This has been a family favorite for years. The key to this recipe is not overcooking the carrots and allowing the entire salad to marinate for at least 12 hours. For a spectacular presentation when serving, garnish the top with rings of each color of bell pepper and rings of onion. Serve alone or over a bed of lettuce.
A lively simmer of garlic, thyme, tomatoes, olives, clam juice and red pepper flakes makes a flavorful base for fresh shrimp, scallops and baby clams, perfect with hot linguini. Hint: discard any clams that do not open after they simmer.