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Popcorn Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Popcorn Salad

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"This salad is a real conversation piece. Whoever heard of popcorn in a salad? If you take it to a dinner, mix the salad and carry the popcorn separately to be added at the last minute."

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Original recipe makes 10 -12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, celery, 1 cup of the cheese, water chestnuts, 1/2 cup bacon, carrots and chives. Mix well. Add popcorn and stir to coat. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bacon and serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 23, 2008

This is great. I had to leave off the water chestnuts since I am allergic and have had to use Bac'os once but it was still a big hit. I also alter the types of cheeses so that it has a more exotic flavor. It is always the first things to go and the conversation piece. JUST MAKE SURE YOU REMOVE ALL THE KERNALS!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 23, 2009

I read all the other 5^ reviews but I guess I just don't get it. It is such an odd comination but I thought I would try it anyway. I wish I would have put all those ingredients on cooked pasta instead. I feel like I wasted alot of bacon etc for nothing.

Feb 20, 2008

What a fun salad! Very skeptical at first but was totally surprised! I used hot air popcorn. Since this is rather rich tasting, you wouldn't want any extra salt or butter. I will make definately make again.

Dec 29, 2004

Everyone loves this when I make it. I only use 1/2 cup mayo.

Jun 08, 2007

I made this salad for my daughter's graduation party, and it was the hit of the banquet table! Everyone wanted the recipe, and I even received calls long after the party asking for the recipe. The popcorn makes it very different, and it is delicious.

Jan 29, 2006

Actually better than I thought it would be. I liked it, although ,my picky kids didn't want anything to do with it after tasting it. My husband liked it but wouldn't eat much of it, because of it's fat content. I would make this for a potluck or bbq in place of potato or macaroni salad.

Apr 20, 2006

I work in a grocery store where the deli has this salad. I love it, so was glad to find the recipe here so I can make my own. This one is a little different, but great.

Jul 24, 2005

This is a great salad. Gotta try it to believe it! My kids and husband love it.


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  • Calories
  • 326 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 7 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 30.4 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 461 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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