*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
             CRUNCHY CHERRY TOMATO SALAD WITH CARROTS & CELERY
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Salads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       pt           Cherry Tomatoes firm, hulled
                         Cut in half
    1       lb           Shortcut carrots (bag) cut
                         Into 1/4 slices
    4                    Ribs Celery, strings removed
                         W/vegetable peeler, cut into
                         1/3 dice
    2       sm           Green onions, split length-
                         Wise, thinly sliced
    3       tb           Safflower oil
    2       tb           EACH: water, cider, vinegar
    1       tb           Dark brown sugar
      1/2   ts           Celery seed
      1/4   ts           Salt
                         Freshly Ground Pepper
    3       tb           Finely julienned fresn basi
 
   Preparation time: 25 minutes Chilling time: Several hours Salad is
   relishlike so it benefits from being mixed several hours in advance. Toss
   the salad with the basil just before serving.  Firm chery tomatoes make a
   diffrence as they hold up well in the salad.  The short-cut packaged baby
   carrots in the produce bins are the perfect size for this salad. 1. Put
   tomatoes, carrots, celery and green onions in 3-quart mixing bowl. Combine
   remaining ingredientx, except basil, in small dish.  Add to vegetables.
   Gently toss to coat vegetables with dressing.  Cover airtight and
   refrigerate up to 5 hours. 2. To serve, toss salad with basil. Adjust
   seasonings, sugar and vinegar as desired. Use slotted spoon to transfer to
   serving dish.  Serve chilled.
  
 
 
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