What Is Dill Pickle Popcorn

I am always looking for different ways to make my favorite treat, popcorn. I recently discovered dill pickle popcorn and it is a savory, acidic, salty treat. If you don’t want to spend a lot of time finding the right seasonings or popping your corn you could purchase something like this Van Holten’s Big Papa Dill Pickle Popcorn.

If you are a do it yourself popcorn maker then you could pop some corn and add a pre-made popcorn seasoning. Such as this garlic herb Tangy Dill Pickle Seasoning. Some people love this, and other people think it is a bit too salty and not enough dill flavor. If that is the case you could doctor this up a bit by skipping added salt and throw in some additional dill weed seasoning.

People who frequent this site are popcorn connoisseurs, so we like to do things the old school way. We are going to make our seasoning and add it to popped buttered corn. To get the freshest flavor from our spices we will need whole spices and a spice grinder or mortar and pestle. You have one of those, right? You can also combine different flavors to create your own version, but here is a standard dill pickle combination.

You can find many spice grinders and coffee grinders on Amazon or Ross or where ever you prefer to shop. You can use a coffee grinder as a spice grinder, but it has to be clean. Otherwise, your dill pickle seasoning will be coffee flavored and vice a versa. Here is a super affordable grinder, but there are many better options available.

What Is Dill Pickle Popcorn

Recipe by ElleCourse: Recipes, Savory

How to make dill pickle popcorn


  • 1 Tablespoon coriander seed

  • 1 Tablespoon kosher salt

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons dill weed

  • 1/2 Teaspoon mustard seed

  • 1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1/2 Teaspoon onion powder

  • 1/2 Teaspoon celery seed

  • 1/2 Teaspoon citric acid


  • Put your spices in a spice grinder and process until smooth. You could also use a mortar and pestle if you don’t have a grinder. Pop half a cup of popcorn and drizzle with butter. Add spices to taste, until you have the perfectly flavored dill pickle popcorn. Yum!