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RECIPE WEDNESDAY: Apple Carrot Salad from 1930s cookbook

This is a recipe from the 1930s

w-c-wicks-residence-route-1-east-stroudsburg-pennsylvania-susan-preparing-the-salad-1942-library-of-congressW.C. Wicks, residence, Route 1, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Susan preparing the salad 1942 (Gottscho-Schleisner, Inc. Library of Congress)

Apple-Carrot Salad

  • 3 cups shredded crisp cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 cup apples, chopped fine
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons vinegar from jar sweet pickles
  • 1/4 cup salad dressing (did not state what kind)

Combine vegetables. Pour vinegar over vegetables. Add salad dressing and toss.

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  1. Leslie Turner

    Surely 14 cups of salad dressing is a typo…

    1. We can figure that it is 1/4 cup salad dressing 🙂

    2. Hey Cousin!
      I agree, that can not be right! Maybe 1/4? Also, I’m thinking that they are referring to Miracle Whip. It was available in the 30’s and looks like the jar in the photo.

  2. We can figure that it is 1/4 cup salad dressing 🙂

  3. Vicky Hudson

    i am thinkin they mean the salad dressing that is like mayo ..miracalwhip type

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