Want a salty treat without having too much sodium? Making popcorn homemade guarantees that you know how much salt is in your snack! 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1/2 cup popcorn kernels Sea salt to taste Cracked pepper to taste 1 tablespoon olive oil Heat oil in a large wide pot over high heat. Add popcorn, cover, and shake often. When popping slows to a few seconds between pops, remove from heat. Mist popcorn evenly with olive oil and sprinkle generously with sea salt and fresh cracked pepper. Toss popcorn.