ABC Salad Recipe
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ABC Salad Recipe

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Apples, broccoli and dried cranberries combine in this fresh-tasting salad. I came up with the recipe after tasting something similar at a restaurant buffet.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, divided
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 large red apples, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 268 calories, 18 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 79 mg sodium, 28 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a bowl, whisk the oil, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, sugar and salt. Add cranberries; let stand for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, toss apples with remaining lemon juice. Add the broccoli, walnuts and cranberry mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours or until chilled. Toss before serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as ABC Salad in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2004, p59

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Reviewed Nov. 29, 2015

"Very good, and simple to make. I used just 1/4 cup oil in the dressing, which was enough. I plan to make it again for our Christmas buffet."

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2015

"Simple and delicious. Just make sure to cut broccoli heads small."

Reviewed Nov. 20, 2012

"I made this delicious and visually appealing salad for a big family gathering last holiday season. It's been requested for Thanksgiving dinner this year! It's a hit, and oh-so-simple!"

Reviewed Sep. 21, 2012

"I recently made this for a picnic with friends. We all agreed it was a keeper. Light and fresh. Easy to make. Traveled well in cooler. I used pecans instead of walnuts since that is what I had on hand."

Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"I have made this recipe time and again and always get great reviews and requests to make it again"

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