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This Healthy Copper Penny Recipe is full of sweet and tangy flavors. Made with sliced carrots, tomato juice, brown sugar, it is a healthier alternative to the sugary vintage recipe you may remember.
This marinated carrot recipe is one of my favorites, but the traditional recipe is made with a whole cup of sugar and a can of tomato soup.
A few tweaks to the original recipe and now you can enjoy the slightly sweet and tangy dressing melded with the flavors of the carrots, onions, and green pepper.
Ingredients in Copper Penny Recipe
The ingredients in this salad provide the wonderful slightly sweet and tangy bite. Sliced carrots, onions, and green peppers fill the dish with bright colors.
The sweet and tangy sauce is a combination of white wine vinegar, tomato juice, brown sugar, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, and Dijon mustard.
Salt, pepper, and dried basil season the sauce and vegetables.
How to Prepare Healthy Copper Penny Salad
Start with preparation of carrots. Wash, and peel carrots. Slice thinly on the diagonal.
Heat water in a pan over medium high heat. Carefully add carrots to water, bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes.
Remove carrots from water and run under cool water. Add to a covered dish with onion and green pepper.
Add dressing ingredients, including vinegar, tomato juice, brown sugar, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard to a glass bowl. Stir with a whisk.
Add salt, pepper, and basil and whisk until combined.
Pour dressing over vegetables. Cover dish and refridgerate 8 hours or over night.
How Long Will Copper Penney Salad Recipe
Healthy copper penny salad marinates overnight, while the flavors continue to develop.
Make one or two days prior to serving. This salad will keep refrigerated in a covered dish for up to a week.
What to Serve With Copper Penny Recipe
This salad is perfect with grilled turkey burgers or Baked Chicken Legs. You might also enjoy it with a beef roast.