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Vegan popcorn seasoning

Popcorn. By Mallory Marrs.
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Missing buttery popcorn? This vegan popcorn seasoning can fill that void. Tasting a bit like cheese-flavoured Doritos, but better, it’s also delicious on kale chips. This batch makes enough for one cup of unpopped popcorn (or more, depending on how coated you want your kernels).

1/3 cup nutritional yeast flakes*

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp ground paprika

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp salt

2 tsp onion powder

1 tbsp oil, or to taste

1 cup unpopped popcorn

Grind the yeast, cumin, paprika, chili, salt, and onion powder together in a spice grinder, blender, or with a spoon. Once your popcorn is popped, stir in the oil with a large spoon. Sprinkle about one tablespoon of spice mixture and stir to coat. If you want a thicker coating, add more oil and repeat. Make sure to scoop up any powder that settles at the bottom of the bowl.

* This vegan staple may sound strange, but it’s an amazingly versatile ingredient with a mildly cheesy flavour. It can be purchased at most health food stores and some grocery stores.