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Zesty Tex Mex Popcorn with cool and spicy appeal! Today’s popcorn recipe is a fun party snack that everyone will love. Handful after handful this recipe never gets old…

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Popcorn is my all-time favorite snack. Late at night (when I’m not supposed to be eating) I can resist the temptation for nearly anything else. Yet if Lt. Dan asks if I want some popcorn, I cave instantly without thinking.

Because of this clear-cut addiction, we have numerous popcorn recipes we fall back on evening after evening.

Tex Mex Popcorn is high on the list.

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Not only does it offer the buttery crunch of classic stove-top popcorn, it is loaded with tex mex spices, sun dried tomatoes, crumbled chorizo, salty queso fresco and cool creamy avocado.

There are so many amazing flavors and textures working together here, it’s like a fiesta in your mouth.

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The addition of all these extra goodies, not only provides intense south of the boarder panache, it makes this popcorn recipe a meal, of sorts.

Of course it’s intended to be a snack… but I would certainly be happy to sit down with a bowl of this popcorn around 6ish in the evening, and not need anything else the rest of the night.

Just saying.

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To make tex mex popcorn, simply pop the corn in a large heavy stock pot, then toss with melted butter and spices until well coated.

Mix in the tangy sun dried tomatoes and top with chorizo, crumbly cheese, and avocado.

Then munch, munch, munch away.

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Tex mex popcorn will make any night feel like a fiesta, even if your just sitting on the couch in your jammies.

This one’s a keeper!

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Tex Mex Popcorn

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Zesty Tex Mex Popcorn with cool and spicy appeal!
Servings: 8



  • Place the oil and popcorn kernels in a large heavy bottomed stock pot. Cover, leaving the lid slightly offset to vent, and turn on medium heat. Listen to the popcorn. Once the popping stops, remove from the heat immediately and pour into a large bowl, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile prepare all other toppings.
  • Mix the salt and spices together in a small bowl. Shake the larger bowl of popcorn while pouring the melted butter and spice blend over the top. Shake until thoroughly coated, then toss in the sun dried tomatoes.
  • Scoop the popcorn into smaller serving bowls and top each bowl with crumbled chorizo, queso fresco, and diced avocado. Serve immediately!


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 284kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 34mg, Sodium: 542mg, Potassium: 490mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 350IU, Vitamin C: 5.2mg, Calcium: 77mg, Iron: 1.6mg
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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35 comments on “Tex Mex Popcorn”

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  2. This was surprisingly good. I had a lot of leftover popcorn from last night plus a ripe avocado so looked on the internet for inspiration not really expecting to find anything. And presto, came across your recipe. I had to make a few changes based on what I had on hand…fresh garlic instead of garlic salt, chipotle chili powder instead of ancho chili powder, no chorizo (we don’t eat meat), didn’t have queso fresco and both our grated cheddar and feta looked old. Even tossed in a few cherry tomatoes along with the sun-dried ones and had a decent dinner! I know I’m rating my version rather than the recipe as written but just saying…it was still tasty. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. What an amazing idea! I’m totally a fan of popcorn for dinner :-)

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  10. ok sommer everyone is on board :) how the heck do you eat this? with a spoon? or do you just use a stack of napkins cause I know avocados are mushy by nature! :)

    • Hey Vicki, we just dug in with our hands! You always need a little hand washing after eating popcorn anyway. ;)

  11. This is my kind of popcorn! What a perfect snack!

  12. How fun is this?! Ready to dig in!!

  13. WOW!!!!! DROOOOOOLING!!!! Movie nights call for popcorn and while my love for caramel popcorn is supreme, I think this Tex-Mex version is going to take over the caramel popcorn! Loving thisssss!!

  14. I’ve never thought of doing a Tex Mex popcorn – looks delicious!!

  15. I’m not a huge popcorn fan but this looks seriously delicious! How creative! love it.

  16. Can I just say how in love I am with this popcorn? Which is a lot because normally I hate popcorn. This recipe rocks!

  17. Now THAT is some popcorn if I ever saw it! WOW!

  18. This is my kind of popcorn!

  19. I can’t wait to try this, my husband is going to love it. Who doesn’t love popcorn!

  20. I love popcorn- it’s my favorite and I never would have thought to serve it like this! yum!

  21. Perfect snack!! I’d eat it all!

  22. Truly fun & creative popcorn Sommer!

  23. This is such a great idea and a perfect way to spice up popcorn!

  24. Perfect Snackables!

  25. wow – this is some more amazing popcorn!!! love it!!!

  26. Great for snacking!

  27. I love the flavors you used! This is awesome!

  28. Wow! You are awesome Sommer. I don’t know how you come up with this stuff. Looks yummy! pinning.
    Have a wonderful Wednesday!

  29. This is awesome! My family loves popcorn, but I have yet to anything crazy with it like this. Sounds so good!

  30. Clearly I’m on board with this. Loving the sun dried tomatoes in there!

  31. Oh, how I would love to get my hands on a bowl of this popcorn. Avocado with sundried tomatoes and queso fresco is the best thing ever!

  32. That looks awesome, what a great idea! I love tex-mex flavors, I’ll have to try this sometime soon.

  33. Ok, I am in love with this. Popcorn is my obsession and I eat it almost every day without a word of a life. I would have never put avocado with it, but WHY NOT! Pinned!