Orchard Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1 head red leaf lettuce

1 head green leaf lettuce

1 teaspoon lemon juice, a wedge

1 crisp red apple, such as McIntosh or Paula Red, thinly sliced

1 Anjou pear, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons apple cider

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

1 teaspoon sugar

1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, eyeball it

Salt and coarse black pepper

8 ounces sharp cheddar, thinly sliced


  1. Coarsely chop lettuce. Squeeze the a little lemon juice over apples and pears and toss with greens. Combine cider, vinegar and sugar in a bowl and whisk in oil in a slow stream. Pour dressing over salad and season salad with salt and pepper and toss salad to combine and coat evenly. Serve salad with a garnish of sliced sharp cheddar cheese.