Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Game Day Popcorn Salad

The last of my popcorn-based treats is this unique crowd pleaser, Popcorn Salad. I guarantee, your guests haven't experienced anything quite like this. It is largely make ahead as all components, except popcorn, can be mixed together and stored in the fridge, until you are ready to add the popcorn when it's time to set up your Halftime Buffet. Because of the nature of the salad, it doesn't keep well, and cannot be carried over to the next day. But, doubtless that won't be a problem, because once your guests taste this, they will be back for more. One thing that I cannot stress enough is to be certain to remove any unpopped kernels from the popcorn before tossing it into the salad. The last thing you are going to want to do is to cause someone dental pain!
Game Day Popcorn Salad

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Frank's hot sauce
1 cup diced celery
1/4 cup diced carrots
1/4 cup chopped scallions, both white and green parts
1 8-ounce can sliced water chestnuts, drained
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Few gratings freshly ground black pepper
6 cups G. H. Cretor's Buffalo & Ranch Popcorn

In a large bowl combine mayonnaise, vinegar, hot sauce, celery, carrots, scallions, water chestnuts, half of the bacon, and one cup of the cheese. Mix well. Add popcorn, and stir to combine. Top with remaining cheese and bacon, and serve within 15 minutes of assembly.

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Judee Algazi said...

How unique and interesting. I'll have to give this one a try ( without the bacon of course) I can use vegetarian bacon bits! As always, I love your presentation.

Miz Helen said...

Your Game Day Salad is awesome and thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen