Friday, April 10, 2009

Craisin Spinach Salad

Package of Spinach (ready to eat)
1 to 2 apples cut in bite size pieces
6 sliced fresh strawberries
1 can of mandarin oranges or fresh orange slices
caramelized slivered almonds
handful of dry craisins
Mix zest of two lemons (about 2 Tbls)
2 Tbls of fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup veg oil
1 tsp mustard seed

Toss all the salad ingredients together. Set aside. Mix the dressing ingredients together in a separate bowl. Pour dressing evenly over salad. Top with carmelized almonds.

Carmelized Almonds
Cook and stir half cup of sugar and 6 oz pkg of slivered almonds in medium to medium high heat until sugar dissolves and coats almonds.

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