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Almond Spinach Salad

Almond Spinach Salad

Almond Board of California

Almond Board of California

The crunch of candied California Almonds is combined with goat cheese, baby spinach and a tangy vinaigrette to make this fresh-tasting salad.

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  • Calories:
  • 669 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 50.1 g
  • 77%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.2g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 12.8 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 22 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 268 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. For vinaigrette, stir together mustard, garlic, sugar, lemon juice and vinegar in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in olive oil until mixture is smooth and glossy.
  2. For candied almonds, preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Place a sheet of well-oiled foil on countertop. Place sugar in a very clean medium saucepan and cover with 2 tablespoons water and lemon juice. Place almonds on a baking sheet and place in oven. Bring sugar and water to a boil, and boil until sugar turns deep golden brown, swirling occasionally to ensure even color. Stir in warm almonds, and immediately spread coated almonds onto prepared foil. (Take care not to touch them--caramelized sugar is extremely hot.) Cool completely, then chop roughly or break into small pieces.
  3. To assemble salad, place spinach, candied almonds, cranberries and goat cheese in a large bowl. Toss lightly with dressing and serve immediately.
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Reviews

Danna
17

Danna

11/14/2008

Delicious light salad. A perfect balance between sweet toasted almonds and tangy vinagerette. This has become a favorite!

Alli
14

Alli

3/30/2009

Very good. I made the salad for friends - I'm not sure what they had more of spinach or the dressing. Its a nice change of pace from store bought dressing

pittsburghmomtoone
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pittsburghmomtoone

6/25/2009

Nice balance of sweet and tangy. Everyone loved the dressing.

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