Spinach And Apple Salad With Crispy Almonds Recipe

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Spinach and Apple Salad with Crispy Almonds

Lisa Meehan


This recipe is a staple at our Tables of Eight dinners. Everyone loves the sweet with the tart flavors.

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40 Min


1/4 c
minced onion or 1 tbsp. dried minced onion
3 Tbsp
cider vinegar
3 Tbsp
white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp
sesame seeds
1/4 tsp
3 Tbsp
sugar (divided)
1/2 c
olive oil
2 Tbsp
3/4 c
blanched slivered almonds
1 to 1-1/2 pkg
ready-to-use baby spinach leaves
2 medium
red skinned apples, quartered, cored, & thinly sliced


1Combine onion, vinegars, sesame seeds and paprika in a small bowl. Mix in 2 Tbsp. sugar. Gradually whisk in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

2Melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Add almonds and stir until they begin to color about 2 minutes. Sprinkle remaining 1 Tbsp. sugar over the almonds and stir until they turn golden, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer almonds to a bowl and cool. Break up almonds as they cool if they begin sticking together. (Dressing and almonds may be prepared several hours ahead. Cover separately and let stand at room temperature.)

3Combine spinach and apples in a large bowl. Toss with dressing. Mix in almonds.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American