Yes, that's right, Popcorn Salad ! Someone brought something like this to my wedding last year, so I wanted to try to recreate something similar.
It reminded me a bit of the Spring Salad that everyone was making a few years back, except with popcorn instead of pasta. So, I used that as my base, and worked out the details from there. It is truly different, but you may have to do some selling to get people to try it !
2 cups celery, diced
2 cups carrots, diced
1 cup onions, diced
1 small can water chestnuts, sliced
1/2 cup chives, chopped
2 cups mayonnaise
2/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
12 cups popcorn, popped and salted (purchased, bagged popcorn is fine)
Mix together the first nine ingredients, and refrigerate overnight. Just before you are ready to serve, stir in popcorn, bacon and cheese. Sauce will be absorbed by the popcorn.