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
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

3/4 cup: 268 calories, 18g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 79mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g 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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joedebfry User ID: 265172 238387
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."

rstknasel User ID: 1492587 224031
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2015

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

RosaHale User ID: 4088587 71173
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!"

Mellott User ID: 6879262 159161
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."

shirlupte User ID: 1343747 155230
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

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

tommypoo User ID: 1263135 133330
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"This is the third time I'm making this salad. Since I found it, I make it once every year. It's a nice change from the other broccoli salads out there!"

ladyofgwen User ID: 3195020 207350
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2009

"This is a well loved recipe among my family and friends! I sometimes use apple cider vinegar instead of lemon juice in the dressing and adjust the sugar to taste. It adds a little extra zip. It also works well with Splemda."

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