salt and vinegar popcorn

This Easy Salt and Vinegar Popcorn Is Lip Smacking Good

Move over, salt and vinegar chips. It’s time to make way for salt and vinegar popcorn — your new snack obsession.

Love salt and vinegar chips even though they make your mouth pucker? You’ll enjoy this salt and vinegar popcorn recipe just as much (or even more). It’s irresistbly tangy and vegan, plus all you need to make it are five simple ingredients and your handy dandy Popper.

Check it out:

Salt and Vinegar Popcorn Ingredients

  • ½ cup kernels
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

How to Make Salt and Vinegar Popcorn

Step 1: Heat

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

Step 2: Add Oil

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Pour oil into the Popper.

Step 3: Toss in Kernels 

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Drop 2 to 3 kernels into the pot. Add in the rest when the first one pops, then cover the Popper.

Step 4: Turn

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While popping, turn the Popper’s crank clockwise to keep the kernels from staying in one place. 

Step 5: Remove

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Take the Popper off the heat when popping slows and remove the lid. 

Step 6: Prepare Salt and Vinegar Popcorn Seasoning 

Mix white vinegar, sea salt, and black pepper together in a small bowl.

Step 7: Season

Drizzle the salt and vinegar mixture over the popcorn. Then cover the Popper and give it a few good shakes or cranks to distribute the seasoning.

Step 8: Serve

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Pour your salt and vinegar popcorn into a huge bowl and enjoy!

More Salt and Vinegar Popcorn Tips

  • You can use your favorite vinegar for this recipe. White vinegar gives popcorn the classic tanginess of salt and vinegar chips, while apple cider vinegar will give it a milder, slightly sweet flavor. Balsamic vinegar, on the other hand, will add a richer, more complex taste.
  • Try experimenting with different kinds of salt, too. Himalayan salt, kosher salt, and even good old table salt all bring a unique flavor profile to your popcorn.
  • Consider using a spray bottle for the salt and vinegar mixture — you might find it easier to season the popcorn this way. 
  • Have some leftover popcorn? You can store it in an airtight container away from direct sunlight for up to 2 days, but expect the snack to lose its crunch if you don’t eat it right away.

Pucker Up for Tangy Goodness

How easy was that? You don’t even need to make a trip to the grocery store since you already have these ingredients on hand, making it the perfect thing to whip up when you need a movie night snack, a game night treat, or a light snack. 

Let us know what you think of this salt and vinegar popcorn recipe, and if you’re looking for more snacking inspiration, we’ve got tons of other recipes waiting for you to discover!

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