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This is a great salad! I have made this twice now for parties and each time I've been asked for the recipe. I added just a bit of balsamic vinegar to the red wine vinegar for a stronger vinegar flavor. For a party I prepped everything the night before put the sugared almonds in a ziplock bag and the dressing in a jar refrigerated the salad and then combined everything at the last minute.
I've made this many times with whatever type of lettuce I have on hand (but never iceberg!) and it's always good. Advice on the sugared almonds: Let the sugar start carmelizing just a bit before you add the almonds. Adding the nuts too early can make them toast too brown before the sugar carmelizes. Adding the nuts too late will mean the sugar browns before the nuts get toasted. You'll have to experiment a little to get this just right but it's worth it! I've use chopped walnuts too. Very delicious! My guests loved it too.
This recipe is very similar to one my grandma used to make. I sometimes use a mixture of romaine and spinach. In my dressing I also like to use a bit of lemon or lime juice along with the vinegar to give it a bit more zing. If I don't have any red pepper flakes I use a dash of tabasco sauce or some paprika and chili powder. And I always wait until I'm ready to serve to pour the dressing on!! Thanks for the recipe!!
Delicious and easy. To save a step I used the pre-packaged honey roasted slivered almonds available at most supermarkets. My Mother usually will not eat salad w/nuts and fruit but as soon as she tasted this she asked for the recipe! She makes it more often than I do now.
My family and I loved this! I didn't change a thing - loved the heat that the red pepper flakes add to the dressing. Excellent! I'll definitely be making this one a lot. Next time I'll try adding strawberries too. Good "company" salad:o) Many thanks!
The idea of this salad sounds wonderful. However the dressing was missing something - it was rather flat. I'd like to try it again but with a slightly different dressing. I loved the sugared almonds - I will use that idea again on other salads and desserts!
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