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Copper Pennies

April 29, 2014Teresa

Copper Pennies is a delightful salad recipe. It has been in my cookbook collection for years. Cooked carrots, onions, and green peppers are laced with a tasty marinade using tomato soup, oil, apple cider vinegar and seasonings. It’s a nice refreshing salad that’s great for potlucks. It’s also wonderful anytime you’re grilling out during the summer as a side dish.

You can make the salad early in the day or even the day before and allow the marinade to do its work. We like to serve this salad in the summer. That way you don’t have to heat up the kitchen during our hot Texas summer days. It also lasts several days in the refrigerator.

The first time I made this recipe was in the 1980s. I thought the name for the recipe was odd. But I tried it anyway since it came from a good friend who was a fabulous cook. I thought it was absolutely scrumptious. (Especially if you enjoy carrots). Then in the 90s I remember going over to a friend’s house for lunch one Sunday after church. This salad was one of several salads the hostess had on the menu. Boy, did we ever indulge.

She called her recipe Copper Carrots. Regardless of what you call it, this delicious side dish is a keeper. Plus, after the carrots are cooked, it only takes another ten minutes to finish making the recipe.

I was making a triple batch of this recipe for a huge potluck celebration at our church this past Sunday. I had several people tell me how much they enjoyed this recipe after they tried it. This is a tasty salad for company and holiday celebrations too. Besides that, this recipe is quite economical.

If you like marinated carrots, you’ll love this recipe. If you’ve never tried carrots this way before, go ahead and give them a try. It’s a great way to use up garden produce, too. You’ll find the flavors are just awesome.

Copper Pennies is a featured recipe at Recipe Lion. You can find the recipe here.

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Copper Pennies are so light and refreshing for a marinated salad.

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Carrots, onion slices, and green pepper are marinated in a tasty dressing starting with tomato soup.

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This is a great salad for hot summer nights.

Here’s what I did.

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Peel and slice carrots into thin slices. Boil and cook carrots about 15-20 minutes or until fork tender. Drain. Place in a mixing bowl.

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Add onion sliced and separated into rings.

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Add diced green pepper.

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I used these ingredients to make the marinade.

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Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.

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Stir the dressing ingredients until smooth.

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Pour marinade over veggies. Stir ingredients to combine. Refrigerate overnight. 

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Transfer ingredients to a serving bowl and serve.

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Copper Pennies make such a nice luncheon salad.

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Carrots are so delicious in this delightful salad.

Here’s the recipe.

COPPER PENNIES

(Recipe adapted from Joyce Martin, Greater Boston Baptist Association, Sudbury, MA)

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Copper Pennies BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Light and refreshing salad that's great for hot summer nights. This marinated salad has carrots, onion, and green pepper in a marinade composed of tomato soup, oil, apple cider vinegar and other seasonings. It's terrific for potlucks, backyard barbecues and even holiday meals like Easter or Mother's Day.
Copper Pennies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Marinated #Carrots never tasted as well as they do in this wonderful #recipe. It's a quick & easy #SideDish that's terrific for company, #holidays, potlucks or grilling out with friends. #Easter #EasterSideDish #MothersDay #MothersDaySideDish #Holiday #potluck #HolidaySideDish #CopperPennies #MarinatedCarrots
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
SALAD:
DRESSING:
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
SALAD:
DRESSING:
Copper Pennies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Marinated #Carrots never tasted as well as they do in this wonderful #recipe. It's a quick & easy #SideDish that's terrific for company, #holidays, potlucks or grilling out with friends. #Easter #EasterSideDish #MothersDay #MothersDaySideDish #Holiday #potluck #HolidaySideDish #CopperPennies #MarinatedCarrots
Instructions
SALAD:
  1. Cook carrots until done.
  2. Place cooked carrots in a bowl, layer a row of onion slices and then green pepper.
  3. Repeat until all the vegetables are used.
DRESSING:
  1. Mix dressing ingredients.
  2. Pour over carrots and let stand overnight.
  3. Stir before serving.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: You can also prepare this a full day in advance. The longer this is marinated the better the taste.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Copper Pennies[/b]
Recipe Type: Salads and Salad Dressings
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Joyce Martin, Greater Boston Baptist Association, Sudbury, MA
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 8
Light and refreshing salad that’s great for hot summer nights. This marinated salad has carrots, onion, and green pepper in a marinade composed of tomato soup, oil, apple cider vinegar and other seasonings.
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. carrots, sliced like pennies
  • 1 onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 green pepper, chopped[br]
  • [b]DRESSING:[/b][br]
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • ½ cup salad oil
  • ¼ cup vinegar (I like apple cider vinegar)
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Cook carrots until done.
  2. Place cooked carrots in a bowl, layer a row of onion slices and then green pepper.
  3. Repeat until all the vegetables are used.
[b]DRESSING:[/b]
  1. Mix dressing ingredients.
  2. Pour over carrots and let stand overnight.
  3. Stir before serving.
Notes
You can also prepare this a full day in advance. The longer this is marinated the better the taste.
Copper Pennies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Marinated #Carrots never tasted as well as they do in this wonderful #recipe.  It's a quick & easy #SideDish that's terrific for company, #holidays, potlucks or grilling out with friends. #Easter #EasterSideDish #MothersDay #MothersDaySideDish #Holiday #potluck #HolidaySideDish #CopperPennies #MarinatedCarrots

If you like carrots this is a great way to prepare them and it’s a great way to use up garden produce. The marinade is really delicious.

Copper Pennies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Marinated #Carrots never tasted as well as they do in this wonderful #recipe. It's a quick & easy #SideDish that's terrific for company, #holidays, potlucks or grilling out with friends. #Easter #EasterSideDish #MothersDay #MothersDaySideDish #Holiday #potluck #HolidaySideDish #CopperPennies #MarinatedCarrots

Love these carrots! They’re wonderful to take to backyard barbecues or potlucks.

Copper Pennies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Marinated #Carrots never tasted as well as they do in this wonderful #recipe. It's a quick & easy #SideDish that's terrific for company, #holidays, potlucks or grilling out with friends. #Easter #EasterSideDish #MothersDay #MothersDaySideDish #Holiday #potluck #HolidaySideDish #CopperPennies #MarinatedCarrots

Copper Pennies are terrific for holiday meals like Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, too.

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Print Recipe
Copper Pennies BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Light and refreshing salad that's great for hot summer nights. This marinated salad has carrots, onion, and green pepper in a marinade composed of tomato soup, oil, apple cider vinegar and other seasonings. It's terrific for potlucks, backyard barbecues and even holiday meals like Easter or Mother's Day.
Copper Pennies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Marinated #Carrots never tasted as well as they do in this wonderful #recipe. It's a quick & easy #SideDish that's terrific for company, #holidays, potlucks or grilling out with friends. #Easter #EasterSideDish #MothersDay #MothersDaySideDish #Holiday #potluck #HolidaySideDish #CopperPennies #MarinatedCarrots
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
SALAD:
DRESSING:
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
SALAD:
DRESSING:
Copper Pennies | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Marinated #Carrots never tasted as well as they do in this wonderful #recipe. It's a quick & easy #SideDish that's terrific for company, #holidays, potlucks or grilling out with friends. #Easter #EasterSideDish #MothersDay #MothersDaySideDish #Holiday #potluck #HolidaySideDish #CopperPennies #MarinatedCarrots
Instructions
SALAD:
  1. Cook carrots until done.
  2. Place cooked carrots in a bowl, layer a row of onion slices and then green pepper.
  3. Repeat until all the vegetables are used.
DRESSING:
  1. Mix dressing ingredients.
  2. Pour over carrots and let stand overnight.
  3. Stir before serving.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: You can also prepare this a full day in advance. The longer this is marinated the better the taste.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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