Homemade Salt and Vinegar Popcorn has the familiar crunch of popcorn paired with a zesty vinegar kick and a sprinkle of salt. With 5 simple ingredients and 10 minutes, this salty popcorn recipe will take an afternoon snack or movie night to the next level!
Whether you're serving a crowd or having a midnight snack, salt and vinegar snacks have a flavor combination that is both satisfying and addictive. More of our favorite snacks for a party are creamy sheet pan Italian nachos, a zesty BBQ chicken flatbread pizza, or the always popular tortellini skewers.
Elevate your snack game with our irresistible salt and vinegar popcorn recipe! Learn the secrets to achieving perfectly tangy and crunchy flavored popcorn that's bursting with flavor.
Why You'll Love this Recipe
Unique flavor: This salt and vinegar seasoning for popcorn offers a unique and exciting flavor experience that's different from traditional salted popcorn.
Healthy snack idea: Compared to store-bought snacks like salt and vinegar potato chips, this recipe is made with natural ingredients and no artificial additives or preservatives. Plus, popcorn is a whole grain snack that's high in fiber and low in calories, making it a healthier alternative to traditional snacks.
Budget-friendly: This homemade popcorn recipe is an inexpensive snack that can be made with just a few ingredients. Popcorn kernels are affordable and can be bought in bulk, while vinegar and salt are pantry staples that you likely already have on hand.
- Popcorn kernels are the base ingredient, providing a light and airy texture when popped. You can make popcorn on the stovetop or use an air popper.
- Butter helps the salt and vinegar seasoning stick to the popcorn, ensuring each bite is coated evenly.
- White balsamic vinegar is the star ingredient in salt & vinegar popcorn, imparting its signature tangy and slightly sweet flavor to the snack. White balsamic vinegar is sweeter and more mild in flavor than white vinegar.
- Salt helps to amplify the flavors of the other ingredients. It provides a satisfying salty contrast to the tangy vinegar seasoning, creating a delicious balance of flavors.
- Dill adds a subtle herbal and slightly sweet flavor to this salt and vinegar popcorn seasoning.
See the recipe card for exact measurements and nutrition facts for this recipe.
How to Make Salt and Vinegar Popcorn
With minimal ingredients and prep time, you will be snacking on this salt and vinegar popcorn recipe in minutes!
Step 1: In a small bowl, combine butter and vinegar.
Step 2: Microwave butter and vinegar in 15 second increments until melted. Stir well.
Step 3: Using an air popper or pot on the stove, make popcorn. Remove the un-popped kernels.
Step 4: Drizzle the butter mixture over the warm popcorn slowly and evenly.
Step 5: Sprinkle with salt and dried dill.
Step 6: Toss the popcorn to coat evenly.
We like to use an air popper to get perfect air-popped popcorn.
To get popcorn seasoning to stick, sprinkle with salt while it's still warm and shake well.
Fine salt is best to use when making this recipe, but you can use kosher salt or sea salt in a pinch.
If you want a more powerful vinegar flavor, use white distilled vinegar instead of white balsamic vinegar or add a dash of vinegar powder when seasoning.
Yes, you can use microwavable popcorn. Buy a plain flavor with no butter or salt so it doesn't interfere with the seasonings in this recipe.
Finely ground salt is best because it will stick to popcorn better than large, flaky salt.
Popcorn is best enjoyed fresh and immediately after making. Leftover kettle corn can be stored in an airtight container for a couple days.
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Salt and Vinegar Popcorn Recipe
- 8 cups popped popcorn ½ cup popcorn kernels
- 3 Tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon dried dill
- In a small bowl, combine the butter and vinegar and heat in the microwave in 10-15 second increments until the butter is melted. Stir well.
- Using an air popper, pop 8 cups worth of popcorn. Sift out the un-popped kernels.
- Drizzle the butter and vinegar mixture over the popcorn slowly and evenly.
- Sprinkle with salt and dill. Toss the popcorn to coat evenly. Serve immediately.
- If you use microwave popcorn, buy a plain flavor so it doesn't interfere with the seasoning in this recipe.
- If you want a more powerful vinegar flavor, use white distilled vinegar or add a dash of vinegar powder when seasoning.
- To get popcorn seasoning to stick, sprinkle with salt while it's still warm and shake well.