Spinach and Apple Salad with Crispy Almonds

Spinach And Apple Salad With Crispy Almonds Recipe

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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


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  • 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

How to Make Spinach and Apple Salad with Crispy Almonds


  1. Combine 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.
  2. Melt 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.)
  3. Combine spinach and apples in a large bowl. Toss with dressing. Mix in almonds.

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About Spinach and Apple Salad with Crispy Almonds

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American

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