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How to Make ¨Better than Movie Theater¨ Popcorn at Home

Raise your hand if you love popcorn? I´m one of those people that go to the movie theater and the first thing I do is run up to the popcorn stand. I absolutely love popcorn and nothing beats movie theater popcorn, until now. In this recipe I will show you how to make ¨better than movie theater¨ popcorn at home.

How to Make ¨Better than Movie Theater¨ Popcorn at Home
This recipe is super easy to make, requires no special equipment and it´s done within minutes. Plus there is no butter in this recipe! So not only is this popcorn super delicious, but it´s very health too. Vegan + Gluten Free.

How to Make ¨Better than Movie Theater¨ Popcorn at Home
The secret to this recipe is the combination of spices & herbs and the quality of those seasonings. For this recipe I used seasonings from Spain on a Fork. These are not your ordinary supermarket seasonings, this is some gourmet stuff. It truly is what gives this popcorn that magical flavor. 

How to Make ¨Better than Movie Theater¨ Popcorn at Home
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Cookware that I use:
Swiss Diamond Chef´s Knife
Swiss Diamond Pans
Wood Cutting Board

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Better than Movie Theater Popcorn

Course Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • pinch black pepper


  1. Heat a sauce pan with a medium heat, add 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and 1/2 cup of corn kernels, mix the kernels around so they´re all bathing in the oil and place a lid on the pan, once the kernels begin to pop give the pan a quick shake once in a while, after about 4-5 minutes all the kernels should be almost popped, when you hear that there is a 3 second interval between the popping remove the lid and transfer the popcorn to a large bowl

  2. Season the popcorn with 1/2 tsp of sweet smoked paprika, 1/4 tsp of cumin powder, 1/2 tsp of garlic powder, 1/2 tsp of onion powder, 2 tsp of parsley flakes, a pinch of sea salt and some freshly cracked black pepper, toss together until everything is well combined, enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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