This recipe is the perfect healthy snack.


  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper (or less if you don’t like it too spicy)

  • 3 tsp sweet paprika

  • 4 tbsp salt (flakes or table salt)

  • 1 ½ cups popcorn kernels

  • 4 tbsp olive oil


  • 1.

    Combine the cayenne pepper, sweet paprika and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

  • 2.

    Place a large saucepan over a medium heat, add 2tbsp olive oil and the popcorn kernels. Ensure you have a tight fitting lid on.

  • 3.

    Wait until you begin to hear the popcorn kernels popping and give the saucepan a gentle shake. Continue to cook until you hear the kernels are all popped. Remove from the heat.

  • 4.

    Add the remaining olive oil and spice mixture and stir to combine.

  • 5.

    Serve immediately while still warm.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (6 servings)

  • Energy 159kj
  • Fat Total 10g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Protein 2g
  • Carbohydrate 15g
  • Sugar 0g
  • Sodium 71mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Makes: 1 large saucepan filled with popcorn

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