Saturday, March 16, 2013

Pot of Gold Popcorn Salad

Popcorn Salad

I was looking at a Snowbird publication online (

the other day and saw a recipe for Popcorn Salad.  Of course I thought “What? Yuk”.  Well I kept thinking about this bazaar recipe and just had to give it a try.


Here’s the posted recipe:

 Oh No Popcorn Salad


2 – 6 oz. bags of Orville Redenbacker Gourmet Tender

White Popping Corn), Remove any kernels

6 oz. can of water chestnuts, drained and chopped

½ cup chopped green onion

2 cups celery

½ cup bacon bits

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


2 cups Hellman’s mayonnaise, 2/3 cup sugar, 3

tablespoons white vinegar


Mix dressing in a medium bowl and set aside. Combine

water chestnuts, green onion, bacon, celery and

cheddar cheese in a large bowl. Add dressing and mix

well. Set in refrigerator to cool. When ready to serve,

pour the popcorn in a large bowl (check for kernels) and

stir until completely mixed.

Oh No – It is Popcorn and it is Delicious!

Well I didn’t have all the ingredients listed so I improvised a bit.  I have an air popper so I popped a ¼ cup of popcorn kernels.  While they were popping I mixed two tablespoons Mayo, a bit of shredded parmesan, some dry ranch dressing, a handful of Mexican blend shredded cheese, one celery stick chopped and one cut up Pero Family Farms mini Sweet peppers(if you have never tried these you have got to get some…they are amazing).  Anyway…when the popper stopped I mixed the Mayo mixture with the popcorn, tossed it a bit and gave it a try.  Wow it is good!  I would never have guessed this would work.

It kind of looks like a Pot of Gold(maybe?), so I think it will be perfect for St. Pat’s Day.

1 comment:

  1. Who would have thought of popcorn salad...gonna have to try that one.