Great Aunt Anna's Marinated Carrots

"A replica of the salad I fell in love with working at the Shady Maple IGA Deli. I used apple cider vinegar and though the smell during the cooking phase was questionable the final product was perfect."
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  • Cook carrots in salted water until crisp-tender.
  • Rinse under cold water to stop cooking then drain well and let cool.
  • Combine tomato soup, 1/2 cup water, sugar, oil, and vinegar in medium saucepan.
  • Bring ingredients to a boil.
  • Mix cornstarch and water (2 Tbsp.) until cornstarch is dissolved.
  • Add to dressing mixture in saucepan while whisking or stirring until completely combined.
  • Allow dressing to cool.
  • Add dressing to carrots, onion, and celery and mix well.
  • Keeps for about a week in the fridge.

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  1. I really enjoyed this salad. I used regular white vinegar and saw your note about cider vinegar later. I will try it with cider vinegar next time. I used red pepper instead of green. I will make this one again. ZWT3


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