Dill Pickle Popcorn

March 1, 2013

Has there ever been a food as polarizing as the pickle? Maybe the olive comes close. Pickles, you either love them or you hate them. I have rarely heard of a person having a middle of the road opinion on pickles. Mike is a pickle hater. I am a pickle lover. This bodes well for me, because as long as Mike asks for pickles on the side, I reap those extra pickles all the time!

I eat a pickle as a snack all the time. Sometimes when I eat the pickle right out of the jar, with the refrigerator door wide open (sorry Dad), I sing the pickle song from the Little Rascals Movie to myself. Yes, I am that big of a nerd. I also do a pretty good Alfalfa impression…

Back to pickles. I wrote an ode to the pickle. I have made my own pickles. I fried pickles. I have Dill Pickle Vodka for Bloody Marys. I just love pickles! Whenever I order a burger or sandwich for Mike, it pains me to have to utter the words, no pickles, please—like, hurts deep down in my soul.

I guess if you are a pickle hater, there is nothing that can ruin a sandwich for you faster, than a single slice of pickle. If a pickle even comes in contact with the bun, you are stuck with pickle flavor even if you take the pickles off. Poor pickle haters. I like to think you are in the minority in the world.

This recipe is for all the pickle lovers out there. It is a way to enjoy the seasonings of pickles without the pickle breath. That is probably the only down side to pickles, garlicky, dilly pickle breath.  Anyway, here it is!

Dill Pickle Popcorn

Course Snack
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes
Servings 3 -6
Author Sarcastic Cooking


  • 12 Cups Popped Popcorn non-buttered or buttered whichever you prefer
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Finely Chopped Dill
  • ½ Teaspoon Coriander Seeds
  • ½ Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • ¼ Teaspoon Black Peppercorns
  • ½ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt


  1. In a spice grinder or using a mortar and pestle, grind/crush the coriander, mustard, and peppercorns until semi-fine. Mix the ground spices with the salt, garlic powder, and fresh dill.
  2. Place half the popcorn in a large bowl, season with half the spices and toss together. Add the rest of the popcorn to the bowl and sprinkle remaining seasonings on top. Serve right away.

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  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
    March 8, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    “I have two pickles, I have two pickles, I have two pickles, hey hey hey.”
    “Do you want to trade your pickle for a nickel?”
    Ha ha, oh Little Rascals! I watched that movie a bazillion times as a kid!
    On a more serious note, thank you for this popcorn recipe. I love flavored popcorn but can’t bring myself to buy those chemical-laden, bad-for-you packaged popcorn seasonings. Ugh. Definitely making this asap!

  • Margo, Thrift at Home
    March 4, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Interesting. My son adores pickles so much he begs to drink the brine when the pickles are gone! And he adores popcorn. This might be the perfect food for him.

  • Tom @ Waegook Tom
    March 4, 2013 at 6:15 am

    Wait…wait….wait….GENIUS. I’m a pickle lover and this just sounds incredible. I’ll make it and then throw some at my brother. He despises pickles. Ooh or make them in secret and tell him they’re butterscotch…

  • Julia
    March 1, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I LOVE pickles (my husband HATES them!). I am totally making this one of these nights (and maybe I’ll see if he even notices the dill pickle taste). 🙂 What a creative idea.

    Have a great weekend!

  • Stephie @ Eat Your Heart Out
    March 1, 2013 at 11:53 am

    You’re taking the How I Met Your Mother olive theory and turning it into the pickle theory!

    Ps, Me = pickle hater. Which means I need to find a man who loves them. BUT I promise if we are ever out together and I order a sandwich, I will totally ask for pickles on the side and give them to you.

  • Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen
    March 1, 2013 at 10:05 am

    I love pickles! I’m really into the Claussen brand ones…they’re sooo garlicky and delicious. I’m loving the idea of this popcorn!

    • Stefanie
      March 1, 2013 at 11:21 am

      Ooooo! Me too! I love the good crunch they have!

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    March 1, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Lol I know what you mean! I hate pickles but Michael loves em!