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.

Paula
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Ingredients

11
Original recipe yields 11 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

326.2 calories; protein 6.8g 14% DV; carbohydrates 7g 2% DV; fat 30.4g 47% DV; cholesterol 35.2mg 12% DV; sodium 461.1mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2008
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!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/23/2009
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. Read More
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41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2008
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!!!! Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2004
Everyone loves this when I make it. I only use 1/2 cup mayo. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2007
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2005
This is a great salad. Gotta try it to believe it! My kids and husband love it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2002
Give this recipe a try!! I brought it to a family get together...everyone loved it and has asked for the recipe. A unique salad that has tons of flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2002
Had this at a neighborhood cook-out last night and we couldn;t say enough about this salad - Yum. It was definately a conversation piece Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/23/2009
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. Read More
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