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Copper Pennies salad in a decorative cut glass bowl.
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Copper Pennies

Old Fashioned Copper Pennies is a marinated sweet and sour carrot, onion, and pepper recipe that may be served as either a side dish or salad.
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Southern, Vintage
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 235kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs fresh carrots
  • 2 medium sweet onions
  • 1 medium green bell pepper
  • 10.75 oz condensed tomato soup
  • ¾ cup white vinegar
  • cup sugar
  • ½ cup cooking oil
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp salt

Instructions

  • Peel the carrots and cut them into ¼” rounds.
  • Cook the carrots in a small amount of salted water until barely tender, approximately 8 minutes.
  • Cut the onion(s) in half. Thinly slice and separate the onion.
  • Thinly slice the bell pepper.
  • Combine the cooked carrots, onions and bell pepper in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Stir to combine well.
  • Pour marinade over vegetables. Toss so that all vegetables are coated with the marinade.
  • Cover and allow to sit in refrigerator for several hours or overnight.
  • Remove vegetables from the marinade using a slotted spoon and serve in lettuce lined bowl (optional).
  • Return any leftover vegetables to the marinade and keep in refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Notes

Make a healthier version by using a sugar substitute such as Splenda and cutting the cooking oil in half.
To serve, remove the vegetables from the marinade using a slotted spoon and serve in a lettuce lined bowl (optional). Return any leftover vegetables to the marinade and keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 306mg | Potassium: 566mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 15319IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg