Popcorn in a bowl with turmeric spice in a measuring spoon on placemat.

Ginger Turmeric Popcorn

The Popcorn Board
This slightly sweet but savory popcorn snack will tickle your taste buds with subtly exotic flavors – perfect for sharing and delighting friends.
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Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • parchment paper or foil
  • large rimmed baking sheet


  • 8 cups popped popcorn, unsalted and unbuttered
  • ¼ cup light olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric


  • Preheat oven to 300℉.
  • Line large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or foil coated with cooking spray. Spread popcorn onto prepared baking sheet.
  • In small saucepan set over medium heat, add ¼ cup olive oil, 2 tablespoons honey and ½ teaspoon salt. Once heated stir in 2 teaspoons lemon zest, 1½ teaspoons ginger and 1 teaspoon turmeric. Pour over popcorn and toss gently to coat evenly.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until popcorn is dry and crisp. Let cool completely before serving.



    About the Author

    Everybody loves popcorn—the granddaddy of all snack foods. Discovered in the Americas thousands of years ago, popcorn has captivated people for centuries with its magical charm. Yet through the ages, popcorn has remained relatively unchanged. Popcorn is a seed, which just happens to do some nifty things when heated.
    The Popcorn Board is made up of popcorn companies who are responsible for getting that little seed to you in whatever form you choose—kernels, ready-to-eat, or microwave. We’re not necessarily farmers, but most of us come from farming or agricultural backgrounds. Some of our parents and grandparents grew popcorn, packaged it, and sold it door-to-door or store-to-store. They loved popcorn, as do we. That's why we're in this business.
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