Popcorn Salad

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Category: Salads

“People are always surprised when they see that this salad has popcorn in it,” says Lucille Kooper of Alliance. “Then they are surprised again to find out how tasty it is.” Kooper shared the recipe with her friend, Betty Zapata, who has been making it for her family for years. “The kids, they can take it or leave it,” Zapata said. “But my husband, Max, he loves it, and so do I. Friends sharing recipes is one of the joys of cooking.”

Read the full story from our July/August 2012 issue here!

Number of Servings: 10
Ingredients: 1 bundle of green onion, chopped fine
10 slices bacon
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 cup celery, diced
1 ΒΌ cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 8oz can sliced water chestnuts, drained
1/4 cup carrots, shredded
2 Tbsp fresh chives, minced
6 cups popped popcorn
Directions: Cook bacon in skillet until brown. Drain, cool and crumble. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, celery, 1 cup of the cheese, water chestnuts, 1/2 cup of bacon, carrots and chives. Mix well. Add popcorn and stir. Sprinkle with remaining bacon and cheese. Serve immediately.
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