Lime and Black Pepper Popcorn

Lime and Black Pepper Popcorn

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Website Adapted from The Globe and Mail - Leslie Beck


  • 1/2 cup popping corn
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • zest of 3-4 limes
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt (or more to taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • olive oil (in an atomizer)


You can absolutely use a bag of natural microwave popcorn rather than preparing it on the stop stovetop.


1. Add canola oil and popcorn to a large sauce pan with a tight fitting lid.
2. Over medium heat, warm the popcorn until you start to hear the first kernels pop (about 3-4 minutes).
3. As the corn pops, shake the pan frequently until the popping subsides. Remove from heat and wait 2-3 minutes until kernels stop popping.
4. Add lime zest and salt to a large bowl. Pour warm popcorn over top. Mix throughly while intermittently spraying popcorn with olive oil and sprinkling with freshly ground black pepper to taste.
For best results, serve immediately.