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Old Fashioned Copper Pennies is a marinated carrot, onion and pepper recipe that may be used as either a side dish or salad. From @NevrEnoughThyme https://www.lanascooking.com/copper-pennies/

Copper Pennies

Marinated carrots, onions, and peppers that may be used 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 8 servings
Calories 274kcal
Author Lana Stuart


  • 2 pounds fresh carrots
  • 2 medium or 1 large sweet onions
  • 1 medium green bell pepper
  • 1 can condensed tomato soup
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Peel the carrots and cut them into 1/4” 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.


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Serving: 1g | Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 363mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 25g