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Aunt Dorothy's Marinated Carrot Salad

Aunt Dorothy's Marinated Carrot Salad

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This has been a family favorite for years. The key to this recipe is not overcooking the carrots and allowing the entire salad to marinate for at least 12 hours. For a spectacular presentation when serving, garnish the top with rings of each color of bell pepper and rings of onion. Serve alone or over a bed of lettuce.

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  • Calories:
  • 284 kcal
  • 14%
  • Fat:
  • 18.9 g
  • 29%
  • Carbs:
  • 29.3g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 380 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Place the carrots in a large pot and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until carrots are tender. Do not over cook, the carrots should be firm but easy to bite into. Drain and rinse under cold water to stop the cooking.
  2. In the container of a food processor or blender, combine the tomato soup, sugar, oil, vinegar, cayenne pepper, salt and mustard powder. Blend for about 3 minutes or until creamy.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the carrots, green, red and yellow bell peppers and onion. Toss with the dressing, cover and refrigerate overnight. The longer this salad is allowed to sit, the better it is.
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Reviews

MOMOFSCLG
32
4/9/2007

This was simply fantastic. Followed the recipe ingredients and preparation exactly- just changed to all green peppers- and used whole baby carrots. One tip that really helped with the presentation: Marinate in the delicious sauce for 24 hrs- then drain them before serving. They will retain the yummy flavoring but won't be swimming in the sauce. Looks more like a carrot salad. Ideal for a picnic or buffet table. Even my picky kids loved this!! I have added this to my favorites!! Thanks for the recipe!

PAT73
26
12/2/2005

This also is a family favorite of mine. This is the dish I bring every Christmas for family gatherings.The only thing I do different is put the soup 1/2c oil,1/4c vin.3/4c.sugar no cayenne,(1 tsp. worcestershire) into a pot on stove and heat on med.until well blended, and sugar melts.I also prefer my veggies just lightly sauted,and I also add mushrooms.

Grammycooks
13
6/2/2009

This was very tasty and simple to make. I didn't have tomato soup, so I substituted French dressing and omitted the oil. Turned out great!