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Popcorn Salad

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


8 servings

I make this unique Popcorn Salad all the time. It's something you'll never see at any other picnic. My family and friends love it. —Rebecca Page, Franklin, New Hampshire
Popcorn Salad Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 3/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon, divided
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 6 cups popped popcorn


  1. In a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, celery, 1 cup cheese, water chestnuts, 1/2 cup bacon, carrots and chives; mix well. Add popcorn; stir to coat. Top with remaining cheese and bacon. Serve immediately.

Popcorn Salad Tips

How much should I make if I want leftover popcorn?

A scant 1/4 cup of unpopped kernels will give you enough popped corn for this recipe with a little left to snack on.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 310 calories, 27g fat (7g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 546mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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