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Spicy Cotija popcorn with sangria
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Spicy Cotija Popcorn recipe

Our favorite cheesy spicy popcorn seasoning! Perfect for movie night munching... and pairs perfectly with a glass of your favorite California Zinfandel.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizers, cheese, cotija, happy hour, movie night, popcorn, real california dairy, snacks, spicy
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 135kcal
Author KC Cornwell

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Cojita crumbled or grated
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder or chipotle powder optional
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup popcorn kernels popped or one large bag of natural popcorn, popped
  • 1 TBSP olive oil

Instructions

  • Add the Cojita, chili powder, cayenne or chipotle powder if using, and zest to a small bowl and stir to combine.
  • Place the popcorn in a large bowl. Drizzle with the olive oil. Sprinkle the Cojita mixture over the popcorn and toss to combine.
    Enjoy immediately.

Notes

Switch it up with lemon or orange zest too!

Nutrition

Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 336IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg