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Za'atar Spiced Popcorn

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Course Snack
Servings 4 servings


Homemade Popcorn

  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 1/4 cup kernels
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Za'atar Spice Mix

  • 2 tsp za'atar
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard seed
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 3 grinds of black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp melted butter


Homemade Popcorn

  • On medium heat, heat coconut oil and ghee in a medium-sized pot with a lid. I like this mixture to help balance the flavor, but you can use 4 teaspoons of either coconut oil or ghee
  • Once the coconut oil and ghee have just about melted, add salt. Add 3 kernels to the pot, and place lid on pot to test the heat of the oil. Once the 3 kernels all pop, immediately add the rest of the 1/4 cup of kernels. My favorite popcorn kernel brand for homemade popcorn is Quinn popcorn kernels (pictured)*
  • Remove popcorn from heat once you hear 2-3 seconds in between pops
  • If you do not want to make homemade popcorn using the pot, just pop a bag of lightly salted popcorn

Za'atar Spiced Corn

  • In a large Ziploc bag, mix together za'atar, ground mustard seed, cayenne pepper, lemon pepper, cumin, black pepper, garlic powder and salt
  • Melt 2 tbsp of butter and either in pot or popcorn popping bag add butter to mix/shake to coat on popcorn
  • Place butter coated popcorn into Ziploc bag with spices, close the Ziploc and shake! Make sure all popcorn is evenly coated and it's ready to serve!


*Depending on brand of popcorn kernels, size may vary. Rule of thumb is to make sure that all kernels are covered by oil. If you add more kernels than can be covered by oil, then the kernels will burn.