Sandisiwe Mbhele
Lifestyle Journalist
2 minute read
15 Apr 2021
5:00 pm

Popcorn salad with dressing? Latest food viral trend

Sandisiwe Mbhele

Food Network's Molly Yeh popcorn salad with celery, carrots and other vegetables has many talking.

Popcorn salad. Picture: Screengrab

Food dishes of late are a never ending viral trend with chefs and food content creators creating meals for perhaps the shock factor.

Kevin Fredricks, known as KevOnStage, is a social media personality with 1.8 million followers on Facebook. His content is usually a reaction to videos sent by his fans or discovered by himself. Reacting to Food Network’s Molly Yeh cooking episode where she made, yes, you read it correctly, a popcorn salad with celery and carrots.

The clip went viral, Kevin clearly squeamish and uncomfortable as he watches Yeh, he says: “You went and put in slivers of celery, carrots and dressing in popcorn and made wet popcorn!”

Watch the hilarious reaction:

The popcorn salad has not sat well with users on Twitter but for Yeh this recipe has brought huge numbers for her. Apparently the popcorn salad is a traditional side dish in the US Midwest.

Recently, a viral food trend that made sense was feta pasta that took social media by storm. Finnish food blogger Jenni Häyrinen posted a super-simple pasta recipe: take an ovenproof dish, add cherry tomatoes (not even halved), a block of feta cheese in the middle, a healthy slug of olive oil, then put it in the oven for 40 minutes and enjoy.

She said the original recipe was created because she needed a quick and easy lunch. Foodies and cooks can’t get enough of it.

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