Saturday, June 20, 2009

Craisin Spinach Salad

Looking for a wonderfully refreshing, easy to make (and healthy!) salad for your summer picnic? This one is a sure winner, I hope you love it as much as we do! (Picture is without the almonds, sorry!)Craisin Spinach Salad

  • Package of spinach
  • 1 to 2 apples cut in bite sized pieces
  • Strawberries
  • Fresh oranges slices or can of mandarin oranges
  • Caramelized slivered almonds
  • Handful of dry craisins
  • Zest of 1 to 2 lemons (about 2 Tablespoons)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seed
Toss all the salad ingredients together. Set aside. Mix the dressing ingredients together in a separate bowl. Pour evenly over salad. Top with caramelized almonds.

Caramelized Almonds:
Cook and stir half cup sugar and 6 oz package of slivered almonds in medium to medium high heat until sugar dissolves and coats almonds, stirring constantly. Spread onto waxed paper or Silpat sheet until cool.

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