Ingredient List
Candied almonds:
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 ½ tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • Dash salt
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ½ tablespoon poppy seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 (8-ounce) bag spinach
  • ½ pint of strawberries, rinsed and sliced
  • 6 ounces fresh blueberries, rinsed
  • ½ cup small pasta (such as estrella [stars], dilantini,, anellini, etc), cooked, drained, rinsed and cooled
  • ⅓ cup crumbled Feta cheese
Candied Almonds
  • In small skillet, melt butter and brown sugar.

  • Add almonds and salt and sauté until almonds are slightly browned.

  • Remove almonds from sauté pan to parchment paper and allow to cool.

  • Break up once cool and store in plastic bag until ready to use.

  • Combine all ingredients into small container with a lid and shake until well mixed. Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

  • Combine salad ingredients in large serving bowl.

  • Drizzle dressing over salad and toss gently to combine.

  • Sprinkle nuts on top and serve immediately.

  • Per Serving: 220 calories, 123 calories from fat, 14g fat, 4g saturated fat, 12mg cholesterol, 243mg sodium, 24g total carbohydrates, 3g dietary fiber, 15g sugars, 3g protein, 322 mg Potassium.

  • Image: Strawberry Spinach Salad with Pasta and Candied Almonds.

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