Aunt Dorothy’s Marinated Carrot Salad

Aunt Dorothy’s Marinated Carrot Salad

Aunt Dorothy’s recipe for marinated carrot salad is a classic. It’s not only delicious but it’s also healthy and easy to make. In this blog post, we’ll learn how to make Aunt Dorothy’s famous carrot salad recipe from scratch!
prep: 1 day cook: 35 mins total: 1 day Servings: 12 Yield: 12 servings


1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced

1 cup vegetable oil

1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup

2 pounds carrots, peeled and sliced into rounds

1 teaspoon mustard powder

¾ cup white vinegar

1 large onion, chopped

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 cup white sugar

1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced

1 teaspoon salt

1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and diced


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.

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.

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.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 284 calories; protein 1.5g; carbohydrates 29.3g; fat 18.9g; sodium 379.7mg.

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