Monday, December 7, 2009

Sugar Toasted Almond Salad

I made this salad to go with supper for a group at my house and we all enjoyed it.  The sugar toasted almonds adds a special touch.

Sugar Toasted Almond Salad
1/2 cup sliced almonds
3 tablespoons sugar

1/2 cup red wine or cider vinegar
1/3 cup salad oil
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
3/4 tablespoon poppy seeds

1 head romaine lettuce, torn in small pieces
6 ounce bag, baby spinach leaves
1 1/2 cup grape tomatoes
12 ounces cubed co-jack cheese
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

  1. Combine almonds and sugar in a small skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir until sugar is melted over almonds, about 5 minutes. Spread almonds in a single layer on waxed paper to cool.
  2. To make the salad dressing, whisk together the vinegar, salad oil, sugar, mustard and poppy seeds; set aside.
  3. Toss together the romaine lettuce, spinach,tomatoes,cheese and bacon in a large bowl. Sprinkle almonds and drizzle dressing over top of salad and toss just before serving.


Pat said...

This would be a favorite of mine...just the kind of salad I love!

Nancy said...

Thanks Mari, you know I love salads.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to make this.

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