Saturday, February 19, 2011

Dill Pickle Popcorn Seasoning

*This was an earlier attempt but is not as good as it could be. For a truly great dill pickle popcorn seasoning, go here*

Chips are so tasty and so fattening, but it’s really not the chips we crave, but the tasty seasonings on them. Popcorn seasoning is amazing, it lets you enjoy the tastiness of flavored chips with less fat and more fiber.

A few years ago I kept raving to a friend about the joys of popcorn seasoning, which wasn’t available where she lived. I talked about it so much that when I came to visit I brought 8 different kinds of it in my luggage. Since then I have mailed her several emergency refills of her favourite kind, but that will no longer be necessary. This one’s for you Megan!

Dill Pickle Popcorn Seasoning

1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon dill weed
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 tablespoon dried chives
1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder

First I mix it up in a bowl, then I use a funnel to put my popcorn seasoning in those little glass spice jars from the dollar store. They have a lid with shaker holes and only cost 33 cents each.

Now if you want fat free popcorn you can just sprinkle the seasoning onto air popped popcorn, although not much sticks. Or you can drizzle a bit of oil or butter on it and then sprinkle it on, which helps it stick.

This seasoning doesn't have the same mouth puckering sourness as the commercial dill pickle seasoning, so I'll do some more experiments to try and re-create it, but it in the meantime this one is pretty tasty if I do say so myself.


  1. Oops sorry, my above post said this:

    Do you think maybe in the commercial ones they add some lemon juice somehow? Or vinegar? I have the same problem, I have been making my own versions and just can't get that extreme sourness that I crave. I'm going to try yours though, it sounds like a great mix!

  2. I think they use some sort of ascorbic or citric acid powder, I'm going to try that next time.

  3. Add vinigar powder. It's a spice it will taste perfect then. Add spray olive oil Pam on popcorn to get seasoning to stick.