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Piri-piri pomegranate popcorn recipe

Piri-piri pomegranate popcorn

Prep time
5 mins

Cooking time
5 mins

Super easy


  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 160g popping corn
  • 1 tsp piri-piri seasoning
  • 100g ready-prepared fresh pomegranate seeds
  • Freshly ground black pepper
Nutritional information

Nutrional information, per serving:

  • 742kJ / 176kcal
  • 5.7g protein
  • 3.4g fat of which 0.4g saturates
  • 27.5g carbohydrate, of which 3.2g sugars
  • 6.5g fibre
  • 40mg sodium equivalent to 0.1g salt


Heat the vegetable oil in a large heavy-based saucepan with a tight-fitting lid. Add the popping corn, put the lid on, and shake the pan to coat the kernels in the oil.


Put the pan over a medium-high heat. The kernels will begin to pop – when they do, carefully shake the pan occasionally.


When the popping subsides, remove from the heat. Cool for 10 minutes, then add the pir-piri seasoning and pomegranate seeds and a little black pepper, stirring them through. Share between 4 small bowls and serve.

Try your own seasonings, such as lightly toasted cumin and sesame seeds. For a fruitier version, leave out the piri-piri and add chopped apple, blueberries, seedless grapes and a pinch of ground cinnamon.