we see popcorn as a blank canvas for culinary creativity. We hope this inspires you to experiment with other mix-ins and seasonings!

Want more popcorn recipes and snack inspiration? Make sure to check out our other posts. 

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