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Mexican Style Popcorn Reciep

Mexican Style Popcorn

Dax Phillips
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 7 mins


  • 1 cup of your favorite popcorn kernels I use a blend
  • 1/4 cup of canola oil
  • salt to taste
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter melted
  • 1 lime zest only
  • 1/4 cup cotija cheese
  • 2 tbsp chopped cilantro


  • Start by heating a large pot on medium-high heat. Add the oil, and a few of the popcorn seeds.
  • Cover, and shake a few times. Once the kernels pop, add the remaining popcorn kernels, cover, and continue to shake the covered pot until all of the kernels have popped.
  • Add the lime zest to a large bowl. Uncover, and pour the popcorn into a large bowl.
  • Pour in the melted butter, salt, and give it a good toss. Toss a few more times until all of the popcorn is nicely coated with butter and salt.
  • Next add in the cotija cheese and chopped cilantro. Toss a couple of more times, then taste and season accordingly.