So as I am sitting here, I’m thinking about all those wonderful summer days where bbq’s were the obvious choice for supper. Pull out some burgers or chicken, fire up the grill and voila, supper. But of course, the questions always remains: what to eat with that? A salad? Sure but which kind? Caesar? We could do that but that is our never fail, go to salad. How about something different? How about something very different? I like that.
We had invited our friends over for one of those so-called summer days (I write this while it is -20 degrees celsius outside, and that is actually much warmer than it was on the weekend), and she offered to bring over a salad. Well of course I couldn’t refuse. What I didn’t know though is what kind she was bringing. To my utter delight, she brought a bowl of popcorn. I thought, that’s great! Popcorn goes with everything. But wait… she had a bunch of other things too: grated cheese, chopped celery, chopped cucumbers, chopped peppers and of course bacon. And a creamy dressing. She definitely had me wondering what she was up to.
I watched as she proceeded to combine the popcorn with all those things, tossing it with the dressing! I was in awe. What’s better than a big bowl of popcorn? A popcorn salad!! Who knew? It was the perfect add on to the burgers. Being the popcorn lover that I am, this was an easy sell for sure. I was so excited to try this for my next engagement. Of course, I didn’t want to just use plain popcorn. I tried it with a small amount of Dill Pickle Seasoning. And that was very good. But you sure don’t need much since you don’t want it to over power.
The options are endless with the creations that can be made with all the gourmet seasonings we have. So the next time you are called upon to bring that special something to your next get together, remember the Popcorn Salad. I guarantee, it will be a hit!