Sandisiwe Mbhele

By Sandisiwe Mbhele

UX Content Writer

Popcorn salad with dressing? Latest food viral trend

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

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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