Family & Food Fridays: Grandma’s Marinated Carrot Salad

Starting today, I’m going to be participating in Family & Food Fridays at the Adventures of Miss V. Each week I’ll be sharing a recipe that’s a family favorite – and the story behind it.

I thought I’d start things off with a favorite from my Grandma. When the invites for my bridal shower went out, they each had a blank recipe card in them and asked guests to share their favorite recipe for my new collection. Grandma shared her recipe for marinated carrot salad because she knew it was one of my favorites. (Or, maybe she was getting sick of making it for me because it was always my #1 request!)

Either way, I’m glad it’s now in my repitoir. It’s easy and delicious – you can’t ask for much more.

Grandma’s Marinated Carrot Salad

2 lb carrots – peeled and cut in about 1/2″ chunks
1 onion, sliced in thin rings
1 green pepper, cut in thin strips
1 8 oz. can of tomato sauce
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. oil
3/4 c. cider vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

Par boil carrots for about ten minutes. In a saucepan, bring last six ingredients to a boil. Pour over carrots, onions and peppers. Let stand at least over night. This keeps well in the fridge for a week or two.

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6 thoughts on “Family & Food Fridays: Grandma’s Marinated Carrot Salad

  1. That’s a really different recipe and very intriguing. Most carrot salads I’ve seen have shredded carrots, but I like the cut carrots in this. Thanks for linking up!

  2. Wonderful! I think it would taste like a marinated pickle-type salad. And the recipe is so simple. I have some carrots sitting on my counter-top this week so I’m going to try it. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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