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Claremont Salad

I’m busy in the kitchen this morning, making tons of food for our family gathering tomorrow. Cousins from both the Philadelphia and Scranton area are coming up to visit with my Mom and we decided to turn it into a family party. Family party means lots and lots of wonderful food. One of the dishes my Mom wanted me to make is Claremont Salad. It’s a salad that I normally buy for her at Wegmans, but there is no way I can afford the massive amounts of salad from the deli to feed this crowd. So off I go on an internet search for the perfect recipe, and it had to be one that tasted as good or better than the salad that I purchase at Wegmans.

The salad needed to have cucumbers, peppers, carrots and red onion in it, even though I knew that I would in some way or another tweek the recipe, and I did. The recipe for Claremont Salad that I chose is one from allrecipes.com. My altered version is below, and mind you, I am giving you the proportions I used to make a HUGE amount of salad for our family gathering.

Claremont Salad

3-16 oz. bags finely shredded cabbage (or 1 large head of cabbage, shredded)
6 mini cucumbers, thinly sliced
3 carrots, thinly sliced
1 Bermuda onion, thinly sliced
6 stalks of celery, thinly sliced
1-1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
1-1/2 cup white sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
8 tablespoons water
6 teaspoons salt

Combine the cabbage, cucumbers, carrots, celery and onion in a very large bowl. I used my food processor to thinly slice everything, got some rounds and then some long thin slices…makes an interesting look for the salad.

In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar, vinegar, oil, water and salt. Pour over the cabbage mixture. Refrigerate for at least 12 hours. When serving, drain extra juices, or not if you like… and then totally ENJOY this wonderful salad!!

P.S. That small bowl of salad that I used to take the pictue…yum, yum in my tummy is goes!!

P.S.S. Edited to add, the salad was a big hit at the party. My cousins all asked for the recipe, and my Mom said it tasted better than Wegmans salad.

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