I love it when the weather becomes nicer and we can have people over to entertain. Whether it is a simple or elegant affair, there is just something so amazing about firing up the grill or stove and inviting your closest friends and family over to enjoy the sunshine. Having people over always means libations and nosh…and what better deal can you get when almost everything can be prepared ahead of time so that the hosts can relax and mingle too?
Simple Marinated Carrot Salad
Makes about 10 servings
This carrot salad is divine. I first tried it at a friends’ birthday BBQ and begged for the recipe. I later found out that this was his grandmothers signature salad. Thank you grandma! A little rustic but a great side to complement your little shing-ding.
2 lbs. Carrots
1 large green pepper
1 large onion
1 tin tomato soup
½ cup cooking oil
¾ cup vinegar
¾ cup sugar
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
½ tsp. each salt and pepper
1. Cut up carrots. Boil 3 minutes. Drain and let cool.
2. Cut up green pepper and onion. Mix with cooled carrots.
3. Heat remaining ingredients for dressing. Pour over vegetables and mix.
4. Refrigerate for 24 hours to improve flavour. Keeps for weeks in the frig.