Jalapeño, lime and macadamia nut popcorn
27th September 2011

Jalapeño, lime and macadamia nut popcorn

By Emma Photography by Emma

On asking the boys in the design studio what their ideal rugby watching snack might be, they replied that it was anything they could eat without having to pull their gaze from the flat screen or remove a hand from their ice-cold beer. This fits the bill perfectly. The combination of jalapeño, lime and macadamia nut makes for an incredibly moreish snack so be prepared and make twice as much as you think you might need because I can guarantee before you know it will all be gone!


6 as a snack
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  • 175g popcorn
  • 1/4 cup oil
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  • 25g butter
  • 25g jalapeños, finely chopped
  • 2 limes, zested + 2 tbsp juice
  • 50g macadamia nuts, finely chopped or processed
  • Sea salt to taste


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  • 1. Heat the oil in a large heavy bottomed saucepan and once hot add the popcorn and cook until all kernals have popped. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • 2. Heat the butter in a saucepan and add the jalapeños and fry for 2 minutes. Add the lime zest and juice and then the macadamias and cook for a further minute.
  • 3. Mix the macadamia mix through the popcorn and season to taste.


  1. Alli@peasepudding

    Sounds like the perfect quick treat, I’ll book mark this one for summer

  2. Alli@peasepudding

    it looks like the perfect quick treat and I love the flavour combination.

  3. Erin

    I’m always on the look out for delicious and unique popcorn recipes. Thanks for sharing this one. I’m going to link it to my blog — http://www.pocornrecipemakers.blogspot.com/

  4. Emma

    Hi Allison,

    It is a delicious flavour combo – let us know if you give it a go!

    Have a lovely weekend,

  5. Aaron

    Loved this recipe, and will add it to my “Best macadamia Nut Recipes” blog over at Squidoo! I Used fresh Hawaii macadamia nuts for this recipe. In my opinion, Hawaii produces the best Mac Nuts!

  6. Emma

    Hi Aaron!
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving us a message on the blog. We are glad you like the recipe!
    Happy Cooking!

  7. Ali, GH Cretors

    Wow! This sounds delicious!

  8. Emma

    Thanks Ali!
    I’m glad you like the sound of it. It is deliciously morish!
    Happy Cooking!

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