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Drop-in Salad

 Drop-in Salad
When my husband and I were invited to a barbecue, I threw together this broccoli salad. I tossed in whatever I had in the fridge, and the crunchy colorful combination that resulted was a hit. It is a nice change from lettuce salads.
8-10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 6 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cheddar cheese
  • 1 large red apple, cubed
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinaigrette or vinaigrette of your choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice


  • In a large salad bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Combine
  • vinaigrette and lemon juice; drizzle over salad. Toss to coat.
  • Yield: 8-10 servings.